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Long-Running Clean Water Act Dispute Ends, Duarte Agrees to Pay Civil Fines, Restore Streams...

Bringing to a close several years of litigation, John Duarte and Duarte Nursery Inc. have agreed to pay a large civil penalty and preserve and restore creeks, streams, and wetlands to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act on property located in Teh...

Acton Couple Arrested for Defrauding the Treasury Department of Over $50 Million in Tax...

An Acton couple was arrested today and charged with defrauding the U.S. Treasury Department of more than $50 million in tax free energy grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Christopher N. Condron, 45, and Jessica Metivi...

Two California Men Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in Fake Law Firms that...

 Two Orange County, California men were sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California to serve 41 and 47 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme posing as a successful law firm, the Justice Department announced

Maryland Real Estate Flipper Pleads Guilty to Obstructing IRS and Failing to File Tax...

A Maryland man who bought, improved and sold residential real estate pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to one count of obstructing the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and four counts of failing to file personal and corporate income tax returns, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning for the District of Maryland.

Former Quincy Man Indicted for $1.7 Million Real Estate Fraud Scheme and Ex-Wife Indicted...

A man who had been a fugitive for more than 20 years before his arrest in Florida in April 2017, was indicted yesterday in connection with a $1.7 million real estate investment fraud scheme in Quincy, Mass. His ex-wife was also indicted for lying about...

California Resident Pleads Guilty to Stealing Homeless Individuals’ IDs and Using Them to Seek...

A California resident pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to file false claims for tax refunds, submitting false claims for tax refunds, mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern District of California

Taunton Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security and Housing Assistance Fraud

A Taunton woman pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston today to concealing information and making false statements in order to receive Social Security disability benefits and Section 8 housing assistance to which she was not entitled.

Northern California Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A Northern California real estate investor pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced

Northern California Man Sentenced to Prison for Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

After being convicted at trial, a Lafayette, California, man was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.

Justice Department Settles Disability-Based Housing Discrimination Lawsuit with City of Jacksonville, FL

The Justice Department today announced a settlement with the city of Jacksonville, Florida, to resolve allegations that the city violated the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act when it refused to all ow the development of permanen...

Justice Department and City of Jackson, Mississippi Resolve Lawsuit Over Zoning of Group Homes

The Justice Department today announced a settlement with the City of Jackson, Mississippi to resolve allegations that the city violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by preventing people in recovery from alco...

Former Dunkirk Mayor Sentenced For Using Campaign Contributions For His Own Personal Benefit

Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today former City of Dunkirk Mayor Richard L. Frey, 85, of Dunkirk, NY, who was convicted of wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud his mayoral campaign and his supporters by stealing campaign cont...

Hazleton Realtor Charged With Conspiracy

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Ignacio Beato, age 46, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was charged in a one count criminal information on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to engage in monetary transactions through a financial institution, with funds that were the proceeds of wire fraud

Northern California Real Estate Investor Convicted of Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A federal jury convicted real estate investor Glenn Guillory for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public foreclosure auctions held in Contra Costa County, California, the Department of Justice announced today

California Twice Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Operating Fake Law Firms That Promised...

An Orange County, California man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California to serve 109 months in prison including the last 12 months in a halfway house for his role as the owner and operator of a multi-million dollar fraudule...

Federal Court Permanently Bars California Man From Preparing Property Appraisals

A federal court in Helena, Montana permanently barred Ron Broyles of San Rafael, California from preparing - or assisting others in preparing - any property appraisal that will be used in connection with federal taxes, the Justice Department announced....

Northern California Real Estate Investor Sentenced for Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A Northern California real estate investor was sentenced yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.

Long Island Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Defrauding Homeowners In Loan...

Earlier today, David Gotterup was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to 15 years in prison for leading a loan modification scheme that defrauded distressed homeowners. Gotterup pleaded guilty on June 16, 2016, to conspiring to c...

Baltimore Real Estate Agent Sentenced to Over Two Years in Prison for $735,000 Mortgage...

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Michael Gerard Camphor, age 60, of Baltimore, to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release on charges arising from the fraudulent purchase of four properties in Baltimore, using fra...

Former Bayonne Official Sentenced To 21 Months Prison For Accepting $65,000 In Bribes For...

A Hudson County, New Jersey, man, who served as the senior accountant of the City of Bayonne Department of Community Development (CBDCD) was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for accepting $65,000 in bribe payments in exchange for his assistance i...

Property Manager Of Poughkeepsie Housing Project Sentenced For Stealing HUD Funds

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that CARL IMMICH, formerly the property manager of Harriet Tubman Terrace Apartments, a Section 8 Housing Complex in Poughkeepsie, New York, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. United States District Judge Cathy Seibel imposed today’s sentence

Northern California Man Convicted of Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A federal jury convicted Thomas Joyce for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions held in Contra Costa County, California, the Department of Justice announced today.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Convicted of Civil Rights Offenses for Stealing Property from Motorists and...

The Justice Department announced today that a federal jury convicted former Miami-Dade Police Detective William Kostopoulos, 49, with using his law enforcement authority to violate the civil rights of two motorists as well as obstructing justice

Former Framingham Housing Authority Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Rent Payments

A Milford woman pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with embezzling over $70,000 in rent payments owed to the Framingham Housing Authority (FHA). Rosa A. Famania, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling money from...

Four Northern California Real Estate Investors Convicted of Rigging Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

A federal jury yesterday convicted four real estate investors for their roles in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions held in Alameda County, California, the Department of Justice announced.

Five Defendants Charged In White Plains Federal Court With A $33 Million Mortgage Fraud...

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Christina Scaringi, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Northeast Region of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), today announced the unsealing of an Indictment charging five defendants

Two Northern California Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging at...

Two Northern California real estate investors have agreed to plead guilty today for their role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.

Former Chairman Of The Village Of Hempstead Housing Authority Indicted In Connection With Bid...

A four-count superseding indictment was unsealed today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Cornell Bozier with one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and three substantive counts of fe...

Union City, New Jersey, Inspector Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Conspiring to...

An inspector at the Union City Community Development Agency (UCCDA) was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for conspiring with contractors to rig the selection process for home improvement, sidewalk replacement and other projects, causing losses of...

Michigan Owners of Sixteen Adult Foster Care Homes Indicted for Failure to Pay Employment...

A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 19 and unsealed today, charging the owners of adult foster care homes located throughout Michigan with 60 counts of failing to account for and pay over employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division

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Total Household Debt Increases, Driven by Mortgage, Auto and Credit Card...

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit,which reported that total household debt increased by $114 billion (0.9%) to $12.84 trillion in the second quarter of 2017. There were modest increases ...