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pexels-photo-48604-300x191The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the arrest of four former employees of a Connecticut healthcare insurance firm accused of defrauding a client out of millions meant for healthcare claims.

The complaint names Patricia Riccardi, Anthony Riccardi, Erin Verespy, and Vanessa Battle, all of Connecticut, as defendants. They are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. Attorney information was not available.

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tingey-injury-law-firm-veNb0DDegzE-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Department of Justice announced fraud charges against a Texas man accused of fraudulently obtaining $1.1 million in federal loans earmarked for small businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Joshua Thomas Argires, 29, of Houston was charged with making false statements to a financial institution, engaging in unlawful monetary transactions, wire fraud, and bank fraud. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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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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