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  • Amid National Rise In Questionable Insurance Claims, Allstate Files $30 Million Lawsuit Against Alleged Fraudsters

    Allstate Insurance Company said Friday it filed a $29.9 million lawsuit against 52 people in New York alleging they defrauded the insurer in a scheme that involved personal injury attorneys, doctors and other medical professionals. The lawsuit is a civil...
  • Man returns to U.S. to face charges

    A former Newport Beach resident charged for running a fraudulent Internet company returned to the U.S. on Thursday after fleeing the country in 1999. James S. Eberhart, 71, was deported from Malaysia and expected in the U.S. District Court in Los...
  • Indiana financier balks at possible 225-year sentence

    Indiana financier balks at possible 225-year sentence
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for an Indianapolis financier convicted of swindling some $200 million from investors as his business fell apart claims the government caused the company's collapse by ruining its reputation. The claims were included...
  • City Hall bans McMahon firm from contracts amid questions

    City Hall bans McMahon firm from contracts amid questions
    The City of Chicago has permanently barred an electrical contractor and four members of the family that runs the business from getting city work on the grounds they lied to skirt city rules meant to help companies owned by women and minorities. Windy...
  • Philadelphia man arrested for check fraud in Carlisle

    Philadelphia man arrested for check fraud in Carlisle
    A Philadelphia man was arrested after trying to pass a fraudulent check at the Tractor Supply Company. Robert Walker, 40, had attempted to pass a fraudulent check at the Harrisburg store before arriving at the Carlisle location. Carlisle store...
  • Employee stole $850K from law firm, federal charges allege

    Employee stole $850K from law firm, federal charges allege
    The former chief information officer for a Chicago-based international law firm has been charged with stealing more than $850,000 in a fraud scheme involving a technology company, federal authorities announced today. David Tresch, 51, of Itasca is...
  • Cell phone companies need to get out of cramming

    One good thing about being the victim of a widespread scam estimated to cost American consumers $2 billion a year: You don't feel like the only fool in the country. And in the matter of "cramming" — when shady text-message companies bill cell phone...
  • Lancaster County Bank CEO Gets 15 Years in Prison for Fraud

    Lancaster County Bank CEO Gets 15 Years in Prison for Fraud
    A Lititz banker was sentenced to 180 months in prison for fraud conspiracy that caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs.  The U.S. Department of Justice says the fraud committed by 46 year old Joseph Braas caused the Bank of Lancaster County,...
  • BBB Warning Consumers of Phone Scam

    BBB Warning Consumers of Phone Scam
    The Better Business Bureau is warning West Michigan residents to be wary of a scam, which uses the name of a well-known local business. In May 2012, the BBB was alerted that a company was using the name "Preferred Benefits," an established Grand...
  • Trial for embattled financier Tim Durham begins Monday

    Trial for embattled financier Tim Durham begins Monday
    The trial of embattled Indianapolis financier Tim Durham and two associates accused of fraud in the massive collapse of the Fair Finance corporation began in federal court Monday morning. Durham, partner John Cochran and controller Rick Snow are...
  • Maryland biofuel fraud case rattles industry

    The case that has rattled the nation's renewable fuels industry began with some flashy cars. As Rodney R. Hailey accumulated a string of vehicles, including a Rolls-Royce, two Bentleys and a Lamborghini, the Perry Hall man's neighbors became suspicious....