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January 2015 Archives

Physician in Pennsylvania pleads guilty in tax fraud case

Tax obligations can create frustrations for both individuals and businesses. However, false income tax returns can result in serious consequences. A Pennsylvania physician is dealing with such issues after pleading guilty on federal charges for filing both personal and business taxes fraudulently.

Pennsylvania family believed to be involved in insurance fraud

Pennsylvania authorities announced on Jan. 22 that a Doylestown family was accused of filing more than $20 million in false insurance claims associated with fires that occurred at their mansion. Five family members, including a 67-year-old woman, were taken into custody.

Cleaning ladies charged with theft

Two women in Pennsylvania were charged with theft after their alleged involvement in illicit activity that occurred at the Greater Pittsburgh Police Federal Credit Union. A 50-year-old woman and 27-year-old woman were charged with the theft of credit union members' files. Police claim that the pair stole the personal information at night while they were working their cleaning shift. The cleaning ladies drew suspicions when employees observed them load several boxes from the credit union into their vehicle the morning of Jan. 8.

Former Philadelphia sportscaster on trial for fraud

The prosecution rested its case against former Philadelphia sportscaster on Jan. 9. He is accused of stealing $340,000 in donations that were intended to go to a charity he had created and other groups. His alleged fraud arose from his selling fake travel packages for people to attend Eagles' games in order to benefit his charity.

CEO of Pennsylvania museum seeking separate trials

According to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Williamsport, the CEO of the Boals Mansion Museum is requesting to have separate trials for the charges he is facing. In the motion filed by his attorney, he asserts that the child pornography allegations do not have anything to do with the child sex allegations and should thus be tried separately.

Federal money laundering cases in Pennsylvania

Money laundering, an activity in which a person or business attempts to hide the true source of money, is prohibited by law and may be federally prosecuted. In cases of money laundering, the person or business attempts to hide the source of money derived from illegal activities, such as health care fraud, drug trafficking or public corruption, for purposes of evading taxes that would otherwise be owed.

Man sentenced for leading Pennsylvania drug ring

A 25-year-old Harrisburg man has been sentenced to 12 years and three months in prison for being the leader of a drug ring, according to an announcement by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Pennsylvania. He was accused of transporting heroin and cocaine from Harrisburg to State College for distribution in area hotel and motel rooms by his drug trafficking group.

2 accused of defrauding Rite Aid

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania filed charges against a New Jersey businessman and a former company vice president after they were accused of being involved in a kickback scheme. The report stated that the 54-year-old New Jersey man and the former vice president, a 65-year-old Oregon man, allegedly made more than $14 million from the scheme.

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