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News for July, 2011

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to $30 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Former Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 30 Months in Prison for Insider Trading

California Home Builder Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

U.S. Sues Mortgage Lending Business President & Founder in Connection with HUD Insured Loans

Former New Jersey Mortgage Broker Admits Role in Multimillion-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Investment Advisor, Race Team Owner, Admits Operating $10 Million Fraud Scheme

Five Employees of A&O Entities Sentenced to Prison for $100 Million Fraud Scheme

Former Sky Capital CEO and Senior Broker Found Guilty in New York for Committing Massive Investment Fraud and Stock Manipulation Scheme

More Federal Charges Filed in Minnesota against Frank Vennes in Petters' Ponzi Scheme; Another Hedge Fund Manager also Indicted

Richmond, Virginia, Businessman Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison for Role in Investment Fraud Scheme Causing Millions in Losses

Former Principal of Wextrust Capital Sentenced in New York to 262 Months in Prison for Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme

JPMorgan Chase Admits to Anticompetitive Conduct by Former Employees in the Municipal Bond Investments Market and Agrees to Pay $228 Million to Federal and State Agencies

Recidivist Fraudster Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court of Multi-million Dollar Investment Scheme

Coinciding with One-Year Anniversary of "Operation Stolen Dreams," Three Loan Officers and a Title Agent Charged in $2.5 Million Reverse Mortgage and Loan Modification Scheme

Technology Company Insider Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Insider Trading Charges

News for June, 2011

Attorney Sentenced in New York to 30 Months in Prison for Insider Trading Scheme

Former Chairman of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison and Ordered to Forfeit $38.5 Million

California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

United States Settles Mortgage Fraud Suit with Two Appraisers in New York; Recovers $100,000 in Civil Penalties and Damages

Former Citigroup Vice President Charged in New York with Bank Fraud for Embezzling More Than $19 Million

Former Loan Officer Indicted in $3 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Former TBW CEO Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Fraud Scheme

Expert-Networking Firm Consultant Found Guilty in New York of Insider Trading Crimes

Former Colonial Bank Senior Vice President Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Nixon State Bank to Resolve Allegations of Lending Discrimination

President and Chief Operating Officer of Money Service Company Sentenced in New York for Roles in Defrauding Banks, Retailers, Hospitals and Universities Out of More Than $60 Million

One Man Indicted, Another Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Schemes

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Midwest BankCentre Regarding Alleged Lending Discrimination in St. Louis

Commodity Pool Operator Arrested, Charged with Defrauding Investors in Two Schemes in New Jersey

Three Wall Street Professionals Found Guilty in New York of Insider Trading Crimes

New Jersey-Based Attorney and Real Estate Developer Plead Guilty to Roles in Investment Fraud Conspiracy

Hedge Fund Manager of A&O Entities Convicted in $100 Million Fraud Scheme

Two Officers of Fraudlent Physical Therapy Company Plead Guilty in Tampa, Fla., to Medicare Fraud

Owner of Fraudulent Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme Sentenced in California

Former Treasurer and President of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Each Sentencd to Prison for Fraud Scheme

CEO of Capitol Investments USA Inc. Sentenced in New Jersey to 20 Years in Prison for $930 Million Ponzi Scheme Based on Phony Grocery Business

Expert-Networking Firm Executive Pleads Guilty in New York to Conspiring to Distribute Inside Information

Employee of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC Pleads Guilty To Investment Conspiracy Charges

News for May, 2011

Former NASDAQ Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

Justice Department Settles with Bank of America and Saxon Mortgage for Illegally Foreclosing on Servicemembers

Former Investment Adviser Sentenced to 26 Months in Prison for Insider Trading Scheme

Former Nevada City Loan Officer Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Defrauding Local Bank

Co-Owner of North Carolina Company Arrested for Defrauding Commodities Trading Investors of More Than $3.2 Million

Three Arraigned Today in Sacramento Area Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving Eight Defendants

Former Miami Beach, Florida, Day Trader Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Insider Trading Charges

Connecticut Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Operating $100 Million Ponzi Scheme

Seven Indivduals Indicted for Fraud Scheme Tied to One of the Largest Credit Union Collapses in History

Former Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors of at Least $2 Million

