Consumer Fraud Law
 
United States of America v. Idowu Hashim Shittu

San Francisco, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with effecting transaction with access devices issued to other persons.

Idowu Hashim Shittu, 48, of Castro Valley, pleaded guilty to the charges on March 1, 2023. According to his plea agreement, from at least April through July of 2020, Shittu engaged in a scheme to obtain reloadable debit cards issued in th... More...
   $0 (08-18-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Edwin Acevdeo

Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with r conspiring to use stolen identities to fraudulently obtain disaster loan funds from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and to launder the funds.

Edwin Acevedo, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. Acevedo was arrested and charged along with c... More...
   $0 (08-17-2023 - MA)

United States of America v. Sabrina Raylene Toilolo

Sacramento, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Between July 2017 and September 2019, Sabrina Raylene Toilolo, 26, of Corning, Johnathon Ward, Monica Nunes, and Talalima Toilolo conspired to defraud financial institutions by exploiting the merchant refund process used by businesses and retail establishments to refund cust... More...
   $0 (08-17-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Earl Ingarfield

New York City, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with participating in a “pump and dump” stock fraud scheme designed to target retail investors and manipulate trading in penny stock shares of Suburban Minerals Corporation (“SUBB”).

According to the Indictment and statements made in court:

From at least in or about 2013 through at least in or... More...
   $0 (08-17-2023 - NY)

United States of America v. Tequisha Solomon

Minneapolis, Minnesota criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud.

From June 2020 through January 2022, Tequisha Solomon, 40, executed a scheme to fraudulently obtain pandemic assistance money from various states, including Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and California’s Employment Development Department (EDD).

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   $0 (08-17-2023 - MN)

United States of America v. Clarissa Pogue and Christina Barrera

St. Louis, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States of America.

Clarissa Pogue, age 40, of DeSoto, Missouri and Christina Barrera, age 64 of St. Louis, Missouri were convicted by a jury in U.S. District Court in St. Louis in February of one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the Social Security Administration, along wi... More...
   $0 (08-17-2023 - MO)

United States of America v. Olugbenge Lawal

Wilmington, Delaware criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Olugbenga Lawal was a member of a Nigerian-based criminal organization that victimized individuals and businesses across the United States through internet-based fraud schemes, including romance fraud and business email compromises, and laundered the proceeds of those fra... More...
   $0 (08-16-2023 - DE)

United States of America v. Maurice Lawson

Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with obtaining nearly a half a million dollars by submitting multiple fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) applications.

“Congress enacted the Paycheck Protection Program to provide emergency financial assistance to millions of Americans suffering the econ... More...
   $0 (08-16-2023 - GA)

United States of America v. William M. Mahon, George F. Kozdemba and Janice M. Weston

Chicago, Illinois criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with with conspiracy to defraud the United States and fraudulent making false statements.

Three former board members of the failed Washington Federal Bank for Savings in Chicago pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to falsify bank records to deceive the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

WIL... More...
   $0 (08-16-2023 - IL)

United States of America v. Oluwatobi Seton

Indianapolis, Indiana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Oluwatobi Seton, 28, of Bloomington, Indiana, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

According to court documents, Seton conspired with p... More...
   $0 (08-16-2023 - iN)

United States of America v. Air Methods Corporation

Lexington, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with failing to return known overpayments received from Medicare, Kentucky Medicaid, Tricare, and the Department of Veterans Affairs in violation of the False Claims Act.

The United States alleged that Air Methods violated the False Claims Act, by improperly retaining overpayments for more than 100 flights that it ... More...
   $1000000 (08-15-2023 - KY)

Calvin Carter v. First Watch Restaurants, Inc.

Akron, Ohio civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a job discrimination theory.

"There are a number of federal laws in the United States that prohibit job discrimination. These laws include:

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
The Equal... More...
   $0 (08-15-2023 - OH)

United States of America v. Jquon Wroten

Detroit, Michigan criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking or children by force, fraud, or coercion.

Jquon Wroten, 31, pled guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor in April 2023. Wroten was sentenced today by United States District Judge Bernard A. Friedman.

Law enforcement first began investigating Wroten while attempting to locate tw... More...
   $0 (08-15-2023 - MI)

United States of America v. Sean Tracy Dillard

Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with theft of governmental funds.

