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Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (6/11/2015) – Louisville Businessman Sentenced To Years In Prison and Ordered To Pay Millions in Restitution For Massive Tax and Fraud Scheme

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – June 11, 2015 Louisville Businessman Sentenced To Years In Prison and Ordered To Pay Millions in Restitution For Massive Tax and Fraud Scheme (NY) – Anthony Huff, a Louisville, Kentucky businessman with national business interests, has been sentenced to...

Construction Bonds - A Relatively Small Exception to Fraud and Contract Don’t Mix

Remember all of my posts about how fraud and contract claims don’t usually play well in litigation? Well, as always with the law, there are exceptions. For instance, a well plead Virginia Consumer Protection Act claim will survive a dismissal challenge . A recent opinion, [ enhanced version...

Fraud and the Detection of the Sources for Bribery

In a recent White Paper authored by Peter Smith for OFS Portal, entitled “ Procurement and Fraud in the Supply Chain ”, where he examined “fraud linked to procurement and supply chain activities.” Smith focuses on where fraud can occur in the procurement process. From this starting...

2015 Post-Season Florida Insurance Report

Political Overview Republicans fared well in the election cycle that preceded the 2015 Florida Legislative Session. Despite a tight race, Republican Governor Rick Scott won re-election as did the other three GOP Cabinet members. Additionally, Republicans took six House seats from the Democrats...

Feds Charge Texas Immigration Scammer - Law360

Law360, July 10, 2015 - "A Texas woman who authorities say ripped off immigrants in federal detention centers by pretending to represent attorneys has been charged with wire fraud and identity theft. Jessica Rivas Alva visited two detention facilities in Louisiana this year and offered the immigrants...

Is That Covered - Misrepresentations In Sale of Life Insurance

By Michael R. Kelley A Pennsylvania appellate court, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], has affirmed a $300,000 judgment against Riversource Life Insurance Co. in a suit accusing the insurer and its agent of making fraudulent misrepresentations...

How to Defeat an Arson for Profit Attempt – Suspected Arsonist’s Bad Faith Suit Fails

Arson-for-profit is the most dangerous of all methods of attempting insurance fraud. When an insurer has sufficient evidence to suspect an arson for profit attempt and denies the claim it will expect that the insured will sue the insurer for fraud and bad faith. The best way to defeat such an action...

SEC Granted TRO in Wa. EB-5 Regional Center Lawsuit: SEC v. Path America

Here is a link to a PDF combining the Complaint (pages 1-17) and the TRO (pages 18-27) issued Aug. 24, 2015 in SEC v. Path America, No. 2:15-cv-01350-JLR, W.D. Wa. Excerpts: "Since February 2012, defendants Lobsang Dargey; Path America, LLC; Path America SnoCo LLC; Path America Farmer’s...

SEC Charges Three RMBS Traders With Lying to Clients

The SEC and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut charged three senior traders with fraud by misrepresenting pricing information to clients regarding securities traded in opaque markets. In those markets clients often rely on the trader for pricing information since it is not...

Wa. Atty. Gen. Shuts Down Immigration Scammers

Washington State Attorney General, Sept. 14, 2015 - "Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a Friday court order against EC New Horizons and EC Horizons requiring repeat offenders Edwin Cruz and Maurice Terry to pay $234,000. Cruz and Terry provided unlawful immigration assistance to over 400 Washington...

Federal: 11th Circuit Affirms Postal Worker’s Conviction of 33 Counts of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, in relevant part, a jury’s findings that an Alabama letter carrier was guilty of 33 counts of workers’ compensation fraud in connection with benefits received following a work-related injury. In 2001, the postal worker suffered an admitted injury...

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight – Voter ID Controversies Cloud 2016 Elections

While media attention focuses on the presidential campaign, courts are making changes in voting laws in ways that could impact election outcomes in 2016 and beyond. Under the banner of combating voter fraud, Republican-run legislatures have in the last several years passed a slew of stringent voter...