By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) 08/16 — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S.
By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) 06/14 — An Alabama sheriff was arrested Friday and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of scamming a food bank and his own small-town church to pocket thousands under an old law that let state sheriffs profit from feeding prisoners.
By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press 03/11 It’s a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem,
By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 01/31 — Dongyuan Li’s business was called “You Win USA,” and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies who would automatically enjoy all the benefits of American citizenship.
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/02 — Body cameras for state troopers and GPS vehicle locators in cruiser were among several policy changes ordered Monday for the Massachusetts state police after the agency was rocked by an overtime scandal and other recent disclosures.
By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 01/29 — More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that’s been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S.
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 01/13 — A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
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.
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.
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.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) 02/25 — A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive.
Boca Raton police say 45-year-old Michael McGilvary II went to a dealership to test drive a $150,000 Maserati GranTurismo.
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.
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.
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,
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) 11/08 — New Jersey state police say two people have been charged with stuffing material into toll baskets on the Atlantic City Expressway to prevent coins from going in and then returning to steal the money.
ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 10/27 — It can be a frightening call to get — and it’s a familiar one for many Americans.
COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press 10/08 Schools across the U.S. are warning about a scam to convince parents that their children have been kidnapped — even though they haven’t — and to collect ransom money.