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Notorious Drug Kingpin Arrested In Thailand Drug Bust

According to a narcotics official in Thailand, another leader of a massive drug syndicate has been arrested in that country, as an international dragnet closes around the Sam Gor drug trafficking organization. Police say the group is the dominant player in the $70 billion annual drug trade in Pacific Asia. The October arrest in Bangkok… Read More »

Ex-FBI Agent Charged In $800,000 Wire Fraud Scheme

An ex-FBI agent who allegedly convinced a woman that she was on ‘secret’ probation and stole $800,000 from her has been federally charged, according to US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. William R. Stone, 62, was last week on seven counts of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and false impersonation of… Read More »

14 Hit With Federal Charges In COVID Healthcare Fraud Scams

The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged 14 people this week in several COVID-related healthcare fraud scams that may have bilked insurers and consumers out of at least $143 million. Some of those charged with federal healthcare fraud include a medical doctor, laboratory owners, pharmacies, and home health agencies. Also, the Center for Program Integrity at… Read More »

PPE and Medical Equipment Fraud in New Hampshire Rising Amid COVID-19 Spike

According to experts who work in global, the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in the international trafficking of falsified and poor-quality products trade and security. Steve Francis, the assistant director of the Global Trade Investigations Division with Homeland Security Investigations and the director… Read More »

40 Charged in Massive Federal Racketeering Conspiracy in South Carolina

A federal grand jury on December 10 returned a 147-count indictment against 40 defendants in South Carolina in the most significant federal racketeering conspiracy in the history of South Carolina. The federal indictment alleges a vast criminal enterprise that involved inmates in the South Carolina Department of Corrections using illegal cell phones to orchestrate many… Read More »

Rapper T.I. Charged in Cryptocurrency Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged rapper T.I. last week with promoting a phony cryptocurrency offering. The SEC stated in its complaint that the rapper – whose actual name is Clifford Joseph Harris – marketed cryptocurrency tokens on his Twitter account. He also encouraged his Twitter followers to invest in the FLiK initial cryptocurrency offer… Read More »

NFL’s Josh Bellamy Charged With Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Conspiracy

Ex-New York Jets and Chicago Bears wide receive Josh Bellamy was charged with federal wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy last week for participating in a scheme involving $25 million in phony Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan applications. The US Department of Justice reported that Bellamy sought PPP loans for himself, his family, and friends.… Read More »

UFC Star Conor McGregor Denies Sexual Assault Charges

Conor McGregor has vigorously denied reports that the newly retired UFC superstar was arrested for sexual assault on a French Island recently. Specifically, he has been accused of exposing himself to a married woman in a bar. According to Agence France Press, McGregor had a sexual assault, and sexual exhibitionism charge filed against him last… Read More »

Ex-Florida Tax Collector Charged With Sex Trafficking

Last week, media reports stated that a former tax collector in Florida allegedly paid to have sex with an underage girl. According to federal authorities, Republican Joel Greenberg also reportedly checked Florida’s motor vehicle database records for people with whom he had ‘sugar daddy’ relationships. Greenberg was picked to be Seminole County tax collector in… Read More »

Ohio Priest Charged with Sexually Abusing Teenage Boys For Years

According to prosecutors, an Ohio priest was arrested by state police at his home on Tuesday on suspicions that he participated in the sex trafficking and sexual abuse of a minor. Michael Zacharias, 53, was arrested and taken into custody at his home in Findlay, Ohio, about 50 miles south of Toledo. He has been… Read More »

Grammy-Winning Producer Detail Charged With 12 Counts of Sexual Assault

Detail, the Grammy-winning producer behind sensantional hits from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nick Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Beyonce, was arrested this week on at least a dozen charges of sexual assault. The producer, 41, whose birth name is Noel Christopher Fisher, was being held on more than $6 million bail, according to the Los Angeles County… Read More »

Tennessee State Senator Charged With Embezzling $600,000 in Federal Funds

A Tennessee state senator was charged last week with embezzling $600,000 in federal grant money and using it to pay for her wedding, honeymoon, divorce and other personal expenses. Katrina Robinson, 39, faces federal charges of theft and embezzlement of government program funds and wire fraud, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in US… Read More »

18 Portland Protestors Charged With Arson and Assault on Federal Officers

The Department of Justice announced last week it had arrested 18 people on federal charges for their actions during protests and riots that have engulfed Portland for weeks at a federal courthouse. The US attorney for Oregon stated that the federal charges related to alleged criminal misconduct near the Hatfield Courthouse. The federal property has… Read More »

Jeffrey Epstein Pal Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Sex Trafficking

The FBI arrested Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in New Hampshire yesterday after a federal grand jury charged her with four felony counts of sex trafficking. It is alleged that publishing heiress Maxwell groomed teenage girls to give sexual massages to Epstein. Maxwell, 58, also was charged with two counts of perjury for lying under… Read More »

Man Charged in $8.5 Million PPP Scam Blew Cash in Casino and Stock Market

A man from Los Angeles allegedly scammed a US government program intended to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic for millions of dollars. He allegedly blew more than $8 million at a Las Vegas casino and in risky investments. Andrew Marnell, 40, allegedly obtained about $8.5 million in loans illegally from the Paycheck Protection… Read More »