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Articles Tagged with Fraud

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abundance-bank-banking-banknotes-259027-300x200Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the arrest of four men in connection to an insurance fraud scheme that allegedly cost an auto insurer $230,000.

Aymen Salti, Faiz Salti, Mohammed Salti, and Ayiha Salti were all charged with racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering. They were arrested and booked into Hillsborough County Jail on February 12. Each individual was ordered held on $1.2 million bond. The press did not name an attorney for any of the four.

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appointment-book-blur-care-40568-300x200Federal prosecutors arrested the owners of two Georgia-based telemedicine companies on Feb. 4th on charges of conspiracy ranging from fraud to money laundering. Reinaldo Wilson, 51, and his wife, Jean Wilson, 49, allegedly led a scheme to receive kickbacks and bribes for ordering orthodontic braces through Medicare for people who didn’t need them. The indictment indicates the plan operated between March 2017 and April 2019.

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person-holding-100-us-dollar-banknotes-2068975-300x200In Little Rock, Arkansas, seven individuals have been charged with defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of over $11.5 million. Rosie Bryant, Delois Bryant, Brenda Sherpell, Lynda Charles—all sisters—and Niki Charles, Lynda’s daughter, allegedly recruited farmers who are black, Hispanic, or female and asked them to pretend they were being discriminated against by the USDA. A tax preparer and a lawyer are also involved. It is not clear whether all involved parties have acquired legal representation.

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Sony Lundy, a South Florida businessman, was charged with fraud earlier this month for allegedly having his employees cash their checks at a convenience store in order to skirt reporting requirements for workers’ compensation insurance. Continue reading

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blur-builders-building-159306-300x200James D. Coon, owner of James Coon Construction company in Akron, Ohio, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a third-degree felony, on July 24th. The charges came after Gerardo ‘Jerry’ Juarez Sr., one of his workers, fell to death while working without safety equipment in 2017. Coon’s attorney has not made any statements as of yet.

Additionally, Coon further pleaded guilty to a workers’ compensation fraud charge, a fourth-degree felony, in a Summit county courtroom. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC) findings, Coon, 53, did not have any BWC coverage whatsoever when Juarez died.

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