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Canadian Man Convicted of Massive Telemarketing Scheme Targeting Credit Card Fraud

Canadian Man Convicted of Massive Telemarketing Scheme Targeting Credit Card Fraud 1

LOS ANGELES – The owner of a Canadian telemarketing operation was convicted yesterday by a federal jury of mail and wire fraud for having orchestrated a bogus telemarketing scheme that defrauded at least 60,000 victims of over $18 million dollars. After fighting extradition for over 10 years, Mark Eldon Wilson, 57, of Vancouver, British Columbia, …

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Wells Fargo Make $1.2 Billion Settlement for “Reckless Underwriting”

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  Wells Fargo Bank Admits That It Certified That Loans Were Eligible for FHA Mortgage Insurance When They Were Not, and That It Did Not Report Thousands of Faulty Mortgage Loans to HUD   Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Julián  Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of …

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Flight Attendant Allegedly Tried To Import 70 Pounds of Cocaine Through LAX

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        LOS ANGELES – A JetBlue flight attendant who allegedly attempted to use her credentials to bring nearly 70 pounds of cocaine through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airporton Friday was charged today with a federal narcotics trafficking offense.         Marsha Reynolds, 31, of Jamaica, New York, was taken into custody this afternoon …

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The Auditor Who Made False Statements to Make Millions

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Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MARC WIESELTHIER, a certified public accountant and former partner at a New York accounting firm (the “Firm”), was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for participating in a scheme to obtain millions of dollars in loans by making false …

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Charges Unsealed Against Turkish Defendants in Iran Sanction-Busting Case

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LawFuel.com – Law News Daily – Charges Unsealed Against Three Defendants Who Allegedly Engaged in Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of Transactions on Behalf of the Government of Iran and Iranian Entities As Part of a Scheme to Evade U.S. Sanctions Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John …

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Orange County Attorney Draws Five Years For $8 Million Fraud

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          LOS ANGELES – An attorney who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion charges – and who prosecutors say defrauded a dozen clients out of at least $8 million in an investment fraud scheme – was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison.         Stephen Young Kang, 46, of Newport Beach, …

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$22 Million Dollar Settlement Over Model Company Talent Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced a multimillion dollar settlement with entities doing business as InterFACE Talent and the entities’ president and CEO, Roman Vintfeld. The Attorney General’s Office obtained a stipulated permanent injunction and a final consent judgment against the defendants, resolving allegations of unfair and deceptive business practices in selling talent marketing …

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Former Sporting Goods Employee Guilty of Stealing $300,000

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        SANTA ANA, California – LawFuel.com – Daily Law News – A former office manager for an independent sporting goods distributor was found guilty this afternoon of three counts of wire fraud for using company checks and credit cards to embezzle more than $300,000 from her Los Alamitos-based employer.         Juliana James England, 60, of …

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VimpelCom To Pay $795 Million Penalties Over Massive Bribe Sceme

VimpelCom To Pay $795 Million Penalties Over Massive Bribe Sceme 8

  One of the Largest-Ever Global FCPA Resolutions Uzbek Subsidiary Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Leslie R. Caldwell, the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), Richard Weber, Chief of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), …

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Broker-Dealer Sentenced for Obstructing SEC Regulatory Examination

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  Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CHARLES J. MOORE, former Chief Executive Officer of broker-dealer Crucible Capital, Inc. (“Crucible”), was sentenced today to six months in prison for obstructing a regulatory examination conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  The sentence was imposed by …

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