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Prosecutors: Con Man Forged Signature Of Mets COO Jeff WilponPaperwork from Michael Conway had Wilpon's first name as "Jeffery" on forged Mets letterhead that purported to authorize a $1 million contract for leased office equipment, prosecutors said.
Creator Of Charity For Sandy Hook Massacre Survivors Accused Of Pocketing MoneyA man who created a charity to benefit those affected by the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has been arrested on allegations that he took most of it for himself, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
L.I. Man Admits To Conning Art Buyers Out Of $2.5 Million, Buying SubmarineA Long Island man pleaded guilty Monday to selling fake works by that claimed to be by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning.
Five Plead Guilty To Wire Fraud, Harboring Illegal Immigrants In New York, VirginiaFive people have pleaded guilty to charges that they exploited undocumented immigrant workers at 7-11 franchises they operated in New York and Virginia.
House Ethics Committee Puts Aside Probe Of Rep. Grimm So DOJ Can ProceedThe 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.
Investment Fund Manager Admits To $96 Million Ponzi SchemeAn 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.
Prosecutors: Men Sold Knockoff Handbags Online, Defrauded CustomersFive 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.
Officials: Two NY Men Charged In $96 Million Ponzi SchemeIf 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.
'Real Housewives Of NJ' Star Teresa Giudice, Husband Indicted On Fraud ChargesThe 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.
Prosecutors: Men Scammed Investor By Claiming They Had Early Facebook SharesThree 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.
Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Indicted On Bribery, Extortion ChargesThe 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.
Feds: Suspects Tried To Hire Hit Man To Kill Judge, ProsecutorTwo 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.
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