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Tag Archives: Wire Fraud

Former Wisconsin state senator faces federal charges

A former Wisconsin state senator and tourism secretary has been charged in federal court with fraud and with storing and disposing of hazardous electronic waste without a permit, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Madison announced Thursday.

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Feds say they have shut down Darkode malware marketplace

The Justice Department shut down an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones, authorities said Wednesday.

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Man sentenced to 18 months for mortgage fraud

A Waukesha restaurateur has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for his participation in a scheme to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in construction loans for a condominium project.

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Man pleads guilty to lottery scam

A Jamaican national pleaded guilty this week in Wisconsin to a federal charge that he swindled at least $35,000 from more than 50 people in a rip-off known as the Jamaican lottery scam.

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Pay phone owner pleads guilty to $4M in robocalls (UPDATE)

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press GREENBELT, Md. (AP) – A businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to rigging pay phones he owned to robotically call toll-free numbers repeatedly so he could collect the 50-cent fee owed for each call, illegally racking up $4 million. Nicolaos Kantartzis acknowledged using more than 100 pay phones he controlled in the Washington area to make phantom ...

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09-3840 U.S. v. Howard

Wire Fraud Sufficiency of the evidence Even if an indictment names particular victims, the government need not prove intent to harm those named victims. “Although certainly the naming of First Marblehead and TERI in the superceding indictment was not good form, it was merely surplusage and did not raise the government’s burden of proof. United States v. LaBudda, 882 F.2d ...

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