A Long Island political leader and law enforcement official was arraigned on felony fraud charges Wednesday.
George Perez was sentenced Wednesday by federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain. He was the fourth of five ex-Madoff workers to be sentenced.
Four people were charged in New Jersey Thursday with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy.
Two Connecticut men have pleaded guilty in White Plains federal court to bribery and fraud charges in a case in which a former FBI agent is also charged.
A lawyer for Joe Giudice announced in court Wednesday that his client was turning down a deal that would have resolved false identification charges.
A man and woman were charged Tuesday with running a scam in which prospective apartment renters were allegedly conned out of some $60,000.
Thomas Murphy, 52, is accused of using his dead twin brother Robert’s social security number and signing up for social service benefits in his name.
A Texas woman romantically linked to indicted U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY.) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges she lined up straw donors for his 2010 campaign but then denied through her lawyer that Grimm knew anything about it.
Federal agents on Tuesday arrested a New York City Police officer on charges of fraud and identity theft, after he allegedly gave out other people’s driver’s license information to use falsely.
Eleven defendants were indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and arraigned in State Supreme Court later Wednesday on identity theft, fraud, grand larceny and forgery charges.
The jury has the monumental task of sorting through five months of testimony to determine whether the ex-Madoff employees knew that their jobs involved perpetuating a massive Ponzi scheme.
The prosecution wraps up closing statements in the trial against five former aides to Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. Madoff’s former secretary, his former head of operations, an account manager and two computer programmers are on trial.
Former police officers and firefighters were among the nearly 30 defendants arrested Tuesday, accused of claiming Social Security disability payments when they were still able to work.
The arrests will be Round 2 of the sweep that began last month, when more than 100 people were nabbed for allegedly filing disability claims that did not exist.
An orthopedist was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday for scheming to help Long Island Rail Road employees receive disability payments by exaggerating or making up ailments.