Former TSMC Company Account Manager Pleads Guilty in New York Federal Court to Conspiring to Engage in Insider Trading

Hedge Fund Billionaire Raj Rajaratnam Found Guilty in New York Federal Court of Insider Trading Charges

Former CEO and Two Board Members of Publicly Traded Chinese Company Charged in Connection with $50 Million Scheme to Defraud SEC, Investors and Others

Chico Couple Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charges

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Citizens Republic Bancorp Inc. and Citizens Bank Regarding Alleged Lending Discrimination in Detroit

UBS AG Admits to Anticompetitive Conduct by Former Employees in the Municipal Bond Investments Market and Agrees to Pay $160 Million to Federal and State Agencies

Investor Sentenced to 27 Months for Role in $4 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme in Arizona

United States Sues Deutsche Bank and Subsidiary MortgageIT for Years of Reckless Lending Practices

Stock Promoters Indicted for Conspiracy in Stock Manipulation Scheme

News for April, 2011

Operators of Mortgage Loan Modification Business Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Guilty Plea of Donald Longueuil to Insider Trading Charges

North Carolina Bank Agrees to Pay $400,000 in Restitution to Victims of Investment Fraud Scheme It Failed to Detect and Report

New Jersey Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty to $13.6 Million Fictitious Investment Program Scam

Federal Charges Filed Against Las Vegas Man for Defrauding Distressed Homeowners

Attorney General Holder Announces Formation of Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group to Focus on Energy Markets

Three Florida Men Indicted in Minnesota for Lying to Investors about Hedge Fund's Investment

Former Chairman of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Convicted for $2.9 Billion Fraud Scheme That Contributed to the Failure of Colonial Bank

Recipient of 2011 Crime Victims Fund Award

Former Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager Charged in New York for Insider Trading Scheme Involving Clinical Drug Trial

Jury Finds Four Guilty of Multiple Federal Charges Stemming from Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme in Connecticut

Golden Gate Real Estate Investment Trust Founder Convicted in Texas

Owner of Foreign Exchange Currency Trading Company Charged with Defrauding Investors out of More Than $5 Million

Former CEO and President of Wextrust Capital Sentenced in New York to 160 Months in Prison for Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme

Previously Unnamed Co-conspirator Pleads Guilty in New Jersey to Role in $32 Million Insider Trading Scheme

Richmond, Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty for Role in Investment Fraud Scheme Causing Millions in Losses

Former Bond Trader Admits to $9 Million Manipulative Trading Scheme Involving Collateralized Mortgage Obligation Bonds in New Jersey

Attorney and Trader Arrested, Charged in New Jersey with Trading on Inside Information Stolen from Three Law Firms

Former Capitol Investments CFO and Accountant Plead Guilty to Roles in $880 Million Ponzi Scheme in New Jersey

Former TBW Ceo Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Billion Fraud Scheme

News for March, 2011

Former TBW Financial Analyst Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Billion Fraud Scheme

Florida Man Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud

Founder of New Jersey-Based Brokerage Firm Pleads Guilty to Role in $1 Million Kickback Conspiracy

Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty to $2.4 Million Fraud Targeting Union Pension Fund and Other Investors in New Jersey and New York

Former Employee of Charlotte, North Carolina-Based Bank Pleads Guilty for His Role in Falsifying Bank Records Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

Italian Nationals Plead Guilty in International Money Laundering Scheme

Founder of A&O Entities Convicted in $100 Million Fraud Scheme

Brooklyn Man Charged with Defrauding Former Business Partners in $1 Million Kickback Conspiracy

Former Bank President and Senior Loan Officer Indicted in Multi-million Dollar Fraud Conspiracy

Organizer of International Securities Fraud Ring Charged in Stock Manipulation Conspiracy Using Hackers and Botnet Operators

Former UBS Investment Banker Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 22 Months in Prison for Insider Trading Scheme

Connecticut Hedge Fund Adviser Admits Running Massive Ponzi Scheme

California Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Nine People Indicted for Fraud That Resulted in One of the Largest Credit Union Collapses in History

News for February, 2011

Douglas F. Vaughan Indicted in “Ponzi” Scheme in New Mexico

14 Defendants Charged in Large-scale Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy Involving Over $47 Million in Loans and 22 Residential Properties in Sarasota, Florida

