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United States of America v. Aleksandr Kovalev

Sacramento, CA - Rocklin Man Pleads Guilty to Large-Scale Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Aleksandr Kovalev, 53, of Rocklin, pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving financial institutions in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving the purchase of at least 31 properties.

According to court documents, Kovalev was in the business of developing, building and selling property in Sacram... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Deaibes

San Diego, CA - First Co-Defendant in Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Deed Theft Scheme Sentenced to Prison

Daniel Deaibes was sentenced today to 24 months for his role in a scheme to steal title to Southern California homes and then “sell” the properties to unsuspecting buyers – before the buyers realized who the true owners were.

From September 2012 through their arrest in Nov... More...
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United States of America v. Edmund Edward Wilson

Salt Lake City, UT - St. George Man Sentenced To 108 Months In Federal Prison After Convictions For Fraud, Money Laundering

Edmund Edward Wilson, age 72, of St. George, Utah, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a real estate fraud scheme, will serve 108 months in federal prison followed by 36 months of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Dee Benso... More...
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Except where indicated, the following facts are not in dispute. Brendan Higgins, Joshua Huggard, and
Jordan Tobins were members and managers of numerous limited liability companies operating a small chain of pizzerias known as The Upper Crust. On April 5, 2012, Higgins, Huggard, and The Upper Crust, all of whom were represented by Levy and his firm, L & W, filed a civil lawsuit against Tob... More...
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E.F. Johnson Company v. Infinity Global Technology f/k/a Infinity Gear and Technology, LLC, et al.

Kirmuss operated an electronics business that specialized in radio-related products. In
2007, at a trade show in Hong Kong, he discovered a speaker microphone with a built-in global
positioning system (the GPS-Mic), manufactured by Wintectronics (Wintec). Kirmuss believed
the GPS-Mic could transform communications for first responders and military units, so he
arranged to mee... More...
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United States of America v. Rachel Siders

Fresno, CA - Three Bakersfield Residents Charged in a Scheme to Defraud Bakersfield Pipe & Supply Inc.

U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced Rachel Siders, 41, of Roseville, to 14 and a half years in prison for her involvement in mortgage fraud schemes that cost financial institutions over $17 million, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Federal juries retu... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Gelazela a/k/a Mark Zella

Los Angeles, CA - Defendant Involved in Multi-Million Dollar ‘High-Yield Prime Bank’ Scheme Found Guilty of Federal Fraud Charges

A Marina Del Rey man has been found guilty of federal fraud charges for participating in a “high-yield prime bank” scam by bringing in approximately $5 million from victims who were promised huge returns on investments, purportedly with little or no risk.
<... More...
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United States of America v. Raja Chellappa

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis County Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Raja Chellappa, of St. Louis County, pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud in connection with his solicitation and acceptance of a fictitious “buyer’s premium” as part of a 2015 commercial real estate transaction.

According to his plea agreement, Chellappa falsely told a buyer of a St. Charles County motel pro... More...
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Pondersosa Pine Energy, LLC, Nixon Peabody, LLP, and Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP v. Illinova Generating Company n/k/a Illinova Corporation

Illinova and other entities (the Sellers) sold their interests in a power plant to Enron North
America Corp. pursuant to a Purchase Agreement. Enron subsequently assigned its rights under
the Purchase Agreement to Ponderosa. Ponderosa borrowed over $200 million from eight banks
to finance the purchase.
When a dispute arose between Ponderosa and the Sellers, Ponderosa invoked... More...
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Old Anchor, formerly known as Mystic Tank Lines Corporation, was an oil transportation company incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Astoria, New York. Pls.’ Opp’n to Def.’s Mot. to Dismiss (“Pls.’ Opp’n”) Ex. 4 (Indictment, United States v. Baldari, No. 1Three separate actions are pending in this court based on these suits in the district ... More...   $0 (07-16-2016 - DC)

United States of America v. Darren Goodrich

Brooklyn, NY - California Registered Broker Pleads Guilty To Participating In A $20 Million Market Manipulation Scheme

Defendant Helped Manipulate the Stock Price of a Company That Purported to Offer Users Access to a Cloud-Based Mobile Platform

Darren Goodrich, a registered broker at a brokerage firm in El Segundo, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fr... More...
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In this case we again address whether shooting at or from a motor vehicle can
4 serve as a predicate for felony murder. We recognize that the collateral-felony rule
5 has generated confusion and hope to clarify its application in this opinion. Following
6 trial, the jury found Defendant Eric Marquez guilty of first-degree felony murder
7 contrary to NMSA 1978, Section 30-2-1(A)(2... More...
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In 2012, Lacey & Associates, LLC, (Lacey), contracted with Everest Homes, LLC, (Everest), to purchase a commercial building. In addition, Lacey and Everest executed an escrow agreement on October 5, 2012, for the release of additional funds to Everest if the roof was replaced after title had transferred to Lacey. After title passed to Lacey, Everest entered into a contract with the Williams Group,... More...   $9999 (06-23-2016 - Ok)

