- Feds try to close Montana-based timeshare donation program Updated: Nov-27-15 3:06 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to stop a Montana lawyer and others from running or promoting a program that appears to facilitate philanthropic donations of timeshares, but actually led customers to commit tax fraud and didn't give much to charity, according to a court filing.
- Attorney general warns consumers about credit card fraud Updated: Nov-27-15 7:36 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - With the Christmas shopping season underway, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster is warning consumers to remain guarded against credit card fraud, even as more secure credit card technologies become widespread.
- Speech pathologist charged with TennCare Fraud Updated: Nov-27-15 4:05 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Authorities say a speech pathologist who works with children has been indicted on a TennCare Fraud charge in East Tennessee.
- Judge says 3 men must pay for defrauding northern Iowa bank Updated: Nov-26-15 11:17 am
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A former senior vice president of a bank and four accomplices must pay in cash and time behind bars for defrauding a bank in northern Iowa.
- Ohioan accused of stealing $940K in benefits over 23 years Updated: Nov-26-15 6:11 am
CLEVELAND - The attorney general's office says a Cleveland-area woman accused of stealing more than $940,000 in public pension and Social Security benefits over more than two decades has been indicted on felony charges.
- Hobbs man pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering Updated: Nov-26-15 5:05 am
HOBBS, New Mexico - A Hobbs man could face up to 18 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme.
- Former Chicago Transit workers sentenced in fraud scheme Updated: Nov-26-15 4:10 am
CHICAGO - Two former Chicago Transit Authority workers have been sentenced in a fraud scheme.
- AP Interview: US must address waste, fraud in Afghan aid Updated: Nov-26-15 1:21 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says "it's not too late" to address the fraud and mismanagement that has bedeviled the 14-year effort to rebuild the country.
- Former health official enters plea in Medicaid fraud case Updated: Nov-25-15 3:49 pm
MASON, Michigan - The former head of a Calhoun County mental health organization faces up to 17 months in prison and will pay more than $1 million as part of a plea deal in a fraud case.
- 4 people get prison sentences for bank fraud scheme Updated: Nov-25-15 10:49 am
ATLANTA - Federal prosecutors say four people have been sentenced in a scheme to fraudulently withdraw more than $4 million from Bank of America accounts.
- Federal judge grants trial delay in BP oil spill fraud case Updated: Nov-25-15 9:47 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A federal judge has agreed to delay until Feb. 1 the BP fraud case against San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts and six others.
- Head of North Carolina Funeral Board pleads to tax fraud Updated: Nov-25-15 9:47 am
GREENSBORO, North Carolina - The president of the North Carolina Board of Funeral Services is one of two men who have pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud.
- Husband, wife indicted for Medicaid fraud Updated: Nov-25-15 6:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A husband and wife have been arrested after being indicted on two counts each of felonious identity theft and two counts each of felonious Medicaid fraud.
- Booneville woman pleads guilty to wire fraud Updated: Nov-25-15 4:05 am
OXFORD, Mississippi - A Booneville woman could spend 20 years in federal prison after admitting she took nearly a quarter million dollars from a Booneville plant.
- Sentencing delayed for man charged in Hitching Post fire Updated: Nov-25-15 4:02 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The sentencing for a New Jersey man charged in a 2010 arson fire that destroyed the landmark Hitching Post Inn in Cheyenne has been postponed.
- Attorney general warns of credit card fraud in Vermont Updated: Nov-25-15 4:01 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is warning consumers to be extra vigilant against credit card fraud as the holiday shopping season gears up.
- Former church secretary pleads guilty to wire fraud Updated: Nov-25-15 4:01 am
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - A former secretary at a south-central Kentucky church has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges.
- Man from Jamaica pleads guilty to lottery scam in WV court Updated: Nov-25-15 3:01 am
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - A man from Jamaica has pleaded guilty in West Virginia federal court to conspiring to scam U.S. citizens through an international lottery scheme.
- 5 charged in $580M Southern California kickback scheme Updated: Nov-24-15 7:25 pm
LOS ANGELES - Five people, including a former hospital executive and two surgeons, are charged with a massive kickback scheme that resulted in billing $580 million to the government and insurance companies, authorities announced Tuesday.
- House Democrats push campaign finance reform, ethics board Updated: Nov-24-15 7:12 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - House Democratic leaders on Tuesday rolled out their proposals for reforming New Mexico's scandal-plagued campaign finance reporting system and creating a statewide ethics commission - measures they say would help restore voters' faith in government.
- Developer found competent for trial on bank fraud charges Updated: Nov-24-15 3:40 pm
BALTIMORE - A western Maryland developer has been found competent to stand trial on federal charges he bilked banks out of $3.7 million in fraudulent real-estate schemes.
- North Texas tax preparer gets 11 years for fraud, ID theft Updated: Nov-24-15 3:24 pm
DALLAS - A North Texas tax preparer with a history of submitting bogus returns must serve 11 years in prison and repay nearly $2.3 million in an identity theft scam.
- Jury convicts Oklahoma man for defrauding Broyles Foundation Updated: Nov-24-15 2:55 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A federal jury has convicted an Oklahoma man for defrauding the charitable foundation run by former University of Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles.
- Former state worker pleads guilty in food stamp fraud case Updated: Nov-24-15 11:52 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former New Mexico Human Services Department worker has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal food stamp program.
- Texas solar panel company to pay $8.5M in fraud case Updated: Nov-24-15 7:59 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas solar company must pay $8.5 million for importing unsafe panels from China and falsely labeling the items as U.S. made.