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Last Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department collected more than $8 billion in civil and criminal cases in fiscal year 2013. Approximately $5.9 billion was collected through civil litigation efforts, while $2.2 billion represents funds that

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On November 22, 2013 the FBI reported that a 25-count superseding indictment was unsealed charging five (5) defendants–Rosita Vilchez, 39, of Lima, Peru; Armando Pino, 53 of Centreville, Virginia, currently in Peru; Edgar Vilchez, 38, of Manassas, Virginia; Lorene Chittenden,

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On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez signed a letter of intent for the United States to share approximately $6 million in forfeited funds with the Office of the Attorney General of the

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On March 1, 2012 a federal grand jury indicted Patrick J. Belzner, a/k/a “Patrick McCloskey,” of Glen Arm, Maryland fo conspiring to commit wire fraud arising from an investment fraud scheme. The indictment alleges that in order to gain their

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The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York recently announced the first ever indictment of a Swiss bank. The indictment, returned by the grand jury and unsealed on February 2, 2012, alleges that Wegelin & Co. conspired

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas announced charges against Jack Texas Alves. The grand jury returned a 65 count indictment against Mr. Alves for one count of bankruptcy fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 152 and

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois recently announced that 20 defendants are facing federal narcotics charges. Five of those indicted are alleged members of a Chicago-based cell of the Zetas Mexican drug cartel who were responsible

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Furthering the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s efforts to address the potential misuse of prepaid access products, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently proposed adding certain tangible prepaid access devices to the list of monetary instruments to be reported

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