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NYC Restaurant Rating System

Investigators: Consultant Distributed Phony Restaurant Grading Certificates

A restaurant consultant got an “A” for effort, but investigators said that he got an “F” for his attempt to pull off an alleged restaurant grading scam.

09/26/2013

Bernie Madoff (file/credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Madoff Accountant Charged With Involvement In Massive Fraud

Paul Konigsberg was charged with conspiracy to falsify records, conspiracy to commit fraud, falsifying records of a broker-dealer, falsifying record of an investment adviser and falsifying statements.

09/26/2013

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. (credit: Getty Images)

New York DAs Push For Revamped Fraud, Corruption Laws

The last comprehensive revision of the criminal law in New York State was 1965.

09/24/2013

Yelp

New York Attorney General Cracks Down On Fake Online Reviews

If you rely on online reviews for the inside scoop on businesses, some new revelations suggest you might want to rethink your strategy.

09/23/2013

People walk by Beth Israel Medical Center in Gramercy. (credit: Getty Images)

DA: Manhattan Doctor Deposited Patients’ Checks Into Own Bank Account

A Manhattan-based obstetrician deposited the checks of his patients into his personal bank account, prosecutors say.

09/11/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.  (file/credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA: School Offering ESL Classes ‘A Total Fraud’

According to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, Patrick and Joanne Panettieri allegedly defrauded more than 100 immigrant Asian families out of thousands of dollars.

09/04/2013

Donald Trump

N.Y. Attorney General: ‘Trump University’ Did Not Deliver For Students

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Donald Trump Saturday, claiming that “Trump University” promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars.

08/24/2013

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. (credit: Getty Images)

DA: 3 Florida Men Ran ‘Wall Street’ Silver Scam

The men duped at least 150 people into spending $8 million on precious metals they did not own, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said.

08/20/2013

Teresa Guidice and Joe Guidice attend "NBA 2K13" Premiere Launch Party at 40 / 40 Club on September 26, 2012 in New York City.  (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

‘Real Housewives Of NJ’ Star Teresa Giudice, Husband Indicted On Fraud Charges

The couple submitted fraudulent mortgage and other loan applications from 2001 through 2008, a year before their show debuted on Bravo, making phony claims about their employment status and salaries, the indictment said.

07/29/2013

Anthony Marshall (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Brooke Astor’s Son Seeks Medical Parole One Month Into Sentence

Anthony Marshall, who is 89 and depends on a wheelchair, is scheduled to go before a parole board the week of Aug. 19. Marshall surrendered on June 21 to begin serving a one- to three-year prison sentence.

07/23/2013

NY Woman Accused Of Selling Fake Art To Galleries Appears In Court Saturday

A 56-year-old New York woman accused of cheating two of Manhattan’s top art galleries out of millions of dollars faces a federal judge Saturday after pleading not guilty at her arraignment on Friday.

07/20/2013

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N.J. State Comptroller: Public Employees Lied About Income For Break On Children’s Lunches

“We had looked at 15 school districts throughout New Jersey and what we found was widespread fraud in the application of the school lunch program in those districts,” Comptroller Matthew Boxer said.

07/17/2013

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Summit Man Accused Of Defrauding eBay Sellers For $122,000

A New Jersey man has been charged in what federal prosecutors say was a scheme to defraud hundreds of sellers of foreign and antique banknotes on the online auction site eBay.

06/13/2013

Nouel Alba is accused of lying to FBI agents. (credit: Personal Photo)

Woman Accused Of Running Bogus Newtown Charity Pleads Guilty

Nouel Alba, 37, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport, Conn., to wire fraud and making false statements, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

06/06/2013

Susan and Edward Young with Rep. Steve Israel (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel: Generic Drug Supply Needs Better Oversight

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) of Long Island thinks the recent Ranbaxy case shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be asleep at the wheel.

05/28/2013

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