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‘SpyEye’ Creator Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire and Bank Fraud
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, a Russian national also known as “Gribodemon” and “Harderman,” has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud for his role as the primary developer and distributor of the malicious software... Read More

6 Year Fraud by CFO Who Embezzled $5.7 Million, Prosecutors Contend
Posted on 6 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Gregg Pierleoni was the chief financial officer of a moving and storage company based in Westchester, New York, from 1987 to April 2013. Now, he is charged with embezzling over $5.7 million from the company over a six year period. According to prosecutors... Read More

Prosecutors’ Rush to Join Private Law Firms Accelerates
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The wave of financial fraud prosecutors joining private law firms is continuing – in fact, it appears to be accelerating. Consider that, in just the past couple of days, David Meister, who ran the enforcement unit at the Commodity Futures... Read More

Disability Doctor Peter J. Lesniewski Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for His Role in Long Island Railroad Fraud
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Peter J. Lesniewski, a Board-certified orthopedist, has been sentenced in Manhattan federal court to eight years in prison for his role in the alleged massive fraud scheme in which Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers claimed to be disabled upon early... Read More

A Clue About #8 in Financial Fraud Law for the Year: Look at Bryan Cave’s Next Firm-Wide Leader
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

As the Financial Fraud Law Blog continues its countdown of the Top 10 in Financial Fraud Law for the year, we are going to begin with a clue: Bryan Cave. Give up? The clue is relevant to our Top 10 list because the international law firm has just... Read More

Three Charged in Alleged Widespread Corruption Schemes at US Military Base
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Three Georgia men have been charged in a 51-count indictment for their alleged participation in fraud and corruption schemes at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia. Federal prosecutors assert that the U.S. government lost millions... Read More

Financial Fraud Law Quiz: New Jersey Mayors Who Have Been Convicted or Pleaded Guilty in Corruption Cases
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

With the bribery, fraud, and extortion conviction last week of Tony Mack, the mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, the Financial Fraud Law Blog and the Financial Fraud Law Report thought we would ask our readers if they could identify the communities in New... Read More

After Targeting the Terminally Ill and the Elderly, Estate Planning CEO and Employee Head to Prison
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

He saw “death as a holiday.” He targeted the terminally ill and the elderly. He stole millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors say that Joseph A. Caramadre, the president, chief executive officer, and majority owner of Estate Planning Resources... Read More

Financial Fraudster Guilty of Conspiring to Kill Judge Who Sentenced Him
Posted on 24 Jan 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

First, he committed a multi-million dollar fraud involving the telemarketing of coins. Then, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for that financial fraud. Now, he has been convicted of conspiring to murder the Assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted... Read More

Stamford Attorney Admits Role in $7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Posted on 19 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Christopher Brecciano, an attorney in Stamford, Connecticut, has pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to conspiring to defraud financial institutions through an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of Connecticut properties. According... Read More