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Massachusetts News: Boston Woman, Brianna Alexis Forde Sentenced for $2.7 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Boston woman was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for her role in a scheme to embezzle more than $2.7 million from Bank of America using fraudulent donations to non-profit organizations. Brianna Alexis Forde, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to four months in … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Boston Woman, Brianna Alexis Forde Sentenced for $2.7 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Kevin Robert Lee, Former Credit Union Lending Director Charged with Bank Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Filing False Tax Returns

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Kevin Robert Lee, 35, of Tallahassee, Florida, was arraigned on Friday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with twenty counts of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, theft from a lending institution, and three counts of filing a false tax return. The … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Kevin Robert Lee, Former Credit Union Lending Director Charged with Bank Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Filing False Tax Returns

Connecticut News: Southington Woman, LYDIA CABRERA Charged with Embezzling $370K in Bank Fraud Scheme

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian C. Turner, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today announced that, on February 27, 2019, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a five-count indictment alleging that LYDIA CABRERA, 36, … Continue reading Connecticut News: Southington Woman, LYDIA CABRERA Charged with Embezzling $370K in Bank Fraud Scheme

New York News: Army Reservist, EMEKA NNAWUBA Charged With Participating In Bank Fraud And Money Laundering Scheme

Emeka Nnawuba Opened Bank Accounts with Fake Identities and Laundered Nearly $1,000,000 in Fraud Proceeds New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and David E. Beach, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Secret Service (“USSS”), announced today that … Continue reading New York News: Army Reservist, EMEKA NNAWUBA Charged With Participating In Bank Fraud And Money Laundering Scheme

New York News: Former New York Bank Branch Manager, MOSHE BENENFELD Pleads Guilty To Multimillion-Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that MOSHE BENENFELD, a/k/a “Michael Benenfeld,” pleaded guilty to bank fraud in connection with hundreds of unauthorized transactions that BENENFELD conducted in bank customer accounts while employed by two different New York-area banks. BENENFELD’s bank fraud … Continue reading New York News: Former New York Bank Branch Manager, MOSHE BENENFELD Pleads Guilty To Multimillion-Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme

Arkansas News: Hot Springs Insurance Agent, Berry Roland Bishop Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Banks Out Of Over $3.5 Million

Hot Springs, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced today that Berry Roland Bishop, age 67, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, pleaded guilty to the offense of Knowingly Defrauding Financial Institutions. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey accepted the plea in the United States District Court in Hot Springs. … Continue reading Arkansas News: Hot Springs Insurance Agent, Berry Roland Bishop Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Banks Out Of Over $3.5 Million

New Jersey News: Hudson County Man, Mamadou Diallo Charged with Using Fake Passports to Conduct $1 Million Bank Fraud Conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was arrested today and charged with a scheme that allegedly caused $1 million in losses by using fake passports to open bank accounts into which he and others deposited phony IRS refund checks, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mamadou Diallo, 42, of Jersey City, New Jersey, … Continue reading New Jersey News: Hudson County Man, Mamadou Diallo Charged with Using Fake Passports to Conduct $1 Million Bank Fraud Conspiracy

United States News: Former Cheyenne Resident, Dawn Marie Wheeler Sentenced for Bank Fraud, Possession of Stolen Mail, and Aggravated Identity Theft

United States – United States Attorney Mark A. Klaassen announced that former Cheyenne resident Dawn Marie Wheeler, 51, was sentenced on November 26, 2018, to serve consecutive prison sentences of 27 months and 24 months, respectively, after engaging in a mail theft, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft scheme. United States District Court Judge Alan … Continue reading United States News: Former Cheyenne Resident, Dawn Marie Wheeler Sentenced for Bank Fraud, Possession of Stolen Mail, and Aggravated Identity Theft

Massachusetts News: Boston Woman, Brianna Alexis Forde Pleads Guilty to Role in $2.7 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

BOSTON, Ms. – A Boston woman pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston for her role a scheme to embezzle more than $2.7 million from Bank of America using fraudulent donations to non-profit organizations. Brianna Alexis Forde, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and two counts of wire … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Boston Woman, Brianna Alexis Forde Pleads Guilty to Role in $2.7 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

