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Married Couple Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm November 14, 2013 Criminal Law

Keith Johnson, 46, and his wife, Angela Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in United States District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Another eight counts of wire fraud listed in the original indictment were dismissed by U.S. District Judge Leoni Brinkema as part of the plea agreement.  According […]

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Medical Imaging Company Sued for Insurance Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm October 31, 2013 Criminal Law

An Edina based mobile medical imagine company and 46 chiropractors have been accused in a federal lawsuit of being involved in a kickback scheme that alleges fraudulent insurance claims.  The civil suit alleges Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Inc. and its owner, Michael Appleman, of working with chiropractors to game the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. The […]

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Wife of Seattle Mariners Baseball Player Charged with Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm October 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Maria Jacqueline Peguero, the wife of Seattle Mariners outfield Carlos Peguero, has been accused of using Felix Hernandez’s wife’s debit card to make over $180,000 in unauthorized purchases.  Peguero allegedly used Sandra Hernandez’s card to make at least 60 purchases from Saks Fifth Avenue between June and October 2012.  Authorities say that she had the […]

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Woman Sentenced for Mail Fraud in Alexandria

by ParkmanLawFirm October 16, 2013 Criminal Law

According to the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Dawn Johnson recently entered into an agreement and pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and presenting fictitious or fraudulent claims.  From January 2007 to April 2011, Johnson devised and executed a scheme to defraud members of her family and former associates in the Eastern District of Virginia. The […]

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Jesse Jackson, Jr. and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

by ParkmanLawFirm August 28, 2013 Criminal Law

Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. was recently sentenced at a federal courthouse for one count of conspiracy to mis-use campaign funds. With Mr. Jackson, Jr. having pleaded guilty earlier this year, most of the recent work done by his lawyers had to do with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The Guidelines are used in almost all […]

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Piercing the Protective Veil

by ParkmanLawFirm August 27, 2013 Private Client

One of the primary reasons our Birmingham attorneys in the probate division of Parkman & White, LLC are contacted is to create a legal business entity to protect the owner from personal liability.  There are many entities our Birmingham probate attorneys utilize to meet these needs, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLC’s), limited liability partnerships […]

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New York Attorney Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm August 22, 2013 Criminal Law

A real estate lawyer from Brooklyn has pleaded guilty to one count of felony securities fraud, admitting that he forged six condominium plan acceptance letters from state authorities that allowed developers to sell apartments without proper regulatory oversight.  As part of the plea agreement Eduard Fridman, 36, will surrender his law license and pay the […]

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Construction Management Firm President Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging

by ParkmanLawFirm August 21, 2013 Criminal Law

Calvin Hall, the former vice president of Xcel Construction Services Inc. in Detroit, entered a guilty plea on Monday to a bid rigging charge deriving from an $11 million public housing contract.  Hall admitted before United States District Judge David M. Lawson that he conspired with Michael Woodhouse, Xcel’s president, and Bobby W. Ferguson, the […]

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Business owner indicted in Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

by ParkmanLawFirm August 19, 2013 Criminal Law

Raymond Christopher Reggie, a business owner in Mandeville, is now facing federal fraud allegations for the second time in the last eight years.  In an indictment released last Wednesday, Reggie was accused of five counts of wire fraud and six counts of money laundering in a scheme that allegedly ran from January 2009 until July […]

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Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

by ParkmanLawFirm July 31, 2013 Criminal Law

Shawon McClung, who began Flint-McClung Capital LLC in Indiana, has pled guilty to running a Ponzi scheme totaling losses of over $1.7 million.  According to court documents, McClung entered into financial discussions in 2008 with a software programmer to create proprietary software to make automated trades on the foreign currency market.  McClung moved FMC from […]

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Arizona Couple Sentenced in Money Laundering Conspiracy

by ParkmanLawFirm July 30, 2013 Criminal Law

The Arizona couple that helped to lead a drug and money laundering conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, received their sentence on Monday, July 29th.  Jose Valenzuela and his wire, Beatriz Valenzuela, were sentenced to 137 months and 125 months in prison, respectively.  The couple will also face five years of supervised […]

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Seven North Carolina Residents Charged for Insurance Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm July 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Officials report that seven suspects have been arrested in an alleged insurance fraud scheme that involved a faked auto accident on December 3rd in Guilford County, NC.  The suspects are accused of conspiring to defraud American Family Insurance Company out of over $7,000 by submitting fraudulent documentation in support of insurance claims from injuries sustained […]

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Former West Texas Mayor Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm July 23, 2013 Criminal Law

Guillermo Gandara Sr., the former mayor of Socorro, entered a last minute guilty plea to federal fraud charges on Monday afternoon.  Gandara pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting wire fraud and deprivation of honest services fraud as part of his agreement with federal prosecutors.  His grand jury trial was scheduled to begin on Monday morning […]

