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Jo Benoit, a.k.a. Elissa Jo Benoit, 77, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today

PHILADELPHIA: Jo Benoit, a.k.a. Elissa Jo Benoit, 77, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for a health care fraud scheme that included posing as a psychiatrist when she was not one and writing prescriptions for people who suffered from serious mental health issues, including bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other serious conditions. More than 50 patients were victims of Benoit’s scam. In addition to the patients she defrauded and exposed to improper treatment, Benoit stole the identifying information of legitimate psychiatrists and forged prescriptions in their names. 

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TEN DEFENDANTS IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME, LED BY FORMER DALLAS COWBOY EUGENE LOCKHART AND CO-DEFENDANT WILLIAM TISDALE, ARE

CONVICTED.
Conspiracy Involved Approximately 54 Fraudulent Residential Loan Closings Resulting in Funding Approximately $20.5 Million in Fraudulent Loans.
DALLAS  Following a nearly five-week jury trial, before U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, four co-defendants in a mortgage fraud scheme, run by former Dallas Cowboy Eugene J. Lockhart and co-defendant William Randolph Tisdale, were convicted today on all counts of a superseding indictment charging them with various offenses related to a mortgage fraud scheme in which they participated in the Dallas area from approximately 2002 to 2005. Judge Solis declared a mistrial for defendant Suzette Switzer Hinds, 46, of Dallas, as the jury could not reach a verdict on her. The remaining defendants charged in the case have pleaded guilty. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

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June 14, 2012: Internet Pharmacy Owner Charged in $95 Million Fraud Scheme

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and David W. Bourne, Special Agent in Charge, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Criminal Investigation, Miami Field Office, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging defendant,  Andrew J. Strempler, 38, a Canadian citizen, with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349, and two counts of mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341.  The government is also seeking forfeiture of $95 million.  

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Detroit-Area Resident Pleads Guilty in $13.8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON – A Detroit-area resident pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Michigan for his role in managing a $13.8 million psychotherapy fraud scheme, announced the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FBI. Jawad Ahmad, 42, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen in Detroit to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. At his sentencing, scheduled for Nov. 28, 2012, Ahmad faces a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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Taggert Mayfield Goes to Prison in Homeowner Association Scam

Taggert Michael Mayfield was sentenced to 35 years in prison on June 8, 2012 after pleading guilty to Theft, Money Laundering and Misapplication of Fiduciary Property. The 34-year old Katy man was indicted for stealing over a million dollars from homeowners associations through his management company.  

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John Doe Sentenced to 10 Years for Aggravated Identity Theft and Fraud Charges Involving United States Navy and JAXPORT

JACKSONVILLE, FL

U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announced today that United States District Court Judge Roy B. Dalton sentenced “John Doe,” a/k/a Leroy, a/k/a L.T.H., to 120 months in federal prison. On May 24, 2012, a federal jury convicted John Doe of seven counts of aggravated identity theft, six counts of falsely representing a Social Security number, and one count of passport fraud. Law enforcement previously arrested John Doe on a federal warrant while in state custody for fraud charges. 

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Huntsville Man Charged with Fraud and Unauthorized Wearing of Military Medals

 BIRMINGHAM A federal grand jury today indicted a Huntsville man for fraud and unauthorized wearing of U.S. military uniforms and medals, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert E. Haley, III announced.

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HSI, CBP nab fugitive wanted for document fraud and identity theft

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A 49-year-old Dominican Republic man wanted for document fraud and identity theft was arrested earlier this week at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working jointly with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents. 

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9 charged in New Jersey in alleged student visa fraud

NEWARK, N.J. — Eight of nine people were arrested Tuesday for their alleged participation in a widespread foreign student visa fraud, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  HSI special agents executed three search warrants, including two at school campuses located

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ICE arrests 40 during 12-day student-visa enforcement operation in north Texas and Oklahoma

DALLAS — Forty immigration status violators, visa overstays and foreign students were arrested for violating the conditions of their nonimmigrant visas during a 12-day operation ending Friday by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The 21 men and 19 women were arrested by HSI's 

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