South Florida federal prosecutors have charged a Miami-Dade County business owner with facilitating a $140 million transnational illicit gold smuggling operation aimed at laundering cash with alleged ties to criminal activity.
A Miami man is facing federal charges after authorities say he fraudulently obtained millions in COVID-19 relief money, using some of the funds to buy himself a $300,000 sports car. The U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Florida announced the arrest of 29-year-old David Hines on Monday. He was charged with bank fraud, making false statements to a financial institution and engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds.
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A rapper who bragged about defrauding the government’s unemployment program in a music video has been arrested on federal charges of carrying out the exact scheme he mentioned in his video, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name “Nuke Bizzle” was arrested after applying for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits and using stolen identities in a scheme to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
A man in Virginia lied to obtain $2.5 million in loans that were meant to help keep people employed during the coronavirus pandemic, which he later used to purchase a luxury car and his own airplane, according to prosecutors. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said Tuesday that Didier Kindambu, 48, of Leesburg obtained two loans worth approximately $2,501,753, and then spent those funds.
Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman on Thursday with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme in what they say is the largest such case against an American. Department of Justice officials said at a news conference that Brockman, 79, hid capital gains income over 20 years through a web of offshore entities in Bermuda and Nevis and secret bank accounts in Bermuda and Switzerland. Prosecutors announced that the CEO of a private equity firm that aided in the schemes would cooperate with the investigation.
The attempt was one of several recently to get gold past India's authorities to avoid an 18 per cent tax. Police in southern India arrested an airline passenger from Dubai who concealed nearly a kilogram of gold in his body. The passenger arrived at Kerala's Kannur airport on a GoAir flight with 972 grams of the flattened precious metal that he had inserted into his body. Officials at the Air Intelligence Unit extracted the gold from the man, the state agency aid on Tuesday.
Kavita L. Harack, 34, of Kissimmee, Florida, pleaded guilty to committing wire fraud while employed in two companies. She faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set, according to an Oct. 22, 2020 press release from the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.
MIAMI – Thieves used a chain of lies to get more than $3 million of federal funds wired to bank accounts during the coronavirus pandemic, federal agents say. The crooks from South Florida used stolen social securities to create false identifications to set up fake companies that they used to open fraudulent bank accounts, federal prosecutors said.
According to details released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and reported by WESH, Jennifer “Jenny” Insuasti of Kissimmee, a former Guest Experience Services Coordinator at Walt Disney World, stole more than $100,000 from the company by issuing fraudulent refunds which were then deposited into bank accounts belonging to her, as well as her friends and family.
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Reaching out to our community and partnering with law enforcement agencies for better understanding and collaboration has been one of the central focuses of the Chapter's Vice President, Yoshua Garfinkel. The SFC#11 has not had a representative from the law enforcement community serve in this capacity before. Our Vice President is a Sergeant in the Economic Crimes Unit for the Hialeah Police Department and has successfully been able to bridge the gap between the law enforcement community and the corporate and banking communities.
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