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pexels-karolina-grabowska-5239822-300x200A Miami couple has been indicted in Pittsburgh for their alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud Verizon Wireless out of millions of dollars.

Samuel T. Johnson, 31, and Daphne Debrosse, 30, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Johnson was ordered held pending trial on grounds that he constituted a flight risk. The press did not name an attorney for the couple.

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pexels-photo-534204-300x167Two former Jacksonville city council members have been sentenced to federal prison for their alleged involvement in a fraud and money laundering scheme.

Katrina Brown, 40, of Jacksonville, FL, was sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison followed by five years in supervised release. She was also ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $425,335, which are funds traceable to the alleged offenses.

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pexels-pixabay-259027-300x200The Department of Justice has announced charges against three Milwaukee men and two Chicago-area men accused of participating in a scheme to file fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $1 million in coronavirus (COVID-19) relief aid.

The defendants named in the indictment are: Thomas Smith, 46, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Stephen Smith, 42, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Robert Hamilton, 59, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Samuel Davis Jr., 40, of Chicago, Illinois; and Jonathan Henley, 52, of Chicago, Illinois. Four of the defendants are charged with bank fraud and money laundering, while Henley is charged with bank fraud only. It is unclear if any of the defendants has acquired legal counsel.

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bbc-creative-1w20Cysy1cg-unsplash-300x200A grand jury has indicted four owners of daycare businesses in Chicago for allegedly defrauding a state child care subsidy program out of more than $1 million.

Named in the indictments are Tarnavis A. Lee, 41, owner of Lee’s Toddler Town, Inc.; Demetra M. Jackson, 41, owner of Jitter Bugs, Inc.; Elizabeth McFarland, 46, owner of Tater Tots, Inc.; and LaShanda Hudson, 39, owner of a daycare business in her name. The four women are charged with multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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alexander-schimmeck-H_KabGs8FMw-unsplash-300x200Two Broward lawyers were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in a $750,000 scheme to defraud unwitting property owners of foreclosure surplus checks.

Rashisa Overby, 46, and Ria Sankar-Balram, 40, were arrested on Monday and face multiple counts of fraud, money laundering, grand theft, among other charges. Sankar-Balram was released on $57,000 bond. Overby, who was charged with several more counts, remains held in lieu of $140,000 bond. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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