Financial Fraud Law

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Court Orders MF Global to Pay over $1 Billion in Restitution to Its Customers
Posted on 19 Nov 2013 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

A federal court has entered an order on consent against MF Global Inc. requiring it to pay $1.212 billion in restitution to customers of MF Global to ensure that the customers recover their losses sustained when MF Global failed in 2011. The order... Read More

Accountant from Jal Sentenced to Prison, on Fraud and Identity Theft Convictions
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Roger L. Baeza, an accountant from Jal, New Mexico, has been sentenced to 61 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his conviction on securities fraud, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft charges. Baeza... Read More

Health Care Fraud Recoveries Hit Record $4.3 Billion Last Year, DOJ Reports
Posted on 27 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

For every dollar federal prosecutors spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations under the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program and other programs over the last three years, the government recovered $8.10. This is the highest... Read More

Family that Commits Identity Theft Together Goes to Prison Together
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

Mary Young and her husband, Christian Young, and her son, Octavious Reeves, have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. Mary Young was sentenced to serve 87 months in prison, Christian Young was sentenced... Read More

US Attorney in Manhattan Has Recovered Nearly $4 Billion from Criminal and Civil Cases Since January 2013
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is reporting that it has recovered more than $2.7 billion in forfeiture actions since January 2013, that it also has collected or has entered into agreements to recover $1.06 billion... 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

Renoir Painting and Custom-Built Sports Car Seized from Convicted Con Man Rocco DeSimone Are Sold at Auction
Posted on 18 Nov 2013 by Steven A. Meyerowitz

A Renoir painting and a custom-designed sports car seized by the federal government from imprisoned Rhode Island con man Rocco DeSimone have been sold at auction for $740,000. DeSimone had been convicted by a federal court jury in Providence of bilking... Read More