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Las Vegas Tax Return Preparer Indicted for Preparing False Tax Returns, Aggravated Identity Theft and Wire Fraud

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 11, 2019 A grand jury in Las Vegas, Nevada, returned a superseding indictment today charging a tax return preparer with preparing and filing false tax returns, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the […]

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Three Convicted on Charges Related to Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 21, 2018 Greenbelt, Maryland – Late on June 20, 2018, a federal jury convicted Michelle Sylethia Jordan, a/k/a Michelle Harris and Michelle Welsh, age 49; her husband, Michael Paul Anthony Welsh, a/k/a Michael A. Welsh and Michael Paul S. Welsh, age […]

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Justice Department Sues to Block Sabre’s Acquisition of Farelogix

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Acquisition Would Eliminate Disruptive Competitor, Leading to Higher Prices as Well As Reduced Quality and Innovation in Airline Booking Services The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today seeking to block Sabre Corporation’s $360 million acquisition of Farelogix, Inc. […]

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Nigerian Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in $8.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme and Related Money Laundering

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 19, 2019 A Nigerian man was sentenced to 46 months in prison today for his role in a durable medical equipment (DME) scheme in which more than $8 million was fraudulently billed to Medicare for DME that was not medically necessary. Assistant Attorney […]

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Property Preservationist Pleads Guilty in $10 Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 12, 2019 Former East Greenwich, Rhode Island, businesswoman Monique N. Brady, 44, whose company, MNB, specialized in preserving the condition of foreclosed homes for resale, yesterday admitted to utilizing her business and business contacts, often times family members, friends, and business associates, to […]

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Department of JusticeOffice of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, July 2, 2019 Electrical Engineer Convicted of Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Missile Guidance Applications An electrical engineer has been found guilty of multiple federal criminal charges, including engaging in a scheme to illegally obtain integrated circuits with military applications that later […]

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Former Attorney Pleads Guilty for Role in Loan Modification Scam That Targeted Struggling Homeowners United States v. Ronald Rodis

Press ReleaseDocket Number: 8:13-CR-0208 (C.D. Cal.) On June 29, Ronald Rodis pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for his role in Rodis Law Group, a bogus law firm that purported to offer struggling homeowners assistance obtaining loan modifications. Three defendants, including Rodis, opened Rodis Law Group and advertised loan modification assistance […]

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Owner of Loan Modification Scam That Targeted Struggling Owners Pleads Guilty United States v. Bryan D’Antonio

Press ReleaseDocket Number: 8:13-CR-0208 (C.D. Cal.) On August 9, Bryan D’Antonio pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for his role as owner and operator of Rodis Law Group and America’s Law Group, bogus law firms that purported to offer struggling homeowners assistance obtaining loan modifications. In reality, these companies were telemarketing […]

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Fifth Defendant Sentenced in Debt Relief Fraud Scheme United States v. Nelson et al.; United States v. Harati et al.

Docket Numbers: 8:14-CR-0198-DSF; 8:15-CR-0041 (C.D. Cal.) On November 21, 2016, defendant John Vartanian was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay $1.2 million of restitution in connection with a fraudulent debt relief services scheme based in Orange County, California. Vartanian previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud […]

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Two Businessmen Convicted of International Bribery Offenses

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 20, 2019 Schemed to Bribe High-Level Officials in Haiti A federal jury in Boston found the chairman and CEO of an investment firm and a member of the investment firm’s board of directors guilty today for their participation in a scheme to bribe […]

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Four Executives of Canadian Payment Processor Charged with Fraud and Money Laundering

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 20, 2019 Four individuals were charged with engaging in a massive fraud scheme in which their company processed payments from victims of numerous international mass-mail fraud campaigns, the Department of Justice announced. Rosanne Day, 51; Robert Paul Davis, 63; Genevieve Renee Frappier, 49; […]