After reading Chapter 10 of our text concerning “Payroll Fraud Schemes”, I began to think about a recent scandal that took place in our local town’s city council. Alonzo “Lonnie” Bates, 68, a former Detroit city councilman and Detroit Public Schools board member is currently serving a 33-month sentence after being convicted of theft and bank fraud charges related to placing “ghost employees” who did little or no work for the city, on his City Hall payroll. He was convicted August 2008, I found a recent article titled “Past Legal Troubles”, published by The Detroit News, on March 25, 2008. The article describes the indictment and many charges that were filed against the former city councilman concerning the “ghost employee’s payroll fraud”.
These seven men were either directly or indirectly employees of President Nixon’s re-election committee and many persons, including the trial judge, John J. Sirica, suspected a conspiracy involving higher-level government officials. In March 1973, James McCord, one of the convicted burglars wrote a letter to Sirica charging a massive cover up of the burglary. His letter transformed the affair into a political scandal of unprecedented magnitude” (www.infoplease.com). This affair is known as “The Watergate Scandal.” The Watergate Scandal taught America many lessons, but the three most important lessons learned were elected officials abuse their power, the media is an intricate part of politics and elected
1/27/09 5th period Michael Vicks financial problems The imprisoned NFL superstar Michael Vick sued his old financial adviser for at least two million dollars, saying that she used his money for personal and business expenses. This suit states that Mary Wong is a fraud and breach of contract and also other offenses. Vick is serving time after his altercation with the dog fighting for at least twenty-three months. He demands he gets trial towards the suit he put against Mary Wong. Besides her altercation with Michael Vick the lawsuit also names Demorrio Williams of the NFL team Kansas City Chiefs an Î± Ð² c âˆ‚ Îµ f g Ð½ Î¹ × Ðº â„“ Ð¼ Î· Ïƒ Ï q Ñ s Ñ‚ Ï… v Ï‰ x y z d also the twins Josh Bullocks and Daniel Bullocks who are
Business Research Misrepresentation In the court case United States v. Dokich, case No. 08-2850, appealed and sustained on July 21, 2010, Melvin Dokich defrauded many investors for millions. Dokich sold stock for a fraudulent company named Efoora Incorporated. Efoora made claims of conducting research for developing diagnostic tests for HIV, mad-cow disease, and blood glucose levels. Efoora’s claims of research and testing was feloniously supported, and staged, by inviting potential investors and customers to Efoora’s headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
And charged with kidnapping and false imprisoment. Matthews mother was charged with child neglect and perverting the course of justice on 8 april 2008. the joint trial of donavan and karen matthews at leed crown court.they were both given eight year prision sentence. Craig meehan was arrested on the 2nd of April on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, after police had examined computers in the home. He was remanded in custody, by dewsbury magistrates court, at a hearing on the 3rd of april charged with 11 offences of possessing indecent images of children. He was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment.
Billionaire mining mogul Ira Rennert could have used an asbestos suit at times on Thursday. Rennert, who seldom speaks in public, was forced to testify for about six hours in Manhattan federal court over allegations that he looted his company and used the cash to finance construction of a 29-bedroom, 39-bath estate in the Hamptons. Faced with questions from a lawyer for creditors of the company, MagCorp, Rennert was forced to admit that he had gotten some facts wrong in a deposition taken for this suit. Leo Beus, the lawyer for MagCorp’s trustee, was aiming to undercut Rennert’s credibility. “Did you ever understand there was a need for new … cell technology?” asked Beus, referring to a slide of an August 2001 article written by MagCorp’s
In January 1982, he was convicted of a misdemeanor theft offense and was sentenced to 6 days in jail with 12 months’ probation. Andrade was arrested again in November 1982 for multiple counts of first-degree residential burglary. He pleaded guilty to at least three of those counts, and in April of the following year he was sentenced to 120 months in prison. In 1988, Andrade was convicted in federal court of “transportation of marijuana,” App. 24, and was sentenced to eight years in federal prison.
On October 19, 1982, John Z. DeLorean was arrested at an airport hotel with several kilograms of cocaine. DeLorean was arrested the same day the British Government said it would permanently close the Northern Ireland plant, which built DeLorean’s cars. The arrest ended a five-month, undercover probe, which tracked the auto executive across the nation. His company was in severe financial problems, and he feared the possibility of his company’s being closed down by the government, which had extended loans to him. FBI agent Richard Bretzing said DeLorean came to Los Angeles to buy 220 pounds of cocaine for distribution in Southern California at a street price of $24
After pleading guilty to wiretapping charges, Christopher Chaney has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison. By hacking into the e-mail accounts of fifty celebrities, stretching from actress and model Scarlett Johansson, to Victoria’s Secret Model, Mila Kunis, the thirty-six year-old Florida male was able to steal nude photos, and personal information from the stars. Chaney was conscious of the severity of his acts, saying the habit was an addiction, and when he was arrested in October of last year, he even apologized for his acts. He told reporters quote, "I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of privacy someone could experience…And these people don't have privacy to begin with. And I was in that little sliver of
By: Keyoina Hill November 29, 2011 Central Connecticut State University CRM 478-02 In the 20th Century, Bernie Madoff would be considered as one of the most deceitful criminals alive. His story made international and national headlines. It's estimated he took his investors for a cool $65 billion over the course of nearly two decades, which affected many of his clients, destroyed families lives and their savings, as well as betrayal to his own family. The scheme wasn't revealed until Madoff himself confessed his crimes; even with that being said he still doesn’t take full responsibility for his actions. Madoff himself later said he was "astonished" that the SEC failed to catch him.