Criminal Wire Fraud Blog

Tulare Men Use False Tax Returns in Wire Fraud Scheme

Cousins Roberto Olivares, and Rojelio Martin, pleaded guilty in Fresno on Monday to cheating clients out of nearly $50,000 in income tax refunds. The two men from Tulare are being charged with 10 counts of wire fraud in connection with … Continue reading

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Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations

What is RICO? Enacted in 1970 to combat organized crime, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) was part of the Organized Crime Control Act. RICO expressly prohibits four activities: (1) Investing income from a pattern of racketeering in an enterprise; … Continue reading

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Former Houston Athletics Foundation Treasurer Guilty of Wire Fraud

Brian Bjork, an associate of the Texas financial adviser who committed suicide while under federal investigation in 2011, pleaded guilty in a Houston federal court on Tuesday to a single count of wire fraud. The primary victim in his $1.4 … Continue reading

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Realtor Pleads Guilty of $2 Million Fraud Scheme

Michael Abobor of Bowie, Maryland pleaded guilty on Tuesday to wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme that created over $2 million in losses.  The guilty plea came on what would have been the first day of his … Continue reading

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Plea Agreement Reached in Rhode Island Identity Theft Scam

Two Rhode Island men, an estate planning attorney and his employee, pled guilty to single counts of wire fraud and conspiracy on Monday, one week into a trial that started last week and was expected to last three months. Joseph … Continue reading

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