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$1 billion settlement reached between mutual fund company and Madoff trustee

As part of the fallout of Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, the court-appointed trustee has been trying to recoup money from a number of mutual fund and hedge fund companies that made billions off of the Ponzi scheme in order to pay back Madoff's victims.

Florida completes unusual "dual prosecution" for embezzlement

The Florida man convicted of grand theft for embezzling roughly $15 million from Marian Gardens Tree Farm was recently given a 12 year sentence in Florida Circuit Court. The white collar crime prosecution is unusual because the man had already been convicted and sentenced to 8 years in prison as part of a federal criminal prosecution in 2009. This so-called "dual prosecution" is highly unusual.

Prosecutors seeking life sentence in mortgage fraud case

Citing the 150 year sentence given to Bernie Madoff, despite Madoff's guilty plea, federal prosecutors are seeking a maximum sentence for former Taylor, Bean & Whitaker majority owner Lee B. Farkas. He was convicted on multiple counts of fraud in April and could be sentenced to as many as 385 years in prison. His sentence will likely be one of the longest ever laid down in a white collar criminal case.

Further fallout from Taylor, Bean & Whitaker fraud case

The massive bank fraud case involving Lee Farkas and other members of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. has led to numerous prison sentences, with more coming every week. The mortgage company's fraud scheme led to the financial collapse of both Taylor Bean and Colonial bank, one of the largest banks in the country. This week, the former treasurer and former president of the Ocala-based company were sentenced to 6 and 2.5 years in prison, respectively. More penalties will be forthcoming.

Former chairman of Florida company convicted of bank fraud

Being accused of being involved in a major bank fraud scheme can result in a person facing severe consequences. Such accusations can lead to a person facing numerous criminal charges. A person can receive harsh criminal penalties if they are convicted of these types of charges. These penalties could include a large jail sentence.

Man pleads guilty in Florida investment fraud case

As of recent, the media and the government have been giving a fair amount of attention to financial crimes like investment fraud. Thus, the consequences of being convicted of these crimes can be quite great. This can be seen in a recent fraud case from Florida.

Cooperating suspect receives sentence in corruption case

Occasionally, police will rely on a fraud suspect's cooperation when investigating an alleged criminal scheme. Sometimes, this cooperation will result in the suspect in question being given leniency in his or her case. This can be seen in the results of a recent sentencing hearing involving a man who was accused of being involved in a fraud scheme that was connected to a public corruption scandal.

Florida Man Sentenced For Fraud Involving Business Loans

Authorities can be very aggressive in their pursuit of fraud-related crimes. A lot media attention in Florida is given to the enforcement of real estate and health care fraud, because these are crimes that are seen as being particularly prevalent in this region.

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