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Mar 5, 2015

Milwaukee lawyer gets house arrest for role in arson fraud

A Milwaukee lawyer has been sentenced to house arrest for helping a client collect $325,000 in an arson fraud.

Jan 13, 2015

Appeals court upholds food stamp fraud conviction (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 10-year prison sentence for a Milwaukee woman accused of defrauding the state's food stamp program.

Dec 10, 2014

Sports betting consultant indicted for fleecing Wis. man

A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida sports betting consultant on fraud, racketeering, extortion and gun charges after he allegedly threatened a customer into giving him more than $25 million.

Aug 8, 2014

Milwaukee loan officer charged with 11 fraud counts

A former West Allis mortgage loan modification officer has been charged with 11 felony counts of fraud.

Jun 23, 2014

US justices uphold broad use of anti-bank fraud law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the broad application of a federal anti-bank fraud law.

May 6, 2014

DBE theft, kickback trial kick-starts

A contractor accused of bilking Milwaukee County out of tens of thousands of dollars in federal grant money was no more than a victim of an incompetent bureaucrat, his attorney said Tuesday.

May 5, 2014

Theft trial for Milwaukee contractor begins

Jury selection began Monday for the trial of contractor Homer Key, who is accused of colluding with a former Milwaukee County employee to steal federal grants intended to help disadvantaged business enterprises.

May 5, 2014

Court rules for government in mortgage fraud case

The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified how restitution must be computed in mortgage fraud cases.

May 2, 2014

OLR seeks license revocation for attorney under IRS investigation (UPDATE)

A Greenfield attorney and investment advisor, who is under federal investigation for potential wire and mail fraud, may lose her law license in Wisconsin.

Apr 16, 2014

Portage County man gets 54 months for Social Security fraud

A Portage County man convicted of helping to cash the Social Security checks of his presumably dead mother-in-law has been sentenced to 54 months in prison, and now his wife might have similar charges reinstated.

Apr 2, 2014

US justices look for limits in bank fraud case

Expressing an unwillingness to dramatically expand the scope of offenses that fall under the federal bank fraud statute, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court searched for some type of limiting principle this week during arguments in Loughrin v. U.S., 13-316.

Feb 12, 2014

2 Ill. men indicted in Wis. on fraud charges

Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee say two Illinois men have been indicted on charges related to credit card theft and fraud.


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