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natalie-scott-D4o4NXZ3CQY-unsplash-300x205When Emma Dietrich asked a co-worker to drive her home in her 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, she was not expecting Minnesota State Troopers to seize her vehicle during a traffic stop. Unfortunately for Dietrich, troopers arrested the co-worker and seized Dietrich’s vehicle, even though she was not the driver at the time and she was never arrested or charged with a crime.

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sterling-davis-4iXagiKXn3Y-unsplash-300x180A mother and son who owned and operated two construction businesses in San Ramon, CA, have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from their alleged refusal to pay for workers’ compensation coverage and payroll taxes.

Selina Singh, 57, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, payroll tax fraud, and insurance premium fraud. Her son, 30-year-old Kabir Singh, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance premium fraud and insurance premium fraud. They both also admitted to an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement for a loss exceeding $500,000 through a pattern of alleged criminal activity.

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tobias-zils-FZRvB6KoRxE-unsplash-300x200A Florida couple is suing the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after the agency reportedly seized more than $43,000 in cash at the airport without charging them with a crime.

According to news sources, Stacey Jones and her husband were stopped by airport security and questioned about the cash, which they had with them in a carry-on bag. Airport security called the police, who eventually alerted the DEA.

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morning-brew-gpNGuzXYhEA-unsplash-300x200Three Florida men face federal charges in Cincinnati, OH, for their alleged role in a financial fraud conspiracy that involved stealing identities in order to fraudulently obtain tax refunds, coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus checks, and credit cards.

Adesh Alvin Bissoon, 41, of Miami Beach; Michael Jacques Joseph, 37, of Miami Beach; and Victor Torres, 38, of Apollo Beach are charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud affecting a financial institution, and aggravated identity theft. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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patrick-robert-doyle-nKjvX9d1TNc-unsplash-300x169The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida has announced charges against a Fort Myers roofing company owner accused of misusing the $2 million in loans he received from the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP) that is meant to help American businesses that are economically impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Casey David Crowther, 35, was charged with making a false statement to a lending institution. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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