Blog Posts in January, 2016

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  • Dallas County Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
    Dallas County Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

    A 48-year-old Dallas County woman has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $887,809 in restitution following her guilty plea to one count of health care fraud. Brenda Ward ...

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  • St. Louis Cardinals Exec Pleads Guilty to Houston Astros Computer Hack
    St. Louis Cardinals Exec Pleads Guilty to Houston Astros Computer Hack

    The former director of baseball development for the St. Louis Cardinals has entered a guilty plea in a Houston federal court to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer. Christopher ...

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  • 5th Circuit Overturns Fraud Convictions of Former ArthroCare Execs
    5th Circuit Overturns Fraud Convictions of Former ArthroCare Execs

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has overturned the fraud convictions of former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker and CFO Michael Gluk, saying that the Austin trial court erred in excluding ...

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  • Cay Clubs Founder Convicted of Operating $300 Million Ponzi Scheme
    Cay Clubs Founder Convicted of Operating $300 Million Ponzi Scheme

    The founder of Cay Clubs, a timeshare-leasing venture that government officials said was really a $300 million real estate Ponzi scheme, has been found guilty of bank fraud, making false statements to ...

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  • Former NBA Player Convicted of Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Former NBA Player Convicted of Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    Former NBA player Tate George has been convicted of fraud in what prosecutors said was a real estate Ponzi scheme that cheated other current and former NBA players. George, 47, who played for the New ...

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  • Texas Supreme Court Rules Life Settlements Are Securities Subject to Texas Securities Act
    Texas Supreme Court Rules Life Settlements Are Securities Subject to Texas Securities Act

    The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that fractionalized life settlement interests are securities required to be registered under the Texas Securities Act, overturning its 2004 decision in Griffitts v. ...

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