Pennsylvania News: Romanian, lvis E. Roman Indicted in Pittsburgh for Bank Fraud Scheme that Used ATM Skimming Devices

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A citizen of Romania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy and bank fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The two-count indictment, returned on Nov. 1, named Elvis E. Roman, age 33, of Romania. According to the indictment, in September and October … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Romanian, lvis E. Roman Indicted in Pittsburgh for Bank Fraud Scheme that Used ATM Skimming Devices

Iowa News: Riverton Woman, Carol S. Jennings Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Carol S. Jennings, age 57, of Riverton, pleaded guilty on November 1, 2018, to Bank Fraud, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. In the plea agreement, Jennings admitted that while employed as the clerk for the City of Riverton, she opened an account with a local bank by providing a falsified … Continue reading Iowa News: Riverton Woman, Carol S. Jennings Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

North Carolina News: Fayetteville Woman, TAMIKA RENEE WILSON Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

NEW BERN, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced TAMIKA RENEE WILSON, 30, of Fayetteville, to 28 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release for her participation in a … Continue reading North Carolina News: Fayetteville Woman, TAMIKA RENEE WILSON Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

Colorado News: La Plata County Inmate, Anthony Ryan Lopez Sentenced For Conspiracy To Commit Bank Fraud And Money Laundering

DURANGO, Colorado – Anthony Ryan Lopez, age 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn yesterday to serve 24 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of $98,902.76. Lopez pled guilty on June 28, 2018. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and … Continue reading Colorado News: La Plata County Inmate, Anthony Ryan Lopez Sentenced For Conspiracy To Commit Bank Fraud And Money Laundering

WEST VIRGINIA News: Taylor County woman, Karen Kinsley admits to bank fraud

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Karen Kinsley, of Grafton, West Virginia, has admitted to taking out loans and opening accounts in bank customers’ names without their knowledge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Kinsley, age 46, pled guilty to one count of “Bank Fraud.” Kinsley admitted to originating several loans in bank customers’ names without their … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Taylor County woman, Karen Kinsley admits to bank fraud

Massachusetts News: Lynn Man, Antonio Niati Arrested and Charged with Bank Fraud

BOSTON, Ms. – A Lynn man was arrested today and charged in connection with a scheme to impersonate bank customers and fraudulently withdraw money from their bank accounts. Antonio Niati, 28, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Niati was arrested today and will appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Lynn Man, Antonio Niati Arrested and Charged with Bank Fraud

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, John J. Crowley, Chief Financial Officer of Marlborough Business Sentenced for Bank Fraud Conspiracy

BOSTON, Ms. – The chief financial officer of a Marlborough business was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester in connection with a scheme to commit bank fraud. John J. Crowley, 62, of Boca Raton, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to three years of supervised release and ordered to … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, John J. Crowley, Chief Financial Officer of Marlborough Business Sentenced for Bank Fraud Conspiracy

NEW YORK | Reports: Immunity for tabloid CEO in Trump hush money probe

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to the executive in charge of the National Enquirer amid an investigation into hush money payments made on behalf of Donald Trump, his longtime friend, media outlets reported on Thursday. Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, were first to report the development involving … Continue reading NEW YORK | Reports: Immunity for tabloid CEO in Trump hush money probe

Maryland News: Greenbelt, Serial Fraudster, Ronald L. Coleman Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Has Four Federal Convictions for Similar Crimes Greenbelt, Maryland – Ronald L. Coleman, age 70, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty on August 21, 2018, to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Coleman has four previous federal convictions—one for mail fraud and three for access device fraud and related crimes. The guilty plea was announced by … Continue reading Maryland News: Greenbelt, Serial Fraudster, Ronald L. Coleman Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

ALEXANDRIA, Va | GoBlueDressGo: Sprinting intern competes to break news

ALEXANDRIA, Va  — Even on a fast-paced day of breaking news, the sprinting intern in the blue dress stood out. Photos and video going viral on social media captured NBC News intern Cassie Semyon’s mad dash from a Virginia courthouse to deliver the news of Paul Manafort’s conviction on Tuesday. In a tweet punctuated by … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | GoBlueDressGo: Sprinting intern competes to break news

