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Los Angeles

Businessman Found Guilty in Fraudulent $1 Billion Biodiesel Tax Scheme

Photo: All Guilty, All Smiles:  Derman and Kingston Exchange Fraud-Scheme Gifts with One Another LOS ANGELES – The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Public Affairs has announced the Salt


Five Arrested in $3.2Million Sober Living Home Scam

Steven Lomonaco, 61, Mahyar “Christian” Mohases, 37, Robert Williams, 41, Nicholas Reeves, 42, and James Frageau, 29, are alleged to be involved in a scheme which took advantage of people

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Insurance Agent Pockets Money, Leaving Client Uninsured During Deadly Mudslides

Photo: Mark Lynch After receiving complaints from his clients, the California Department of Insurance opened an investigation into the insurance dealings of 40-year old Mark Lynch. They discovered Lynch defrauded


Arrest made in three million dollar Ponzi scheme

Photo: Lo Van Tran GARDEN GROVE –  42 year old Lo Van Tran is alleged to have “defrauded multiple investors of over $3 million” in a Ponzi type scheme. An

Los Angeles

$175 Million Rehab Fraudster Sentenced

Photo: Christopher Bathum LOS ANGELES – On Tuesday the co-owner of a drug and alcohol treatment center pleaded guilty to 46 counts in a $175 million fraud scheme. 44-year-old Kirsten

San Bernardino

$180,000 Auto Insurance Fraud Case Results in 6-year Prison Sentence

Photo: Hani Abijudeh  SAN BERNARDINO — On Thursday, 55-year Rancho Cucamonga resident Hani Abujudeh was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in an auto insurance fraud scheme. Abujudeh

Los Angeles

Pair Charged in Fraud, ID Theft Scheme

Andrew Hutchings and Ronald Hoch LOS ANGELES — On October 23, 59-year-old Andrew Hutchings and 60-year-old Ronald Hoch were charged with identity theft, forgery, grand theft, and money laundering. Hutchings


$110 Million In Fines, FinCEN’s Landmark Enforcement Action Against A Foreign-Located MSB

Vinnik arrested in Greece last month SAN FRANCISCO – The Department of the Treasury’s first action against a foreign-located business doing business in the U.S. saw a Russian national indicted

Los Angeles

Father-Daughter Insurance Scam

Christina and Tom Fallon (24/7 Headline News) LONG BEACH — 63-year-old Tom Fallon has been charged with theft by embezzlement and money laundering.  His 28-year-old daughter Christina is expected to

California Los Angeles

Record-Breaking Action Brought to Battle International Fund-Laundering

​ kleptocracy (noun) – a society whose leaders make themselves rich and powerful by stealing from the rest of the people. LOS ANGELES – The Justice Department announced yesterday that the