By KEN SWEET , AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) 09/01 — The scope of Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers’
ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) 07/27 — The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors.
RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) 06/19 — Investigators were suspicious in 2006 when they heard that a rural Texas judge was trying to exchange $450,000 in consecutively marked bills.
JASON DEAREN, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) 05/12 — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students.
MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) 04/20 — Pennsylvania’s attorney general’s office on Wednesday charged a dozen people as part of an organized crime ring that it said had made millions of dollars renting out fraudulently obtained license plates,
JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/10 — The path that took Deven Black to his gritty death in a rundown homeless shelter was as baffling as it was tragic.
BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) 03/25 — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as “Mr. Social Security” pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.
STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/09 — The IRS strikes back: The tax agency reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.
CHICAGO (AP) 03/07 — An Arkansas sports memorabilia collector who federal prosecutors say defrauded investors by offering a phony Heisman Trophy as collateral for a $100,000 loan has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
DAVID SALEH RAUF, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) 02/18 — Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) 02/14 — The founder of ZeekRewards has been sentenced to nearly 15 years behind bars for his lead role in an $850 million online Ponzi scheme that bilked nearly a million people in the U.S.
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BIRMINGHAM 02/07 – A federal judge today sentenced a former Huntsville physician, who was the nation’s highest Medicare prescriber of opioid painkillers at the height of his practice,
BOSTON (AP) 01/24 — A Brazilian man arrested in connection with the discovery of about $20 million in cash hidden inside a box spring in a Massachusetts apartment has been held without bail.
BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 01/19 — The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges,
LOS ANGELES (AP) 01/11— The brother of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty Tuesday in an immigration fraud case stemming from the probe into the killings.
BY CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press MINNIE, Ky. (AP) 12/30 — Donna Dye saw the coal truck come barreling over the horizon and her head started spinning with that familiar,
ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 12/12 — A federal judge on Monday ordered a former deep-sea treasure hunter to answer questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) 12/17 — Seven Africans have admitted being part of a global fraud network that used online dating sites to reach potential victims,
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 12/17 — Two attorneys face federal fraud charges after authorities say they used copyright lawsuits to extort money from hundreds who allegedly downloaded pornographic movies,
BEIJING (AP) 11/07 — China is attempting to crack down on box office fraud in the world’s second-biggest movie market by setting out punishments for companies that fabricate ticket sales and other data under the country’s first film law.