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  • Doctor denies charges in federal drug conspiracy case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Frederick physician has pleaded not guilty to federal narcotics and fraud charges. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1Sp1JMX ) reports that 80-year-old Nicola Tauraso used a wheelchair and hearing device to participate…

  • Sheppard Pratt worker, husband indicted on $2.5M mail fraud

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The director of patient records at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems and her husband have been indicted on charges of fraudulently billing Sheppard Pratt for $2.5 million. Forty-nine-year-old Lyneth Nyabiosi and her husband,…

  • Ex-DC government official to repay over $100k in fraud case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former District of Columbia government official who helped channel $110,000 in youth drug prevention grant funds to instead pay for an inaugural ball has been sentenced to repay the money and…

  • Md. woman sentenced for Prince George’s Co. real estate scheme

    WASHINGTON — A Maryland woman who moved into a home she didn’t own and who sold a second home she also did not own has been sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for convictions related…

  • Russell County official charged with Social Security fraud

    LEBANON, Va. (AP) — A Russell County official and his company face federal charges of conspiring to defraud the Social Security Administration. A federal grand jury indicted Russell County Board of Supervisors chairman Jonathan Bowerbank…

  • Computer Sciences paying $190M to settle SEC fraud charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Computer Sciences Corp. is paying a $190 million penalty and a former CEO is returning $3.7 million in compensation to resolve federal regulators’ charges of accounting fraud involving an important foreign contract.…

  • Feds charge retired Hill staffer with wire fraud

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Capitol Hill staffer on wire fraud charges, saying he used his status as a Senate aide to bilk women out of $500,000. Sixty-five-year-old…

  • 3 Lynchburg women charged with student loan fraud

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Three Lynchburg women are charged with submitting fraudulent student aid applications for Liberty University online classes. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. It charges 42-year-old Melinda…

  • Man accused of defrauding Va. woman out of over $1M arrested

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of defrauding an elderly woman out of more than $1 million has been arrested in North Dakota. KXMB-TV (http://bit.ly/1IJnwJq ) reports 56-year-old Vernon Officer has been charged with…

  • Mayor, attorney general to announce anti-fraud campaign

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join Attorney General Brian Frosh to unveil a new campaign designed to combat fraud targeting the city’s immigrant population. The campaign aims to raise awareness of “immigration…

  • Tax return fraud attempts reported in Delaware

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Revenue officials in Delaware say the state has seen several attempts using third-party software to file fraudulent income tax returns using stolen identities. The announcement came as TurboTax announced it had stopped…

  • British man who led company sentenced to 4 years for fraud

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A British man who was extradited to the United States with his wife to face fraud charges was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison. Paul Dunham, the former president…

  • Amazon scam email latest in ID theft worries

    Scam artists can be clever when trying to steal consumers\’ personal identities. Among the many scams out there is an email that looks like an order confirmation from Amazon.

  • Del. man must repay $20 million, serve 15 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal Baltimore judge has sentenced a Delaware man convicted of defrauding more than two dozen investors and evading taxes to 15 years in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $20…

  • Va. AG commits to hiring, protecting veterans

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is taking steps to hire more veterans in his office and protect them from fraud. Herring announced Thursday that he’ll sign “The Patriot Pledge” and begin…