Tag: Fraud

DOJ Resolves CityMD Covid Fraud Claims with $12 Million Settlement

CityMD, a health clinic supported by Walgreens, has agreed to pay $12.04 million to settle allegations of Covid fraud brought by the Department of Justice. The claims suggest that CityMD submitted false claims for Covid tests to a program designed for uninsured patients, even when their patients had health insurance. This fraudulent activity reportedly took […]

Tennessee Attorney General Investigating Effort to Auction Graceland in Foreclosure Sale

The attorney general of Tennessee has announced an investigation into a company’s attempt to sell Elvis Presley’s iconic home, Graceland, at a foreclosure auction. The move was halted by a judge after Presley’s granddaughter filed a lawsuit claiming fraud. Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti stated that Graceland had become the target of Nausanny Investments and Private […]

Former Facebook and Nike DEI Manager Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Former Facebook and Nike Diversity Manager Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $5 Million Barbara Furlow-Smiles, a former diversity manager at Facebook and Nike, has been sentenced to five years and three months in prison for stealing more than $5 million from the companies that was intended for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Furlow-Smiles, a […]

Federal authorities claim a New York crypto personality used a ‘Seinfeld’ joke in a fraud scheme

A New York man has been convicted of swindling more than $1.3 million from friends, neighbors, and investors in a cryptocurrency fraud scheme. Thomas John Sfraga, 55, posed as the owner of multiple businesses, including Vandelay Contracting Corp. and Build Strong Homes LLC, named after a joke from the classic TV comedy “Seinfeld.” Sfraga, who […]

DoJ arrests individuals involved in North Korean identity theft scheme targeting IT workers

The Justice Department announced multiple arrests in a series of complex stolen identity theft cases that are believed to be part of a wide-ranging scheme that generates significant proceeds for the North Korean government, specifically for its weapons program. The conspiracy involves thousands of North Korean IT workers who are sent abroad by the government […]

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