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Russian Hacker Gets 4 Years in U.S. Prison for Malware Attacks

A Russian hacker who admitted to using malicious software known as NeverQuest to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from online banking accounts was sentenced to four years in a U.S. prison. Stanislov Lisov, 33, also known as “Black” or …

Former North Dakota Insurance Agent Sent to Prison

A former Fargo, N.D., insurance agent has been sentenced to three years in prison and five years on supervised probation for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from three women. Fifty-seven-year-old Jeffrey Neppl was accused of using client money to …

Two Ohio Men Owe $200,000 in Workers’ Comp Fraud

Two Ohio men have been sentenced after they were convicted of fraud for working while collecting workers’ compensation benefits. BWC’s Special Investigations Division (SID) opened an investigation into Kenneth McElroy after learning he was self-employed snow plowing and repairing lawn …

Ohio Man Sentenced for Doctor, Pharmacy Shopping

An Ohio man who used deception to obtain narcotic prescriptions was sentenced this week in a Franklin County courtroom. Thomas McAllister had a valid claim for a workplace injury with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) but was found …

California Woman Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

An Orange County woman has been sentenced for committing $30 million in insurance fraud, described as one of the largest known workers compensation insurance fraud cases in California history. Prosecutors say Devon Lynn Kile’s 10-year prison term will be stayed …

Ohio Business Owner Sentenced in Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

An Ohio business owner has been sentenced following a fraud investigation that showed he was operating his business in violation of the law that forbids injured workers from working while receiving benefits from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). …

Contractor Fraud Nets Louisiana Woman Heavy Sentence

A 61-year-old woman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for stealing more than $200,000 from victims who paid for modular homes in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Robin Pittman sentenced Cecilia Slattery …

Oregon Man Gets 27 Years for Running Chop Shop

A Eugene man will spend more than 27 years in prison after being convicted of running a car theft ring in the woods outside rural Cheshire. The sentence Friday in Lane County Circuit Court is even longer than the 20 …

Brothers Jailed in UK ‘Crash for Cash’ Scam

Two brothers at the heart of one of the country’s biggest ever ‘crash for cash’ scams have been jailed. Rezwan Javed and his older brother, Rehan, each benefited by about $1.5 million U.S. dollars from the scam. The brothers ran …

Missouri Man Sentenced to Fed Prison in Identity-Theft Case

A St. Louis man has been ordered to serve four years and nine months in federal prison for an identity-theft operation authorities say was helped by a worker at a southwestern Illinois restaurant. Thirty-one-year-old Miltiano Johnson also was ordered to …