Former U.S. Mortgage President Sentenced in New Jersey to 14 Years in Prison for Orchestrating $136 Million Fraud Scheme

Former Treasurer of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Pleads Guilty to $1.9 Billion Fraud Scheme That Contributed to the Failure of Colonial Bank

Justice Department Announces Indictment and Six Lawsuits Targeting False Claims for First-Time Homebuyer and Earned-Income Tax Credits

Cleveland Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Stealing Identities of Job Applicants and Using the Information to Open 84 Credit Cards

Three Hedge Fund Portfolio Managers and One Analyst Charged with Insider Trading

President of Queens Mortgage Broker Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Participation in Massive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

California Real Estate Executive Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Former Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Wextrust Capital Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Investment Fraud Scheme

News for January, 2011

Two Indicted in Multi-Million Dollar Advance Fee and Alaskan Gold Mine Investment Schemes

Owner of Fraudulent Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme Sentenced

Ten People Indicted in Wide-Ranging Real Estate Scam

Provident Capital Indemnity, Its President and Auditor Charged in $670 Million Fraud Scheme

Former Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Insider Trading and Forfeits More Than $1.4 Million

News for December, 2010

Former Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Six Years in Prison for Insider Trading

Estate of Jeffry M. Picower to Forfeit $7.2 Billion for Victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme

Three Insiders at Public Companies and One Executive of Expert-networking Firm Charged with Conspiring to Distribute Inside Information to the Firm’s Clients

Government Files Lawsuit Against New York Sellers, Lenders and Appraisers Alleging Broad Consumer Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

Two Former High-Technology Company Executives in Accounting and Securities Fraud Scheme

Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Western Regional Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Summit

Three Indicted for Aggravated Identity Theft, Bank Fraud

Three Former Financial Services Executives Indicted for Fraudulent Conduct Affecting Contracts Related to Municipal Bonds

Columbus, Ohio, Real Estate Agent Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Mortgage Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

Participants in Insider Trading Scheme Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud

Men Sentenced to Prison for 2003 Investment Fraud Scheme

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with National Mortgage Lender to Resolve Allegations of Lending Discrimination

Carl J. Shapiro and Others Agree to $625 Million Civil Forfeiture for Victims of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme From

Bank of America Agrees to Pay $137.3 Million in Restitution to Federal and State Agencies as a Condition of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Corporate Leniency Program

Three Foreign Nationals Each Sentenced to 23 Months in Prison for Alien Smuggling and Visa Fraud Scheme

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Announces Results of Largest-Ever Nationwide Operation Targeting Investment Fraud

Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Operation Broken Trust Announcement

Former Employee of Florida Property Management Company Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Former Employee of a Financial Institution Subsidiary Arrested on Criminal Complaint for Role in Fraud Scheme Involving Municipal Bonds

Florida Man Indicted in “Ponzi” Scheme

President of RAI Hotel Acquisition Inc., Charged with $1.5 Million Investment Scheme

News for November, 2010

New Jersey Woman Charged with Wire Fraud for Soliciting Millions in Investments in Phony Wholesale Company

Former Employee of a Financial Institution Subsidiary Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Municipal Bonds

Executive of Expert-networking Firm Charged with Conspiring to Distribute Inside Information

Not Guilty Pleas in North Providence Insurance Fraud Case

Former Park Bank Employee Sentenced for Conspiracy to Obstruct Mortgage Fraud Investigation

Lawyer for A&O Entities Pleads Guilty for His Role in $100 Million Fraud Scheme Involving Life Settlements

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Operator of Brooklyn Heights Movie Theater with Investment Scheme

Former Financial Advisor Charged with Defrauding Investors of At Least $2 Million

Former Town Councilman, R.I. Contractor Board Hearing Officer, Unlicensed Insurance Adjuster, On-Air Radio Personality Indicted in Financial Fraud Case

Two Former Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC Employees Charged with Conspiracy, Securities Fraud and Tax Crimes

Three Owners of Bankrupt Sunrise Equities Accused of Cheating Hundreds of Investors in $43 Million Ponzi and Bank Fraud Scheme

Two Sentenced for $2.5 Million Mortgage Fraud Scam

Woman Indicted in White Plains Federal Court for Operating a Long-Term Fraud Scheme

