“Godfather of Payday Lending” sentenced to prison for multiple frauds.

A man from Jenkintown will serve 37 months in prison for a racketeering scheme. The operator of the scheme was Adrian Rubin who conned victims with a payday lending business. This business was fraudulent and "violated the usury laws of Pennsylvania,” states US attorney, Zane David Memeger. Between 1998 and 2012 Rubin gave victims [...]

Notorious Hong Kong Kwok brothers exposed in Australian refugee camp scandal via Panama Papers.

Two billionaire brothers from Hong Kong named Thomas and Raymond Kwok were charged for bribery in 2012. After their arrest, only one of the brothers was found  guilty. That brother, Thomas Kwok received a sentence of five years in prison in 2014. Raymond Kwok was acquitted of all charges. After the sentencing of Raymond [...]

Family sentenced to prison in Disney ticket scam.

Prison is now the family home for one Central Florida family. Eileen Hightower and her two children committed credit card fraud at Disney World. On January 17, 2018, the Hightower family each received sentences of three years behind or more bars. They were also ordered to pay $107,000 in restitution. The family stole information [...]

Irish “Wolf of Wall Street” cons elderly investors out of millions.

The owner of two fake businesses in London. England was found guilty of conning investors out of nearly $4 million. Dylan Creaven is the man who ran these fake businesses. He targeted elderly investors by selling them carbon credits that didn't even exist. People and businesses usually buy carbon credits to reduce their carbon [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Brothers sentenced in $6 million healthcare fraud conspiracy.

Kevin Davies and his brother Melvin Davies owned and operated KMD Healthcare Services Inc. In order to pass the state inspection necessary for enrolment in the Medicare program, they used stand-in Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) who were neither employees nor affiliated with KMD. Medicare and Medicaid only pay for medically necessary ambulance services, in [...]

Business owners owed UPS Freight $782,000 in freight forwarding scam.

In 2009, Dustin and Jennifer Griswold searched for businesses that were required shipping or transportation services. Dustin Griswold contacted a business in Connecticut and presented their business. Their business, he claimed, was called Harmoni Shipping, and was a multi-truck, multi-driver transportation business. He claimed that Harmoni Shipping was able to transport national and international [...]

Family busted for 59 million rand VAT fraud.

Norman Delport, his wife Johanna, are both trustees of the Delport Family Trust and the Eden Rock Trust. Both trusts are VAT-registered for farming purposes. Between 2011 and 2014, the family trust allegedly inflated VAT claims by 15 million rand. Meanwhile, between 2011 and 2015, Eden Rock is said to have unlawfully claimed 21 [...]

Prison sentences for convicted owners of Menarini Pharmaceutical.

Lucia Aleotti Menarini The Menarini Group is the self-proclaimed “leading Italian pharmaceutical company in the world”. Lucia Aleotti Menarini and Alberto Aleotti, the respective president and vice-president of the business, established bogus offshore companies. This companies used a fake billing system to inflate the prices of their pharmaceutical products. These products were ultimately purchased [...]