Sean Tracy Dillard, 55, pled guilty pursuant to a criminal information to theft of government funds for fraudulently submitting North Carolina Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (NC HOPE) loan applications for emergency rental assistance. As part of his fraud sch... More...
   $0 (08-15-2023 - NC)

State of Georgi v. Donald Trump, et al.

Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyers are representing Defendants on multiple criminal counts.

INTRODUCTION Defendant Donald JohnTrump lostthe United States presidential election held on November 3, 2020. One ofthe states he lost was Georgia. Trump andthe otherDefendants charged in this Indictment refused to accept thatTrump lost, and they knowingly and willfully joined a conspiracy ... More...
   $0 (08-14-2023 - GA)

United States of America v. Travis Anthony Mason

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

Travis Anthony Mason, age 52, of Aiken, South Carolina, through his company M3 Medical LLC, was involved in the marketing and sale of prescription compounded medications, which included various pain creams. Compounded medications are specialty medications mixed by a pharmacist to meet ... More...
   $0 (08-14-2023 - SC)

United States of America v. Brian Kelsey

Nashville, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with violating campaign finance laws and conspiring to defraud the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as part of a scheme to benefit his 2016 campaign for U.S. Congress.

Brian Kelsey, 45, of Alexandria, Virginia, secretly and unlawfully funneled money from multiple sources, including his own Tennessee State Senate ... More...
   $0 (08-11-2023 - TN)

Alexander Tsepkov v. Equifax Information Services, LLC et al.

Boston, Massachusetts consumer credit lawyers represented Plaintiff who sued Defendants on Fair Credit Reporting Act violation theories.

"The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that protects consumers' rights and regulates the collection, use, and distribution of consumer credit reports. The FCRA was passed in 1970 to ensure that consumers have access to their credit report... More...
   $0 (08-11-2023 - MA)

Allison McSwain, et al. v. Primier Chevrolet, Inc., et al.

Birmingham, Alabama consumer law lawyers represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants claiming wrongful conduct in the sale and purchased of an automobile including financing.

Examples of consumer fraud in the sale of automobiles:

"Fraud in the sale of automobiles is a common problem that can have serious consequences for consumers. Some of the most common types of auto dealer fra... More...
   $0 (08-11-2023 - AL)

United States of America v. Bruce Evans, Sr.

Scranton, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with failure to operate and maintain an municipal water system in compliance with the Clean Water Act.

Bruce Evans, Sr., age 70, of Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, knowingly failed to operate and maintain the municipality’s wastewater treatment plant in accordance with regulations and limitations specified... More...
   $0 (08-10-2023 - PA)

United States of America v. Jonathan Trayes

Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with cyberstalking.

Jonathan Trayes, age 34, was involved in a brief relationship with the victim which ended when Trayes was arrested for violating conditions of release after the victim accused him of physical assault. Trayes eventually pleaded guilty in state court to domestic assault with priors, violating condition... More...
   $0 (08-10-2023 - ME)

Kenyaques Marshall v. RentDebt Automated Collections, LLC

Birmingham, Alabama consumer credit lawyers represented Defendant on a Fair Debt Collection Act theory.

"The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal law that protects consumers from abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices. It was passed in 1977 to ensure that debt collectors do not use unfair tactics to collect debts, such as harassment, threats, or misrep... More...
   $0 (08-10-2023 - OK)

United States of America v. Lakisha Swope

Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) applications fraud.

Lakisha Swope operated a nationwide scheme seeking to obtain fraudulent PPP funds. The investigation revealed that dozens of false PPP applications were filed from Swope’s residence.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CA... More...
   $0 (08-10-2023 - GA)

United States of America v. Arashio Harris

Miami, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant with wire fraud.

Harris, along with being a MDCRD Sergeant, also was the owner and President of The Good Family Property Solutions Inc. (“Good Family”) and Flying Lions LLC (“Flying Lions”). Working with an associate, on April 3, 2020, Harris submitted and caused to be submitted to the U.S. Small Business Administration ... More...
   $0 (08-10-2023 - FL)

United States of America v. John Eugene Dibello

Montgomery, Alabama criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud and the separate offense of aggravated identity theft.

In late 2021, John Eugene Dibello, 41, from Pasadena, Texas, and a companion – 30-year-old Taelor Amie Owens from Houston, Texas – traveled to Alabama so that Owens could visit family. While in Troy, Dibello and ... More...
   $0 (08-09-2023 - AL)

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