Feds Aim To Extradite Alleged Jamaican Lottery ScammersJamaican lottery scammer Sanjay Williams got off a plane in Charlotte, North Carolina, in June 2013, on his way to meet with the people who moved money for him. He was promptly arrested by U.S. law enforcement authorities, convicted in May and sentenced to 20 years in a U.S. prison. While the arrest on American soil spared authorities from extraditing Williams.
Fmr. Viking Accused Of Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi SchemeTwo Minnesota men, including a former Minnesota Vikings tight end, are charged with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of millions of dollars. The U.S. Attorney's office says 66-year-old Stu Voigt and 61-year-old Jeffery Gardner face several criminal charges in connection to a real estate scheme between 2005 and 2007.
Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing At Least $10M From Fmr. ClientsA Eden Prairie man plead guilty Wednesday to using his financial planning firm to operate a Ponzi scheme to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars from former clients, according to U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger. Sean Meadows, 41, plead guilty to three counts of mail fraud, seven counts of wire fraud and money laundering offenses.
2 Men Accused Of Defrauding Delta Of MillionsA federal grand jury indicted two men on charges they were part of a long-running scheme to defraud Delta Airlines. The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta says Michael Yedor of Los Angeles and Paul Anderson of Apple Valley, Minnesota, were indicted June 10. It wasn't immediately clear if they had lawyers.
Man Pleads Guilty In $5M Staged Accidents ScamA Dallas-area man has pleaded guilty to fraud in a $5 million staged traffic accident scheme since 2005. Prosecutors in Dallas say 61-year-old Leroy Nelson of DeSoto pleaded guilty to mail fraud and to engaging in illegal monetary transactions.
Former Christian Radio Host Sentenced For $194 Million Ponzi SchemeThe fourth man convicted in a $194 million Ponzi scheme - the second largest in Minnesota history - was sentenced Monday to 240 months in federal prison. According to the U.S. Attorney General’s office, 75-year-old Patrick Kiley of Burnsville was convicted last June of 12 counts of wire and mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. Kiley - along with ring leader Trevor Cook, Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Gerald Joseph Durand and Christopher Pettengill – were all solely and jointly ordered to pay $155,359,411 in restitution to their victims.
More Than 4 Years In Prison For Investor FraudA federal judge in Minnesota has sentenced a Colorado man to more than four years in prison for scamming investors out of $7 million.
Former Minn. Man Pleads To Investment SchemeA former Minnesota man accused of defrauding investors out of more than $2 million has pleaded guilty to mail fraud. Federal prosecutors say Garry Milosevich, formerly of Duluth, and his partner, Daniel Tepoel, ran a fraud scheme from 1997 until 2007.
Fmr. Lonsdale Debt Collector Indicted For Bank, Mail & Wire FraudA 34-year-old former debt collector from Lonsdale has been indicted for bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Two Mpls. Women Charged With Stealing More Than $1MTwo Minneapolis women were charged Thursday in Minneapolis federal court with stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.
Man Imprisoned On Phony Lawyer Charges Wants Check A Minnesota man convicted in North Dakota for impersonating a lawyer says the government owes him nearly $24,000 for property that was sold.
Payroll Agent Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.1 MillionA former payroll agent for Land O' Lakes pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to embezzling more than $1 million from the company.