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Fraud Law
 
United States of America v. Henry Alberto Batista

LAS VEGAS, NV – A Las Vegas man was sentenced today to six months in prison, three years of supervised release, and six months of home confinement for falsifying vehicle emission test results for over 1,000 vehicles, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Henry Alberto Batista, 30, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Lloyd D. George, and h... More...
   $0 (08-06-2014 - NV)

United States of America v. Lawrence R. (Larry) Goldfarb

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Former hedge fund manager Lawrence R. (Larry) Goldfarb was sentenced to 14 months in prison for wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.

Goldfarb, 55, previously of San Anselmo, Calif., was the managing partner of Baystar Capital II, L.P., a private investment fund. The fund primarily made short-term ... More...
   $0 (08-06-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Olusegun Abayomi Martins

HOUSTON, TX – Olusegun Abayomi Martins, 36, a Nigerian citizen residing in Houston, has been ordered to federal prison for his convictions of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. He pleaded guilty May 13, 2014.

Today, U.S. District David Hittner, who accepted the plea, handed Martins a sentence of 18 months fo... More...
   $0 (08-06-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Robert Mulgrew

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Robert Mulgrew, 56, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for defrauding the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”). Mulgrew pleaded guilty on September 19, 2013 to mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud and filing a false tax return.

In addition to the prison term... More...
   $0 (08-06-2014 - PA)

United States of America v. Sharon Conley

Portland, ME - United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Sharon Conley, 56, of Portland, Maine, was sentenced by United States District Judge D. Brock
Hornby to 3 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release and $72,282.03 restitution for one
count of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, one count of Social Security fraud and one count of
aggravated identity th... More...
   $0 (08-05-2014 - ME)

Songhe Zhang v. Kirsten Zhang

Appellant Songhe Zhang appeals from the trial court’s decree of annulment of his marriage to appellee Kirsten Zhang. Appellant contends that there was insufficient evidence to support a finding of fraud and requests that this Court reverse and remand the case to the trial court. We affirm.
BACKGROUND
Appellant and appellee began dating in October 2006 and had a daughter together in April... More...
   $0 (08-05-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Carmen Denise Mosley

LAS VEGAS, NV – A California accountant was sentenced today to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to pay approximately $1.1 million in restitution for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme in southern Nevada, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Carmen Denise Mosley, 44, of Granada Hills, Calif., was sentenced by Senior U.S. Distr... More...
   $0 (08-05-2014 - VA)

Billy J. Bringman v. New Albertsons, Inc.

Appellant Billy J. Bringman (Bringman) appeals the decision of the Idaho Industrial Commission (the Commission) in favor of Respondents New Albertsons, Inc. (Albertsons) and the Idaho Department of Labor (the Department). The Commission determined Bringman willfully made a false statement or failed to report a material fact regarding his separation from Albertsons to obtain unemployment benefits f... More...   $0 (08-04-2014 - ID)

United States of America v. Jean Claude Kodio Toviave

Child abuse is a state crime, but not a federal crime. Forced
labor is a federal crime, 18 U.S.C. § 1589, but the statute obviously does not extend to requiring
one’s children to do their homework, babysit on occasion, and do household chores. Only by
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No. 13-1441 United States v. Toviave Page 2
bootstrapping can this combination of two actions that are not federal crimes... More...
   $0 (08-04-2014 - MI)

United States of America v. Timothy P. Fitzgerald

KANSAS CITY, KS – A Johnson County man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to taking part in a fraud scheme that cost the Bank of Blue Valley more than $877,000, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Timothy P. Fitzgerald, 56, Leawood, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. In his plea, he admitted the crime took place while he was chief financial officer o... More...
   $0 (08-04-2014 - KS)

United States of America v. Brian Andrew Dunning

SAN JOSE – Brian Andrew Dunning was sentenced today to serve fifteen months in prison for receiving between $200,000 and $400,000 in fraudulent commissions from eBay, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.

Dunning pleaded guilty on April 15, 2013, to a Superseding Information charging him with wire fraud. In pleading guilty, Dunni... More...
   $0 (08-04-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Peter Dirosa

Peter DiRosa was sentenced to
57 months in prison after a jury found him guilty of one count of
wire fraud. The charge resulted from a transaction in which DiRosa
and an associate, Thomas Renison, convinced then-75-year-old Frank
Jablonski to invest $600,000 in an elaborate scheme surrounding a
real estate development project in Polgardi, Hungary. On appeal,
DiRosa challeng... More...
   $0 (08-04-2014 - ME)

United States of America v. Edwin Carr a/k/a Edwin Luther Carr, Jr., et al.

