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Lawyer Murdaugh exits jail after $10M insurance fraud arrest

Sep. 16, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Instead of a suit and tie, lawyer Alex Murdaugh found himself in a jail jumpsuit Thursday in a cramped South Carolina courtroom, struggling to wipe tears from his eyes with handcuffed wrists as his lawyer detailed how his life crumbled over the past three months. ...

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

Sep. 16, 2021 12:14 PM EDT
HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

Seafood company owner pleads guilty to visa fraud

Sep. 16, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An Eastern Shore ice and seafood company and its owner have pleaded guilty to employing foreign workers illegally and visa fraud in a manipulation of a seasonal worker program to boost profits at the workers’ expense, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. ...

West Virginia woman gets nearly 3 years in wire fraud scheme

Sep. 16, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for defrauding Charleston-area businesses. Misty Brotherton-Tanner, 41, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston for her April guilty plea to wire fraud and...

Official: Reality TV star sentenced for Ponzi scheme, fraud

Sep. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former cast member on the reality television show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for conspiracy and wire fraud related to a Ponzi scheme and related charges involving a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan...

Ex-owner of assisted living facility pleads guilty to fraud

Sep. 15, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The former owner of a Richmond assisted living facility pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud after spending more than $800,000 meant for residents’ care on travel, gambling expenses and personal debts, federal prosecutors said. Mable...

Man gets over 7 years in prison in cryptocurrency scam

Sep. 15, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Australian man who pleaded guilty to securities fraud for cheating investors in his cryptocurrency fund of over $50 million was sentenced to over seven years in prison Wednesday by a judge who questioned the sincerity of his apology. U.S. District...

Ex-state lawmaker gets 15 months in corruption scandal

Sep. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state lawmaker was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, defrauding a bank to obtain loans to buy a home and repay personal debts, and collecting income that he...

Police: Lawyer Murdaugh arranged own death but shot grazed

Sep. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said...

Man imprisoned in Giuliani-related fraud case seeks release

Sep. 15, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who admitted that his fraud-busting business was a fraud is citing the coronavirus threat in prisons as he asks a judge to release him early from his one-year prison term. David Correia, 46, made the request in court papers filed...