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United States of America v. Lyle Livesay Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Florida Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Laundering Proceeds of Bank Fraud

Lyle Livesay, of Delray Beach, Florida, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for laundering the proceeds of fraud against banks in Oklahoma and elsewhere.

According to an indictment filed on May 2, 2017, Livesay owned and operated Beta Capital Group, LLC, of Boca Raton,... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Walter Murray Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Virginia Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Scheme To Manipulate The Market For Fitbit Stock

ROBERT WALTER MURRAY was sentenced on March 9, 2010 to 24 months in prison for manipulating the market for the stock of Fitbit, Inc. (“Fitbit”), by filing a sham tender offer with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in November 2016. MURRAY’s sham tender offer resu... More...
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United States of America v. Ronald Wayne Leavitt District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Leavitt Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Money Laundering In Connection With Affinity Fraud Scheme

Ronald Wayne Leavitt, age 61, of Stansbury Park, Utah, who targeted friends, members of his church, and some of their relatives in a fraud scheme, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in connection with the affinity fraud scheme Wednesday in federal court.
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United States of America v. Ronnie Rolland Montgomery Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orland, FL - Orlando Man Sentenced To Seven Years And Four More Indicted For Scheme Involving Impersonating Homeland Security Agents And Wire Fraud

U.S. District Court Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced Ronnie Rolland Montgomery (28, Orlando) to seven years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He pleaded guilty to the offense on September 6 2017. Five others were prev... More...
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United States of America v. Joe Paul Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - Immigration Attorney Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme and Identity Theft in Relation to Visa Applications

An Indianapolis, Indiana immigration attorney was sentenced to to 75 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and more than 250 of his clients by filing fraudulent visa applications and reaping ... More...
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Rebecca Cooper v. Honeywell International, Inc. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This is yet another entry in a complicated tangle of cases
dealing with whether retiree benefits in a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) should
extend beyond the CBA’s expiration. Rebecca Cooper and some 50 other retirees at Honeywell
International’s Boyne City, Michigan plant say that Honeywell must provide them healthcare
benefits until they reach age 65. Honeywell responds ... More...
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James Webb v. Solarcity Corporation; Lyndon R. Rive; Robert K. Kelly Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Plaintiff-Appellant James Webb brought this class action
lawsuit against Defendants-Appellees SolarCity
Corporation (SolarCity or the company), Lyndon R. Rive,
and Robert D. Kelly on behalf of the class of plaintiffs who
bought SolarCity shares between December 12, 2012—the
date of the company’s initial public offering (IPO)—and
March 18, 2014 (the Class Period). Webb claim... More...
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United States of America v. Michael McNeill Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Arizona Men Sentenced for Organizing and Leading Telemarketing Fraud that Victimized St. Louis Residents

Michael McNeill was sentenced to 120 months in prison and Joshua Flynn was sentenced to 84 months in prison in connection with a multi-count indictment arising from a fraudulent telemarketing enterprise that often targeted elderly victims. Both defendants were also orde... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan Miller Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Defendant-appellant, Ryan Miller,
entered into a written plea agreement with the government
and pleaded guilty to mail fraud affecting a financial institution,
in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341, and aggravated identity
theft, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1). Miller now
appeals on the grounds that the indictment failed to specify
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proper means of iden... More...
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United States of America v. Norma De La Cruz Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Owner of North Suburban Home Health Care Company Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Cash-for-Patients Kickback Scheme

The owner of a north suburban home health care company has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for paying illegal kickbacks for patient referrals.

As the owner of Glenview-based TLC Healthcare Services of Illinois Inc., NORMA DE LA CRUZ p... More...
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United States of America v. Hatem Ataya, M.D. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Hatem Ataya pleaded guilty to one count of
conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and wire fraud. His plea agreement included a waiver of
his appeal rights. During his plea colloquy, Ataya acknowledged that he understood that he was
waiving these rights. The district court, however, failed to comply with Federal Rule of Criminal
No. 16-2611 United States v. Ataya Page 2
Pr... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher McCray Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Former Employee of U.S. Government Contractor in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Accepting Kickbacks From Subcontractor

A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty March 5, 2018 to accepting illegal kickbacks from an Afghan subcontractor in return for his assistance in obtaining subcontracts on U.S. government contracts.

Acting Assis... More...
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United States of America v. Angela Armenta Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

The government charged Angela Armenta
with health care fraud, but at her trial it failed to ask
any of its witnesses to identify her in court. Nevertheless, the
jury convicted Armenta. At her sentencing, the district court
increased Armenta’s Guidelines range by two levels after it
concluded she had obstructed justice. It then sentenced her to
a term of imprisonment well be... More...
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United States of America v. Gary Michael Beach Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Federal Jury Convicts Dallas Man of Bankruptcy Fraud

Gary Beach, 66, of Dallas, Texas, was convicted of four bankruptcy related felony counts following a seven-day trial before U.S. District Judge David Godbey.

