Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Frauds Across the US

A scientist was sentenced "for defrauding the United States in connection with research grants he applied for and received for his company as well as for tax evasion."  The US Attorney for New Jersey issued a press release here that also describes a civil settlement in this matter for $1.4 million.

A press release here of the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan tells that a "Dearborn man pleaded guilty [  ] to bank fraud."  The release notes that "[t]he fraud stems from a credit card scheme that resulted in a loss to multiple victims of approximately $90,000."

In California, the US Attorney for the Central District of California reports here that "[a] Florida man was sentenced today to 155 months in prison for running a fraud scheme in which he promoted a fraudulent investment program to members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and collected more than $6.5 million from over 250 victims."

The US Attorney for the Eastern District of California tells here of two individuals pleading guilty to bank fraud and attempted bank fraud. Prosecuted federally, this case included one individual who "made purchases" "at 'Babies R Us' and 'Lowe's' . . . using stolen checks while pretending to be the true account holder."

The US Attorney for Connecticut reports here of a plea of guilty to securities fraud and conspiracy charges. The alleged scheme is reported to have "defrauded investors from around the country, including several from Connecticut, of more than 2.5 million dollars."

The US Attorney for the Southern District of Miami reports here of a plea for "a conspiracy to transport and sell in interstate commerce various prescription medical devices, knowing the devices to have been stolen, converted, or taken by fraud and to impede and obstruct the lawful and legitimate functions of the FDA in enforcing federal laws and regulations applicable to prescription medical devices."



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