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Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Cheating Chicken Products Suppliers

A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to defrauding Texas chicken products companies out of $630,000 through a fake invoice scheme has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Yannick Minang, 27, of Hingham was sentenced …

Maryland Army Veteran Charged with Fraud After Falsely Claiming Disability

A U.S. Army veteran in Maryland is facing federal charges for falsely claiming to be a paraplegic to obtain more than $1 million in government disability benefits. A federal criminal complaint charged William Rich of Windsor Mill, Maryland, for allegedly …

Fifth Member of $31M New York City Trip-And-Fall Scheme Arrested, Charged

A New York litigation funder and the fifth member of a $31 million trip-and-fall fraud scheme has been arrested and charged in Manhattan Federal Court. An indictment has been unsealed charging Adrian Alexander with conspiracy to commit mail and wire …

New Jersey Executive Who Embezzled $48M Gets 75-Month Sentence

A former publication company executive was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday in a $48 million embezzlement plot. A federal judge sentenced Nestor Charriez to 75 months and also ordered him to pay $43 million in restitution. …

Convicted Massachusetts Shoe Company Exec to Forfeit Home to Feds

A former executive at a Massachusetts shoe manufacturer convicted last month of embezzling $30 million from the company must also now surrender his $800,000 home, according to court records. A federal forfeiture notice shows the government will seize a Duxbury …

Former Pennsylvania Bank Manager Accused of Setting Fire to Conceal Embezzlement

The former branch manager of a western Pennsylvania credit union stole $340,000 and then set the bank safe on fire to throw off investigators, federal prosecutors said. A federal grand jury indicted Patty Lynn Mavrakis of Belle Vernon on Wednesday …

Ex-Boston Police Department Auto Repair Worker Will Plead Guilty to Fraud Scheme

A former Boston Police Department auto repair technician has agreed to plead guilty to a scheme to embezzle more than $260,000 from the department in auto parts and supplies, federal prosecutors said. Bahram Gharony bought parts and supplies, claiming they …

Massachusetts Woman Gets Six Years in Prison for Embezzling from Nonprofits

A Massachusetts woman who embezzled about $1.4 million from two nonprofits where she worked has been sentenced to six years in federal prison, prosecutors said. In addition, Nicole Lescarbeau was also sentenced last week to five years of probation and …

Massachusetts Shoe Company Exec to Plead Guilty to Embezzling $30M

A former top executive at a Massachusetts-based shoe manufacturer has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling $30 million from the company, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Richard Hajjar, 64, the former chief financial officer of Alden Shoe Co., agreed to plead …

New York CFO Pleads Guilty to Laundering Scheme Involving Diamonds

A New York company’s chief financial officer acknowledged stealing nearly $776,000 to invest it partly in African diamonds, according to federal prosecutors. Michael Bartusek pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and filing a false tax return Thursday, according to …