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Tacoma woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $600,000

Jul. 04, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 40-year-old Tacoma woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud friends and acquaintances out of more than $600,000. Sabrina Taylor admitted to lying about her health, employment status, and education to steal money from people who had...

Missouri lawmaker resigns from House after fraud conviction

Jul. 03, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri legislator has resigned her seat after being convicted of falsely claiming she was giving patients stem cell treatments for COVID-19. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that Republican state Rep. Tricia Derges of Nixa sent her...

Key players granted bail in Buffalo Billion corruption case

Jul. 03, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has granted bail to a prominent Buffalo developer and other businessmen serving prison time for a bid-rigging scheme related to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic redevelopment program. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni signed...

Clerks complete recount of Nevada Republican governor's race

Jul. 02, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — County election officials wrapped up a two-day statewide recount of ballots in the Nevada GOP primary for governor Friday and the outcome did not appear to change in the state's two most populous counties, showing second-place finisher Joey Gilbert losing to Clark County Sheriff...

Woman sentenced to 8 years for California medical fraud

Jul. 01, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Southern California woman who, along with her doctor husband, billed insurers $44 million for unnecessary cosmetic surgeries was sentenced Friday to eight years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Linda Morrow, 70, also was ordered to pay $14 million in...

California man will plead guilty in cannabis pen fraud

Jul. 01, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who once competed on the Philippines national decathlon team has agreed to plead guilty to bilking investors out of more than $28 million with a phony scheme to market cannabis vape pens, federal prosecutors announced Friday. David...

Feds: Tacoma woman lied about having MS to defraud friends

Jul. 01, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they will recommend no more than 27 months in prison for a Washington state woman who defrauded friends and acquaintances of more than $600,000 by falsely telling them she needed money for tuition, multiple sclerosis treatment and other causes. ...

Massachusetts man to plead guilty to pandemic relief fraud

Jul. 01, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently obtaining about $1.2 million in federal loans intended to help businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. James Joseph Cohen, 59, of Wenham, between April 2020 and September 2021 submitted six...

2 accused of fraud in applying for $5M in CARES Act loans

Jul. 01, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in New Hampshire on multiple fraud charges alleging that they falsely applied for $5 million in federal CARES Act loans for companies and misused some of the proceeds, including one man's purchase of a Rolls Royce. ...

Baltimore man indicted for multiple fake loan applications

Jul. 01, 2022 09:30 AM EDT

A federal grand jury has indicted a Baltimore man for submitting several fraudulent loan applications as well as stealing the identity of a tax preparer, according to a federal prosecutor. Dana Lamar Antonio Hayes Jr., 37, on federal charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and...