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Stories with subject: Fraud and false statements
  • Man to plead guilty in Disney insider info case 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:55 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A man will plead guilty to securities fraud and pay regulators around $801,000 for using insider information to profit from Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009.

  • Michigan: $600,000 mishandled by funeral director 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:50 pm
  • STANDISH, Michigan - State Attorney General Bill Schuette says he's brought embezzlement charges against a northern Michigan funeral home operator in connection with mishandled payments for future funerals.

  • 2 arrested in alleged Ark. Medicaid fraud scheme 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:17 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Two Little Rock women who run a day treatment center have been arrested for allegedly bilking the state's Medicaid program out of more than $41,000.

  • Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman cleared of fraud 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:04 pm
  • LONDON - A jury Wednesday cleared former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick of all fraud charges related to a loans-for-shares scheme that preceded the bank's 2009 collapse.

  • Charlotte woman gets 6 years in mortgage fraud 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:18 pm
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A former Charlotte real estate lawyer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for her 2009 conviction on mortgage fraud charges.

  • Wisconsin woman could have fraud charge reinstated 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:55 am
  • STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin - A Portage County woman who'd been found unfit for trial on allegations of Social Security theft could have the charges reinstated after prosecutors thought she seemed mentally fit at her husband's sentencing on similar charges this week.

  • Former Rothstein CFO charged in $1.2B Ponzi scheme 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:43 am
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been charged with conspiracy in the $1.2 billion fraud.

  • Former Rothstein CFO charged in $1.2B Ponzi scheme 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:40 am
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been charged with conspiracy in the $1.2 billion fraud.

  • Ex-county employee arrested in welfare fraud case? 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:56 am
  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - A woman who was trained to spot welfare fraud as an employee of the Mesa County Department of Human Services has been arrested after she was accused of defrauding the agency of welfare program funds totaling nearly $13,000.

  • Natchez man pleads guilty to fraud 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:25 am
  • NATCHEZ, Mississippi - A 46-year-old Natchez man has pleaded guilty to swindling several buyers out of money for headstones.

  • Charlotte man pleads to stealing from employer 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:26 pm
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors say a Charlotte man who was controller and later chief financial officer of a Mint Hill business has admitted to stealing about $4 million from his employer.

  • SW Idaho company officials convicted of fraud 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:43 am
  • BOISE, Idaho - A federal jury has convicted four officials at a failed southwest Idaho property management company of fraud for bilking investors out of billions of dollars.

  • Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:58 am
  • MILAN - Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend four hours a week helping the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, a sentence that imposes few restrictions on his campaigning in the upcoming European elections.

  • Fitchburg woman gets up to 3 years for ID fraud 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:46 am
  • WORCESTER, Massachusetts - A Fitchburg woman has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for stealing the identity of a retired nurse so she could get a job at a nursing home.

  • Democrats to remove Bethune from House 64 primary 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:28 am
  • SUMTER, South Carolina - The South Carolina Democratic Party says it is taking steps to remove Willie Lee Bethune from the June House District 64 primary after his conviction for Medicaid fraud.

  • Inmate now faces charge of spill fraud 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:04 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - Federal authorities say a 40-year-old man has been indicted on fraud charges involving more than $47,000 he received in oil-spill recovery money.

  • Woman sentenced to prison in $25M health scam 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:56 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - The former owner of a Los Angeles medical equipment company has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for submitting nearly $25 million in bogus Medicare bills.

  • Immigration lawyer accused of visa fraud 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:41 pm
  • ATLANTA - Federal prosecutors say an immigration attorney has been charged with submitting false documentation on behalf of an immigrant client seeking legal permanent resident status in the U.S.

  • Retrial set for Philly charter school founder 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:00 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - The retrial of Philadelphia charter school founder on federal fraud charges is set for September.

  • Ex-Homeland Security official accused in W.Va. 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:47 pm
  • MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - A Virginia man who is a former director of a Homeland Security division has been indicted on charges he used his government-issued credit card to obtain more than $100,000 in cash advances at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town.

  • 3 sentenced in Orlando for credit card fraud 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:13 am
  • ORLANDO, Florida - Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida.

  • 8 Florida patients arrested in Medicare scam 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:05 am
  • MIAMI - Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam.

  • Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:58 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote.

  • NY congresswoman warns against tax fraud 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:52 pm
  • NEW YORK - A congresswoman is warning New Yorkers to watch out for tax preparers who charge exorbitant fees and file fraudulent taxes.

  • Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:29 am
  • MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina - When the weather warms and the South Carolina humidity hangs like a soggy blanket along the coast, you can often find an entrepreneur selling shrimp out of the back of a pickup truck by the road with a hand-scrawled sign promoting it as both fresh and local. There's a chance it's neither.