- Feds look to seize home of accused scammer, racecar driver Updated: Feb-12-16 10:53 am
ASPEN, Colorado - Federal authorities are looking to seize the Aspen home of professional racecar driver Scott Tucker, who is accused of running a payday lending operation offering quick cash over the Internet to desperate people.
- Man who defrauded more than 12 banks, businesses sentenced Updated: Feb-12-16 9:44 am
BANGOR, Maine - A federal judge has sentenced an Augusta man to more than two years in prison for defrauding more than a dozen banks and businesses by using altered and counterfeit checks.
- Iowan gets probation for insurance fraud, false report Updated: Feb-12-16 8:40 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - An eastern Iowa woman has been sentenced for insurance fraud and filing a false report.
- Iranian man pleads not guilty in bank fraud case Updated: Feb-12-16 8:15 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - An Iranian national accused of selling stolen financial information was arrested after flying to New York upon winning a lottery that allowed him to obtain a U.S. permanent resident visa, federal officials say.
- Former TierOne CEO loses bids for acquittal, new trial Updated: Feb-12-16 7:52 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A former Nebraska bank executive convicted of fraud has lost his bids for acquittal or a new trial.
- Ex-deputy gets 2-year prison sentence in identity fraud case Updated: Feb-12-16 5:10 am
MACON, Georgia - A former Bibb County deputy has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to sending explicit photos of a woman - while pretending to be her - to his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend in an attempt to disrupt their relationship.
- Comptroller to discuss ongoing actions to fight tax fraud Updated: Feb-12-16 2:46 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Comptroller Peter Franchot will discuss ongoing efforts to fight tax fraud and identity theft at tax preparation businesses.
- Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits Updated: Feb-11-16 11:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.
- Man sentenced for running stolen check scheme from prison Updated: Feb-11-16 10:09 pm
LOS ANGELES - A man who ran a stolen check-cashing scheme from behind bars in Southern California has been sentenced to another nine years in federal prison.
- Ex-Irish bank executive agrees to return to Ireland Updated: Feb-11-16 5:59 pm
BOSTON - The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, now living in Boston, has dropped his fight against extradition and agreed to return to Ireland to face fraud charges.
- Vegas man accused of selling counterfeit contact lenses Updated: Feb-11-16 5:29 pm
LAS VEGAS - Federal authorities are accusing a Las Vegas man of selling counterfeit contact lenses, some found contaminated with bacteria.
- Western Nebraska man sentenced for theft of government funds Updated: Feb-11-16 5:26 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A western Nebraska man has been sentenced to 90 days' home confinement and ordered to repay more than $92,000 for working while collecting disability payments.
- New Jersey man gets prison sentence in New Mexico fraud case Updated: Feb-11-16 5:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in a New Mexico fraud case involving ATM skimming devices.
- Buddhist monk faces March trial in embezzlement case Updated: Feb-11-16 2:27 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A Buddhist monk faces trial in March on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Lafayette temple to feed a casino gambling habit.
- Man pleads guilty to defrauding tribe through insurance scam Updated: Feb-11-16 9:18 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to defrauding an Indian tribe for millions of dollars as part of a workers' compensation scam.
- Woman accused of cancer treatment scam found guilty Updated: Feb-11-16 2:49 am
TULSA, Oklahoma - A 71-year-old woman charged with fraud in an alleged cancer treatment scam has been found guilty in Tulsa.
- Trial over gallery's fake paintings ends with settlement Updated: Feb-10-16 7:47 pm
NEW YORK - A civil trial exposing the ugly underbelly of New York's art world ended with a settlement just as the once highly respected president of a gallery was to testify Wednesday about selling forged fakes of modern masters for millions of dollars.
- Texas attorney general faces ethics probe over gay marriage Updated: Feb-10-16 6:26 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Already indicted on felony securities fraud charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will face an ethics investigation for advising local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds.
- Meter supplier gets 15 months for bribing Portland official Updated: Feb-10-16 6:20 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Florida businessman who bribed his way into winning multi-million dollar contracts to supply Portland's parking meters has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.
- Charlotte man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme Updated: Feb-10-16 3:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors say the co-founder of a Charlotte property investment firm has pleaded guilty to a fraud scheme that bilked at least 20 people out of more than $3 million, money that they say he used to buy expensive jewelry for himself.
- Colorado agency: Fraud checks could delay some tax refunds Updated: Feb-10-16 3:12 pm
DENVER - Colorado officials are carefully reviewing tax returns after seeing an increase in fraud, meaning taxpayers might have to wait longer than usual for refunds, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
- Tax fraud trial postponed for French ex-minister Updated: Feb-10-16 2:19 pm
PARIS - A French court on Wednesday postponed the trial of a former French budget minister accused of tax fraud and money laundering until September, to give higher courts time to decide a legal issue raised by his lawyers.
- Italians arrest Argentine prelate in swindle scheme Updated: Feb-10-16 1:53 pm
ROME - An Argentine monsignor suspected of being behind a Ponzi scheme swindling investors out of 30 million euros ($34 million) has been put under house arrest in Genoa, Italian financial police said Wednesday.
- Man charged with role in elaborate credit card fraud scheme Updated: Feb-10-16 12:29 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey authorities say a New York man was involved in an elaborate fraud scheme to obtain credit cards and open bank accounts that were used to steal approximately $3 million.
- Paramedic arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person Updated: Feb-10-16 12:02 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a Lafayette County Hospital paramedic has been arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person