False Pretense Law
 
United States of America v. Gaylord D. Lincoln and G. Lincoln Farms, LLC

Grand Rapids, Michigan civil litigation lawyers represented Defendants accused of violating the False Claims Act by causing the submission of fraudulent claims for federal crop insurance and federal farm benefit payments.

The settlement resolves civil claims the United States brought against the defendants in a December 2021 lawsuit. In its complaint, the United States alleged that the... More...
   $1200000 (10-28-2022 - MI)

United States of America v. Joseph Sullivan

San Francisco, California criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with obstruction of justice and misprison of a felony.

Joseph Sullivan, the former Chief Security Officer of Uber Technologies, Inc. ("Uber") was charged with obstruction of proceedings of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and misprision of felony in connection with his attempted cover-up of a 2016 hack of... More...
   $0 (10-06-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Quin Ngoc Rudin

Alexandria, Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Quin Ngoc Rudin, 55, a convicted felon, was the Secretary, Director and Chief Financial Officer of Mana Tax Services, a tax preparation business in the Los Angeles area. Rudin engaged in a conspiracy to commit two fraud schemes u... More...
   $0 (10-05-2022 - VA)

United States of America v. Elvis Eghosa Ogiekpolor

Atlanta, Georgia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Beginning in at least October 2018 and continuing until August 2020, Elvis Eghosa Ogiekpolor directed at least eight so-called “money mules” – including six who testified against him at trial – to open more than 50 fraudulent business bank accounts in... More...
   $0 (10-03-2022 - GA)

Tyler Marquette Collins v. The State of Texas

San Antonio, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with a capital murder charge.



On August 24, 2016, at around 11:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting at a house in Converse, Texas. Upon arrival, police found Thomas Mirone lying on a driveway, severely wounded and bleeding. Mirone was ... More...
   $0 (10-02-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Demichael J. Peeples

Newport News, Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with participating in a fraud scheme to obtain unemployment benefits made available because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Demichael J. Peeples, 27, submitted multiple false unemployment claims with the Commonwealth of Virginia and State of California. He filed fraudulent claims for benefits for himself and on behalf of ... More...
   $0 (09-30-2022 - VA)

United States of America v. Patricia Omorogbe

Chicago, Illinois criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with home health care fraud.

Patricia Omorogbes, age 61, and Felix Omorogby, age 71, owned and operated three home health companies: A&Z Home Health Care and Dominion Home Health Care, both located in Lansing, and Alliance Home Health Care, located in Hammond, Indiana. From approximately January 2009 to June 2018, the Om... More...
   $0 (09-30-2022 - IL)

United States of America v. Charles Clark

Concord, New Hampshire criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with making false statements.

In July 2020, Charles Clark, age 64, from Merrimack, fraudulently applied for a loan under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Congress had authorized multiple relief programs, including EIDL, to help the millions of Americans and many small businesses adversely affected b... More...
   $0 (09-28-2022 - NH)

United States of America v. Josephine Casandra Perez-Gorda

San Antonio, Texas criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with Social Security Fraud.

Josephine Casandra Perez-Gorda, 39, from Dripping Springs, Texas defrauded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) of over $300,000 by overstating the severity and extent of her spouse’s disability from October 2011 through August 2017. Mr. Perez... More...
   $0 (09-27-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Rusmaldy Jimenez-Hiciano

Allentown, Pennsylvania criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged for his role in perpetrating a mail fraud scheme to steal high-end electronics from his former employer, Walmart.

In June 2022, the Rusmaldy Jimenez-Hiciano, 38, of Goose Creek, SC, pleaded guilty to four counts of mail fraud and admitted in court that he masterminded a scheme to steal and re-sell expensive electro... More...
   $0 (09-27-2022 - PA)

United States of America v. Liang "Paul" Chen

Los Angeles, California criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with filing false tax returns that failed to report more than $4.8 million over a five-year period.

Liang “Paul” Chen, 63, the owner of the Chino-based construction company Mass Development, Inc (MDI), who is identified in court documents as a resident of Los Angeles County, admitted in court that he filed fals... More...
   $0 (09-27-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Ramie Renee Marston

Mobile, Alabama criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Ramie Renee Marston, 53, was previously convicted and served prison time for various federal felony fraud convictions in the District of New Hampshire. Those crimes included access device fraud, fraud in connection with identification documents, false representation of a social... More...
   $0 (09-26-2022 - AL)

United States of America v. Ji Chaoqun

Chicago, Illinois criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with acting illegally within the United States as an agent of the People's Republic of China.

