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Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

A man walks past a "Now Hiring" sign on a window at Sherwin Williams store, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Massive fraud in the nation's unemployment system is raising alarms even as President Joe Biden and Congress prepare to pour hundreds of billions more into expanded benefits for those left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs.

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Feds charge 10 ex-NFL players with defrauding health care program

FILE - This May 14, 2013, file photo shows the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington early in the morning. The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made. The change announced Sunday, July 7, 2019, comes days after the department vowed to continue to try to find a legal path forward to include the question on the census. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Ten former NFL players, including a former Raven and several who spent time on the Washington Redskins, face federal charges for allegedly defrauding the league’s health care benefit program, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. Former Redskins players Clinton ...

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AG orders former surrogacy firm to pay $2M in penalties and fees

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh successfully argued that not every criticism of a person holding a position of public trust addresses a matter of public concern. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General ordered an Annapolis-based surrogacy company facing state and federal investigations for defrauding customers to pay more than $2 million in penalties and restitution Wednesday. The state issued a final order against Greg Blosser ...

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Former dealership employee alleges he was fired for objecting to fraud

A car salesman works the telephone while searching through inventory at Brandon Ford in Brandon, Fla., Nov. 3. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

A former employee is suing the Thompson Automotive Group because he says he was fired when he refused to participate in a fraudulent customer loan application scheme. Joseph Palumbo, who has worked at dealerships in the region for more than ...

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Former Montgomery Co. economic development COO sentenced to 4 years

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The former chief operating officer for the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development who admitted to embezzling $6.7 million in county funds was sentenced to four years in prison by a federal judge Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. ...

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FBI steps up efforts against ‘money mules’ online fraud

FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. The FBI is grappling with a seemingly endless cycle of money laundering schemes that law enforcement officials say they’re scrambling to slow through a combination of prosecution and public awareness. Beyond the run-of-the-mill plots, officials say, is a particularly concerning trend involving “money mules.” These are people who, unwittingly or not, use their own bank accounts to move money for criminals for purposes they think are legitimate or even noble.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Beyond the run-of-the-mill plots, officials say, is a particularly concerning trend involving "money mules" — people who, unwittingly or not, use their own bank accounts to move money for criminals for purposes they think are legitimate or even noble.

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U.S. Attorney charges 3 in $364M Ponzi scheme

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Three men accused of defrauding hundreds of investors in a $364 million Ponzi scheme were arrested Tuesday and charged with wire fraud and money laundering. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore announced the arrests Wednesday and unsealed a 14-count indictment ...

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