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Investment Con Man Pleads Guilty — FBI

If you are contemplating investing your hard-earned money, here are a few tips to help you do it as safely as possible: Be extremely cautious about unsolicited offers to invest.

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Insider Trading — FBI

(8 days ago) Insider trading has been a continuous threat to U.S. financial markets and has robbed the investing public of some degree of trust that markets operate fairly. Through our investigations, the FBI

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Investment Fraudster Sentenced — FBI

(Just Now) While anyone investing should do careful research, Sampson pointed out that the victim in this case had done research and was still swindled. The key is to listen to your gut instincts and ask

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Hollywood Film Scheme Results in Unhappy Ending for

(4 days ago) Development art depicting characters in the movie OZ3D—an animated version of the Wizard of Oz—which was never made by Gigapix Studios even after hundreds of victims were lured into investing

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Investment Fraud — FBI

(7 days ago) If you’re thinking about investing, here are a few tips: Ask for information—in writing—on the investment, the risk, and the fees and commissions charged; Beware of high-pressure sales tactics;

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Frauds and How to Spot Trouble — FBI

(8 days ago) Research the investment firm you are planning on investing your money with, research the individual you are planning on investing your money with. Ken Israel/Director, Securities and Exchange

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Common Scams and Crimes — FBI

(Just Now) Instead of investing the funds of victims, however, the con artist pays “dividends” to initial investors using the funds of subsequent investors. Prime Bank Note Fraud

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Seeking Victim Information in Sterling Currency Group

(3 days ago) The FBI is seeking victim information from individuals who invested with and/or purchased Iraqi dinar from Sterling Currency Group (which also did business as Dinar Banker and GID Associates).

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What We Investigate — FBI

(1 days ago) The FBI's investigative programs include counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, public corruption, civil rights, transnational organized crime, white collar crime, violent crime, and

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Capitol Violence — FBI

(3 days ago) The FBI is seeking to identify individuals involved in the violent activities that occurred at the U.S. Capitol and surrounding areas on January 6, 2021. View photos and related information here.

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Ponzi Schemes — FBI

(4 days ago)Ponzi” schemes promise high financial returns or dividends not available through traditional investments. Instead of investing the funds of victims, however, the con artist pays “dividends

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Penny Stock Fraud Nets Millions — FBI

(4 days ago) Penny Stock Fraud Nets Millions. Scheme Mastermind Among Those Sentenced to Prison. It was a fraud scheme involving penny stocks, but the scheme’s mastermind ended up making millions of dollars

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Binary Options Fraud — FBI

(3 days ago) Binary options fraud is a growing problem and one that the FBI currently has in its crosshairs. In 2011, our Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received four …

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Investment Fraud — FBI

(7 days ago) Investment fraud is an offer using false or fraudulent claims to solicit investments or loans, or providing for the purchase, use, or trade of forged or counterfeit securities.

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$20 Million Investment Fraud — FBI

(8 days ago) The only problem was that Trell had no intention of investing any of his own money—so the legitimate businesses failed, and, of course, the shell companies never even got off the ground.

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Ponzi Fraudster Sentenced — FBI

(6 days ago) At these workshops, Loomis offered three different levels of investing: Tier 1 investors had to purchase a whole life insurance policy indexed to the stock market. What Loomis never told his

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Combating Money Laundering and Other Forms of Illicit

(6 days ago) Individuals and groups engaged in this activity employ typologies such as real estate investing, establishing money mule networks, exploiting financial institutions, stock or commodities

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HAMED AHMED ELBARKI — FBI

(Just Now) The individuals believed that they were investing in the short-term purchase and sale of residential mortgage loans, promising 50% returns. Instead, Elbarki allegedly misappropriated the investors

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Commodities Fraud — FBI

(1 days ago) Commodities Fraud Sentencing. Self-professed investment professional Pedro Jaramillo was a pro at promoting himself and his financial prowess. Through a …

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FBI — Seventeen Members of a North Carolina Racketeering

(5 days ago) Rather than investing victims’ money as promised, the Enterprise diverted victims’ money to finance its mortgage fraud operations and to support its members’ lifestyles. For example, members

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FBI — Another Executive Convicted of Oil and Gas

(6 days ago) Northern District of Texas (214) 659-8600. DALLAS—This week, another oil and gas company executive John Arthur Apple, Jr., 53, of Lewisville, Texas, pleaded guilty to felony offenses stemming

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Investment Adviser Sentenced in Connection with Rothstein

(3 days ago) Szafranski, who was a registered investment advisor, conspired with Rothstein to induce certain persons into investing money in the confidential …

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Three Charged in Investment Schemes That Victimized More

(7 days ago) The 24-count indictment alleges that they lied to investors in a series of schemes, and then used investor money for personal expenses rather than investing

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Family Fraudsters — FBI

(7 days ago) A father and son who carried out a loan fraud scheme that caused more than 100 unsuspecting investors in their advertising company to lose …

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Financial Crimes Report 2006 — FBI

(2 days ago) Financial Crimes Report to the Public Fiscal Year 2006. October 1, 2005 - September 20, 2006. view printable version (pdf)

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Long Island Man Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to

(7 days ago) Instead of investing the $1.2 million in real estate, however, OTHMAN used Victim-1’s money to pay for NAOK’s operating expenses, to repay …

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FBI — Fourteen Arrested for Market Manipulation Schemes

(8 days ago) “This case has dismantled a far-reaching stock market manipulation scheme run with ruthless efficiency and operated with one goal in mind—to steal money from the investing