NEW YORK | AP sources: Cohen pleading to bank, campaign finance fraud

NEW YORK— Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer and “fixer” who once said he would “take a bullet” for Donald Trump, struck a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty Tuesday to charges including campaign finance fraud, bank fraud and tax evasion, according to two people familiar with the plea bargain. It was not clear if the … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP sources: Cohen pleading to bank, campaign finance fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As jurors in Virginia weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another, separate trial looming in the nation’s capital. Prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Virginia, is … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Monday

ALEXANDRIA, Va — The Latest on the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 6 p.m. Prosecutors in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case Monday. The former Trump campaign chairman’s trial was delayed for hours Friday without explanation after the … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Monday

New York News: William McFarland Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Engaging In A Fraudulent Ticket Scam, Committing Bank Fraud, And Making False Statements To Federal Law Enforcement Agent

William McFarland, While Awaiting Sentencing for Defrauding Investors of Fyre Media Inc. and Fyre Festival LLC, Made False Representations to Customers of NYC VIP Access, Business Associates, and Federal Law Enforcement New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILLIAM McFARLAND pled guilty today … Continue reading New York News: William McFarland Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Engaging In A Fraudulent Ticket Scam, Committing Bank Fraud, And Making False Statements To Federal Law Enforcement Agent

Iowa News: Honey Creek Man, Jack Douglas Sprouse Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – On July 13, 2018, Jack Douglas Sprouse, age 67, of Honey Creek, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 15 months in prison for Bank Fraud, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Sprouse was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison … Continue reading Iowa News: Honey Creek Man, Jack Douglas Sprouse Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud

WASHINGTON News: Trinidadian Man, Garth Anthony Gardner Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud Involving Numerous Home Equity Line of Credit Loans

Defendant Obtained 24 Loans on Two District Properties, Then Defaulted WASHINGTON – Garth Anthony Gardner, 49, a citizen of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, has pled guilty to charges involving a scheme in which he made misrepresentations to apply for and obtain more than $3 million in multiple home equity line of credit loans. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Trinidadian Man, Garth Anthony Gardner Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud Involving Numerous Home Equity Line of Credit Loans

Arkansas News: Fort Smith, Jake C. Files, Former Arkansas State Senator Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, And Bank Fraud

Fort Smith, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced today that Jake C. Files, age 46, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Files was also ordered to pay $83,903.77 in restitution, on one … Continue reading Arkansas News: Fort Smith, Jake C. Files, Former Arkansas State Senator Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, And Bank Fraud

Pennsylvania News: Inmate, Reginald Harris Orchestrated Complex Tax Fraud Scheme From Multiple Corrections Facilities Sentenced to Prison

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 96 months of incarceration, followed by five years of supervised release, and payment of $246,170.03 in restitution, on his convictions for conspiracy to commit bank and mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States, United States Attorney Scott … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Inmate, Reginald Harris Orchestrated Complex Tax Fraud Scheme From Multiple Corrections Facilities Sentenced to Prison

Texas News: Lake Jackson Area Attorney, Kirk Lawrence Brannan Convicted in Scheme to Commit Bank Fraud

HOUSTON, TX ‐ A Lake Jackson area attorney has entered a guilty plea to bank fraud for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Kirk Lawrence Brannan, 64, admitted to conspiring with others from 2005 to 2009 to execute a scheme to defraud Wells Fargo Bank and other lenders. … Continue reading Texas News: Lake Jackson Area Attorney, Kirk Lawrence Brannan Convicted in Scheme to Commit Bank Fraud

FBI Fugitive, Steven Nacim Admits Involvement In 2002 Bank Fraud Conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – A fugitive wanted by the FBI for almost 15 years admitted today to defrauding a financial institution to obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars for himself, his computer retail business, and his associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Steven Nacim, 49, a/k/a “Fouad,” a Moroccan national, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge … Continue reading FBI Fugitive, Steven Nacim Admits Involvement In 2002 Bank Fraud Conspiracy