United States of America v. Rani F. Khoury

Dallas, TX - Timeshare Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced to 97 Months in Federal Prison

$10 Million Resort Timeshare Telemarketing Fraud Conspiracy Victimized Persons Over Age 55 − Dozens of Victims in Texas and Thousands in the U.S. and Canada

A Florida man who was convicted for his role in a resort timeshare telemarketing scheme that victimized at least 5000 individuals,... More...
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United States of America v. Gregory Rorke

New York, NY - Software Company Ceo And Former Adjunct Columbia Business School Professor Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court For Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

Gregory Rorke, founder and CEO of Manhattan-based software company Navagate, Inc., Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Defrauding Investors

Gregory Rorke was sentenced to two years in prison for his scheme to defraud... More...
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Joel Z. Hyatt and Albert A. Gore, Jr. v. Al Jazeera America Holdings II, LLC, et al.

Plaintiff Joel Z. Hyatt is a former member and director of Current Media, LLC
(“Current”) and its former CEO.2 Plaintiff Albert A. Gore, Jr. is Current’s former
executive chairman and a former member.3 In December 2012, Current and
Defendant Al Jazeera International (USA) Inc. (“Al Jazeera”) entered into the
Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) whereby Curren... More...
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United States of America v. Adel Afkarian and Atef Afkarian

San Diego, CA - Real Estate Brokers Imprisoned for Scheme to “Wash” Title to Million-Dollar San Diego Homes

Brothers and former San Diego real estate brokers Adel Afkarian and Atef Afkarian were sentenced to prison for their role in a fraudulent “debt elimination” scheme that purported to eliminate the mortgages on several million-dollar homes in San Diego.

U.S. District Judge Jo... More...
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United States of America v. David Cary Ford

Louisville, KY - Louisville Attorney Guilty Of Wire Fraud And Money Laundering

Ordered to pay $1,602,327.14 to multiple victims including $268,459.06 to St. Mary’s Church and $245,993.67 to WHAS Crusade for Children

A Louisville attorney pleaded guilty in United States District Court, before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin, to criminal counts of wire fraud and money laundering, stem... More...
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Marino v. Patriot Rail Company LLC

The facts are drawn from the affidavits and supporting documents that the parties
submitted in connection with their motions for summary judgment. The parties agreed in
their briefs and at oral argument that there were no disputes of material fact that would
affect the outcome. Pursuant to Court of Chancery Rule 56(h), the cross-motions
therefore became “the equivalent of a sti... More...
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SW Loan A, L.P. v. Anibal J. Duarte-Viera, Antonio P. Pardo and Edward M. Reiss

In April 2008, 1946 Property LLC borrowed ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00) from
Stillwater National Bank and Trust Company. The purpose of the loan was to refinance an existing
debt on an apartment project in San Antonio, Texas. 1946 Property signed a series of documents
in connection with the loan, including a loan agreement, a promissory note, and a deed of trust.
Additio... More...
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United States of America v. Gunner Dell Jenkins, Victor Sanchez and Max Chilson

Dallas, TX - Timeshare Telemarketing Fraudsters Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

Defendants Targeted Individuals Age 55 and Older

Three defendants charged with offenses stemming from their operation of a telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted persons over age 55, have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in the scheme, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern Di... More...
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United States of America v. Fabien C. Fleifel, Bradley James Gomez and Amanda Nadine Rizkallah

Dallas, TX - Timeshare Telemarketing Fraudsters Sentenced

$10 Million Resort Timeshare Telemarketing Fraud Conspiracy Victimized Persons Over Age 55 - Dozens of Victims in Texas and Thousands in the U.S. and Canada

Three defendants convicted for their roles in a resort timeshare telemarketing scheme that victimized at least 5000 individuals, many of whom were over age 55, were s... More...
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Petrohawk Properties, L.P., and P-H Energy, L.L.C. v. Noel Diane Jones, et al.

In 2008, oil and gas companies descended on east Texas and Louisiana seeking to acquire
leases to exploit the Haynesville Shale formation, which they viewed as having enormous
potential. The atmosphere created by these companies was described as “unreal,” “a land rush,”
and comparable to a gold rush. David Deffenbaugh, Petrohawk Properties, L.P.’s, vice president
of land—midc... More...
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Ray Fischer owned a tax-consulting business called Corporate Tax Management, Inc. As
Fischer approached retirement, he began negotiations to sell the business assets to Mark Boozer
and Jerrod Raymond. In 2007, the parties executed a written asset-purchase agreement in which
Fischer agreed to sell his business to CTMI, L.L.C., which Boozer and Raymond created to receive
the asse... More...
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Limoliner, Inc. v. Dattco, Inc

LimoLiner is a Massachusetts corporation that owns and
operates a fleet of luxury motor coaches that are known as
"Liners." Dattco is a Connecticut corporation that repairs and
services motor vehicles, including buses and coaches. The
undisputed facts are as follows.
On May 30, 2011, two LimoLiner employees met with two
Dattco representatives to discuss the possible... More...
   $0 (12-24-2015 - MA)

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