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February 2012

Istvan Laszlo Csurgo, 30, of Budapest, Hungary, was indicted on February 17, 2012, by a federal grand jury on conspiracy, bank fraud and other charges stemming from an Internet-based fraud scheme that obtained more than $1 million from victims. The

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On February 2, 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California indicted Simon Saed Alizadeh and Kian Ashkanizadeh for allegedly engaging in a mortgage fraud scheme involving four homes in Carlsbad, California. The indictment charges Alizadeh and

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An indictment was unsealed Tuesday in the Southern District of California, charging a local real estate agent and eight others with multiple counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and criminal forfeiture, for an alleged mortgage fraud scheme. Eric Elegado,

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A 29 year-old man residing in Alexandria, Virginia, was arrested last Friday for allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb in a suicide attack on the U.S. Capitol Building as part of what he thought was a terrorist operation. Amine El

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In the Central District of California, a woman was sentenced on February 13, 2012 for embezzling more than $1 million from her employer, a Santa Barbara-based gourmet food company. Lisa Sackie, 48, was sentenced by United States District Judge George

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Gary Rogers, of East Meadow, N.Y., was arrested on Monday after being charged with identity theft and tax fraud after allegedly filing more than 200 false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Rogers was named in a federal

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Three Southern California residents have been arrested on federal bribery and embezzlement charges related to a scheme that allegedly caused a California state agency to issue at least $187,513 in unemployment insurance benefits checks to dozens of people who were

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Fourteen hospitals located in New York, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington, Indiana, Missouri and Florida have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $12 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to

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