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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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