- Wichita woman sentenced to probation for stealing mail Updated: Jun-29-15 1:27 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A Wichita woman has been sentenced to five years of federal probation for stealing mail and cashing counterfeit checks.
- Man sentenced for insurance fraud over damage done to car Updated: Jun-28-15 11:43 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A Newark man who committed insurance fraud is now headed to prison.
- Court bars New York psychic business from soliciting in Iowa Updated: Jun-27-15 4:50 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa judge has ordered a New York-based company that prosecutors say conned people into paying for outlandish psychic readings and prophecies to stop soliciting Iowa residents and refund nearly $14,000 already sent from them.
- Financial adviser gets 25 years in $13M fraud Updated: Jun-27-15 2:26 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota investment adviser has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for defrauding investors of millions of dollars.
- Businessman gets 27-year prison term for timeshare scheme Updated: Jun-27-15 1:41 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man is headed to prison for his role in a $3 million timeshare mortgage fraud scheme
- Ex-American Samoa government official sentenced for bribery Updated: Jun-26-15 9:31 pm
HONOLULU - A federal judge in San Francisco has sentenced a former American Samoa government official to nearly two years in prison for wire fraud and bribery.
- Durham sentenced to 50 years again despite successful appeal Updated: Jun-26-15 4:39 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge has refused to reduce the 50-year prison sentence for a former Indianapolis businessman convicted of defrauding investors in an Ohio company of $200 million even though an appeals court threw out two of the 12 counts against him.
- Arizona man pleads guilty to 12 wire fraud charges Updated: Jun-26-15 4:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges in New Mexico.
- 4th member of Fort Wayne family charged in Mafia scam Updated: Jun-26-15 3:08 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - A Fort Wayne woman and two of her adult children have been formally indicted on charges they bilked a couple out of about $1.5 million over seven years by sending text messages purportedly from the Mafia threatening to abduct family members or family members of friends.
- St. Louis County doctor sentenced for fraud Updated: Jun-26-15 1:50 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis County doctor has been sentenced to four months in prison and must repay $145,000 following his conviction for health care fraud.
- Foreign suspect indicted in UPMC identity theft tax case Updated: Jun-26-15 1:22 pm
PITTSBURGH - A federal grand jury has indicted a foreign citizen in a conspiracy to file more than 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
- Man sentenced for role in stealing $1.5M in jobless benefits Updated: Jun-26-15 1:17 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme that authorities said was one of the largest in state history.
- 2 Fargo store employees convicted of food stamp fraud Updated: Jun-26-15 9:14 am
FARGO, North Dakota - Two workers at a neighborhood grocery store in Fargo have pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit food stamp fraud.
- Arden man gets 18 years in prison on federal fraud charges Updated: Jun-26-15 4:25 am
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - An Arden man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a scheme involving the failed Seven Falls development, a golf course and luxury residential community in Etowah.
- Prairieville woman arrested for tax fraud, theft Updated: Jun-26-15 4:09 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Prairieville woman has been arrested on dozens of felony charges for a criminal scheme that yielded tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent state income tax refunds.
- Trio in Cleveland indicted in alleged investment scheme Updated: Jun-26-15 3:49 am
CLEVELAND - Federal prosecutors say three men from northeast Ohio have been indicted in an alleged scheme to defraud investors out of about $17 million.
- High court rules New Mexico investment suits constitutional Updated: Jun-25-15 8:28 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court on Thursday cleared the way for two lawsuits that allege political support for former Gov. Bill Richardson influenced state investment deals.
- Jury finds promise of 'gay conversion' therapy was a fraud Updated: Jun-25-15 6:40 pm
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - A nonprofit organization that claimed it could turn gay men straight violated New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act, a jury concluded Thursday in a civil trial that an attorney for the plaintiffs called "a momentous event" for LGBT rights.
- Ohio man pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud in Alabama Updated: Jun-25-15 3:34 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Ohio man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court to defrauding the Alabama Medicaid Agency.
- Correction: Log Homes-Tax Fraud story Updated: Jun-25-15 1:08 pm
PITTSBURGH - In a story June 23 about a federal tax fraud case, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it was alleged that an unidentified family member who runs Mountain Creations Cedar Log & Timber Homes worked in concert with a Pittsburgh area couple to help them avoid taxes. Prosecutors say the family member did not work in concert with Paul and Lynda Schneider and was not accused of any wrongdoing.
- Former Quantell exec pleads guilty in US fraud scheme case Updated: Jun-25-15 12:23 pm
BALTIMORE - The former chief operating officer of a Maryland-based federal contractor faces up to 23 years in prison for tax fraud and conspiring to steal from workers' health and welfare plans.
- Sentencing delayed for daughter of Obama's ex-minister Updated: Jun-25-15 11:02 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Sentencing has been postponed for the daughter of President Barack Obama's former minister for her role in a state-grant fraud scheme.
- Judge lets prosecutors stay on W.Va. chemical spill case Updated: Jun-25-15 10:43 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A judge has ruled that federal prosecutors do not face conflicts of interest that warrant removing them from a chemical spill case.
- Federal judge steps out of case against Rep. Joe Armstrong Updated: Jun-25-15 10:40 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Chief U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan has recused himself from the tax fraud conspiracy case against state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville.
- Judge lets prosecutors stay on W.Va. chemical spill case Updated: Jun-25-15 10:24 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A judge has ruled that federal prosecutors do not face conflicts of interest that warrant taking their office off of a chemical spill case.