Former Loan Officer and Document Forger Plead Guilty to Roles in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Former Connecticut Securities Broker Pleads Guilty to Embezzling at Least $1.35 Million From Clients

Dean of Brooklyn School Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court For $4 Million Extortion Scheme

Former Owner of Mortgage Company, Title Company Owner, and Three Others Plead Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

Former Atheros Executive Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison in Galleon Insider Trading Case

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud & Tax Evasion Charges Stemming from $2 Million Investment Scheme

Gainesville, Florida, Man Arrested for His Role in a $30 Million Ponzi Scheme

News for October, 2010

Two Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud and Tax Fraud Schemes

Three Indicted for Stealing Identities, Obtaining More than $150,000 from Victims

FOREX Trader in Florida Pleads Guilty to Fraud that Resulted in $2.3 Million Loss for Investors Over Two Years

Texas Businessman Pleads Guilty in Virginia to Role in $100 Million Fraud Scheme Involving Life Settlements

Founder of the Cobalt Companies Sentenced to 85 Years in Prison for $23 Million Real Estate Fraud Scheme

Two New Jersey Men Charged with $7 Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving More Than 50 Residential Properties

Three Indictments Returned on Mortgage Fraud Schemes

FinCEN Study Examines Rise in Identity Theft

Five Additional Corporate Executives Charged in Connection with Securities Fraud and Obstruction of Justice Committed By Chief Officers of Spongetech Delivery Systems, Inc.

Libertyville Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Cheating Some 100 Victims of More Than $9 Million in “Ponzi” Scheme

Dallas Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Running Oil and Gas Scheme

Former Washington Resident Sentenced to 11+ Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Former President of Park Avenue Bank Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Bribery and Embezzlement

Three Partners in Monterey Investment Company Charged with Fraud

Former Partner in New Jersey-Based Insurance Brokerage Firm Pleads Guilty To Orchestrating $20 Million Fraudulent Loan Scheme

Investment Advisor Charged with $2 Million Fraud Targeting Pension Fund and Other Investors in New Jersey and New York

Marshall, Texas Man Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme

News for September, 2010

Modesto Century 21-Apollo Realty Owner Charged With Defrauding Elderly Homeowners

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to Hold Two Mortgage Fraud Summits in California

Former Police Officer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison For Running Ponzi Scheme That Targeted Police and Firefighters

Pair Indicted in Investment Fraud Scheme for Allegedly Misusing $12 Million of $30 Million Raised From 70 Investors

Atlanta Man Pleads Guilty in Investment Fraud Scheme

Guilty Pleas Entered and Scheduled in Mortgage Fraud Case Allegedly Involving Former Dallas Cowboy Eugene J. Lockhart, Jr.

Former CEO of Cobalt Financial, Inc., Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Three Years in Prison For Real Estate Fraud Scheme

Assistant to Top Disney Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading Scheme

San Francisco Man Charged with $25 Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Sales Agent for A&O Entities in Richmond Pleads Guilty to Misleading Investors

President of Money Service Company Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Banks, Retailers, Hospitals and Universities Out of More Than $50 Million

Chicago Area Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison After Hundreds of Victims Lost More Than $30 Million in 22-Year Ponzi Scheme

CEO of Capitol Investments USA Inc. Pleads Guilty to $880 Million Ponzi Scheme Based on Phony Grocery Business

New Jersey Woman Pleads Guilty to Operating $45 Million Real Estate Investment Ponzi Scheme

Former Credit Union Employee Admits to Her Role in a $2.4 Million Fraud Scheme

West Suburban Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison For Swindling 75 Victims in $28 Million “Ponzi” Scheme

Connecticut Man Admits Operating $100 Million Ponzi Scheme

U.S. Foodservice to Pay United States $30 Million to Resolve Civil Fraud Allegations

Former IBM Senior Vice President Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 6 Months in Prison in Insider Trading Case

Financial Adviser Kenneth Starr Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Multimillion-Dollar Fraud

FBI Arrests Dallas Man on Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud Charges

Three Principals of A&O Entities Arrested and Charged for Their Alleged Roles in $100 Million Fraud Scheme

Former Employee of a National Bank Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-Rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

