Industry Scandals

Pennsylvania Attorney Indicted for Role in $2.7 Million Ponzi Scheme

2020-03-31T12:26:24-04:00

An Allentown, Pennsylvania, attorney has been charged for his role in a $2.7 million investment fraud scheme that victimized his law clients, according to a superseding indictment that was unsealed Monday.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s

Pennsylvania Attorney Indicted for Role in $2.7 Million Ponzi Scheme2020-03-31T12:26:24-04:00

Credit Repair Company Settles FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers By Telling Them “Piggybacking” on Others’ Credit Could Boost Scores

2020-03-12T14:10:25-04:00

Defendants promise “huge” credit score increases, ease in obtaining mortgages

A Colorado-based credit repair company and its owner have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they misled

Credit Repair Company Settles FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers By Telling Them “Piggybacking” on Others’ Credit Could Boost Scores2020-03-12T14:10:25-04:00

Politician Indicted for Using Campaign Funds to Pay His Mortgage and Other Personal Expenses.

2020-03-11T14:05:01-04:00

St. Louis, MO –Larry Arnowitz, 66, of St. Louis, Missouri, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of mail fraud related to his illegal use of campaign funds for his personal use and expenses.

According to the Indictment,

Politician Indicted for Using Campaign Funds to Pay His Mortgage and Other Personal Expenses.2020-03-11T14:05:01-04:00

Federal Jury Convicts Man of Wire and Mail Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Mortgage Debt Reduction Scheme

2020-03-06T11:49:41-05:00

A federal jury yesterday found Anthony T. Williams, 48, of Nashville, Tennessee guilty of 32 counts of wire and mail fraud. The verdict followed a four-week trial before United States District Judge

Federal Jury Convicts Man of Wire and Mail Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Mortgage Debt Reduction Scheme2020-03-06T11:49:41-05:00

Owner Of Fraudulent Mortgage Elimination Company Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For $38 Million Fraud Conspiracy

2020-03-03T13:33:51-05:00

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JACQUELINE GRAHAM was sentenced today to 132 months in prison in connection with a $38 million

Owner Of Fraudulent Mortgage Elimination Company Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For $38 Million Fraud Conspiracy2020-03-03T13:33:51-05:00

NY AG James Releases Top 10 Consumer Frauds Of 2019

2020-03-02T12:37:29-05:00

New York Attorney General Letitia James kicked off National Consumer Protection Week by releasing the list of top 10 consumer fraud complaints received by her office in 2019, in addition to a variety of tips on how New Yorkers can avoid future scams.

“This top 10 list not only reflects the numerous ways in which consumers

NY AG James Releases Top 10 Consumer Frauds Of 20192020-03-02T12:37:29-05:00

Union County Man Arrested For Mortgage Fraud And Defrauding The Orange Public Library

2020-02-28T15:51:17-05:00

A Union County, New Jersey, man was arrested today by federal agents on charges of mortgage fraud and scheming to defraud the Orange Public Library, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Shenandoah Adams Sr., a/k/a “Shane Adams Sr.,” 54, of New Providence,

Union County Man Arrested For Mortgage Fraud And Defrauding The Orange Public Library2020-02-28T15:51:17-05:00

Mortgage Short Sale Negotiator Sentenced for Defrauding Mortgage Lenders

2020-02-28T15:51:17-05:00

The principal and co-founder of a North Andover mortgage short sale assistance company was sentenced yesterday in connection with defrauding mortgage lenders and investors out of nearly $500,000 in proceeds from about 90 short sale transactions.

Jaime L. Mulvihill, 40, was

Mortgage Short Sale Negotiator Sentenced for Defrauding Mortgage Lenders2020-02-28T15:51:17-05:00

SEC Charges Real Estate Company and Executives With Defrauding Retail Investors, Obtains Emergency Relief

2020-02-19T10:55:03-05:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency enforcement action and a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Florida-based private real estate firm EquiAlt LLC, its CEO Brian Davison, and its Managing Director Barry Rybicki, in connection

SEC Charges Real Estate Company and Executives With Defrauding Retail Investors, Obtains Emergency Relief2020-02-19T10:55:03-05:00