Criminal Wire Fraud Blog

West Virginia Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

John W. Hawkins pleaded guilty to a federal charge of mail fraud on February 21st and resigned from his position as Barbour County Sheriff.  Hawkins, 47, admitted to staging an automobile accident in April of 2013 in order to receive … Continue reading

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Social Security Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Tabaris Archie Brown, a former employee of the Social Security Administration office in Birmingham, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing personal information and benefits.  In the plea agreement, Brown pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud, theft of … Continue reading

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Electricity Brokers Charged for Wire Fraud

Michael Mateja, 27, Matthew Morgan, 39, and Samuel Puleo, 26, have been charged by federal officials in a fraud scheme for allegedly altering previously signed contracts with commercial businesses to provide a discounted rate on their utility bills. Mateha and … Continue reading

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Three Former Trucking Executives Arrested for Wire Fraud

Three former USA Dry Van Logistics executives have been arrested this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on multiple charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  The six count federal indictment issued by United States Attorney … Continue reading

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Musician Guilty of Wire Fraud

Vancouver musician, Kacey Anderson, pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges associated to a scheme in which he raised over $500,000 for several fake charity projects. Anderson entered his guilty plea before a United States District Court in Tacoma on … Continue reading

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Car Dealer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Harry Klause, the president, operator, and manager of a New Jersey car dealership, pleaded guilty in federal court to operating a wire fraud scheme that defrauded customers and lenders. His guilty plea was entered before United States District Judge Robert … Continue reading

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Medical Office Administrator Sentenced in Wire Fraud Case

Royann Schmidgall, who is guilty of bilking a Nebraska medical group out of over $250,000, was sentenced Monday in the United States District Court of Lincoln.  Schmidgall faces 18 months in federal prison and must pay nearly $542,000 in restitution. … Continue reading

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Former Indianapolis Attorney Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

A former prominent construction and accident attorney in Indianapolis pleaded guilty last week to federal wire fraud charges before United States District Judge Richard Young.  William Conour, 66, has been in Marion County jail since June 27 when it was … Continue reading

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Man Facing Wire Fraud Charges in Check Cashing Scheme

Stephen Hamman, 52, was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and passing United States Treasury checks bearing forged signatures.  According to United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner, the Modesto man was arraigned on 22 … Continue reading

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Montgomery Postal Worker Guilty of Mail Fraud and Embezzlement

A former mail carrier for the Montgomery post office, Vernon Harrison, has been found guilty on charges of mail fraud, identity theft, and embezzlement.  According to George L. Beck’s office, Harrison is guilty on one count of conspiring to file … Continue reading

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