Defendant Convicted in $24 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Ohio Investment Manager Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for $30.4 Million Fraud

Former Agent of Financial Products and Services Company Pleads Guilty for Role in Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

Former President of Sacramento Mortgage Lending Company Indicted for Running Investment Fraud Scheme

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Operating a $80 Million Ponzi Scheme With Bank Money

News for August, 2010

Dallas Man Guilty in $485 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Real Estate Attorney and Loan Officer Found Guilty in Multi-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme at Guyamerican Funding

California Man Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Insider Trading Scheme Involving Theft of Confidential Information from the Walt Disney Company

Sentences Handed Down in International Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

Eight Charged in Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme

Former Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Products and Services Firm Pleads Guilty for Role in Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

Leader of $200 Million Real Estate Investment Scam Arrested for Fraud

Tax Preparer Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Filing False Claims with the IRS

Atlanta Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years in Federal Prison on Million Dollar Check Theft and Identity Fraud Scheme

Two Plead Guilty to $2.5 Million Mortgage Fraud Scam

President of Queens Mortgage Brokerage Firm Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court to Participating in $23 Million Fraud Scheme

Two Sacramento Men Indicted for Defrauding City of Sacramento

Two Charged With $2.4 Million Fraud Scheme Contributing to the Failure of a Federal Credit Union

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Seeks Forfeiture of Additional Assets Controlled by Former Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC Employee Annette Bongiorno

Atlanta Man Sentenced to Prison for Fraud; Related to Failed Omni National Bank

News for July, 2010

Two Employees Indicted for Embezzling Nearly $500,000 From Employer

FinCEN Reports Suspicious Activity Related to Mortgage Fraud in 2009 Top Mortgage Loan Fraud SARs by Metropolitan Statistical Areas, County, State

Trio Charged with Defrauding Caltrans

Three Former Financial Services Executives Indicted for Roles in Fraud Schemes and Conspiracies Involving Investment Contracts for the Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

Senior Managers of GDC Acquisitions Holding Company Charged in Brooklyn, N.Y., with Bank Fraud Conspiracy

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Westchester Accountant with $2 Million Ponzi Scheme

Tickfaw Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Operating a $20 Million Investment Ponzi Scheme

Seven Defendants Indicted in Alleged $35 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving More than 120 Residences in the Chicago Area

Goldman Sachs to Pay Record $550 Million to Settle SEC Charges Related to Subprime Mortgage CDO

Hassan Nemazee Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 12 Years in Prison for Orchestrating $292 Million Fraud Scheme

CEO of Capitol Investments USA, Inc. Indicted for $880 Million Ponzi Scheme Based on Phony Grocery Business

Big Lake Man Sentenced for Embezzling $6 Million

12 Indicted in Arizona in Mortgage Fraud Schemes

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Participating in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Former Officers of Failed Atlanta Bank Plead Guilty to Fraud

News for June, 2010

Three in New Jersey Arrested and Charged in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

The Honorable Kenneth M. Donohue HUD Inspector General Department of Justice Operation Stolen Dreams

Three Dozen People are Subject to Federal Court Action in Minnesota as a Result of “Operation Stolen Dreams,” which Targeted Mortgage Fraud

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Robert S. Mueller, III Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation Operation Stolen Dreams Press Conference

U.S. Charges 11 Chicago Area Defendants With Fraudulently Obtaining Unemployment Insurance Benefits Totaling $255,000

Twenty-Two Individuals Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Operation Stolen Dreams Press Conference

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Announces Results of Broadest Mortgage Fraud Sweep in History

Twenty-Eight Charged in Coordinated Mortgage Fraud Takedown in Northern New Jersey

Owner, Employees and Customers of California Mortgage Company Indicted for Roles in Multi-million Dollar Mortgage Scam

Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer Speaks at Press Conference to Announce Charges Against Lee Farkas

Former Chairman of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Indicted for His Role in a More Than $1.9 Billion Fraud Scheme That Contributed to the Failure of Colonial Bank

Former Chief Merchandising Officer of Aéropostale Inc. and the Owner of a Former Major Supplier Indicted in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

Financial Adviser Kenneth Starr Indicted on 23 Counts of Wire Fraud, Securities Fraud, Investment Adviser Fraud and Money Laundering

