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FBI’s Top Ten News Stories for the Week Ending August 5, 2011

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  1. New York: Fourteen Charged in $58 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving Long Island Mortgage Broker

    The filing of a five-count indictment was announced charging 14 individuals in connection with their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme involving more than 100 home mortgage loans valued at more than $58 million on residential properties. Full Story                                                        

  2. Detroit: Twenty-Six Indicted in Drug Distribution Investigation That Led to Uncovering of Massive Health Care Fraud                 FBI_Hostage_Rescue

    An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Detroit was unsealed charging 26 individuals for their participation in a large-scale health care fraud and drug distribution scheme. Full Story

  3. Kansas City: Northland Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Multi-Million-Dollar Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

    Rasheed G. Shakur was sentenced in federal court for his role in a multi-million-dollar drug trafficking conspiracy, as well as related money laundering and firearms offenses. Full Story

  4. Chicago: Fourteen Charged in New Phase of Undercover Mortgage Fraud Probe

    Two residential real estate appraisers were among 14 defendants who allegedly engaged in three separate mortgage fraud schemes involving four homes. Thirteen of the defendants were arrested, including two sellers who went to purported closings on the properties as part of an undercover investigation. Full Story

  5. Miami: Miami-Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Nelson Fernandez pled guilty to his role in two separate fraud schemes that resulted in the submission of more than $200 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. Full Story

  6. Newark: Former CFO of  Printing Supply Company Sentenced to 56 Months in Prison for Embezzlement Scheme 

    The former chief financial officer of the New Jersey-based Harold M. Pitman Company was sentenced to 56 months in prison for embezzling more than $2 million from his former employer. Full Story

  7. Boston: Attorney and Former Town Councilman Sentenced to 63 Months in Federal Prison for Conspiracy, Bribery, and Extortion

    Robert S. Ciresi, an attorney and former North Providence town councilman and solicitor, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison and fined $10,000 for his role as a middleman in a corruption and kickback scheme run by three North Providence town councilmen. Full Story

  8. Indianapolis: Couple Indicted for Illegally Dispensing Controlled Substances to Patients at Weight Loss Centers; Cheated IRS of Nearly $750,000 in Taxes

    The owner of a weight loss clinic with three locations in northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago and his wife were indicted for allegedly illegally dispensing amphetamine-based controlled substances to patients and engaging in illegal monetary transactions and tax fraud. The defendants were charged in 35-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury.Full Story

  9. Little Rock: Attorney Pleads Guilty to $47 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

    Kevin Harold Lewis pled guilty to one count of bank fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. Full Story

  10. Houston: Postmaster Overseas at Army Camp Post Office Arrested for Theft of Public Funds

    Delmus Eugene Scott Jr. was charged with one count of theft of public funds in connection with his civilian duties at an overseas army post. Full Story

 

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