Fraud

Ramon "Hushpuppi" Abbas, a Nigerian social media star who flaunted a luxurious lifestyle that the DOJ says was obtained through illicit means, has pleaded guilty to scamming and defrauding a businessman and others out of tens of millions of dollars.

A federal grand jury has indicted Baltimore rapper “Chad Focus” of Randallstown on conspiracy, wire fraud, and identity theft charges for using his employers credit card to make over $4.1 million in unauthorized purchases. According to the indictment, 31-year-old Chad Arrington was working as Search Engine Optimization Specialist from around 2011 to August 2018. Arrington […]

The FTC warns that con artists are targeting vulnerable Black churchgoers. The scam involves a fake government bill paying scheme.

The senior pastor at Victorious Life Church in Virginia and his wife were arrested earlier this week in an alleged congregation fraud scheme.

A woman in Clear Lake wants Houstonians to be aware of a Facebook scam after she said she was targeted by someone claiming to be Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen. Paula Dupre said she received a message on Facebook Sunday night from a Facebook account called “Pastor – Joel Osteen.”Asking me if I was a […]

The head of the New York City’s corrections union is facing federal corruption charges for allegedly steering $20 million of the union’s money into a hedge fund in exchange for kickbacks. Norman Seabrook, the powerful president of the 11,000 member New York City Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association, was taken into custody by the FBI after being […]

The South Florida teen accused of pretending to be a doctor was arrested again on new fraud charges Tuesday night, police said. Malachi Love-Robinson, the 18-year-old who has been dubbed “Dr. Love,” already faces seven charges including fraud and theft after listing himself as “president, CEO and founder” of a West Palm Beach clinic without […]

According to reports, President Obama has received enough votes to move forward with his Iran nuclear deal.