Category Archives: Fraud

Mistrial Declared in California Embezzlement Case

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump, is charged with embezzlement for stealing nearly $10 million of settlement money from his clients. He is accused of negotiating and collecting settlements on their behalf, … Continue reading

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University of Phoenix Cancels $141 Million in Debt for ‘Deceptive’ Ads

The for-profit school, University of Phoenix, agreed to a $191 million settlement after it lured students by advertising employer partnerships that did not exist, the Federal Trade Commission said. The school’s deceptions affected students who enrolled between October 2012 and … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo Ex-CEO Banned in Fake-Account Scandal

A regulator barred former Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf from the banking industry and fined him $17.5 million over the firm’s fake-accounts scandal, an extraordinary sanction for a top executive at a large bank, Wall Street Journal Reported. Mr. … Continue reading

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Former NFL Players Fraud Scheme Picked Off

The Justice Department charged 10 former NFL players with defrauding a health-care program for retired players of nearly $4 million. Among them a group the Justice Department filed charges against are Robert McCune, John Eubanks, Tamarick Vanover, Ceandris Brown, James … Continue reading

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Washington County businessman gets prison in tax, bankruptcy, unemployment schemes

A judge has sent Washington County business owner George Retos Jr., 71, to federal prison for a year and a day for conspiracy to defraud the IRS and filing a false bankruptcy declaration in connection with his companies, reported by … Continue reading

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Restitution Remanded

Today we’re going to be visiting a summary of State of Missouri vs. Gilbert Garcia, in the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District – WD81687, regarding restitution. The court ruled the defendant had permission to charge construction items onto the … Continue reading

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Former Wichita Lawyer Sentenced for Embezzlement

69-year-old lawyer Christopher O’Brien of Wichita, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a bankruptcy estate. The former lawyer in Wichita was sentenced to 36 months in custody for embezzling from clients, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. O’Brien … Continue reading

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