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Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY, 11th District) walks out of Brooklyn Federal Court after being indicted on 20 counts on April 28, 2014. .  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

House Ethics Committee Puts Aside Probe Of Rep. Grimm So DOJ Can Proceed

The House Ethics Committee has decided to put a probe of U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), so the Department of Justice can proceed with its own investigation.

05/23/2014

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Investment Fund Manager Admits To $96 Million Ponzi Scheme

An investment fund manager has admitted in a Long Island courtroom to stealing nearly $100 million of investors’ money in a Ponzi scheme that helped fund his interest in a Hamptons resort.

04/29/2014

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Prosecutors: Men Sold Knockoff Handbags Online, Defrauded Customers

Five men were indicted Wednesday, on charges offering real luxury handbags at discounted prices on several websites – but actually presenting consumers with knockoffs, or even with nothing at all.

02/05/2014

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Officials: Two NY Men Charged In $96 Million Ponzi Scheme

If convicted, Brian Callahan and Adam J. Manson each face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each of the securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud counts.

08/01/2013

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

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Prosecutors: Men Scammed Investor By Claiming They Had Early Facebook Shares

Three men have been charged in New Jersey with stealing $6.7 million from an investor, in part by claiming they had special access to Facebook shares before the company went public.

05/14/2013

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack (credit: Mayor Tony Mack/Facebook)

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Indicted On Bribery, Extortion Charges

The charges stem from an alleged scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for Mack’s official actions and influence in the development of a parking garage on city-owned land, prosecutors said.

12/06/2012

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Feds: Suspects Tried To Hire Hit Man To Kill Judge, Prosecutor

Two suspects stand charged with trying to hire a hit man, to kill the federal judge and prosecutor who sent one of them to prison for bank fraud.

CBS New York–10/09/2012

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Ex-Airline Agent Pleads Guilty To Fraud In NY

The plea by Victoria Scardigno was announced by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan. She could spend up to 20 years in prison. She also must pay restitution.

02/16/2011

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Ex-Broker Faces Sentencing For Stealing From Clients

A former Connecticut securities broker faces sentencing for stealing more than $1.35 million from his clients.

01/30/2011