Securities Fraud Law
 
United States of America v. Kristen Naylor-Legg

Charleston, WV: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sex trafficking a 17-year-old female.

Kristen Naylor-Legg, 28, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor under the age of 18.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on two separate occasions in June 2020, Naylor-Legg entered into an agreement with her co-defe... More...
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United States of America v. Jonathon Nora

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with three crimes: conspiracy to commit health care fraud; conspiracy to pay or receive illegal health care kickbacks; and aiding and abetting health care fraud charges.



While Nora is the sole appellant in this case, he was not alone at trial.
Nora was ... More...
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United States of America v. Kurt Vaaquez

Denver, CO: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged obtaining a controlled substance through deceit by abusing his position of trust by taking fentanyl from a hospital to use while on the job.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse Kurt Vasquez, 41, was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for illegally obtaining fentanyl through fraud and deception while wo... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Gatrel, a/k/a Fluffy

Los Angeles, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with running websites that allowed paying users to launch powerful distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks that flood targeted computers with information and prevent them from being able to access the internet.

Matthew Gatrel, 32, of St. Charles, Illinois, was charged with one count of conspiracy to ... More...
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United States of America v. Alan Varela

San Francisco, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with bribing a public official.

Alan Varela was indicted for engaging in a seven year conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud by bribing a San Francisco public official.

A federal complaint filed September 17, 2020, charged Varela, 60, of Orinda, and William Gilmartin, 61, of San Mateo, with bribery ... More...
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United States of America v. Kristen Canapary

Sacramento, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with making false statements in an application for FEMA benefits in connection with the 2018 Paradise Camp Fire.

Kristen Canapary, age 53, of Butte County was indicted for making false statements on a FEMA disaster benefits application.

FEMA provided disaster benefits to certain qualified individuals whose pr... More...
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United States of America v. DARREN GOODRICH

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiracy to commit securities fraud charge.



I. Factual Background
In November 2015, Goodrich was indicted along with several co-defendants for
his involvement in a “pump and dump” market manipulation scheme.1 The operative
Super... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Hajjar

Boston, Massachusetts wire fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Richard Hajjar, age 71. who was accused for embezzling millions from Alden Shoe Company to finance an ill-fated television talk show for Bianca de la Garza, a Boston TV personality. Hajjar was also charged with unlawful monetary transactions and filing a false tax return.

The Government claimed that Haj... More...
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United States of America v. Benjamin Gray Burris

Fayetteville, Arkansas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud.

Benjamin Gray Burris, age 49, pleaded guilty to count one of an Indictment issued by a grand jury charging him with conspiracy to commit honest services fraud. Burris was charged with additional counts of honest services wire fraud, but according to the terms... More...
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United States of America v. JOSEPH PERCOCO, STEVEN AIELLO, JOSEPH GERARDI, LOUIS CIMINELLI, ALAIN KALOYEROS, AKA DR. K and PETER GALBRAITH KELLY, JR., MICHAEL LAIPPLE, KEVIN SCHULER

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with conspiracy to engage in wire fraud by engaging in a scheme to rig the bidding processes for New York State-funded projects charges.



I. The Facts3
A. The Buffalo Billion Initiative
In 2012, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo launched an initiative to... More...
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United States of America v. Jeremy Clawson

Portland, OR: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently converting to his own personal use federal money intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeremy Clawson, 32, was charged with theft of public money in violation of 18 U.S.C. 641.

“Recent federal relief programs, like those authorized by the CARES Act, were designed to ... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth Zipperer

Madison, WI: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with mail fraud and money laundering.

Kenneth Zipperer, Wausau, Wisconsin, was charged for mail fraud and one count of money laundering.

On November 18, 2020, a federal grand jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin returned a 26-count indictment against Zipperer charging him with five counts of mail fraud, ten count... More...
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United States of America v. Wayne H. Kruger

Springfield, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank fraud.

Wayne H. Kruger, 73, of Litchfield, Illinois, was charged for defrauding several banks in Central Illinois.

