Fraud Legal Blogs

Fraud legal blogs, published by fraud lawyers and criminal defence law firms in the UK, United States and across the world.

What Fraud Victims Should Know About a Fraudster’s Obligation to Account

by icpc May 18, 2016 Finance

Victims of fraud often ask us whether a fraudster can be ordered by a Canadian Court to account for what the fraudster did with their money so that they may attempt to recover it from those who received it. Other times, victims of fraud just want an explanation. Last week an Ontario Court released its […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About Class and Group Actions

by icpc March 4, 2016 Business Law

Victims of fraud often ask us whether they should proceed by way of their own private action, a group action or a class action. The issue often comes down to a question of economics (both for the fraud victims and the law firm being asked to represent them) and litigation strategy. This blog post provides […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About Recovery Through Securities Regulators – Problems with Relying on OSC Disgorgement Orders

by icpc November 26, 2015 Finance
Toronto Fraud Lawyers

On October 26, 2015, the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada) held an “Investment Recovery Conference” with the Osgoode Hall Law School entitled “Public & Private Securities Enforcement: Improving Recovery for Harmed Investors.” The Conference held panel discussions on such topics as the ”Relationship Between Public Regulatory Enforcement and Private Securities Class […]

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Global Brand Management: Risks and Strategies

by marcus evans October 8, 2015 Company Law

Interview with: Allan Diamond, Managing Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) should not limit themselves to traditional methods of protecting their companies’ brand and should think creatively in terms of implementing a global strategy that will result in keeping their authorized supply channel partners happy, minimizing lost sales/profits, and  potentially obtaining affirmative recoveries for […]

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I Received a Target Letter And It’s Not About Shopping… What Now?

by MayberryLawFirm March 12, 2014 Criminal Law

I can’t imagine very much is more terrifying for someone than receiving a letter from a United States Attorney’s Office letting them know they are under the microscope of the Federal government for suspicion of a crime.  Quite frankly, even as a Federal criminal attorney when I hear of this happening there is an element […]

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Protecting a charity from fraud and deception

by NC Insurance January 27, 2014 Fraud

Unfortunate as it is to admit, charity fundraising is often seized upon by con artists and scammers, recognising this as an opportunity to steal money, using a good cause as a distraction. The Nation Fraud Authority found that in 2013 alone, the charity sector lost £103 million as a result of fraud, both internally (charity […]

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RECOVERY FROM A FRAUDSTER’S SPOUSE

by icpc December 5, 2013 Fraud

In many cases of fraud, the misappropriated funds are used to fund a fraudster’s lifestyle or transferred into the possession of a third party. This article discusses recovery from a spouse or family member of a fraudster – an issue often raised by fraud victims in their quest for recovery. A leading case on this […]

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A fraud victim’s response to a fraudster’s allegations of extortion

by icpc November 21, 2013 Fraud

It is common practice for fraudsters who are defendants to civil fraud claims to allege that a fraud victim’s criminal complaint to police is being made for the purpose of obtaining an unlawful advantage in the civil proceedings. Sometimes fraudsters allege the criminal offence of extortion as against their fraud victims for the purpose of […]

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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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Benefit Fraud: A Common Sense Guide

by MelissaDwyer October 15, 2013 Fraud

The consequences of benefit fraud can be serious, with significant fines and even a prison sentence in some cases. Everyone convicted of benefit fraud will be required to repay all the money received through false pretences. It is not uncommon to be accused of benefit fraud where there is no basis for this, so it […]

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Online Fraud: How to Avoid a Ticket Scam

by barlowrobbins September 26, 2013 Fraud

Imagine that you’ve managed to somehow secure tickets to see your favourite band. As time goes by, you begin to steadily realise that the coach that’s supposed to be picking you up is nowhere to be seen. You’re left by the side of the road, missing the performance and unsure of what to do. Tragic, […]

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The Risks and Rewards of Reporting Green Energy Fraud

by ValerieC September 25, 2013 Fraud

Green marketing is a new tactic to take advantage of a rising wave of environmental concern and awareness. Unfortunately, some purportedly green companies do not share the same concern for their customers. Whether in an energy company gaining statewide rate increases by claiming green energy generation methods that are not being employed, or in a […]

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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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Los Angeles Assault Attorney Explains Domestic Assault

by ManuelianLawFirm August 9, 2013 Assault

A domestic assault charge in Los Angeles threatens more than just your marriage. Like any other assault, a domestic assault conviction can result in not only the loss of your family, but the loss of your freedom as well. Emotionally-charged and aggressively pursued by prosecutors, domestic assault charges are serious and a conviction can result […]

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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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Top 5 Identity Theft Prevention Tips

by jonaspatrick July 22, 2013 Fraud

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the US. Approximately 12.6 million Americans became victims of this crime in 2012. It is expected to increase in 2013 and in the years onwards. Want to avoid becoming a number…what are you doing for ID theft protection? If you haven’t taken effective measures as of yet, […]

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Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right

by edralyn July 13, 2013 Arrest

Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right A police department located in a small town in Ohio is a Facebook sensation. Chief Oliver, known as Cheap Otter to his youngest fans, is gaining worldwide attention for his social media savvy. With over 70,000 followers who check in on a regular basis, […]

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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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What Is Misdemeanor And How Many Types It Has?

by callygreene June 15, 2013 Accident Claims

Misdemeanors in a Nutshell Misdemeanors refer to less considerable kinds of criminal acts that are recognized and punishable by typical legal or lawful systems across the globe. However and still, the definitions or extremes of the actions that are considered as misdemeanors would essentially vary based on your locality or your country. Particularly, such definitions […]

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