(NEW YORK) -- Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti deserves to have his conviction overturned because the trial erroneously instructed the jury about the professional duties of lawyers, Avenatti's lawyer argued Friday to a federal appeals court.Avenatti was convicted of aggravated identity theft and is serving... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- "Lottery lawyer" Jason Kurland promised his clients protection from swindlers but he ended up swindling them himself, a federal judge said Thursday as he sentenced Kurland to 13 years in federal prison for defrauding clients out of more than $107 million."They... Read More.
(BRYAN, Texas) -- Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes reported to a Texas prison on Tuesday to begin a more than 11-year sentence for defrauding investors with false claims about her company's blood-testing technology.Holmes arrived at the prison in Bryan, Texas, at about 12:30 p.m.... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes will report to prison on Tuesday to begin a more than 11-year sentence for defrauding investors with false claims about her company's blood-testing technology.Holmes, who was sentenced last fall, has failed in multiple requests to delay... Read More.
(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- A South Carolina woman who ran an autism clinic is facing federal charges of health care fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina.Stamatina "Nina" Bourret, 41, from Greenville -- 200 miles northwest of Charleston --... Read More.
(CHICAGO) -- An Illinois man has been indicted for allegedly cheating the U.S. government out of millions of dollars for his pop-up COVID testing company and allegedly lied about test results.Zishan Alvi, 44, was the co-owner of Laboratory Elite, headquartered in Chicago, which purported to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For 20 years, Donald Trump and his family enriched themselves through "numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentations," New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges in a new lawsuit that accuses the Trumps of "grossly" inflating the former president's net worth by... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Steve Bannon, a onetime political adviser to former President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty in Manhattan criminal court Thursday to charges of defrauding donors to the "We Build the Wall" fundraising campaign for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.The six-count indictment... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Steve Bannon, a onetime political adviser to former President Donald Trump, has been charged by authorities in New York with defrauding donors to the "We Build the Wall" fundraising campaign for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.Bannon surrendered Thursday in Manhattan.He... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Eighteen former NBA players, including Sebastian Telfair, Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Darius Miles, have been charged with defrauding the NBA's health and welfare benefit plan out of approximately $4 million, federal prosecutors said Thursday.The players were charged with conspiracy to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A former Olympian has been charged with defrauding the Small Business Administration over a pandemic loan.Luka Klasinc, a Slovenian figure skater, competed in the men's singles event at the 1992 Winter Olympics. He finished 26th in the short program, and did... Read More.