Tag: wire fraud

LANGLEY PARK, MD - APRIL 20: (NEWSWEEK AND US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT OUT) Armed police from Maryland's Prince George's County Anti-Gang Unit question and detain the girlfriend of a confirmed gang member of Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13, April 20, 2006 in Langley Park, Maryland. The gang member had …

Mother and Daughter Charged in Elaborate $1.8M Federal Student Aid Scheme

According to the news report of the court filings, both women used the personal identification information of recruits to apply for admission into area community colleges. They also used their recruits’ identifications to apply for federal student aid, claiming the individuals named on the forms were regular students.

A woman uses her smartphone in Beijing on November 11, 2017. China's smartphone masses splurged billions of dollars in an e-commerce bonanza on November 11 as consumers rushed to snap up bargains on 'Double 11', billed as the world's biggest one-day online shopping festival. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR …

Chinese Court Convicts 85 for Phone Scams, over Half of Them Taiwanese

A court in Beijing handed down 85 lengthy prison sentences for telephone fraud on Thursday. 44 of the defendants hail from Taiwan, including the two who received the harshest 15-year sentences. The cases are part of a massive wave of telephone scams sweeping China, with tens of millions of dollars stolen.

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Former Chicago Public Schools Chief to Plead Guilty to Bribery Charges

It was reported on Thursday that former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett intends to plead guilty to charges that she took bribes while steering up to $23 million in no-bid contracts to a consulting firm she worked for prior to taking over as head of the CPS.