Kruger pleaded guilty to three counts of bank fraud on February 22, 2021. According to court documents, Kruger admitted that beginning in December 2010 and continuing through about May 2... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony "Joey" Ventrella

Miami, FL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud involving the distribution of illegal products falsely labeled as dietary supplements.

Anthony ”Joey” Ventrella, 43, of Boynton Beach, joined several alleged co-conspirators in committing mail and wire fraud, as well as defrauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by using dishonest methods to preven... More...
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United States of America v. Lori Ann Villanueva Talens

Norfolk, VA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged counterfeiting fraudulent coupons.

“These two defendants have been sentenced and held accountable for operating one of the largest coupon fraud schemes ever discovered in the United States, resulting in over $31 million in losses to victims across the country,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern Dist... More...
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United States of America v. Muhammad Fahd

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and intentional damage to a protected computer.

Muhammad Fahd, a citizen of Pakistan and Grenada, was indicted for his leadership role in a seven-year scheme to unlawfully unlock nearly 2 million phones to defraud AT&T Inc. (AT&T), inflicting more than $200 million in losses.

... More...
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United States of America v. James Waylon Howell

Knoxville, TN: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

James Waylon Howell, 39, currently of Knoxville, Tennessee, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

As part of the written plea agreement, Howell waived an indictment by a Federal Grand Jury and agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire ... More...
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United States of America v. Tyrone Floyd Berry and Aaron James Hill

Nashville, TN: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud two hospital management companies.

Tyrone Floyd Berry, 46, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and Aaron James Hill, 43, of Fairview, Tennessee, were charged with to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and two counts of wire fraud.

Hill worked as a human resource coordinator at Co... More...
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United States of America v. Michael McNew

Lexington, KY: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with r conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in furtherance of a crop insurance fraud scheme.

Michael McNew, age 51, was a crop insurance adjuster until 2012, when he became a crop insurance agent. According to his plea agreement, in his role as an adjuster, he agreed with agricultural producers to inflate or fabricate the ... More...
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United States of America v. Keith D. O'Kelly

Columbus, OH: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank fraud.

In January 2020, while on pretrial release, O’Kelly applied for employment at another bank and once again falsely represented a Social Security number as his own.

Once employed at the banks, O’Kelly accessed and obtained the banking information of multiple customers to initiate unauthorized p... More...
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United States of America v. John R. Lynch

Detroit, MI: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud, embezzlement and stealing funds from a charitable organization.

In March 2012, John R. Lynch, age 56, became the CFO of the Holy Cross organization, and in January 2015 he became its CEO. Holy Cross was established in 1948 when Boysville of Michigan was incorporated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic... More...
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Innovative Solutions Consulting. LLC v. Dr. Ashish Pal

Tampa, FL: False Claims Act lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant charging violating the False Claims Act by performing medically unnecessary ablations and vein stent procedures.

From Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2019, Dr. Pal knowingly submitted false claims to federal health care programs for medically unnecessary ablations and vein stent procedures. The government alleged that... More...
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United States of America v. DOUGLAS F. GREER, M.D. AND DOUGLAS F. GREER, M.D., P.C., DOING BUSINESS AS DOWNTOWN OPHTHALMOLOGY CENTER

Washington, DC - Medical Malpractice lawyer represented defendant with performing needless medical procedures on his patients and asking Medicare to foot the bill charges.



Dr. Douglas Greer defrauded the government out of more
than $1 million. As early as 1999, Greer, an ophthalmologist,
performed needless medi... More...
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United States of America v. PATRICIA DRISCOLL

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with two counts of wire fraud, one count of first-degree fraud, and two counts of tax evasion charges.

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Driscoll is the former president of a nonprofit organization
in Washington, D.C. On May 22, 2015, ESPN published an
article detailing fraud alleg... More...
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United States of America v. Monica Ruiz

Tyler, TX: Elder wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Monica Ruiz, age 45, who enlisted a variety of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises in a scheme to defraud an elderly victim from Bullard, Texas. Among the various misrepresentations Ruiz made in order to obtain money from the victim were the following:

- That Ruiz had been in a coma;
... More...
   $0 (09-15-2021 - TX)

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