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Two Face DUI Charges after Crashing into Indiana State Police Cars

by ParkmanLawFirm July 1, 2013 Criminal Law

Two drivers have been arrested on DUI charges after they crashed into two Indiana State Police cars at the same location on I-465 early on Sunday morning.  The incident began just before 2:30 a.m. when State Trooper Josh Graves was dispatched to the southbound lanes near 56th street at the 39.2 mile marker to remove […]

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Samsung seeks settlement in European Union Antitrust Suit

by ParkmanLawFirm June 26, 2013 Criminal Law

According to reports, Samsung may be ready to wave the white flag in its issues with European Union antitrust regulators rather than taking the chance of fighting it out in court. Samsung first came under the fire of the European Commission last year when it began seeking injunctions in various EU countries against Apple’s use […]

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Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm June 25, 2013 Criminal Law

Michael Little, 36, pleaded guilty last week to federal wire fraud in Seattle United States District Court for his involvement in a scheme to advertise and sell fake Chihuly artwork.  Little admitted he purchased several pieces of generic glass work and artwork over the internet and falsely accused buyers that it was authentic work created by […]

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Pro’s and Con’s to Bankruptcy

by ParkmanLawFirm June 20, 2013 Finance

Bankruptcy has the power to wipe away all or most personal and company debt, but it is not without side affects. Bankruptcy will affect your credit score negatively for several years to come. The process is long and complicated but an experienced Birmingham attorney at Parkman & White will help you every step of the […]

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Idaho Cab Driver Charged With DUI

by ParkmanLawFirm May 30, 2013 Criminal Law

A Nampa cab driver, Jeffrey Knutson, is facing a DUI charge following a crash involving a motorcyclist.  Knutson, 43, slammed his taxi into a 38-year-old woman riding on a motorcycle last Saturday afternoon around 5:00 p.m.  The woman was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition. Corporal Jamie Burns, of the Nampa Police […]

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Ex-Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

by ParkmanLawFirm May 29, 2013 Criminal Law

Kimberly A. Crabtree, who was indicted by a Fayette County Grand Jury in March for embezzlement, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.  The former Fayette County Memorial Hospital employee was charged with third degree felonies of theft in office, tampering with records, and tampering with evidence. According to the Fayette County Prosecutor Jess Weade, Crabtree wrote herself […]

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More IRS Employees Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm May 28, 2013 Criminal Law

Two former Internal Revenue Service employees pleaded guilty and were sentenced last week for unemployment insurance fraud.  Carmen Smith, 41, and Terri Wardell, 48, are two of ten former Indianapolis IRS employees that are the current targets of state investigators. The investigation was launched in early 2012, after the IRS informed the state that it […]

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Former Wichita Police Officer Charged with Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm May 28, 2013 Criminal Law

Joletta Vallejo, a former Wichita police officer, and two others were charged with conspiracy and wire fraud after an internal investigation concluded that they were involved in a scheme to keep the officer from losing her job.  Vallejo, and her friends, Patrick Melendrez and Courtney Foster, have been charged with one count of conspiracy to […]

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Former Stamford Marketing Controller Admits to Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm May 24, 2013 Criminal Law

The former controller for a Stamford marketing and research firm pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to wire fraud charges relating to funds he embezzled from his former employer.  Thomas J. Turey, of Norwalk, waived his right to a federal grand jury indictment and pleaded guilty to a wire fraud charge during proceedings before United States […]

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Charlotte Man Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in Ponzi Scheme

by ParkmanLawFirm May 24, 2013 Criminal Law

Stephen Maiden, 40, pleaded guilty on Thursday to carrying out a Ponzi scheme that caused a total loss to victims of at least $8.9 million.  The United States Attorney’s Office in Charlotte says Maiden conducted this scheme through his Charlotte based hedge fund:  Maiden Capital Opportunity Fund. Maiden formed his hedge fun in October 2006 […]

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National Transportation Safety Board wishes to lower BAC limit

by ParkmanLawFirm May 15, 2013 Criminal Law

Currently every state in the United States makes it illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has voted to recommend that each state lower their BAC level from .08% to .05%. The NTSB based their decision on several factors.  The NTSB argued that […]

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Indianapolis Police Officer Heads to Court on DUI Charge

by ParkmanLawFirm April 30, 2013 Criminal Law

David Bisard, a suspended Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer, is heading back to court on Wednesday for his latest arrest for suspected driving while intoxicated.  Bisard was already facing charges of reckless homicide and operating while intoxicated(OWI) from a crash in August of 2010 that took the life of motorcyclist Eric Wells.  Two others were injured […]

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