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Health Care Clinic Owners Sentenced for Role in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Health Care Clinic Owners Sentenced for Role in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Health Care Clinic Owners Sentenced for Role in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme, as announced by the DOJ. Two health care clinic owners were sentenced today in connection with an $8 million health care fraud scheme involving the now-defunct home health care company Flores Home Health Care Inc. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman […]

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SEC Freezes Assets in Ponzi Scheme Targeting Investors in Japan

SEC Freezes Assets in Ponzi Scheme Targeting Investors in Japan

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an emergency action to freeze the assets of a Las Vegas-based firm and its sole owner charged with perpetrating a Ponzi scheme against thousands of investors living primarily in Japan. The SEC alleges that Edwin Fujinaga and his company MRI International raised more than $800 million from investors who […]

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Obamacare draws scam artists

Obamacare draws scam artists

As reported in the OC Register, Obamacare draws scam artists, new government programs tend to attract those who would cheat others, experts say.  Pat Shackleford, 75, got a phone call at her Huntington Beach home recently from a man using an Oklahoma area code who said he was with the federal government and had a […]

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Financial Consultant Extradited to the United States for Alleged Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Export-import Bank

Financial Consultant Extradited to the United States for Alleged Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Export-import Bank

As reported in the press release of the US DOJ, Manuel Ernesto Ortiz-Barraza, an independent financial consultant, was extradited to the United States today for his alleged role in a scheme to defraud the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) of over $2.5 million, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the […]

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Cases of celebrities accused of financial crimes adding up

Cases of celebrities accused of financial crimes adding up

Editor’s Note:  this article caught my eye for two reasons: first, we previously reported on Doug DeCinces troubles in Ex-Angels Player Doug DeCinces Indicted in Insider Trading Case, and in Indictment in Doug DeCinces criminal insider-trading case. Second, I actually represent a defendant in one of the below cases, involving Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. As reported […]

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Gifts Cards With a Catch

Gifts Cards With a Catch

As reported in the news of the WS Journal, beware of scams regarding “gift cards” – there’s plenty out there, especially this time of year.  Here’s the “be on lookout” article. Don’t get too excited if you receive a text message announcing you’ve won a gift card from a big retailer. Chances are it’s “smishing””or […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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