I. Introduction
Edwin Carr, Damien Anderson, and Mark Franklin were
each indicted on three counts related to the armed robbery of
a federal credit union. A jury found all of the defendants
guilty on all counts. They appeal their convictions and
sentences. The government cross-appeals, arguing the district
court erroneously vacated portions of the defendants’
sentences... More...
   $0 (08-04-2014 - US)

United States of America v. David A. Banks

Defendants-Appellants David A. Banks, Kendrick Barnes, Demetrius K.
Harper, Clinton A. Stewart, Gary L. Walker, and David A. Zirpolo (collectively
“Defendants”) were convicted following a jury trial in the District of Colorado of
multiple counts of mail fraud and wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341
and 1343, and conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud in viola... More...
   $0 (08-04-2014 - CO)

Richard W. Bass v. Forest Group, Inc.

Oklahoma City, OK - Richard W. Bass sued Forest Group, LLC on a breach of contract theory claiming:

COMES NOW Richard W. Bass, by and through the undersigned counsel, and for his Petition against Forest Group, LLC, alleges as follows:
VENUE AND JURISDICTION
1. Jurisdiction and venue are proper in this Court as Forest Group LLC has its principal place of business within the territo... More...
   $1 (08-01-2014 - OK)

United States of America v. Jason Wade Crawford

HOUSTON, TX – Jason Wade Crawford, 36, has been ordered to federal prison for his convictions of bank fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. He pleaded guilty May 6, 2014.

Today, U.S. District David Hittner, who accepted the plea, handed Crawford a sentence of 15 months for the bank fraud and access device fraud char... More...
   $0 (08-01-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Frank Perkins Hixon

New York, NY - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that FRANK PERKINS HIXON, JR., a former Senior Managing Director of Evercore Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Evercore Partners Inc. (“Evercore”), was sentenced today to 30 months’ imprisonment for insider trading and false statement offenses. In April 2014, HIXON pled guilty before U.S. Distr... More...   $0 (08-01-2014 - NY)

United States of America v. James Monahan

New York, NY - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that JAMES MONAHAN, the owner of a real estate investment company called Panam Management Group, Inc., was sentenced to 58 months in prison. MONAHAN previously pled guilty on May 29, 2013, to one count each of wire fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud for operating a f... More...   $0 (08-01-2014 - NY)

United States of America v. Billy Louis Nelms

SANTA ANA, CA – A former immigration officer was convicted in federal court for taking bribes from Cambodian immigrants in exchange for immigration benefits, including granting the immigrants temporary legal status, while he was working in the Santa Ana federal building. The former immigration officer and his wife were also convicted of witness tampering.

Billy Louis Nelms, Sr., 54, o... More...
   $0 (08-01-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Maria Leticia Gutierrez de Lopez

After a sting operation involving two confidential informants and substantial audio and video surveillance, federal law enforcement officers caught Jesus Cabral-Ramirez (“Mr. Cabral”) and Defendant-Appellant Maria Gutierrez de Lopez (“Ms. Gutierrez”) attempting to transport an undocumented alien from El Paso, Texas to Denver, Colorado. A federal grand jury indicted Ms. Gutierrez on one cou... More...   $0 (08-01-2014 - NM)

United States of America v. Eric Tubbs

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Eric Tubbs, 54, of Philadelphia, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in prison for fraudulently selling properties he did not own. Tubbs found vacant properties, created phony deeds which falsely transferred the properties from the legitimate owners to individuals recruited by him, and sold properties owned by estates by having others pose as the executors. Tubbs then sold ... More...   $0 (07-31-2014 - PA)

United States of America v. Salmaan Siddiqui

New York, NY - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SALMAAN SIDDIQUI, a former Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse Group (“Credit Suisse”), was sentenced yesterday to time served in connection with a scheme to hide more than $100 million in losses in a mortgage-backed securities trading book at Credit Sui... More...   $0 (07-31-2014 - NY)

Doctors Data, Inc. v. Ronald Stemp and Carrie Stemp

Ronald and Carrie Stemp (collectively, “the Stemps”) sued Doctors Data, Inc.,
Care Clinics, Inc., Nutrigenomics, Inc., Jesus Antonio Caquias, MD, and other individuals and
entities, in connection with Ronald Stemp’s treatment at a facility in Austin, Texas, known as
Care Clinics. The Stemps alleged multiple claims, including assault, violation of the Deceptive
Trade Practices... More...
   $0 (07-31-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Robert A. George

We write today about the curious case of Robert George,
a criminal-lawyer-turned-convict. Our story — which we narrate in
the light most favorable to the government, see United States v.
Acosta-Colón, 741 F.3d 179, 191 (1st Cir. 2013) — starts in a
Massachusetts town, sometime in early 2009. Standing in line to
buy coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts, George bumped into ex-con Rona... More...
   $0 (07-30-2014 - MA)

Western Dairy Transport, LLC v. Marcial Felipe Vasquez

In this consolidated interlocutory appeal and petition for writ of mandamus, Appellant/Relator, Western Dairy Transport, LLC, challenges the trial court's order denying its motion to compel arbitration in the suit filed by Appellee/Real Party in Interest, Marcial Felipe Vasquez. We conclude that we lack jurisdiction over the petition for writ of mandamus. In the interlocutory appeal, we conclude t... More...   $0 (07-30-2014 - TX)

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