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Transport company owner indicted for fraud.

Richard Brega & William Popkave Richard Brega is the owner of Brega Transport and Brega D.O.T. Maintenance Corp. He was charged with mail fraud conspiracy, theft and bribery of federal funds, and obstruction of justice. In 2013, Brega D.O.T. had been awarded a five-year, $70-million Federal Transit Administration-funded contract by Rockland County. This contract [...]

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Former life insurance and accident and sickness insurance agent accused of $50,000 fraud.

Rob Mangat Arrested in Vancouver Ravinderpaul Singh Mangat (a.k.a. Rob Mangat) was a registered mutual funds salesman at Sun Life in Metrotown. In 2010, he lured a Vancouver resident into investing in a “privileged investment group” that he claimed would yield high returns. The investment Mangat did not invest his client’s money into any [...]

London man arrested for fraudulent sale of worthless cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency has had a recent surge in popularity, piquing making many people’s interest. To profit from this interest, one man in the UK set up a scam call-center or “boiler room”, selling non-exist ant cryptocurrency to his victims. The police received nine reports of fraud, with a total value of £160,000 ($215,000). Victims stated [...]

Hawaii state sues company for failed $14 million project.

In 2008, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) hired Colorado-based Ciber Inc. to upgrade its 20-year-old accounting system, and to automate project reporting that cost millions in federal funds. In 2015, the Governor terminated the contact. Ciber had collected more than $8 million in fees from the State for the financial accounting system transportation [...]

Edwin Fujinaga and other MRI International executives accused of $1.5 billion financial fraud.

Edwin Fujinaga Fraud Edwin Fujinaga, Junzo Suzuki, and Paul Suzuki were executives of MRI International, a US-based business that began selling products in Japan in 1998. Between 2009 and 2013, the trio solicited more than $1.5 billion, mainly from Japanese residents, by promising to buy accounts receivable from medical companies at a discount, and [...]

Multi-company owner caught in $9 million investment fraud scheme.

Homero Joshua Garza is one of the most hated personalities in the cryptocurrency market. Between May 2014 and January 2016, Garza defrauded victims in connection with the procurement of virtual currency. He did this through companies he founded and operated; GAW, GAW Miners, ZenMiner, and ZenCloud. The companies sold miners and access to miners, [...]

Married couple arrested for defrauding others of over $400,000.

Neeraj Kohli and his wife Shweta Kohli allegedly took money from unsuspecting victims through a number of scams. In some cases, they threatened that their victims would be arrested if they failed to surrender cash for tax payments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). An investigation into the pair began in early 2016 when [...]

Former CEO of Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange accused of embezzlement.

Bitcoin embezzlement Bitcoin is a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system. Bitcoin started in 2008 and can be used to pay others or send money anonymously. Bitcoin value is extremely volatile. However, the cryptocurrency is becoming more popular, and it has many users across the globe. The history In 2011, Mark Karpeles was the [...]

27 years in prison for family who stole £46 million ($62 million) in VAT payments.

Geoffrey Copp was owner and director of Central Payroll Specialists, later known as Quality Premier Services. These companies were umbrella payroll organizations and were used by recruitment agencies to manage the wages of thousands of temporary workers, of which most were EU migrants. Customers were charged 20% extra for VAT that was supposed to [...]

Bitcoin investment company owner jailed for $1.23 million mass fraud scheme.

Trendon Shavers operated Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BCS&T). Shavers operated his business from his home, offering bitcoin-related investments through the internet.  Using the alias “pirateat40”, Shavers raised over 764,000 bitcoins. At the time, these were worth more than $4.5 million for his company. Using the website Bitcoin Forum, Shavers solicited investment by promising investors [...]