Dallas Businessman Arrested in San Francisco for Running Oil and Gas Ponzi Scheme

Owner of DJ Harriett, Inc. Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

Mansfield, Texas, Man Pleads Guilty to Commodities Fraud Involving Foreign Currency Trading Ponzi Scheme

Countrywide Will Pay $108 Million for Overcharging Struggling Homeowners; Loan Servicer Inflated Fees, Mishandled Loans of Borrowers in Bankruptcy

U.S. Trustee Program Announces Resolution of Litigation Against Countrywide Home Loans Inc., in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases

Former Police Officer Charged with $889,000 Ponzi Scheme

CFO of San Jose Company Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Investment Fraud Scheme and Tax Evasion

Former Executive Officer of Sequenom Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud

Mass-Marketing Fraud: A Threat Assessment

Owner of Fraudulent Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Tax Charges

News for May, 2010

Resident of the Philippines Charged by Criminal Complaint with Numerous Fraud Offenses

Sacramento Accountant Sentenced to 19.5 Years in $13.5 Million Ponzi Scheme

Federal Mortgage Fraud Charges Files Against Five Persons

Two Securities Broker-Dealers Indicted for Securities Fraud Scheme in Texas

Financial Advisor Kenneth Starr Charged with $30 Million Fraud

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Assistant to Top Disney Executive and Accomplice with Insider Trading Scheme

Moss Point Couple Convicted of $18 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

California Developer to Plead Guilty in Builder Bailout Mortgage Fraud Scheme

U.S. Attorneys Office Launches New Task Force to Fight Financial Fraud

Six Charged with Wire Fraud Based on $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Ponzi Scheme and Mortgage Fraud Mastermind Sentenced to 15 Years, Eight Months

Houston-area Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme Involving Nutrition Supplies

Former Employee of Financial Services Company Pleads Guilty for Role in Bid-rigging and Fraud Conspiracies Involving Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

Owner of DJ Harriett Inc. Charged with $7 Million Ponzi Scheme

Investment Advisor Sentenced to Twenty Years

Former San Francisco Investment Banker Sentenced for Insider Trading

Written Statement of Kenneth M. Donohue, Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies United States Senate

Former U.S. Mortgage Servicing Manager Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Related to $136 Million Fraud Scheme

Former REFCO Board Members Forfeit $39 Million to Settle Fraud Proceeds Claims

Two Former Bank Executives and Hotel Developer Charged With Frauds Relating to the Collapse of $1 Billion Atlanta Bank

New York Small Business Lender to Pay U.S. $26.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Former Investment Advisor to Plead Guilty in Investment Fraud Case

Two Oklahoma Men Convicted of Devising and Participating in Stock Manipulation Scheme

News for April, 2010

Indiana Man Sentenced in Extensive Fraud Scheme

Title Company Owner Charged in Federal Court with Mail Fraud

Former Doral Senior Executive Convicted for Securities Fraud Scheme That Caused $4 Billion Decline in Shareholder Value

Federal Grand Jury Charges Woman with Bank Fraud and Mortgage Fraud

Two Women Indicted for Falsely Claiming Disability Payments on Mortgage Applications

Talladega Man Indicted for Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Former Bank Employee Indicted for Bank Fraud, Mail Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

FinCEN Warns Lenders to Guard Against Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Fraud Schemes, New Guidance Assists Financial Institutions

Minnesota Man Sentenced to 117 Months in Prison for Running Ponzi Scheme

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Hosts Mortgage Fraud Summit in Detroit

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Hosts Fair Lending Forum in Chicago

CEO of Capitol Investments USA Charged with $880 Million Ponzi Scheme Based on Phony Grocery Business

Former Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Tax Fraud and Paying Kickbacks in Real Estate Transactions

California Real Estate Executive Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Launches Stopfraud.gov

SEC Charges Goldman Sachs With Fraud in Structuring and Marketing of CDO Tied to Subprime Mortgages

Former CFO of Private Equity Fund Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading Charges

Bank Employees, Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Broker, and Other Bay Area Individuals Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Related Charges

Federal Jury Convicts Amerifirst Executive in Securities Fraud Scheme That Targeted Senior Citizens

