- Husband and wife physicians convicted of health care fraud Updated: Sep-04-15 8:46 pm
GREENBELT, Maryland - Two Potomac doctors who owned and operated a pain management clinic have been convicted of health care fraud.
- Beauty contestant sentenced for workers' comp fraud Updated: Sep-04-15 8:44 pm
RIVERSIDE, California - A Southern California woman who claimed she couldn't work because of a foot injury - until she was spotted wearing high heels in beauty contests - has been sentenced for workers' compensation fraud.
- State Medicaid agency reviewing potential fraud by providers Updated: Sep-04-15 5:43 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is reviewing dozens of private providers for possible fraud after payments for certain behavioral health services skyrocketed.
- Embattled secretary of state remains silent on charges Updated: Sep-04-15 2:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The second of two public hearings scheduled this week to consider changes to New Mexico's elections and campaign finance rules was canceled Friday, raising more questions about the ability of embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran to oversee the office in the wake of fraud and embezzlement charges.
- Woman accused as posing as attorney sentenced to jail Updated: Sep-04-15 2:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman accused of posing as a lawyer and even negotiating a plea deal for a client is headed to jail for 62 days.
- Sisters woman hit with $140,000 fine in alleged fraud scheme Updated: Sep-04-15 12:51 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon consumer officials are warning the public about a Sisters woman who allegedly defrauded investors of $700,000 through fake business ventures.
- Former rehabilitation worker pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud Updated: Sep-04-15 7:43 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A former director of a Baton Rouge rehabilitation and detoxification treatment center admitted in federal court that she surreptitiously used patient information to obtain and distribute thousands of prescription medications.
- 2 plead not guilty to making false claim from BP spill Updated: Sep-04-15 7:02 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Sorrento town councilman and his wife have pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse them of benefiting financially by falsely claiming the BP oil spill damaged their fishing boat and trailer.
- Natchez police employee arrested, charged with fraud Updated: Sep-04-15 6:23 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - A 45-year-old clerical employee of the Natchez Police Department has been arrested on prescription fraud charges.
- Texas AG makes first post-indictment campaign appearance Updated: Sep-03-15 9:38 pm
HOUSTON - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton made his first campaign appearance late Thursday since being indicted on securities fraud charges, but only vaguely alluded to his legal troubles while addressing about 800 cheering supporters at a tea party rally.
- Prosecutor: Medicaid worker's alleged take tops $10 million Updated: Sep-03-15 8:08 pm
PHOENIX - A prosecutor says an executive who oversaw procurement for the Arizona Medicaid program may have skimmed more than $10 million through an elaborate scheme over the past nine years.
- The Latest: Guatemala ex-leader escorted to jail Updated: Sep-03-15 7:54 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):
- Prison ordered for Michigan man in dirty sock deal Updated: Sep-03-15 7:13 pm
ADRIAN, Michigan - A man who tried to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana has been sentenced to at least one year in a Michigan prison.
- Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme Updated: Sep-03-15 6:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.
- Guadalupe mayor to pay restitution in food stamp fraud case Updated: Sep-03-15 5:40 pm
PHOENIX - The mayor of the small Arizona town of Guadalupe has been ordered to pay nearly $5,500 in restitution in a food stamp fraud case.
- Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt Updated: Sep-03-15 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 3,000 former Corinthian College students will have their college loans erased, the first wave of debt relief tied to the collapse of the for-profit higher education chain. The potential cost to taxpayers if all Corinthian students seek relief: $3.2 billion.
- Woman found guilty on 24 counts of voter fraud Updated: Sep-03-15 3:58 pm
DOTHAN, Alabama - A jury in Alabama has found a woman guilty of voter fraud.
- Former sports gear execs sentenced in school fraud scheme Updated: Sep-03-15 2:58 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A former executive of a sports gear company was sentenced to nearly 3 ½ years in prison Thursday for his role in a scheme that federal prosecutors said defrauded high schools in New Jersey and elsewhere by inflating invoices and forging fake bids from competitors.
- Grand jury indicts 3 in Sioux Falls sex trafficking cases Updated: Sep-03-15 10:01 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A federal grand jury indicted three people on sex trafficking charges in two separate cases in Sioux Falls.
- Couple accused of stealing more than $600K from Fresno bank Updated: Sep-03-15 9:00 am
FRESNO, California - Federal prosecutors say a Fresno bank manager and her boyfriend are accused of running an embezzlement scheme that defrauded a Bank of America branch out of more than $600,000.
- St. Joseph man pleads guilty in solar rebate fraud Updated: Sep-03-15 8:26 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A co-owner of a St. Joseph solar energy installation company pleaded guilty in a fraudulent rebate scheme that netted the company more than $1 million.
- School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme Updated: Sep-03-15 3:13 am
LOS ANGELES - Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn't have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help.
- Korean wanted for $3.5 million fraud is extradited from LA Updated: Sep-02-15 7:46 pm
LOS ANGELES - A Korean diaper importer has been extradited from Los Angeles to face charges that he bilked investors out of $3.5 million in his home country.
- Prosecutors allege bogus tire claims by NASA contractors Updated: Sep-02-15 5:55 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Federal prosecutors say two NASA contractors in Florida committed fraud by submitting hundreds of thousands of dollars in fake claims for car tires.
- Security company to pay $50K to Missouri consumers Updated: Sep-02-15 5:52 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri attorney general's office says a home security company accused of misleading consumers has to pay $50,000 to Missouri customers.