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Tag: False Claims

Sheriff’s Department: Man tried to sell trailer on Craigslist that he didn’t own

ONEIDA, N.Y. (WKTV) – An Oneida man faces grand larceny charges after allegedly attempting to sell a mobile home that wasn’t his…read full article

Court Issues Order Barring Michigan Tax Preparer from Preparing Federal Tax Returns for Others

(DoJ) The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has issued an order permanently barring Nataki Davis, (formerly known as Nataki Barnes), a Southfield, Mich., tax preparer, from preparing federal tax returns for others for a period of five years, the Justice Department announced today.  The court also ordered Davis to mail copies…
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“Price is Right” appearance exposes postal worker’s fraud

(CBS News) A former postal carrier was caught lying about the severity of an injury she suffered while working after an appearance on “The Price is Right,” reports CBS Raleigh affiliate WRAL-TV. The employee, Cathy Wrench Cashwell, from Fayetteville, N.C., had previously claimed a shoulder injury that occurred while working in 2004 left her unable…
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China Natural Gas, chairman settle SEC fraud lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – China Natural Gas Inc and its chairman have agreed to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing them of hiding loans intended to benefit the chairman’s family. A federal judge in New York signed off on a final judgment against China Natural Gas on Thursday in which…
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Telemarketers Under Fire Can’t Get at Assets

(CN) – A federal judge refused to unfreeze more than $2.8 million in assets belonging to telemarketers accused of selling phony health insurance to the unemployed and uninsured. In a September 2012 complaint, the Federal Trade Commission charged IAB Marketing Associates and Health Service Providers, as well as their various affiliates and individual officers, with…
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Former New Jersey Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud

(DoJ) Ashraf Hassan-Gouda, a former resident of Mays Landing, N.J., was sentenced today in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to 541 days in prison, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.  The approximately 18 month sentence is for time served.  Previously, Hassan-Gouda had pleaded guilty to willfully…
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NM Governor’s Former Campaign Manager Indicted on Computer Intrusion Charges

(Security Week) A former campaign manager for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of computer intrusion and making a false statement. Jamie Estrada, 40, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, is accused of using his access to the campaign’s domain to intercept communications and lying to federal…
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Texas fugitive charged with welfare fraud and growing pot in Oswego County

OSWEGO COUNTY (CNY Central) — A Texas fugitive living under assumed name arrested in Oswego County last month was additionally charged Monday for allegedly growing marijuana and committing welfare fraud. Deputies say Kyle Thomas Keith Sr. was arrested Monday on charges of unlawful growing of cannabis and felony criminal possession of marijuana. The charges stem…
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