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Kansas City Payday Lender is Convicted in a $220 Million Fraud Scheme

January 8th, 2018

A federal jury in Manhattan has found that a Kansas City, Missouri businessman is guilty of fraud for running a $220 million payday lending business that illegally charged high interest rates and made loans to consumers who did not authorize them.

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Three Kansas Citizens Indicted for Tax Fraud

June 12th, 2017

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Three adult men from Kansas City were charged with twenty-three (23) counts of tax fraud.  According to the charges, the men prepared forty-seven (47) false tax returns in order to obtain tax refunds of $108,621.

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Going to Jail for Concealing a Bank Account

May 31st, 2017


A California man is going to jail for over four (4) years for bankruptcy fraud because he hid a bank account from the bankruptcy court.

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Former Attorneys Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

April 7th, 2017

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A former attorney has pled guilty to bankruptcy fraud for hiding his assets from his bankruptcy estate.  When filing for bankruptcy, it is important to inform the court of all of your assets, no matter what they are or how small or insignificant.

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Lee’s Summit Man Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

March 1st, 2017

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A Lee’s Summit man was recently convicted of mortgage fraud for stealing $3.7 million dollars.  Albert Roberts was sentenced to four (4) years in prison without parole and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1.9 million dollars.  If you have been charged with a crime, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at

Utah Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and Bankruptcy Fraud

December 2nd, 2016


Mr. Valentine of Liberty, Utah has pled guilty to bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud for failing to disclose assets in connection with his bankruptcy case.  It was alleged that Mr. Valentine provided false statements to U.S. Bank in order to get U.S. Bank to lend him $362,000 as well as selling real estate and not reporting the proceeds to the bankruptcy court.

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Statute of Limitations for Fraud

December 30th, 2015

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The legal phrase “statute of limitations” simply means the deadline for some event.  The statute of limitations, or deadline, to discover a fraud that has occurred against you in Missouri is ten (10) years.  Once you discover the fraud, which can happen at any time during the ten (10) years, you have five (5) years to sue the person who committed the fraud against you.

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Act Fast When Suing for Fraud

November 24th, 2015

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When a fraud has been committed, you must sue in the state in which the fraud occurred.  This means that you are governed by that state’s statute of limitations, meaning time limits.  When suing for fraud, your time limit starts ticking away when the facts constituting the fraud are discovered.  So when you learn of a fraud that has occurred against you, speak to an attorney right away.

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Bankruptcy Crimes

November 26th, 2014


A business owner was recently found guilty of bankruptcy fraud, a federal crime, for failing to disclose a transfer of an asset.  In his defense, the business owner stated he did not list the transfer because he did not feel it was worth anything.  Whether it has value or not, all assets must be listed in your bankruptcy.  If you want to file for bankruptcy and don’t want to go to jail for a bankruptcy crime, feel free to contact us for assistance at 816-524-4949.

Real Estate Trickery

June 6th, 2014

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When dealing with professionals in real estate, including construction or improvement workers, a person may be able to sue for fraudulent misrepresentation if all of the requirements are met. The basics of fraudulent misrepresentation are that a person makes an unkept promise and that person had no intention of keeping that promise when they made it in the first place. In the case of Shawn Stevens vs. Markirk Construction, Inc., there may have been a fraudulent misrepresentation when a construction company says that land would not flood when they knew there was a possibility that it might.

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