- Doctor accused of fraud in spinal surgeries pleads guilty Updated: May-22-15 7:29 pm
DETROIT - A doctor pleaded guilty Friday to committing conspiracy in California and fraud in Michigan, admitting that he hurt patients and cheated insurers with spinal surgeries that were unnecessary or not performed as promised.
- Postal worker charged after fake tax return sting Updated: May-22-15 5:22 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Federal prosecutors say a former postal worker has been charged with stealing personal information after a sting operation targeting fake tax returns.
- Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device Updated: May-22-15 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud.
- Lawyer accused of embezzlement in will of Oxford estate Updated: May-22-15 8:00 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A Woodbury lawyer has been charged with fraud on accusations he embezzled more than $1.8 million from the estate of an Oxford woman who died in 2010.
- Final defendant sentenced in Petro America securities fraud Updated: May-22-15 5:05 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A 46-year-old Arizona man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for his role in a $10.2 million securities fraud conspiracy that victimized more than 12,000 investors across the U.S. and Canada.
- Woman in assisted living center fraud case to change plea Updated: May-22-15 5:05 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A woman accused of stealing more than $1.2 million from a company which owns assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri is expected to change her plea next month.
- Woodstock man sentenced to 27 months on fraud charges Updated: May-22-15 4:07 am
BRATTLEBORO, Vermont - A Woodstock businessman has been sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges.
- CEO of Parsons clinic, wife charged with insurance fraud Updated: May-22-15 4:06 am
PARSONS, Tennessee - Authorities say the CEO of a Parsons clinic and his wife have been charged with insurance fraud related to a state health care coverage program for children.
- Attorney gets prison in Syracuse-area mortgage frauds Updated: May-22-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - Authorities say a 56-year-old attorney is losing her license and going to state prison for her role in mortgage frauds perpetrated against lenders and first-time home buyers.
- Kobach says he is preparing to prosecute election fraud Updated: May-21-15 8:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that his office would "begin immediately" to prepare election fraud prosecutions if Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signs a bill giving him the power to prosecute.
- NW Indiana accountant accused of fraud faced 34 counts Updated: May-21-15 5:59 pm
HAMMOND, Indiana - A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a northwest Indiana accounting firm on 34 counts, a prosecutor said Thursday.
- Sweepstakes scam halted by feds, 4 people face charges Updated: May-21-15 1:53 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - An international mail sweepstakes scam has been shut down by federal regulators, and four people who played key roles are facing federal fraud charges.
- Couple accused of stealing $19,000 form elderly man Updated: May-21-15 11:53 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina - A Hilton Head Island couple is accused of cashing over $19,000 worth of forged checks from an elderly man they were caring for.
- Woman gets jail time on election fraud conviction Updated: May-21-15 8:46 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - A Dothan woman is going to jail for six months after being convicted of election fraud.
- Inmate jailed for fraud charged with jail fraud scam Updated: May-21-15 6:56 am
GRAHAM, North Carolina - An inmate being held in a North Carolina jail on charges of fraud in Georgia has been charged again with conducting a fraud operation from within the jail.
- FBI finds faulty communication, no crime in prison probe Updated: May-21-15 3:48 am
BOISE, Idaho - An FBI investigation into a scandal surrounding a private prison in Idaho turned up no evidence of crime, but it did show plenty of miscommunication and faulty assumptions between state agencies, federal prosecutors say.
- Southwest Missouri sheriff admits to embezzlement, fraud Updated: May-20-15 7:15 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A former southwest Missouri sheriff pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to embezzlement and using his position to promote a fraudulent investment scheme.
- Father, son sentenced to prison for roles in concrete scam Updated: May-20-15 5:48 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A southern Indiana father and son each must serve at least one year in prison for their roles in a concrete project scam that bilked more than $440,000 from the city of Bloomington.
- Ex-Madoff employee sentenced to 9 months of home detention Updated: May-20-15 4:44 pm
NEW YORK - A second-generation employee of Bernard Madoff who was one of the earliest government cooperators after the massive Ponzi scheme was revealed was sentenced Wednesday to nine months of home detention.
- Dallas doctor indicted in $5M health care fraud billing case Updated: May-20-15 3:14 pm
DALLAS - A Dallas anesthesiologist has been indicted on 17 counts of health care fraud in what investigators say involves $5 million in fraudulent billing.
- Texas man arrested for failing to fix Katrina-damaged home Updated: May-20-15 3:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Almost four years after New Orleans police obtained a warrant for his arrest, a Texas contractor has been booked on theft charges, accused of taking money from two residents to repair their Hurricane Katrina-damaged homes but failing to complete the work.
- Former Hanford supervisor to pay fine in timecard fraud case Updated: May-20-15 1:41 pm
TRI-CITIES, Washington - A final defendant in a multiyear timecard fraud case at Hanford has been sentenced to pay a $7,500 fine.
- Va. business owner collapses after being sentenced for fraud Updated: May-20-15 1:15 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A business owner on Virginia's Eastern Shore collapsed in the courtroom after she was sentenced for a fraud scheme.
- Vancouver man pleads guilty to securities fraud Updated: May-20-15 11:03 am
TACOMA, Washington - Federal prosecutors say a 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Tacoma to securities fraud for pump-and-dump schemes involving half a dozen stocks.
- Lynchburg woman pleads guilty to student loan fraud charges Updated: May-20-15 10:43 am
LYNCHBURG, Virginia - A Lynchburg woman has pleaded guilty to several federal fraud charges in a scheme to defraud a student loan program and insurance companies.