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STEEL TO STEAL? WORLD TRADE CENTER CONTRACTOR CHARGED WITH FRAUD!

By   /  August 1, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

A 63 year-old steel contractor from Canada is facing multiple fraud charges in the U.S. for not abiding by terms of his lucrative contracts tied to work on the World Trade Center. Larry Davis, whose company, DCM Erectors, won more than one billion in contracts to build One World Trade Center and an adjacent PATH […]

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TAKE THAT! BANK OF AMERICA FINED $1.27 BILLION FOR COUNTRYWIDE FIASCO!

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

A United States District Judge has ordered Bank of America to pay a hefty $1.27 billion fine for its role in selling faulty mortgages made through its subsidiary, Countrywide Financial Corp. In a downtown Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, federal judge  Jed Rakoff ordered the penalty.  Rakoff also fined former Countywide executive, Rebecca Mairone, $1 million for her role in the massive […]

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ADOPTIVE PARENTS OF MISSING TEEN, ERICA PARSONS, ARRESTED: FRAUD CHARGES, FACE LIFE IN PRISON!

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

The mysterious disappearance of teenager Erica Parsons, reported missing one year ago, just got… mysterious-er. Parsons’ adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, were arrested Wednesday on fraud charges that could put both in prison for life. The Parson parents, who adopted Erica when she was six months old, appeared in a Winston-Salem federal court after […]

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WRIST SLAP FOR TAX FRAUD WHO SENT MONEY TO SAUDI ARABIA, CHECHNYA

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

An Iranian-born tax fraud, who headed an Islamic charity foundation in Oregon,  will not be fined nor prosecuted after the charity made a deal with prosecutors admitting filing a false U.S. tax return, but avoiding further criminal charges against the head of the foundation. Pete Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty, led the Islamic Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation […]

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FORMER VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, BOB McDONNELL, CORRUPTION TRIAL BEGINS!

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

Former Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell, goes on trial today on federal corruption charges. McDonell, 60, who prior to his indictment was a rising national GOP star, is also being charged along with his wife, Maureen.  The couple is alleged in a 14-count indictment with taking in excess of $165,000 in loans and gifts from a Virginia businessman. […]

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FRAUD SUSPECT EXTRADITED FROM IRAQ TO…. DAYTON? YES, FACES CHARGES.

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

He ran, but couldn’t hide… from the U.S. Government. Fraud suspect, Metin Atilan, was put on a plane in Iraq and sent to Dayton, Ohio, where he faced a U.S. Federal Court Judge on fraud and conspiracy charges. Atilan, 54, is first person extradited from Iraq since 1936, according to a report from WDTM television […]

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RED CARD? LIONEL MESSI TAX FRAUD TRIAL TO PROCEED: SPANISH JUDGE

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

A Spanish judge has ruled that the tax fraud case against Argentine soccer superstar, Lionel Messi, will go forward, rejecting prosecutors attempts to get the case dismissed, according to a report from The Guardian. A statement released by the court in Gava, Barcelona, ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes involving Messi, 27, […]

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CRAB FRAUD? YEP, AND IT’S A GROWING PROBLEM!

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

Do you know where that crab was caught?  Maybe not. In a letter to President Obama, four members of the United States Congress — three Senators and one Representative — have asked the President to look into the growing problem of food-label fraud. Food-label fraud involves food — in this case crab — caught outside […]

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NO KIDDING! PSYCHIC IS BUSTED ON FRAUD CHARGES!

By   /  July 27, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

She didn’t see this coming. In a story sure to shake the paranormal community to its ephemeral core, a northern Nevada psychic has been busted on fraud charges. Helen Welch, a 64 year-old, was busted on fraud charges for “obtaining money under false pretenses,” according to a report from MyNews4.com. Welch ran the “Little Psychic Shop,” in […]

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BUZZKILL! BUZZFEED BIG BUZZTED: PLAGIARIZM!

By   /  July 26, 2014  /  Latest Fraud News  /  No Comments

A hipster editor at the popular website, Buzzfeed, was fired after it was discovered that scores of his posts were plagiarized. Benny Johnson, “viral politics editor,” was fired by the Buzzfeed brass after they were tipped off by Twitter users that Johnson was lifting sentences, phrases, and passages from other work. Buzzfeed editor, Ben Smith, in an […]

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