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FBI — U.S. Attorney Announces Six Prosecutions in Ongoing

(Just Now) However, instead of investing the money, Brady converted it to his own personal use. In an effort to cover up this scheme, Brady would, at times, prepare fraudulent account statements and mail

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FINANCIAL CRIMES REPORT TO THE PUBLIC

(5 days ago) markets and has robbed the investing public of some degree of trust that markets operate fairly. The dissemination of material, non-public information commonly referred to as insider

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FBI — U.S. Attorney Announces Regional Results of

(2 days ago) In U.S. v. Luis Felipe Perez, 10-20411-Cr-PCH, from 2006 through mid-2009, Perez solicited funds from approximately 35 individuals in exchange for promissory notes or oral loan agreements, falsely informing investors they would be investing in his New York jewelry businesses or pawn shops, and promising annual returns of 24 percent to 120

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Autonomous Vehicles: How Will They Challenge Law

(6 days ago) In fact, many of the world’s carmakers plan to have fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) for sale by early next decade. 2 Prominent technology companies, such as Intel and Google, and transportation services, like Uber and Lyft, are investing billions of dollars in the trend toward AVs.

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FBI — Former Enron Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow

(7 days ago) "As one of the masterminds behind a massive fraud scheme, Andrew Fastow constructed an elaborate wall of deceit—shielding the reality of Enron's failing business from the watchful eye of shareholders and the investing public," said Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey, the head of President Bush's Corporate Fraud Task Force.

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FINANCIAL CRIMES REPORT TO THE PUBLIC

(9 days ago) remains artificially inflated based on fictitious performance indicators provided to the investing public. The FBI has not observed any major changes in criminal trends relating to

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Seeking Victims in the “1st Million” Investigation

(Just Now) The indictment alleges that the defendants persuaded or attempted to persuade investors to provide them with wire transfers, checks, and cash totaling more than $28 million, from numerous victims, under the fraudulent pretense of investing in the foreign exchange and cryptocurrency markets.

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Snake Oil Salesman — FBI

(Just Now) A man who used the oil boom in the Bakken region as the backdrop for a fraudulent housing scheme was sentenced for defrauding investors of more than $2 million.

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FBI — Denver Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for

(5 days ago) District of Colorado (303) 454-0100. DENVER—Vicki Dillard Crowe, aka Vicki R. Dillard, age 32, of Denver, was sentenced last week to serve 60 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger for mail and wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme. Following her prison sentence, Judge Krieger ordered Crowe to

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Financial Crimes Report 2010-2011 — FBI

(1 days ago) The perpetrators of precious metals frauds entice individuals into investing in the commodity through false claims and high-pressure sales tactics. Oftentimes in these frauds, the perpetrators

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FBI — Real Estate Investor, Disbarred Lawyer Sentenced 30

(Just Now) Real Estate Investor, Disbarred Lawyer Sentenced 30 Years for Massive Fraud Schemes. U.S. Attorney’s Office April 16, 2010. Eastern District of Virginia (757) 441-6331. NORFOLK, VA—Troy A

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Hollow Nickel/Rudolf Abel — FBI

(7 days ago) Hollow Nickel/Rudolf Abel. On the evening of Monday, June 22, 1953, a delivery boy for the “Brooklyn Eagle” knocked on the door of one of his customers in the apartment building at 3403 Foster

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FBI — Two Chicago-Area Defendants Charged with Commodities

(1 days ago) Instead of investing the funds as he purported, Russo misappropriated the money to make speculative trades—and regularly lost money—in …

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FBI Efforts to Combat Elder Fraud — FBI

(8 days ago) Investment schemes are similar to equity theft schemes and are used by mortgage fraud perpetrators to steal the HECM loan proceeds under the guise of investing it …

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FBI — Investment Adviser and Real Estate Developer Charged

(2 days ago) Between November 2005 and April 2010, Malarz and Lin fraudulently offered and sold investments in promissory notes and obtained loans personally secured by Malarz, while making false

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Increasing Terrorism Preparedness of Law Enforcement

(8 days ago) Organizational culture and challenges correlate to terrorism preparedness. 5 One mechanism to improve preparedness in law enforcement agencies is to enhance the culture of operational readiness. When leaders apply change through the organization’s culture, the likelihood of positive results increases. 6 Tangible, overt, or verbally identifiable elements in an organization are …

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FBI — Former Enron Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

(4 days ago) The indictment alleges that at various times between at least 1999 and 2001, Lay, Skilling, Causey and other Enron executives engaged in a wide-ranging scheme to deceive the investing public, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and others about the true performance of Enron's businesses.

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FBI — Three Investment Advisers Sentenced in California

(1 days ago) The promised profits from investing in a Fed program had to be divided in equal amounts, with one portion going to some humanitarian purpose, another portion to some kind of project financing, and

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FBI — Easley Man Indicted in Ongoing CFS Fraud Investigation

(1 days ago) Easley Man Indicted in Ongoing CFS Fraud Investigation. U.S. Attorney’s Office March 12, 2009. District of South Carolina (803) 929-3000. COLUMBIA, SC—United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins

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FBI — Local Financial Advisor Sentenced to 10 Years in

(4 days ago) Instead of investing that money as promised, Vallett kept it in his company’s operating account and spent it on various personal and business expenses. In addition, in some cases, Vallett used a portion of the funds to repay older investors, giving them the false …

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Perrye K. Turner Named Special Agent in Charge of

(9 days ago) Director James B. Comey has named Perrye K. Turner special agent in charge of the FBI s Houston Division. He most recently served as special agent in charge of the Louisville Division.

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