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katie-moum-o0kbc907i20-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan has charged a Detroit woman for her alleged involvement in a $2 million fraud scheme that sought to defraud the state and federal government out of funds allocated for coronavirus (COVID-19) unemployment assistance.

Brandi Hawkins, 39, is accused of violating federal laws on theft and wire fraud. Attorney information was not available.

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abundance-bank-banking-banknotes-259027-300x200The Department of Justice has filed a civil forfeiture complaint seeking to seize a mansion in Maryland that was allegedly acquired with an estimated $3.5 million in corruption proceeds by Yahya Jammeh, former president of The Gambia.

According to the complaint, Jammeh allegedly acquired millions by embezzling public funds and soliciting bribes from businesses seeking to control various sectors of The Gambia’s economy. The former president purportedly conspired with family members and associates to funnel the money into shell companies and overseas trusts, where it was laundered through the purchase of assets around the world.

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claire-anderson-Vq__yk6faOI-unsplash-300x200Prosecutors in Providence, RI, are accusing the owner of a cleaning services company of wage theft and failing to pay workers’ comp insurance coverage for his employees.

Marcello Pompa, 37, of Saugus, MA, was charged with wage theft, failure to pay workers’ compensation insurance, and workers’ compensation fraud. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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kendal-L4iKccAChOc-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced the arrest of a Coconut Creek man accused of using his businesses to fraudulently obtain federal loans meant for small businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and bilking the Medicare system of at least $5 million.

Carlos Belone, 37, was arrested Friday and charged with wire fraud, payment of health care kickbacks, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and making false statements to a financial institution. His bond was set at $150,000. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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tai-s-captures-0I52FCHNjoU-unsplash-300x200A federal court in Miami has announced charges against four men from Bradenton, FL, who allegedly marketed a bleach solution as a cure for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

62-year-old Mark Grenon and his sons Jonathan Grenon, 34; Joseph Grenon, 32; and Jordan Grenon, 26; were each charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and criminal contempt. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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