Natural disasters always attract people who want to help, but they also attract criminals who seek to profit from people’s pain.
Kerik was led into the Bronx courthouse by federal marshals and was allowed to change out of his prison jumpsuit and into a business suit before taking the stand.
As of August, the senator says more than 19,000 seniors nationwide have reported identity thefts. That’s about 50 each day.
It appears the Newark Bears were duped, as a publicist for Justin Bieber says the teen pop sensation will not actually be performing in New Jersey later this month.
Vitaly Borker pleaded guilty last year to terrorizing customers who complained about the product.
A New York man told CBS 2 that he and fourteen others were denied more than a million dollars in winnings, detained, and roughed up during a trip to the Golden Nugget in April.
Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has pleaded guilty to three counts stemming from a bankruptcy fraud case in Los Angeles.
Of those rounded up in the six-state bust, one is from New York and five are from New Jersey. They’re charged in a scheme to provide illegal South Korean immigrants with legitimate IDs.
The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.
When it comes to making purchases online let the buyer beware that even well-known websites could be scammers in disguise.
“By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community’s hearts and minds, and profited off of their generosity,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.
Jenny Hou, whose real name is Jia Hou, faces fraud charges. Authorities say Hou used “straw donors” to funnel over-the-limit illegal contributions to the Liu campaign.
Courts in Ecuador have ordered Chevron to pay the steep penalty for pollution that occurred when Texaco was operating in the forest, between 1972 and 1990.
Back in August, Tropical Storm Irene left thousands of homes across the Garden State flooded and mold-infested. But in addition to the damage, homeowners had to contend with unregistered contractors.
Two Conn. State Troopers said to have applied for food stamp assistance when the government offered aid following Tropical Storm Irene are under review for possible fraud.