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The filing of a five-count indictment was announced charging 14 individuals in connection with their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme involving more than 100 home mortgage loans valued at more than $58 million on residential properties. Full Story
An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Detroit was unsealed charging 26 individuals for their participation in a large-scale health care fraud and drug distribution scheme. Full Story
Rasheed G. Shakur was sentenced in federal court for his role in a multi-million-dollar drug trafficking conspiracy, as well as related money laundering and firearms offenses. Full Story
Two residential real estate appraisers were among 14 defendants who allegedly engaged in three separate mortgage fraud schemes involving four homes. Thirteen of the defendants were arrested, including two sellers who went to purported closings on the properties as part of an undercover investigation. Full Story
Nelson Fernandez pled guilty to his role in two separate fraud schemes that resulted in the submission of more than $200 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. Full Story
The former chief financial officer of the New Jersey-based Harold M. Pitman Company was sentenced to 56 months in prison for embezzling more than $2 million from his former employer. Full Story
Robert S. Ciresi, an attorney and former North Providence town councilman and solicitor, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and fined $10,000 for his role as a middleman in a corruption and kickback scheme run by three North Providence town councilmen. Full Story
The owner of a weight loss clinic with three locations in northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago and his wife were indicted for allegedly illegally dispensing amphetamine-based controlled substances to patients and engaging in illegal monetary transactions and tax fraud. The defendants were charged in 35-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury.Full Story
Kevin Harold Lewis pled guilty to one count of bank fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. Full Story
Delmus Eugene Scott Jr. was charged with one count of theft of public funds in connection with his civilian duties at an overseas army post. Full Story