Former Owner and CEO of Kentucky Business Pleads Guilty for Role in Conspiracy to Inflate Personal Earnings as Part of Purchase Agreement

Man Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating $190 Million Ponzi Scheme

Former USA Capital Officer Sentenced for Fraud Conviction

Federal Jury Convicts Eight Defendants in Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

News for March, 2010

Man Charged with Orchestrating $190 Million Ponzi Scheme

Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the Phoenix Mortgage Fraud Summit

Texas Woman Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

UBS Investment Banker and Accomplice Charged with Insider Trading

San Diego Man Charged with Fraud and Conspiracy Based on a Mortgage Loan Modification Scheme

Defendants Banned from Mortgage Foreclosure 'Rescue' Business

FTC Submits Comments on Proposed Guidance to Help Consumers Avoid Reverse Mortgage Deception

Former Washington Resident Convicted of Multiple Counts of Conspiracy, Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud and Money Laundering in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Forty Indicted in Major East Texas Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Mortgage Fraud Leader Sentenced to Nearly 17 Years in Prison

Florida Man Charged with Defrauding Hawaii Residents

Denton, Texas Man Sentenced in $18 Million Oil & Gas Fraud Scheme

Former President of the Park Avenue Bank Charged with Self-Dealing, Bank Bribery, Embezzlement of Bank Funds and Fraud

Nancy Hernandez-Chavez, Her Daughter Noemi Perez-Hernandez and Four Others Indicted for Conspiracy, Bank Fraud, Mail Fraud and Money Laundering

Former Georgia Closing Attorney Sentenced to Prison in Multimillion Dollar Mortgage Fraud

SDNY: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges President and Chief Operating Officer of Mount Vernon Money Center with Defrauding Banks, Retailers, Hospitals, and Universities out of $50 Million

NV: Federal Mortgage Fraud Charges Filed Against Owner and Employees of Former Nevada Investment Companies

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Announces Settlement with AIG Subsidiaries to Resolve Allegations of Lending Discrimination

News for February, 2010

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Hosts Mortgage Fraud Summit in Miami

FinCEN Issues Mortgage Loan Fraud Update; Warns of Foreclosure Rescue Scam Techniques 

Remarks: FinCEN Director James H. Freis, Jr. discusses money laundering and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Fraud in Florida

SEC Charges State Street for Misleading Investors About Subprime Mortgage Investments 

News for January, 2010

SDNY: Refco's Principal Outside Attorney Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to Seven Years in Prison for $2.4 Billion Fraud

SDNY: Manhattan Fedreal Grand Jury Indicts Seven Wall Street Professionals and Attorneys for Insider Trading

Testimony of Attorney General Eric Holder before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

Remarks: Attorney General Holder Speaks on Financial Fraud at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches

News for December, 2009

Testimony of Robert S. Khuzami, Director, Division of Enforcement at SEC: Mortgage Fraud, Securities Fraud and the Financial Meltdown: Prosecuting Those Responsible 

Testimony of Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer: Mortgage Fraud, Securities Fraud and the Financial Meltdown: Prosecuting Those Responsible

Remarks by Robert S. Khuzami, Director, Division of Enforcement at SEC, at AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments

SEC Charges California Firm and CEO With Defrauding Customers in Sales of Risky Mortgage-Backed Securities 

SEC Charges Former Officers of Subprime Lender New Century With Fraud 

News for November, 2009

Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Tony West Discusses Mortgage and Financial Fruad

Federal and State Agencies Target Mortgage Relief Scams

Executive Order Establishing the Task Force

Photo Gallery: Announcing the President's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force 

Remarks: Robert S. Khuzami, Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC, Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Launch

Remarks: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Launch

Remarks: Attorney General Eric Holder at the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Launch

President Obama Establishes Interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

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Reporting Suspected Fraud

The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force maintains a wide list of resources and information dedicated to helping find and report suspected cases of financial fraud.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

 Leadership
Eric Holder, Attorney General, Chair
 
 Contact
(202) 514-2000
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What is Financial Fraud?
What is Financial Fraud?

Financial Fraud encompasses a wide range of illegal behavior - from mortgage scams to Ponzi schemes, credit card theft to tax fraud. Everyone is affected by financial fraud.