Consumer Fraud Law
 
Cheyenne Lemke-Vega v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

Oakland, California consumer law lawyers represented Plaintiff who sued defendants on breach of contract theory.


The complaint contains the following allegations.[1] On July 18, 2022, Lemke-Vega purchased a used 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 (“the vehicle”) from Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek, an MBUSA-authorized dealership and repair facility. Compl. ¶¶ 8, 17. The total sale price w... More...
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Divya Gadasalli v. TD Bank, N.A.

Sherman, Texas personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendants on fraud theories.


This case arises out of an alleged scam involving cryptocurrency, where Plaintiff Divya Gadasalli (“Gadasalli”) was promised romance and financial prosperity but ultimately ended up losing over eight million dollars. The specifics of the alleged fraudulent scheme devised by the Defe... More...
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Maria E. Gomez v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC

San Antonio, Texas consumer law lawyer represent Plaintiff opposing a foreclosure action filed by Defendant.

This case was filed in the 408th Judicial District, Bexar County, Texas, 2022CI14261, and was removed to federal court by Defendants.

Plaintiff challenged the jurisdiction of the court and sought remand.

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United States of America v. Nhan Hoang Pham

Santa, Ana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently applying for more than $1.2 million in COVID-19 pandemic unemployment insurance (UI) benefits – and receiving more than $400,000 of the same – by using the stolen identities of two dozen victims.

Nhan Hoang Pham, 37, of Santa Ana, pleaded guilty on January 23 to one count of wire fraud in relation to be... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth Wilkerson

Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently filing multiple fraudulent applications for unemployment insurance benefits using victims’ stolen personal identifying information.

“While communities suffered from the effects of the pandemic, the federal government worked to help small businesses and individuals avoid catastrophic economic disas... More...
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Angela V. Goodall v. Beth Casper, et al.

Louisville, Kentucky pro se Plaintiff sued Defendants on a federal question theory.


Plaintiff filed her Complaint on a Court-approved form. [R. 1]. Plaintiff names as Defendants Attorney Beth Casper, Jefferson District Court Judge Jennifer Leibson, Jefferson District Court Judge Anne Delahanty, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Schultz Gibson, Meadowood Management and its owner Ter... More...
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United States of America v. Samirah Boksmati

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with making false statements in a passport application and three counts of using a passport secured by false statements.

Samirah Boksmati, age 34, made multiple false representations to the U.S. State Department to secure United States passports for herself and her children and then used those passports obt... More...
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Joshua Bell v. Annie's Inc.

St. Louis, Missouri consumer fraud lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act along with other Missouri statutory and common law claims.

Defendant manufactures, packages, distributes, and sells organic Tropical Treat Bunny Fruit Snacks (the “fruit snacks”). Defendant packages and sells them in an opaque, “heavy cardboard... More...
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United States of America v. Samirah Boksmati

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with making false statements in a passport application and three counts of using a passport secured by false statements.

Samirah Boksmati, age 34, made multiple false representations to the U.S. State Department to secure United States passports for herself and her children and then used those passports obtai... More...
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United States of America v. James Cahill, et al.

New York City, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with accepting bribes and illegal cash payments from a non-union construction contractor (“Employer-1”) while serving as a union officer.

Union officers CHRISTOPHER KRAFT, PATRICK HILL, MATTHEW NORTON, WILLIAM BRIAN WANGERMAN, KEVIN MCCARRON, JEREMY SHEERAN, a/k/a “Max,” ANDREW MCKEON, ROBERT EGAN, SCO... More...
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United States of America v. Donna Thompson

St. Louis, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with stealing money from her municipal employer.

Donna Thompson, ate 76, was the econd former employee of Flordell Hills to be sentenced this week for stealing from the city, which is roughly six blocks square, has an annual budget of about $400,000 and a population of about 800. More than half of those residents li... More...
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United States of America v. Stamatina Bourrett a/k/a Nina Bourret

Columbia, South Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with medicaid fraud.

Bourret, through her company Agapi Behavior Consultants, billed Medicaid for services to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder that were either not rendered and/or a portion of the services billed to Medicaid were not provided.

Stamatina Bourret a/k/a Nina Bourret, 41, of Greenville, Sou... More...
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United States of America v. Robert J. Jesenik, Andrew N. MacRitchie and Brian K. Rise

Portland, Oregon criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.

