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South Carolina Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Can a fraudulent business be considered a marital asset in a divorce settlement? Apparently it was, in at least one notorious South Carolina case.

A judge in Greenville, South Carolina has permanently barred Heather Alexander Ferguson of Laurens, South Carolina, from promoting an alleged tax-fraud scheme, which is illegal ... continue reading

Rhode Island Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Computer fraud is in the news in Rhode Island. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch recently announced that a statewide grand jury has indicted David R. Clark of Warwick, Rhode Island, on 5 felony counts. Clark is the former Vice President for Loss Prevention and Underwriting of the Beacon Mutual Insurance ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

States Attorney Pat Meehan today announced the filing of three separate indictments against defendants Jean Krotz, Tameeka Moletta and Robert Coates for charges related to fraud under federal and Pennsylvania fraud laws.

Specifically, the indictment alleges that the three committed fraud during the bankruptcy process. The indictments are part ... continue reading

Oregon Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

A Hillsboro man was recently indicted on charges of money laundering and violation of the Oregon fraud laws.  The 42-year-old operated a bogus day-trading investment business from his home, according to Attorney Karin J. Immergut. According to the indictment, the man defrauded many investors of millions of dollars between 2001 ... continue reading

Ohio Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

An Ohio company recently reached a settlement with several states to cease what one Attorney General labeled as fraudulent advertising.

The state alleges that several of the company’s ads violated Ohio fraud laws. One ad created by G&A Marketing and used in Ohio for a “sales event” began with ... continue reading

North Dakota Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has taken action against several out-of-state “staffed event” automobile dealers who have come into North Dakota with misleading and illegal sales tactics, potential violations of North Dakota fraud laws.

In a “staffed event,” a local auto dealership contracts with an out-of-state sales team to promote ... continue reading

North Carolina Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

State Attorney General Roy Cooper recently publicized a swindle that targets senior citizens in violation of the North Carolina fraud laws. A judge recently agreed to Cooper’s request to stop American Family Prepaid Legal Corporation and Heritage Marketing and Insurance Services from bilking North Carolina seniors out of hundreds of ... continue reading

New York Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

In a corporate espionage case straight from a dime store novel, a New York man recently pleaded guilty to violating New York fraud laws. Ibrahim Dimson, 30, of the Bronx, New York, and Edmund Duhaney, 43, of Decatur, Georgia, pleaded guilty recently in district court to a charge of conspiring ... continue reading

New Mexico Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Attorney General Patricia Madrid today issued a warning to New Mexico businesses about a swindle that preys upon business owner’s civic pride. The scammers send fraudulent notices regarding a “Police & Sheriff’s Association Yearbook” and an “International Fire Service Yearbook.”

Attorney General Madrid said, “At least three complaints have ... continue reading

New Jersey Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Attorney General Stuart Rabner and Division of Criminal Justice Director Gregory A. Paw recently announced that a former Motor Vehicle Commission clerk at the Freehold MVC agency has pleaded guilty to accepting approximately $2,100 for providing New Jersey licenses to unauthorized persons.

Illegal commercial driver’s licenses are of particular ... continue reading

New Hampshire Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Two recent cases in the news highlight violations of the New Hampshire fraud laws. Earlier this month, States Attorney Tom Colantuono was among those who announced that Emil Ioan Codarcea, a 36-year-old citizen of Romania and former resident of St. Leonard in Quebec, Canada was sentenced to 70 months in ... continue reading

Nevada Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Nevada fraud laws regarding auto insurance are in the news this week. The Nevada Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit joined with the Nevada Insurance Council today for a special demonstration on the most common types of automobile insurance fraud cases and the impact of these cases on Nevadans auto insurance ... continue reading

Nebraska Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office recently made an announcement in response to a settlement with Ameriquest Mortgage Company to prevent prosecution under Nebraska fraud laws.

