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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, …

Pennsylvania Doctor Surrenders to Authorities for Role in Insurance Fraud

A Pennsylvania doctor has surrendered to federal authorities to spend up to seven years in prison for his part in an insurance fraud scheme involving a defunct drug laboratory. Fifty-five-year-old John Johnson, of Hollidaysburg, surrendered Friday after his conviction on …

New York Accountant Admits Stealing $3M from Grain Shipper

A corporate accountant in New York admitted Monday to stealing at least $3.1 million from agribusiness giant Cargill, Inc., and causing $25 million in losses to the privately held company’s grain shipping operations at the Port of Albany. Diane Backis, …

South Florida a Haven for All Types of Fraud

Need a phony ID? A fraudulent tax refund? Insurance money from a sham car crash? Florida may have just what you’re looking for. Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of the swampland, …

U.S. Issues Tougher Rules for South Florida Check-Cashing Facilities

Federal authorities have issued tough new rules on check-cashing businesses in South Florida as part of the ongoing fight against rampant identity theft and tax fraud. The Treasury Department’s order applies to federal tax refund checks over $1,000 in Miami-Dade …

Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison for Former Oklahoma Insurance Firm Employee

The former employee of an insurance company faces two years in federal prison and more than $168,000 in restitution after being sentenced on a fraud conviction by U.S. district judge in Oklahoma City. Carla Jo Mires, of Oklahoma City, was …

Ex-CEO of Bankrupt Oklahoma Trucking Co. Faces Fraud Charges

Just shy of five years after Arrow Trucking Co. in Tulsa, Okla., suddenly shut its doors, the company’s former chief executive has been indicted on fraud charges related to the company’s demise. A 23-count indictment unsealed on Dec. 5 in …

Oklahoma Insurance Agent Headed to Prison for not Filing Tax Returns

An Oklahoma insurance agent has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for not filing his federal income tax returns. Barry G. Brockman of Oklahoma City was sentenced for not filing tax returns for the calendar years 2003 and …