In an interesting twist, five individuals were charged with second-degree residential mortgage fraud after they cheated homeowners and banks out of approximately $1.1 million. The specific charge has not been used in their county for five years, making it a surprise to some observing this case. Even in other counties of the state, only 31 individuals have faced charges of mortgage fraud in the first or second degree across those five years.
In a shocking Medicare fraud case, a trusted physician was recently indicted with prescribing unneeded treatments to patients in order to defraud Medicare.
In a multi-million dollar white collar crime case, a couple has been charged with making a fortune from insider trading. The two, currently awaiting federal trial in North Carolina's Meckleburg County jail, were married in 2007.
In a tax crime case with international implications, a Swiss lawyer has pleaded guilty in a major U.S. tax evasion case. The lawyer, 57, has both United States and Swiss citizenship. He confessed to helping many clients in the United States avoid paying U.S. taxes. He did so by opening several bank accounts in Switzerland, using entities specifically formed for U.S. citizens wanting to evade taxes.
In a California drug crime case that suprised locals, a Venice doctor pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge.
In a mortgage fraud case that has been under development for years, a former trader for investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has been found liable by federal regulators.
A lender and developer based in the affluent city of Bellevue, Washington, has now been indicted in a tax crime case. The man, 67, has been hit with a four-count indictment which was unsealed by the courts this past Monday.
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will be paying $5.3 million to resolve a Medicare fraud case.
Major League Baseball dealt with a drug crime problem two years ago, when a Canadian doctor pleaded guilty to mislabelling drugs that he imported to treat professional athletes in the U.S. The MLB continues to address the ramifications of that case, with New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez being accused of not having been honest about his relationship with that doctor.