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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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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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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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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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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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Business Owner Pleads Guilty to $1.5 Million Fraud Scheme

by ParkmanLawFirm April 3, 2013 Criminal Law

The owner of Peak Management, JonPaul Edward Sauer, waived his right to a federal grand jury on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in front of United States District Judge Greg Kays.  In doing so, Sauer admitted that he engaged in a wire fraud scheme from February 1, 2007 […]

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Wiretaps Employed in Bust of Cocaine Trafficking Empire

by ParkmanLawFirm March 21, 2013 Criminal Law

Six defendants in the Middle District of Alabama were convicted of conspiring to distribute powder cocaine and cocaine base. One defendant was additionally found guilty of money laundering. Evidence at trial showed a sophisticated drug trafficking conspiracy in which multiple kilograms of cocaine were put onto the street through a network of distributors. A four-month […]

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Federal Investigators Bust up $100 Million Insurance Fraud Ring

by ParkmanLawFirm March 20, 2013 Criminal Law

Forty-one defendants have either pleaded guilty or reached plea agreements in a massive insurance fraud scheme attempting to steal at least $100 million from the government-backed program that insures crops.  Authorities believe this is already the largest such ring uncovered in the country which included dozens of insurance agents, claims adjusters, brokers, and farmers in […]

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Man Charged in $5 million Investment Fraud Scheme

by ParkmanLawFirm March 14, 2013 Criminal Law

Authorities arrested a Glen Rock, New York resident on March 7th and charged him for his contributions in an investment fraud scheme that defrauded 15 different victims out of over $5 million.  Also arrested was an alleged co-conspirator who was also involved in the phony real-estate investment deals, including schemes involving an Atlantic City casino […]

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