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Healthcare workers seek to decertify deceit union.

As its membership plummets, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is seeking to unionize home healthcare workers, who have never previously organized and do not fit the traditional description of the public employees SEIU typically represents. The union is making its attempt in states across the country, but in Minnesota, where the union has [...]

2018-08-13T15:55:56+00:00Categories: Fraud News, Perpetrators|Tags: , |

Uber’s “Immoral, illegal, unconscionable company union”.

They called it the ‘Independent Drivers Guild’—but the new organization for New York City’s estimated 35,000 Uber drivers is “independent” in name only. Co-founded by Uber and the Machinists union, it's not a union, has no collective bargaining rights, and receives financial support from Uber. Just how much support it receives is unknown, since [...]

2018-08-13T16:14:59+00:00Categories: Fraud News, Perpetrators|Tags: , |

Illegal storefront gambling—Florida Police Union Chief took over $570,000.

Nelson Cuba, the former president of the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police, helped himself to revenues generated by Internet café gambling operations in the northern part of Florida. Cuba used a military veterans’ charity as a conduit for his illegal income. Participants in the ring skimmed a total of around $300 million until they [...]

2018-08-13T16:17:47+00:00Categories: front news|Tags: , , |

Maryland Laborers Union business manager and two others guilty of $1.7M+ scam.

In one of the stranger union scams, stretching from suburban Washington, D.C. to the Arab nation of Qatar, the defendants reaped what they sowed. LIUNA Local 657 represents roughly 1,500 construction workers in the Washington, D.C. area. For a while, it also served as a source of generous and illegal self-enrichment for its business [...]

Fraud charges for jail officers’ Union Chief with a taste for luxury.

As federal agents tell it, the kickback scheme that led to the arrest of Norman Seabrook, the powerful leader of the New York City Correction Officers’ Union, was hatched one night in late 2013 in a hotel room in the Dominican Republic. According to the agents, the union president had been drinking and was [...]

Owners of Chicago medical transport company sentenced for $4.7 million healthcare deceit.

Gregory Toran owned IBT Transportation LLC. with Tina Kimbrough. During their ownership, the company fraudulently overbilled the State of Illinois and Medicaid for services not rendered, or not rendered to the extent claimed, and for mileage well in excess of those actually driven. Between December 2005 and June 2011, IBT billed and received payment [...]

Trio guilty of transport fraud, costing Tracker Marine almost $1 million.

James Keith Ivey and his wife, Melinda Kay Ivey, owned J&M Trucking, Inc., a Missouri-based trucking company. In 2013, the pair were found guilty of multiple charges including fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, and making false statements to federal agents. These convictions came about after it was discovered that the husband and wife team [...]

Father and son imprisoned for operating fraudulent Bitcoin exchange.

Randall Bryan Lord and his son, Michael Aaron Lord, accepted currency, money orders, and money packs in exchange for bitcoins. Bitcoin is a decentralized form of electronic or digital currency, existing entirely on the Internet. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have no physical form. Contrary to law, the Lords were not registered with FinCEN. The [...]

Convicted sex offender guilty of running unlawful Bitcoin operation.

In 2009, Richard Petix was convicted of knowingly transporting child pornography in inter-state commerce. After this conviction, he was released under supervision. As a condition of his supervision, Petix was required to notify his probation officer of any computers he used and, if there was any impermissible or suspicious activity, he was to [...]