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Blog Posts in October, 2011

  • Eighteen Child Porn Websites Shut Down

    || 31-Oct-2011

    In New York a man was recently arrested and indicted for running eighteen child pornography websites. The websites were being marketed to people that spoke Chinese that were living in the U.S. The FBI actually received a tip from Chinese authorities that a large-scale child pornography website that was being hused on U.S. servers. The website was being hosted on web hosting company in Dallas, ...
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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Crackdown

    || 31-Oct-2011

    As this blog has noted several times, there has been a rampant increase in prescription fraud. Related to this, there has been a concerted by law enforcment and prosecutors throughout the country to ramp up efforts in trying to fight this crime. Recently, in Florida twenty-two people were arrested in a concerted effort to shut down so-called "pill mill" pain clinics. There are ...
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  • Lauren Baumann created an investment pool that turned out to be a class Ponzi scheme. She would get loans from investors based on claims that the money would be used to create a Christian "battle of the bands" rock concert. She promoted the concert as a way to make money by generating profits from company sponsorships and ticket sales. However, she used the funds to pay earlier ...
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  • What Is Insurance Fraud?

    || 10-Oct-2011

    The cost of insurance fraud in the insurance industry is $80 billion per year. Some forms of insurance fraud, according to the FBI, are Workers' Compensation Fraud, Disaster Fraud, Property Insurance Fraud, and Stage Auto Accidents. In auto accident fraud, the prosecution will charge that perpetrators stage auto accidents with another party or attempt to maneuver unsuspecting drivers into ...
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  • Bernie Madoff, in 2009, pleaded guilty to securities fraud, investment advisor fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, false statements, perjury, theft, and false filings with the U.S. SEC. (Yikes, that is a lot of crimes). He faced a statutory maximum of 150 years in prison and is currently serving a 150-year prison term in North Carolina. Madoff was a secretive ...
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  • What Is A Ponzi Scheme?

    || 5-Oct-2011

    A Ponzi scheme is a scheme that is promoted on the basis of high financial returns or dividends that are not traditionally available through run-of-the-mill investments. This kind of scheme was named after Charles Ponzi of Boston, Massachusetts. Charles Ponzi launched a scheme that guaranteed investors 50 percent return in postal coupons. This scheme inevitably was going to fall apart. The reason ...
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  • In August, a nineteen-year-old man, Matthew Allen, went to Dallas to dance at the infamous nightclub Afterlife. At the time, he was suspected of suffering from an overdose. It turned out that he overdosed from the drug ecstacy. The Dallas Police Department announced that it had arrested a nineteen-year-old woman, Skyler Brandt. Dallas Police are alleging that she delivered (by selling) the ...
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  • Legendary IndyCar Series Al Unser Jr. was arrested last week for his third alcohol related offense. Unser Jr. won over thirty wins and was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame. However, after he retired it appeared that he had been battling alcohol depedency. In 2007, he was arrested for a hit and run while he was intoxicated. He was also arrested previously for an alcohol related offense ...
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