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pexels-photo-164501-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois announced the indictment of the former president of an Illinois-based non-profit organization for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from the charity.

Carol Babbitt, 60, was charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. She was released from custody on February 7 after her initial appearance in federal court. The press did not name an attorney for her.

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pexels-photo-3059854-300x225A Miami man was arrested on federal charges for his alleged involvement in a $1.5 million fraud scheme that targeted the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced this week.

Edwin Jim Garcia-Albarracin of Miami was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of mail fraud, and 12 counts of money laundering. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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chart-close-up-data-desk-590022-300x199Two Lynn Haven city officials have been indicted for allegedly conspiring with two local businesses to defraud $5 million from Lynn Haven for Hurricane Michael cleanup work that was never performed.

The indictment names former Lynn Haven City Manager Michael Edward White, 46; Lynn Haven Community Services Director David Wayne Horton, 55; Erosion Control Specialists (ECS) owner David Mitchelle White, 38; Greenleaf Lawn Care of Bay County owner Joshua Daniel Anderson, 43; and Shannon Delores Rodriguez, 37.

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action-adult-care-339620-300x169The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida has announced that Michael Jerome Atkins was arraigned on November 21 for allegedly defrauding a senior citizen out of her retirement savings.

Atkins, 60, was charged with mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. The press did not say if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Craig Sizer of Miami, Miguel Mesa of Miami Lakes, Keith Houlihan of Boca Raton, Florida, and 10 others from Florida and California have been arrested by the FBI and face multiple fraud charges for allegedly scamming $23 million from over 700 investors across the U.S. from 2009 to 2015.

The other 10 named in the indictment are Charles K. Topping of North Bay Village, Juan M. Perez Ortega of Miami Lakes, Matthew William Wheeler of Miami, Charles David Smigrod of Coconut Grove, Jason David Hershberger of Fort Lauderdale, James Wayne Long of Miramar, Shawna Leigh Lynch of Fort Lauderdale, Jack Willard Sini of Miami, Anita Sgarro of Marina Del Ray, California, and Martin Miller of Miami Beach.

All 13 are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and several counts of mail fraud. Sizer, Mesa, Topping, Sgarro, and Houlihan are also charged with substantive counts of wire fraud. New sources did not name attorneys for any of the defendants.

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