By Associated Press | 04/15/14 08:54 AM
Federal authorities say a 40-year-old man has been indicted on fraud charges involving more than $47,000 he received in oil-spill recovery money.
By Associated Press | 04/15/14 08:50 AM
The former owner of a Los Angeles medical equipment company has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for submitting nearly $25 million in bogus Medicare bills.
By Associated Press | 04/15/14 08:47 AM
The disgraced former city manager who became the face of a multimillion dollar corruption scandal in the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell was sentenced in federal court Monday to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion.
By David Freddoso | 04/15/14 05:18 AM
Only 11 states depended on the federal government for more than one-third of their total revenues in 2001. By 2012, 24 states found themselves in this situation. State-by-state data from the U.S. Census Bureau, compiled by the State Budget Solutions nonprofit, illustrates the trend of...
By Associated Press | 04/14/14 09:06 AM
Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida. U.S. District Judge Ann Conway sentenced the men Friday in federal court in Orlando.
By Associated Press | 04/14/14 09:01 AM
Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam. Federal officials say the defendants received kickbacks for pretending to be patients. The defendants range between 67 years old and 79 years old.
By Associated Press | 04/14/14 08:52 AM
The state Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into how the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority spent public money to educate voters about an expanded bus system and light rail project called Greenlight Pinellas.
04/11/14 01:00 PM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson man has been indicted on charges that he allegedly stole more than $9 million from his bankrupt business. William "Butch" Dickson faces charges in U.S. District Court. Authorities allege that after Community Home Financial Services filed for Chapter 11...
04/10/14 07:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop. A government report released in November said the IRS issued nearly $4 billion in...
04/10/14 05:15 PM
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore public school officials say they have accepted the resignation of a high school principal who pleaded guilty in Georgia to stealing nearly $2 million in federal children's nutrition funds. Officials said in a statement Thursday that the system had accepted the...
04/10/14 02:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The once high-flying hedge fund SAC Capital was sentenced on criminal fraud charges Thursday under a $1.8 billion deal that prosecutors say included the largest criminal fine ever imposed in an insider trading case. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan formally...
04/09/14 04:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive. The Consumer...
By Luke Rosiak | 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Political operatives are profiting by using misleading pleas to raise money from people who think they're giving to well-known candidates who don't actually benefit at all. Their donors are often elderly retirees, campaign finance records show. But "scam" PACs have little to fear from the...
By Associated Press | 04/09/14 08:55 AM
South Carolina State University has diverted $6.5 million meant for agriculture research to cover debts since 2007, contributing to its cash flow crisis, the state inspector general said in a report released this week.
By Associated Press | 04/09/14 08:49 AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two South Florida men are facing fraud charges in an alleged $70 million scheme using investments in so-called "virtual concierge" machines that operate in retail stores. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 49-year-old Joseph Signore and 56-year-old Paul...
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