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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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document-agreement-documents-sign-48148-300x199A 26-year-old Israeli woman was arrested on fraud charges in Florida last week after she allegedly tried to cash checks worth $1 million in the name of her 77-year-old husband, whom she married four months earlier.

Lin Helena Halfon faces charges of money laundering, organized fraud, and exploitation of an elderly person. She was ordered held on $1 million bond. It is unclear if she has acquired the services of an attorney.

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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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pexels-photo-164501-300x200David John Ridling of Vero Beach, FL, was indicted this month for his alleged connection to a scheme to defraud multiple banks, a financial services provider, and a business out of more than $50 million.

Ridling, 57, was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud, four counts of bank fraud, nine counts of money laundering, and two counts of aggravated identity theft. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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cash-collection-currency-47344-300x212The case against Silver International has been dropped by the British Columbia Supreme Court. The company, run by Caixuan Qin and her husband Jian Jun Zhu, was being prosecuted for money-laundering. This case is being lauded as the largest money-laundering case in BC history.

Known as Operation E-Pirate, this was the pinnacle of the RCMP investigation. It was focused on illegal banking networks that linked back to organized crime units, both national and international.   Continue reading