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Man accused of trying to defraud North Carolina Medicaid

Sep. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of conspiring to defraud North Carolina’s Medicaid program of more than $4 million through kickbacks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer said in a news release issued...

Today in History

Sep. 18, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2021. There are 104 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San...

Man sentenced in $4 million fraud scheme involving boats

Sep. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Rogersville man was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison for running a boat building scheme that defrauded customers out of more than $4 million. Michael Michael David Dismer, 53, was sentenced for tax evasion for failing to pay...

Man sentenced to 12 years in $200 million phone-fraud scheme

Sep. 17, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Pakistan resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a conspiracy to “unlock” phones from AT&T’s network, a scheme the company says cost it more than $200 million. Muhammad Fahd, 35, of Karachi, recruited an employee of an AT&T...

Chicago woman charged with fraud in death certificate scheme

Sep. 17, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been charged with obtaining dozens of young homicide victims' death certificates and using them to defraud the government out of thousands of dollars in tax refunds and coronavirus stimulus payments. Katrina Pierce faces federal...

Trump endorses election fraud lawyer for Michigan AG

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer who has made false claims about vote-counting machines in Michigan's 2020 election has won former President Donald Trump's endorsement for state attorney general. Matthew DePerno secured Trump's support Wednesday night. It could prove...

Organizer of Saturday rally looks to rewrite Jan. 6 history

Sep. 17, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault on the U.S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Matt Braynard worked as an analyst for the Republican Party, crunched data for a...

North Carolina mother, son, accused of insurance fraud

Sep. 17, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials with a North Carolina agency have accused a mother and son of falsely telling an insurance company that her car and truck had been struck multiple times by deer and other animals. A news release from state Insurance Commissioner Mike...

Man sentenced to 2 years in prison for using brother's ID

Sep. 17, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 74-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for using his missing brother’s identity to collect up to $500,000 in Social Security disability payments, but officials still don't know what happened to the brother, last seen in 1988. ...

Scottsdale man who skipped sentencing gets extra prison time

Sep. 17, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Scottsdale man who failed to appear for his sentencing in a tax fraud case has received more prison time, according to federal authorities. In August 2020, Thomas Rampetsreiter was given a two-year sentence in federal prison and ordered to pay more than...