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SEC catches repeat securities fraud offender

A man previously convicted for securities fraud has agreed to settle charges leveled against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investigators took action after detecting his manipulation of stock prices for three microcap companies after he had been released under supervision for his earlier conviction. The director of the New York regional office for the SEC said that the agency had protected the investing public with this investigation.

Public officials, witnesses and bribes

A New York resident who bribes a witness or a public official may face serious repercussions. The definition of a "public official" may include a variety of categories including a member of Congress, a juror or a person employed by a department of the government.

Alleged former mob boss on trial for involvement in fraud

The federal trial of an alleged ex-mob boss turned restaurateur opened on Jan. 30 in New York. The man is accused of collecting gambling debts for an East Coast crime syndicate and running a health care fraud that involved bribing doctors to write fake prescriptions. The man's defense attorney says he is being framed by other people who have an interest in trying to benefit themselves with the accusations. According to the man's attorney, he simply has a gambling problem that has made him vulnerable.

Identity theft is high on the radar of New York law enforcement

The consequences of a conviction for identity theft are serious and charges should be vigorously challenged.

Martin Shkreli faces 20 years for alleged Ponzi scheme

New York residents who have heard about the ongoing trials of former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli may be interested to learn that, on June 26, more than 100 potential jurors in his fraud case ruled themselves out. The dismissed jurors said that they would be unable to reach an impartial decision due to his notoriety.

Man accused of stealing deeds to six homes, including mansion

On May 9, a New York man was indicted on multiple fraud charges. According to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, the 36-year-old was accused of stealing six house titles that belonged to owners that had died or abandoned their properties.

New York authorities target fraudulent tax preparers

Responding to evidence gathered by the New York Department of Taxation and Finance, the attorney general pressed charges against two women accused of filing tax returns with false information. Authorities arrested the women, ages 33 and 34, of New York City and the Bronx, respectively, after they allegedly added fictitious nieces and nephews as dependents to tax returns in order to qualify for higher tax refunds.

New York man allegedly funds gambling with Ponzi scheme

A 51-year-old man from Oceanside faces the possibility of decades in prison if convicted of wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy charges stemming from his alleged Ponzi scheme. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York worked in partnership with the Nassau County District Attorney's Office to investigate the man's activities over several years. Their findings indicate that he used investors' money to finance his gambling and otherwise enrich himself.

Former insurance broker receives 9-year prison term

A New York insurance broker from Albany has been sentenced for his role in a $1 million securities fraud case. The man entered guilty pleas to securities fraud, failing to file state income tax returns and grand larceny. He was sentenced to serve nine years in prison.

2 accused of $81 million ticket scam

On Jan. 27, it was reported that two men were facing charges after they were accused of scamming wealthy individuals who were interested in investing in New York ticket businesses. According to the report, authorities stated that the men enticed more than a dozen individuals to invest $81 million in the ticket businesses.

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