Fraud

Worker in Texas school district indicted on federal fraud charges

Mail and wire fraud statutes cover a broad range of activities, allowing federal prosecutors a great deal of flexibility in seeking charges.  As long as a person is accused of having a scheme to defraud another and uses mail or electronic communications in the alleged hopes of furthering a fraudulent scheme, it is probable that […]

Federal fraud charges brought against deputy U.S. Marshal

Sometimes, federal charges are brought against a person over allegations of insurance fraud. Recently, an insurance-fraud-related federal case has come up involving a deputy U.S. Marshal from here in Texas. Authorities claim that the deputy U.S. Marshal, a 37-year-old man, used the tax identification number and signature of a physician, without the physician’s permission, to […]

7 Texans accused of involvement in ID theft scheme

A federal fraud case has recently arisen involving seven Texans. The seven have been accused of having engaged in an identity theft scheme. According to authorities, the scheme went as follows. The personal information of customers of Fannie Mae, JPMorgan Chase and the Bank of America was stolen and used to access the customers’ bank […]

Accused ‘Real Housewife’ and Husband Seek Separate Fraud Trials

In July, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice were indicted on 41 counts of fraud that allegedly took place between 2001 and 2011. Federal prosecutors claim the couple used false income documentation to obtain almost $5 million in mortgages and loans. Then, when the couple filed for […]

Does Any Scam Involving Non-Cash Money Constitute Bank Fraud?

The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to hear an appeal by a Utah man who was convicted on federal charges of aggravated identity theft, possession of stolen mail and bank fraud. His convictions have already been upheld by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the federal circuit courts are in disagreement about a […]

Mexican Politician and Businessman Accused of Fraud, Racketeering

Federal prosecutors in Brownsville have just indicted a former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and a businessman from that state for federal crimes including money laundering, racketeering, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and drug smuggling. This is the second former governor of a Mexican border state to be indicted by federal authorities in less […]

Former EPA adviser accused of pay fraud, claimed to be with CIA

A former senior policy adviser for the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to plead guilty to federal fraud charges after allegedly explaining his frequent, long absences from work by claiming to be working with the CIA. Sadly, however, the resolution of the man’s charges has been delayed due to health concerns. According to reports by […]

Reuters recently broke the story that the infamous “Zeus” virus, which installs malware on personal computers that allows hackers to directly control those PCs, has been repurposed. While cyber criminals have typically used the malicious software to commit Internet fraud and identity theft for direct financial gain, they are now finding it much more profitable […]

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