Frank A. Rubino , ESQ.

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September 2013 Archives

Charges filed in alleged Medicare scam

In an indictment that was unsealed this past Friday, a man was formally accused of committing $27 million in Medicare fraud across a six-year period. The man, 62, has now been charged with aiding and abetting, conspiracy, money laundering and health care fraud. The man's business partner, 64, faces the same set of charges. Both have been arrested by federal authorities.

12 people charged in federal cocaine trafficking organization

A federal indictment was unsealed on Sept. 12 and it identified 12 people who have been indicted after a year and a half investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The FBI identified the drug investigation as "Operation Holy Trap," likely due to the fact that the defendants are accused of putting hidden compartments in vehicles used to transport cocaine to locations across the country.

Mortgage fraud lawsuit allowed to proceed

A multi-million dollar company embroiled in a mortgage fraud case formally requested that the lawsuit against them be dismissed. However, a U.S. District Court Judge just ruled that the case can go forward after all. The Judge ruled that the company involved must address accusations that it willfully misled officials at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. According to those officials, the company misrepresented its loans in order to secure Federal Housing Administration insurance administered by HUD.

Appraiser commits $9 million mortgage fraud

A man who was President of his own appraisal company at 22 has been charged in a mortgage fraud case. The man, now 30, was President of Platinum Appraisal Services. His company was supposed to be making objective appraisals of various properties from a neutral perspective. In that way, the value of those properties could be fairly determined on behalf of buyers and sellers. For each appraisal, the company was to receive the modest sum of $325. However, that wasn't enough for the man who has now been charged with fraudulent practices. Instead, if allegations in the case are true, he pursued a path of wire fraud and conspiracy.

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