More than 20 years and 100 days of testimony have passed in a case that’s pitted a brother and sister against some of the most powerful real estate moguls in New Jersey – the Wilf brothers In a hearing Monday, Judge Deanne Wilson decided how much money the Wilfs had to pay for defrauding former business partners in an apartment deal in the 1980s. Wilson said the plaintiffs – Ada Reichmann and her brother, Josef Halpern – deserve $36 million in punitive damages. Halpern’s attorney says his client client’s decades-long dispute with the Wilfs has taken a toll on his health.
A federal judge in Minneapolis has sentenced a man to 6 years in prison for defrauding 18 lenders of $80 million.
The operator of two South St. Paul trucking companies has been indicted for allegedly defrauding drivers into paying back settlement funds they received from him as part of an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.