According to evidence presented at trial, Beach obtained a $857,500 home and tried to hide $15,000 in monthly payments before he filed for bankruptcy prote... More...
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California DUI Lawyers Association v. California Department of Motor Vehicles

The California DUI Lawyers Association and attorney
Stephen R. Mandell (collectively, CDLA) brought a taxpayer
action against the California Department of Motor Vehicles and
Jean Shiomoto, director of the Department (collectively, DMV).
CDLA alleged that the DMV conducts administrative hearings to
determine whether automatic suspension of a driver’s license is
warranted aft... More...
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John Doe v. Eric Holcomb Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

John Doe, whose legal name is Jane
Doe,1 is a transgender man residing in Marion County, Indiana.
Though Doe is originally from Mexico, the United States
granted him asylum in 2015 because of the persecution he
might face in Mexico for being transgender. But this suit arises
out of Doe’s treatment in the United States. He alleges that he
faces harassment and discrimination ... More...
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United States of America v. Vance White Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Vance White participated in a
wire fraud scheme and pleaded guilty to one count of wire
fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and one count of aggravated identity
theft, 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1). The district court calculated
White’s Sentencing Guidelines range based on the amount of
loss caused by the entire scheme over four years. During most
of that time, though, White was in prison. ... More...
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John S. Mac Donald v. Cashcall, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

John MacDonald, on behalf of himself and a putative class, sued CashCall, Inc., WS Funding, LLC, Delbert Services Corp., and J. Paul Reddam (collectively “Defendants”) over a loan agreement that he contends is usurious and unconscionable. The agreement includes (1) a provision requiring that all disputes be resolved through arbitration conducted by a representative of the Cheyenne River Sioux Trib... More...   $0 (03-02-2018 - NJ)

Walter Shuker; Vivian Shuker v. Smith & Nephew, P.L.C.; Smith & Nephew, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

With the Medical Device Amendments of 1976, Congress added comprehensive medical device approval processes to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, prescribing tiers of federal requirements for certain devices corresponding to the device’s inherent risk level. In exchange for compliance with the strictest federal mandates, Congress afforded manufacturers express preemption from state laws impo... More...   $0 (03-02-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. David Bergstein Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Film Producer Found Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Investment Scheme

DAVID BERGSTEIN, a film producer and entrepreneur, was convicted on March 1, 2018 of defrauding investors of more than $26 million. BERGSTEIN will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, who presided over the four-week trial.

Co-defendant Keith Wellner had previously pled guilty and... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph G. Scali Federal Courthouse - White Plains, New York

White Plains, NY - Disbarred Orange County Attorney Convicted of Mail Fraud, Structuring Cash Transactions, Making False Statements to the IRS, Obstructing the IRS, Tax Evasion, Obstruction of Justice, and Perjury

JOSEPH G. SCALI was convicted for mail fraud, structuring cash transactions, making false statements to the IRS, obstructing the IRS, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, and pe... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Stinson Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN - Tennessee Staffing Company Owners Sentenced to Prison for Payroll Tax Fraud
Used Funds Withheld from the IRS to Pay for Luxury Cars and Private School

Two former Memphis staffing company owners were sentenced to prison for payroll tax fraud.

Mark Stinson, who was convicted in December 2017 at trial of conspiring to defraud the United States, failing to pay over... More...
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United States of America v. Songkram Roy Sahachaisere Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Stock Promoter Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for His Role in International Pump and Dump Scheme
Roy Sahachaisere Was Convicted at Trial of Fraudulently Inflating the Value of Penny Stocks

On February 23, 2018, in federal court in Brooklyn, stock promoter Songkram Roy Sahachaisere was sentenced by United States District Judge Eric N. Vitaliano to 27 months’ imprisonme... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Harrington Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former NYPD Deputy Chief Pleads Guilty To Illegally Diverting Police Resources

Michael Harrington pled guilty for misapplying police resources while serving in the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) as, among other things, a Deputy Chief and former Executive Officer for the Chief of Department’s Office. Specifically, HARRINGTON diverted those resources – including di... More...
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United States of America v. Brian Perez Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, TX - Accountant Guilty of Tax Evasion and Fraud

A 34-year-old former Corpus Christi resident has entered a guilty plea to wire fraud and tax evasion.

Brian Perez, now of San Antonio, is a Certified Public Accountant. As part of his plea, Perez admitted that while working as a bookkeeper, he orchestrated the fraudulent transfer of funds from his employer’s bank acc... More...
   $0 (03-01-2018 - TX)

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