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Two Men Charged in Scheme to Obtain Fraudulent Loans

Federal authorities announced that two men have been charged in connection with their alleged roles in a scheme that used stolen identities to obtain more than $450,000 in disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. Roughly $250,000 of that was … Continue reading

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Illinois Attorney Found Guilty of Bankruptcy Fraud

An attorney from Illinois, who practiced bankruptcy law, has been convicted on four counts of bankruptcy fraud charges. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the … 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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Kansas Farmer Grows Bankruptcy Fraud Scheme

Wichita Kansas prosecutors say they plan to seek more than $2.1 million in restitution from a Kansas farmer who pled guilty to crop insurance and bankruptcy fraud, reported AP News. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kevin Struss, of rural WaKeeney, … 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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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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Kansas City Payday Lender is Convicted in a $220 Million Fraud Scheme

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 … Continue reading

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Three Kansas Citizens Indicted for Tax Fraud

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. If you are in tax … Continue reading

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