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1 year 1 week ago

2 accused of helping people get Colo. licenses

DENVER (AP) - Two people from an Aurora driving school face federal charges alleging they helped people fraudulently get driver's licenses, for a fee. Little Lake Driving Academy owner Stuart Bryan King is free on a $100,000 property bond. The academy's clerk Griselda Trevino De Valenzuela was being held Wednesday...

2 years 6 months ago

Campaign fraud?

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein has filed a civil lawsuit against a bank that handled accounts for a Democratic campaign treasurer charged with fraud for allegedly looting dozens of political war chests. The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court names First California bank, the treasurer...

2 years 7 months ago

Recycler's CEO, ex-VP indicted on fraud charges

DENVER (AP) - A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted an electronic-waste recycler accused of shipping thousands of computer and television monitors for disposal overseas, despite telling customers the monitors would be recycled in the U.S. Executive Recycling Inc. is based in Englewood, Colo., but has affiliated locations in...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Man indicted in alleged health scam

DENVER (AP) - The owner of a Colorado-based rural health brokerage has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud, embezzlement and 18 counts of money laundering. The U.S. attorney's office in Denver says 59-year-old Gerald Rising Jr. is accused of mixing trust funds from...

3 years 1 month ago

Investigators converge on rural home

Investigators have converged on a home west of Monument that may offer clues as to the whereabouts of two boys missing for years. Linda and Edward Bryant are charged with fraud for collecting welfare checks for two adopted boys who haven't been seen in years. The Bryant family lived...

3 years 4 months ago

Man pleads guilty to faking way into Harvard

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - A Delaware man has admitted faking his way into Harvard University and has been ordered to repay more than $45,000 in financial aid he received. Adam Wheeler pleaded guilty Thursday to identity fraud, larceny and 18 other charges stemming from allegations he fabricated a perfect...

3 years 4 months ago

Protect yourself when shopping online

Some new numbers show an increase of online shopping as much as 36% from last year during the Christmas season. But not all of us may have such a happy holiday. "A lot of people bought online, more than predicted." explains Katie Carrol with the Better Business Bureau of Southern...

3 years 5 months ago

Colorado to be monitored for voter fraud

DENVER (AP) - Federal officials in Colorado and across the country will be monitoring elections next Tuesday for complaints of voter fraud or voting rights abuses. U.S. Attorney John Walsh says Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas O'Rourke will be in charge of handling complaints in Colorado while the polls are...

3 years 7 months ago

Missing painting spawns lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal authorities say a man fooled a New York art collector into thinking they were partners in the $1.1 million purchase of a missing painting when he was actually ripping her off. Thomas Doyle was charged Thursday with conspiracy and wire fraud in the dealings...

3 years 9 months ago

Feds pull off huge Medicare fraud bust

Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects. Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36...

3 years 10 months ago

Fake collection agency calls may come from overseas

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Tuesday his office has received reports of fraudulent and threatening debt-collection calls. The calls often involve a supposed payday loan debt consumers have allegedly incurred. The callers, who resort to threatening tactics, use a variety of business names and have even invoked the Office...

3 years 10 months ago

State Grand Jury indicts three

A Statewide Grand Jury has indicted three men suspected of running a $5.7 million investment-fraud scheme. Phillip R. Trujillo, David M. Piatt and Timothy B. Burk are suspected of defrauding 70 investors with promises that their investments would be free from risk and would generate generous returns. The trio also...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado man sent to prison for Ponzi scheme

A Denver-area businessman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for running a $32 million Ponzi scheme. Fifty-five-year-old Mark J. Jackson was also sentenced Tuesday to five years of mandatory parole. Jackson pleaded guilty earlier this year to a felony charge of racketeering. Prosecutors say he took money...

3 years 11 months ago

Man charged with faking his way into Harvard

A Delaware man has been charged with faking his way into Harvard and duping the Ivy League school out of $45,000 in financial aid, grants and scholarships. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Adam Wheeler got admitted to Harvard by falsely claiming he had earned a perfect academic record at Phillips Academy...

3 years 11 months ago

CU bilked by insurance fraud

The University of Colorado says it is losing millions of dollars because of fraudulent health insurance claims by employees, and it projects saving more than $2 million a year by cutting ineligible patients. An audit showed that some 6 percent of dependents covered by CU health and dental coverage...

3 years 11 months ago

$2.5 billion recovered for Medicare trust fund

The government says it recovered $2.5 billion in over-payments for the Medicare trust fund last year as the Obama administration focused attention on fraud enforcement efforts in the health care industry. In a report, the Justice Department and the Health and Human Services Department say their cooperative efforts are...

3 years 11 months ago

Goldman executives to face sharp questioning

Top executives of Goldman Sachs today sit before a Senate subcommittee that wants to know what the firm was doing during the housing meltdown. Goldman Sachs already stands accused of fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC says the company misled its investors by pushing complex mortgage securities...

3 years 11 months ago

Mortgage fraud incidents rise last year

Incidents of residential mortgage fraud increased last year, a sign that scammers are still targeting the industry despite efforts to find and report such activity. A study released Monday by the LexisNexis Mortgage Asset Research Institute showed the number of mortgage fraud reports among loans made in 2009 grew 7...

4 years 17 hours ago

Boulder company accused of Ponzi scheme

The owners of a Boulder investment firm are accused of running a ponzi scheme that promised investors annual returns of between 20 percent and 500 percent. Bela A. Geczy of Longmont and Michael Kass are accused of muliple counts of securities fraud and organized crime in a scheme that...

4 years 1 month ago

Man arrested for bank bailout fraud

The former president of a small community bank has become the first person ever charged with trying to defraud the bailout program Charles Antonucci was arrested Monday on charges accusing him of stealing to live a lavish lifestyle that included a Super Bowl junket. The 59-year-old Fishkill resident was...

4 years 4 months ago

Billion dollar fraud scheme in Florida

A once high-flying South Florida attorney is now facing federal criminal charges that he operated an investment fraud scheme using faked legal settlements. Prosecutors are expected to file criminal racketeering charges Tuesday against lawyer Scott Rothstein, according to two law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity because of the...

4 years 6 months ago

House pushes for sweeping audit of the Fed

House lawmakers are trying to pry open the books of the famously secretive Federal Reserve with legislation that would subject the central bank to a sweeping congressional audit. The effort is overwhelmingly bipartisan. Hardline conservatives and liberal Democrats have banded together in their criticism of the Fed as a major...

4 years 7 months ago

Woman accused of stealing IDs, charity funds

A former employee of the Archdiocese of Denver faces charges of stealing the identities of nuns and other employees of Catholic Charities and defrauding a foundation of $391,000. The Denver district attorney filed theft charges Monday accusing Ruth Gonzales of using the employees' identities and submitting fraudulent applications for aid...

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