wire fraud

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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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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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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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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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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Dothan Man Convicted on Wire and Mail Fraud Charges

by ParkmanLawFirm April 22, 2013 Criminal Law

Edward Lincoln Forehand, of Dothan, AL, has been convicted on charges of securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering.  According to the United States Attorney’s Office, he used the business name of “USA Marketing” to solicit investments from people mainly in South America and the panhandle of Florida between 2006 to November of […]

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Woman who faked Navy Career is sentenced for Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm April 9, 2013 Criminal Law

Caitlin Lucille Walls Smith, who used a fraudulently-acquired military status and forged bank statements to buy a home in York County, has been sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison.  According to a news release from the United States Attorney Office she must also spend three years of supervised release and pay $437,000 in […]

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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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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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Investment Brokers Found Guilty of Mail and Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm March 7, 2013 Criminal Law

A federal jury returned its verdict following a four-week trial that has found two Albany based investment brokers guilty of swindling millions of dollars from their clients. Timothy McGinn, 64, was found guilty of 27 counts of mail fraud and wire fraud, as well as filing false tax returns. David Smith, who is 67, was also found guilty […]

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Illinois Woman Found Guilty of Wire Fraud and Embezzlement

by ParkmanLawFirm February 12, 2013 Criminal Law

A press release from United States attorney Stephen Wiggington confirms that Madison, IL woman Amy Shelby has been indicted by a grand jury on charges related to her use of commercial credit cards while she was the manager of Oakmont Mini-Storage.  The indictment took place in July 2012 after the storage company’s owner, James Green […]

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Alabama Real Estate Attorney Guilty of Mortgage Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm January 17, 2013 Criminal Law

A veteran attorney in Birmingham, Alabama has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his role in a criminal mortgage fraud scheme.  On January 7, 2013, the United States Attorney in Birmingham unsealed the criminal charges against Attorney Kelvin Davis, which allege Davis engaged in mortgage fraud in his position as the closing attorney on numerous […]

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Stockbroker Embezzles from Client in Wire Fraud Scheme

by ParkmanLawFirm January 6, 2013 Criminal Law

A former stockbroker in Washington recently pled guilty to criminal wire fraud and filing false tax returns, and has now been sentenced to federal prison.  The criminal wire fraud scheme to which he pled is believed to have included stealing significant money from a brokerage client whose money he was entrusted to manage. At sentencing […]

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