The settlement, of a near-record $295 million, involves Ameriquest Mortgage transactions in several states. The consumer payment fund is the second-largest state or federal ... continue reading

Montana Fraud Laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

In one of the more bizarre fraud stories in the news, a 43-year-old Bozeman, Montana woman recently pleaded guilty to multiple violations under Montana fraud laws. Tracey Cancellare met “Ken,” an 80-year-old salesman, when she was living in Butte. The two became friendly, and “Ken” gave the younger woman $1,500 ... continue reading

Oregon traffic laws

Friday, October 13th, 2006
Posted by Brittney

Oregon traffic laws were written for more than one reason. These laws were written to help promote safety and to help establish order on the streets of Oregon. In addition, traffic laws of Oregon were established to make people aware of all the dangers and consequences of unsafe driving practices. ... continue reading

South Carolina Personal Injury Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Becca

The South Carolina personal injury laws use state code and previous court ruling to guide how each new personal injury case is handled. People who find themselves involved in a personal injury case can look at the laws to help them understand what to expect and what they need to ... continue reading

Tennessee Criminal Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Jamie

Tennessee criminal laws are the laws within the state of Tennessee that help to establish order within the state. A criminal law is a unique type of law within the legal system. As such, criminal laws should be thoroughly understood by everyone that is affected by them.

The U.S. ... continue reading

Missouri Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

A Hillsboro, Missouri man was recently convicted of violations of the Missouri fraud laws and ordered to pay $753,810 in restitution. James T. Bell was sentenced to one year and one day for making a false statement related to healthcare matters to the State of Missouri in order to receive ... continue reading

Minnesota Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

The owner, president, and chief executive officer of an Eden Prairie, Minnesota, wireless broadband company was indicted by a grand jury recently for violating Minnesota fraud laws. Stephen C. Gowdy, age 43, of Shakopee, Minnesota, was charged with two counts of mail fraud for allegedly defrauding the U.S. Department of ... continue reading

Michigan Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox recently announced that drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay the second largest fine in state history for its failure to individually price items as required under Michigan fraud laws. 

          Michigan is one of the few states in the union that requires that ... continue reading

Massachusetts Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

If an investigative technique is used by such popular fictional detectives as Columbo, James Bond, Kinsey Millhone and Sherlock Holmes, can it be illegal under Massachusetts fraud laws? The answer appears to be a resounding “Yes!”.

The problem started when confidential information from Hewlett-Packard board meetings was being leaked ... continue reading

Maryland Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Two interesting cases in the news involve violations of the Maryland fraud laws.  In one case, a woman collected fees from Medicaid for caring for a man who was actually in jail. In another, a woman continued to collect her late father’s disability checks, several years after his death.

... continue reading

Maine Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

            Attorney General Steven Rowe announced recently that the state has entered into a consent decree regarding The Gentle Wind Project, which forestalls prosecution under Maine fraud laws. The Gentle Wind Project, a Kittery-based charitable organization, and six named defendants (collectively, “GWP”) who served as officers or directors for many ... continue reading

Louisiana Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Federal agents have uncovered a rash of fraudulent claims related to Hurricane Katrina. In a recent news story, several people were arrested for defrauding FEMA. According to the indictment, at least two Alabama men falsely claimed to have lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

 ”These indictments are just ... continue reading

Kansas Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

According to the Kansas Attorney General’s office, a new fraud targets seniors, in violation of Kansas fraud laws. Officers in both Northeast Kansas and the KC Metro Area have reported a number of calls on a new Medicare swindle that targets senior citizens living on fixed incomes.

The individuals ... continue reading

Iowa Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said today that an Ohio company must change its tactics when it provides ads and promotions to dealers in Iowa and other states for used-car “sales events.”

The company’s previous ad campaigns were in violation of Iowa fraud laws. “We alleged that G&A Marketing ... continue reading

Indiana Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

A nationwide jewelry chain recently reached an agreement to avoid prosecution under the Indiana fraud laws. Friedman’s Jewelers will reform its business practices as the result of a settlement with Attorneys General in 18 states. Friedman, which operates 11 stores in Indiana, was accused of unfair credit practices.

Eighteen ... continue reading

Illinois Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Two high-profile fraud cases are in the news about Illinois fraud laws.  In the first, a 42-year-old Zeigler, Illinois man was sentenced on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Jeffery Borders pled guilty to an “Ad-scam” from 1996 to 2005. Borders and his co-conspirators sent bogus ... continue reading

Idaho Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Several counties have reported a new scam to fleece senior citizens, in violation of Idaho fraud laws. Senior citizens and their families should be aware of this hoax, which targets those receiving Medicare.

The hoax, illegal under Idaho fraud laws, starts with a telemarketing call. Victims are told their ... continue reading

Florida Fraud Laws

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

A jury recently convicted two men under Florida fraud laws of a bogus franchising scheme involving DVD vending machines. The two unnamed defendants were convicted after a two week trial in Miami. Charges including conspiracy and fraud stem from a scheme to sell a business opportunity involving DVD vending machines. ... continue reading