Amish country near Arthur, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Employee Theft On The Rise New Study Finds (Marquet Intl) - Marquet International Ltd. announced today that it has released The 2012 Marquet Report on Embezzlement – its 5th annual study of major embezzlement cases in the United States. The study examined 528 major embezzlement cases active in the US in 2012 – those with more than $100,000 in reported losses.
Doctor Claiming Cancer Cure Heads to Prison (Lawfuel) - The basic facts of the case are that Daniel, a medical doctor and prominent Pentecostal minister, fraudulently marketed and collected more than $1 million for a medical treatment that she and her employees claimed could cure many diseases and conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes and hepatitis.
Imprisoned Amish Bishop Opposes Taking Classes (The Plain Dealer) - Those beard-cutting Amish are at it again. In federal prison, inmates must take classes to prepare them for the GED if they do not have a high school education. Amish inmate Samuel Mullet says that he will not participate in the classes (he never received a formal education beyond 8th grade) because it violates his religious freedom.
Stock Scammer Gets 7 years Prison After Fleeing Country (Tulsa World ) - A man who prosecutors say was “critically involved” in a stock conspiracy that defrauded as many as 17,000 people of a total of about $44 million was sentenced Thursday in Tulsa to seven years in prison. Joshua Wayne Lankford, 39, fled to Costa Rica after the investigation came to light and then lied about his identity and background to avoid facing the charges against him, according to a document the prosecution filed May 1.
Woman in Orlando Area Gets Prison Time for Embezzling From Company (Orlando Sentinel) - A Central Florida woman was sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $600,000 from her employer and failing to pay taxes on that income. Jody McCarty Emmons pleaded guilty earlier this year in Orlando federal court to taking the money from The Recovery Room of Central Florida from 2006 to 2010.
Man Convicted in Yankee Stadium Dirt Scam (CT Post) - Mark Hayward kept a stiff upper lip Thursday afternoon as a jury convicted him of ripping off an aging rock musician through a plan to sell dirt from the former Yankee Stadium.
Nicaragua Extraidtes White-Collar Fugitive To US (AP) - You can run but you can't hide for long. Interior Minister Ana Morales said Lawrence Hartman was sent to Florida, where he was expected to appear in court Thursday. The 47-year-old lawyer was detained April 25 when he tried to get a Nicaraguan passport using a fraudulent birth certificate, Morales said. U.S. prosecutors say Hartman is one of seven people charged in Tampa, Florida, with operating an investment fraud scheme that bilked investors out of at least $137 million.
Wal-Mart Blows Through Its FCPA Budget (FCPA Blog) - Wal-Mart said Thursday it spent $73 million on FCPA-related expenses during the first quarter of 2013. It had budgeted $40 million to $45 million.