Ji Chaoqun, age 31, was found guilty on one count of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically the People’s Republic of China, without first notifying the Attorney General; one count of acting as an ag... More...
   $0 (09-26-2022 - IL)

United States of America v. Biogen, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with violating the False Claims Act by causing the submission of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by paying kickbacks to physicians to induce them to prescribe Biogen drugs.

In his lawsuit filed in the District of Massachusetts, Bawduniak alleged that Biogen paid kickbacks to physicians to induce them to prescri... More...
   $843805187 (09-26-2022 - MA)

United States of America v. Abidermi Rufai

Tacoma, Washington criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Abidermi Rufai was the Special Assistant to the Governor of Nigeria’s Ogun State. He admitted a long history of using stolen identities to defraud U.S. disaster programs, including aid for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and file fraudulent U.S. tax returns. At the sentenci... More...
   $0 (09-26-2022 - WA)

United States of America v. Ezra Hatcher, SR. and Sherry Hatcher

Augusta, Georgia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with filing fraudulent tax returns.

Ezra Hatcher Sr., 67, of Hephzibah, Georgia and Hatcher’s daughter, Sherry Hatcher, 42, of Augusta, were pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns.

In addition, each defendant is permanently prohibited... More...
   $0 (09-23-2022 - GA)

United States of America v. Craig L. Josephberg

Brooklyn, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with stock fraud.

Craig Josephberg, a former registered broker who worked at multiple brokerage firms in New York, New York with abusinghis position as a registered broker to victimize both his customers and the investing public through an expansive fraud scheme to manipulate the stock price of multiple companies for his... More...
   $0 (09-23-2022 - NY)

Marlonia Ivy v. Victor Garcia and Wanda Garcia

Austin, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellant with Asserting claims for common-law fraud.



This is the second appeal arising from Ivy’s suit. The first appeal was filed by Ivy after the trial court granted a traditional motion for summary judgment in favor of the Garcias on the ground that the as-is clau... More...
   $0 (09-23-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Orland Reed

Gulfport, Mississippi criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with preparing false tax returns for his clients.

Orland Reed worked at a Gulfport tax return preparation business. Between 2012 and 2014, Reed prepared tax returns for clients that included one or more false items, including false education credits, dependent information, federal income tax withholdings, and retireme... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - MS)

United States of America v. Limin Ye

Cincinnati, Ohio criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with manufacturing firearms without a license, selling them, and knowingly reporting sales incorrectly on federal firearms forms.

Limin Ye, 53, of Blue Ash, Ohio, who owns and operates Opticzoom and Limin Sports Gun Shop, pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in the business of manufacturing firearms without a license an... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. David Tillman Deloach

Grand Rapids, Michigan criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with using a stolen identity to illegally purchase 28 handguns.

A Special Agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Chicago Field Division began investigating David Tillman Deloach, age 39, from Kalamazoo, Michigan, after he was stopped by Indiana State Police for traffic violations ... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - MI)

United States of America v. Orland Reed

Gulfport, Mississippi criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with preparing false tax returns for his clients.

Orland Reed worked at a Gulfport tax return preparation business. Between 2012 and 2014, Reed prepared tax returns for clients that included one or more false items, including false education credits, dependent information, federal income tax withholdings, and retirem... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - MS)

United States of America v. Travis Crosby

Atlanta, Georgia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently obtaining a $300,000 forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Travis Crosby, 32, of Wellford, conspired to submit a PPP loan application on behalf of Crosby’s company, Fai... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - GA)

State of Oklahoma v. Roberts, Mark Scott

Norman, Oklahoma criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with
False Declaration of Ownership in Pawn.

Count # 1. Count as Filed: OWN, FALSE DECLARATION OF OWNERSHIP in pawn, in violation of 59 O.S. 1512(C)(2)
Date of Offense: 03/03/2011
Party Name Disposition Information
Roberts, Mark Scott Disposed: CONVICTION, 01/12/2015. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: FA... More...
   $0 (09-20-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Stephanie Mendenhall

Sioux City, Iowa criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with
Theft of Government Funds and Money Laundering Conspiracy.

At the plea hearing, Mendenhall admitted to facilitating false claims for unemployment insurance benefits, which were intended for those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the names of other people and allowing those funds to be deposited into bank a... More...
   $0 (09-20-2022 - IA)

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