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Johnson v. Schultz, 2010 N.C. LEXIS 347 (N.C. Apr. 15, 2010)

This case "presents the question of how North Carolina law allocates the risk of loss between a buyer and a seller when the closing attorney in a residential real estate transaction embezzles the sales proceeds . We conclude that in most residential closings buyers possess practical advantages...

Workers’ Comp Fraud Blotter – Recent Arrests, Charges, Convictions, and Investigations (11/18/2010)

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – Dec. 6th Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

Lawsuits Over Koss Corp. Embezzlement Could Linger For Years

Milwaukee is a blue-collar industrial city. It is not known as a center of financial fraud. That changed with the arrest and conviction of Sujata Sachdeva, former vice president of finance for Koss Corp. Koss is a manufacturer of stereo headphones headquartered in Milwaukee. While stories of insider...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/25/2011) – Embezzled County Workers’ Compensation Funds Used For Playboy Mansion Visit to Meet Hugh Hefner

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/1/2011) – Injured Letter Carrier Operated Online Adult Sex Business While Receiving Federal Workers’ Compensation

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/1/2011) – Injured Letter Carrier Operated Online Adult Sex Business While Receiving Federal Workers’ Compensation

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/15/2011) – Caterer Caught On Video Cooking and Coordinating Events While On Disability

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/15/2011) – Caterer Caught On Video Cooking and Coordinating Events While On Disability

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/27/2011) – Bingo Chairperson Failed To Report Her Employment While Collecting Disability Benefits

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/27/2011) – Bingo Chairperson Failed To Report Her Employment While Collecting Disability Benefits

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/3/2011) – Payroll Company Business Executive and Workers’ Comp Attorney Facing Theft Charges

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/10/2011) – Temporary Employment Business Avoided Millions in Taxes and Premiums By Paying Employees Cash Under-the-Table

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Bank Not Liable For Embezzlement, Says NC Business Court

Do you have a client who says his associate embezzled a lot of his money? Does he want to sue the Bank that held the funds, claiming that the Bank should have known that misdoings were afoot and blown the whistle? You'd better tell him to think twice before bringing that claim to the Business Court...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (7/26/2012) – School Custodian Sells Houses While On Disability

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

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Georgia Court Holds No Coverage For Embezzlement By Employee

In its recent decision in National Reimbursement Group Inc. v. Gemini Ins. Co ., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118435 (M.D. Ga. Aug. 21, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia had occasion to consider whether a company...

Caution: When State Corruption Becomes a Federal Crime

BY: CHARLES E. "CHUCK" JAMES, JR. With multiple state and federal investigations ongoing, all eyes are on Richmond, Virginia. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice continues to devote considerable resources to other allegations of bribery, corruption and fraud in local, state and federal...

Embezzlement: Limited Coverage for Employee Dishonesty

Sadly, it is not unusual for an employee to embezzle funds from an employer. For that reason most businessowners policies provide limited coverage for losses incurred as a result of the dishonesty of an employee. The limits available are negotiable. Most business owners believe their employees are honest...

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6 Year Fraud by CFO Who Embezzled $5.7 Million, Prosecutors Contend

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, Pierleoni took funds from the moving company’s...

Accountant from Jal Sentenced to Prison, on Fraud and Identity Theft Convictions

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 also was ordered to pay $501,927.10 in restitution...

Rogue CFO - Part I: Introduction

by David Carroll Small, privately owned corporations deal with all types of challenges: competition, government regulations, recessions, rising cost of benefits for employees —the list is long. But one area that seems to be a persistent problem for small businesses is the area of fraud, in particular...