A Long Beach man was among four defendants sentenced Monday for operating fraudulent Orange County debt relief firms that pocketed money from victims through undisclosed up-front fees.
A Los Angeles woman pleaded guilty Friday for her role in a fraud scheme perpetrated by a Long Beach-based company she worked for that exploited at-risk children and defrauded taxpayers out of more than $45 million in bogus billings.
The owners of a Long Beach-based trucking company have been charged with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly underreporting payroll by $4.7 million over a four-year period, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced last week.
A Long Beach man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a real estate fraud scheme during the Great Recession that caused hundreds of investors to collectively lose about $169 million—including a widow who invested nearly all of her retirement savings.
A 61-year-old Long Beach woman was among 22 people recently charged with defrauding the Social Security Administration out of $2.6 million by illegally receiving cash benefits, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Most of the defendants allegedly took Social Security benefits meant for relatives after they died and failed to alert the agency that the actual beneficiary passed away, a release stated.
Authorities are reminding the public to take precautions against fraud this holiday season, as reports have identified a surge in domestic and international fraud schemes, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Long Beach resident Crystal Taiwana Buck, 40, was one of four Southland residents sentenced Monday for her role in a telemarketing operation known as 21 Century Legal Services, among other names, that defrauded more than 4,000 homeowners across the country, many of whom lost their homes to foreclosure, a DOJ release stated.
Eight people have been indicted for allegedly falsely billing a California state program for alcohol and drug treatment services that, in many cases, weren’t provided to high school and middle school students in Long Beach, the Department of Justice announced today.
Two brothers were sentenced to two and a half years in prison today for illegally and falsely inflating the prices of more than 12 Long Beach waterfront condominium properties between 2005 and 2007, according to documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A law firm has filed two lawsuits against the former owner of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, who was implicated in a multi-million dollar workers’ compensation scam affecting some 300 people.