Robert J. Jesenik, 63, former chief executive officer of Aequitas and resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon; Andrew N. MacRitchie, 59, formerly of Palm Harbor, Florida; and Brian K. Rice, 56, of Portland were found guilty of conspiring with one another to commit mail and wire fraud and 28 ind... More...
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United States of America v. Jaquari Davonte Woodward

Las Vegas, Nevada criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with carrying out a scheme to submit more than $1.1 million dollars in fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications on behalf of himself and others.

According to court documents and statements made in court, beginning no later than on or about March 14, 2021, and continuing until at least on or about... More...
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United States of America v. Roderick Rigmaiden and Onjale Nettles

Sacramento, California criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants charged with mail fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Roderick Rigmaiden, 37, and his wife Onjale Nettles, 33, both of Sacramento, stole mail, obtained the personal identifying information of others, and then assumed these victims’ identities to fraudulently purchase and finance almost $250,000 worth of cars from va... More...
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United States of America v. Krystal Lopez, et al.

Baltimore, Maryland criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with participation in a scheme that created an illegal licensing and employment shortcut for aspiring nurses have pled guilty to wire fraud conspiracy.

Krystal Lopez and Damian Lopez (both of Palm Beach County, Fla.); Francois Legagneur (of Nassau County, N.Y.), Reynoso Seide (of Union County, N.J.); and Yelva Sain... More...
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United States of America v. Susana Tantico

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with embezzlement.

“Ms. Tantico, Susana Tanico, age 62, from Renton, Washington, was a trusted financial professional who sadly used her skills to steal from organizations serving those most in need of help,” said U.S. Attorney Brown. “Each time she used the organization’s credit card for trips, gambling, ... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Ndudi Aniemeka and Obiageli Aniemeka

Chicago, Illinois criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with lawfully seeking and receiving kickbacks from a home health agency as payment for the doctor’s referrals of Medicare patients.

DR. NDUDI ANIEMEKA owns Boycin Medical Clinic in Chicago, and his wife, OBIAGELI ANIEMEKA, serves as the clinic’s administrator. In 2009 and 2010, the Aniemekas asked for and receiv... More...
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United States of America v. Cary Yan, a/k/a "Hong Uui Yan," a/k/a "Chen Hong"

New York City, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with engaging in a multi-year scheme to bribe government officials in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (the “RMI”) to pass legislation that would benefit his business interests.

Between 2016 and 2020, Cary Yan, a/k/a "Hong Uui Yan," a/k/a "Chen Hong," sought to develop a semi-autonomous region within a p... More...
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United States of America v. Jonathan Olivetti

Scranton, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain COVID-19 pandemic relief money he was not entitled to receive, mail fraud and tax evasion.

Between June 18, 2020 and February 2021, Jonathan Olivetti, age 43, of Philadelphia, a licensed attorney, applied for two Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and tw... More...
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United States of America v. Randall Judge Phelan

Bismarck, North Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with soliciting and accepting bribes and kickbacks from a contractor providing construction services on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, which is the home of the MHA Nation.

Randall Judge Phelan, 58, of Mandaree, North Dakota, was an elected representative on the Tribal Business Council – t... More...
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United States of America v. Michael J. Zacharias

Toledo, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking a minor.

Michael J. Zacharias, a priest, was charged with five counts of sex trafficking. The charges related to three victims, two of whom Zacharias trafficked when they were minors and as adults.

Evidence presented to the jury detailed how Zacharias paid the victims to engage in sex acts wi... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Lourenco

Camden, New Jersey criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulent spending hundreds of thousands of dollars using credit cards he fraudulently opened using the identities of others, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Robert Lourenco, 52, of Queens, New York, pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment charging him with access device fraud.

During... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Lyons

Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud.

Eric Lyons, 52, was accused of defrauding an investor of $72,000.

Between 2015 and 2017, Lyons participated in the operation of multiple investment funds, including the Synchrony Value Fund LP. Lyons defrauded an investor by allowing for the distribution of that investor’s gains, as well as... More...
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United States of America v. Olajuwon Harrington, a/k/a "O.J. Harrington"

New Haven, Connecticut criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud offense related to his theft of pandemic unemployment benefits.

In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law. The CARES Act created a new temporary federal unemployment insurance program for pandemic unemployment assistance (“Pandemic Un... More...
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