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Massachusetts Chicken Eatery Owner Sentenced for Fraud

A New York man who had an ownership stake in 11 fried chicken restaurants in the Boston, Mass., area has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for tax, insurance and immigration fraud. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Hazrat Khalid Khan, …

New York Car Dealer to Get Prison Time for Fraud, Theft and Forgery

A 63-year-old man faces prison time for fraud, forgery and other illegal activities at the two car dealerships he operated in western New York. Richard Giza, of Lancaster, has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to grand larceny, forgery, insurance …

Man Convicted of Staging Connecticut Crashes in Fraud Scam Gets Prison

Federal prosecutors say a man will spend less than a year in prison for his role in an insurance scam involving staged car crashes in eastern Connecticut. Jonas Joseph was sentenced Wednesday in New Haven federal court to eight months …

U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Texas Creates Disaster Fraud Task Force

Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston has established a Disaster Fraud Task Force in the Eastern District of Texas comprised of local, state, and federal agencies to combat hurricane Harvey related disaster fraud activity, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. The …

Kansas Governor Pardons Man in 1994 Insurance Fraud Case

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first pardon in almost seven years in office to a man convicted of felony theft as a college student in 1994. Brownback’s office announced the pardon for Mark Schmitt of Parker, Colorado. Schmitt …

Man Gets Four Years in Prison for Staging Crashes in Connecticut Fraud Scam

A Haitian man who federal prosecutors say was the ringleader of an auto insurance scam involving as many as 50 staged car crashes was sentenced Monday to four years in prison and ordered to pay $207,000 in restitution. Mackenzy Noze, …

Alleged Leader of Connecticut Auto Insurance Fraud Scam to be Sentenced

A Connecticut man who federal prosecutors say was the ringleader of an auto insurance scam involving as many as 50 staged car crashes is set to be sentenced. Mackenzy Noze filed court documents saying he should receive less than three …

Former New York Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison for $1.8M Scheme

A former insurance broker in Long Island, N.Y., who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and fraud has been sentenced to serve three to nine years in prison. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday that 44-year-old Kimberly Graziano, of …

24 Indicted in Staged Crash Case in Vegas Involving $500K in Claims

Nevada’s top state prosecutor says 24 people have been indicted in a scheme alleging they staged car crashes and filed about $500,000 worth of fraudulent insurance claims in Las Vegas. Attorney General Adam Laxalt said the 68-count indictment filed last …

Kansas Banker Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Bank, Insurance Company

Prosecutors say a former Kansas banker has been sentenced to prison eight months in prison for a wire fraud scheme that included the theft of funds from Labette Bank and its insurance company subsidiary, as well as filing false tax …