Sunday, January 29, 2023

Advice From Death Row

Sheila Denise Dunlap’s son had never steered her wrong before. He may have made a few mistakes along the way which put him on death row in San Quentin State Prison, but he had never given her advice she shouldn’t follow. Which might be...

Only A Drop Of Blood

Arrayit Corporation falsely claimed to have invented a technology to test for any disease using a drop of blood. Wait! A Silicon Valley executive who prosecutors said lied to investors about inventing technology? Again? Yes. Again. But different fraudster and this one involves taxpayers’...

These Rules Don’t Apply

Can’t see the fraud? Look a little closer, especially in the buildings of Imperial Valley Ministries, an El Centro, CA based church. Imperial Valley Ministries was founded in the 1970s, with the purpose of ministering to individuals with substance use problems. Starting in 2013,...

ENVISIONING a FUTURE Without Fraud

The CAREs Act was established to provide economic assistance during the global health pandemic. One of the most important pieces of that Act was the PPP loan, which was set up to provide immediate financial assistance to businesses in the form of a Small...

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Fraudsters know a good accountant when they see one, which is probably why Mustafa Qadiri, charged with $5 million COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program fraud, used Bernard Turk instead as his accountant. On July 15, 2022, Turk, a San Fernando Valley accountant pleaded guilty to...

Scams You Haven’t Even Dreamed Of

In the movie “Shawshank Redemption” the lead character, a prisoner named Andy famously says “He’s got scams you haven’t even dreamed of. Kickbacks on his kickbacks. There’s a river of dirty money running through this place.” That is what you could say about real...

One Stolen ID, Three Frauds

On June 11, 2022, the FBI announced that they had shut down a series of websites making about $19 million in revenue by selling stolen data. These websites located on what is called “the DARK web” were selling around 24 million stolen Social Security...

Tax Tricks and Fraudulent Loopholes

Being a professional athlete can be very lucrative. But according to Craig Brown of NKSFB, about 78% of professional athletes go broke after retirement. One way to protect the nest egg is to know the tax loopholes which favor the wealthy. Seir Robinson Havana,...

Selling Cocaine or Committing Fraud, It’s Still Illegal

Finding inspiration for lyric is extremely important for any songwriter. But for Fontrell Antonio Baines, also known as Nuke Bizzle, he should have chosen another muse than stealing from the COVID-19 Unemployment fund. Released in a YouTube music video, Baines claimed he fraudulently took...

Information at Her Fingertips

No one likes a fraudster, but ones who use the identities of the disabled really move into the lowest category of despicable. Tamara Manuel, of Vallejo CA was sentenced, on June 16th, 2022, for carrying out a fraudulent scheme that involved stealing the identities of...
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