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Nebraska Man Convicted of Paying to Have Plant Burned Down

A Nebraska man has been convicted of hiring someone to set his struggling manufacturing business on fire in an effort to obtain $4 million in insurance money. A federal jury on Tuesday found 52-year-old Thomas Schropp guilty of arson, mail …

Mississippi Man Sentenced in Oil Spill Fraud Conspiracy

A 34-year-old D’Iberville, Miss., man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden this week also ordered Jason Richard Woodcock to pay $105,383 in restitution to …

Texas-Based Deputy U.S. Marshal Admits Role in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A San Antonio-based deputy U.S. marshal has pleaded guilty to wire fraud relating to an insurance fraud scheme. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Reynaldo Gonzalez entered his plea Wednesday in San Antonio. He admitted that he …

Former Insurance Company President Sentenced for Wire Fraud

A Mount Ida, Ark., man has been sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering and wire fraud. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Steven Alan Standridge was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Hot Springs. Standridge had pleaded guilty …

Former Adjuster Pleads Guilty in Oil Spill Fraud Case

A LaPlace, La., man has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with claims arising from the 2010 Gulf oil spill. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite’s office says 33-year-old Charlie English pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire …

Former Boston Scientific Engineer Accused of Fraud

A former Boston Scientific engineer has pleaded not guilty to stealing trade secrets from his employer. Forty-seven-year-old Aaron Quoc Khieu, of Maple Grove, Minn.,has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 14 counts of wire fraud and theft of …

Joplin Tornado Aid Worker Sentenced for Disaster Fraud

A woman who worked for a southwest Missouri disaster relief agency has been sentenced to prison for a fraud scheme following the deadly Joplin tornado. The U.S. attorney’s office says Herlana Latham, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced Tuesday to 14 …

Texas Bugatti Owner Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Lufkin, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. According to information presented in court, in October 2009, Andy Lee House purchased a …

New York Artists’ Former Assistant Charged With Fraud

A former assistant to Jasper Johns has been charged with selling 22 works he allegedly stole from the artist’s U.S. studio. The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office announced the indictment against James Meyer on Thursday. He’s charged with interstate transportation of …

New Mexico Man Gets 5 Years in Hitching Post Fire

A New Mexico man will serve five years in prison for torching the landmark Hitching Post Inn in Cheyenne, Wyo., a federal judge ordered Thursday. U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal also ordered Robert Rodriguez of Albuquerque to serve three years …