The offices of Feeding Our Future are shown Jan. 27, 2022, in St. Anthony, Minnesota, a week after FBI agents raided the offices of the nonprofit. Federal authorities charged 47 people with conspiracy and other counts in what they said was a massive scheme that took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to steal $250 million. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP)
Sep 20, 2022

47 people charged with stealing $250M in Minnesota fraud scheme

Federal authorities charged 47 people in Minnesota in a fraud scheme to steal $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income children.

Jun 14, 2022

Bankrupt Md. company’s $4.7M debt for damages likely can’t be discharged, 4th Circuit says

A Savage-based supplier of packaging products likely cannot discharge through bankruptcy the $4.7 million in damages owed a competitor for intentional interference with contracts and tortious interference with business relations, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In its published decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Cleary Packaging LLC’s actions if found […]

Jun 14, 2022

US failed to stop fraud in COVID loan program, congressional panel finds

The U.S. government failed to take basic steps at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent fraud in a federal aid program intended to help small businesses, a congressional panel found.

Jun 8, 2022

After ‘perfect storm,’ nearly all valid unemployment claims cleared, Md. official says

Maryland's labor secretary said her agency has all but cleared a backlog of "legitimate and honest" unemployment insurance claims but still faces a fraud tsunami.

Apr 22, 2022

Ex-MVA employee pleads guilty in conspiracy to issue fraudulent driver’s licenses

A former employee of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration pleaded guilty Friday to producing fraudulent driver's licenses for cash, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

Mar 10, 2022

Justice Department names prosecutor to go after pandemic fraud

The Justice Department named a chief prosecutor for pandemic fraud Thursday.

Mar 3, 2022

Nigerian man sentenced in Maryland for stealing checks, credit cards

A Nigerian national has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for his part in a mail fraud scheme, a federal prosecutor in Maryland said.

Jan 20, 2022

A fraud case against Trump? Not a slam dunk, experts say

Lawyers said that while Attorney General Letitia James could potentially bring a lawsuit against Donald Trump alleging fraud, she will face two major hurdles.

Elizabeth Holmes leaves federal court after the verdict in San Jose, California, on Jan. 3, 2022. Holmes was convicted of fraud for turning her blood-testing startup Theranos into a sophisticated sham that duped billionaires and other unwitting investors into backing a seemingly revolutionary company whose medical technology never worked as promised. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
Jan 5, 2022

Will Elizabeth Holmes’ fraud conviction sober up Silicon Valley?

The fraud conviction of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes could do more than just send a once-celebrated ex-billionaire to prison.

Jan 4, 2022

Couple sues Montgomery lawyer, claiming fraud and legal malpractice

A Montgomery County couple is suing a Maryland lawyer who said he could handle securities litigation and then charged more than $300,000 in legal fees after the couple lost most of their investment in a bundle of Baltimore properties, the lawsuit claims. The complaint alleges that the lawyer, Steven D. Soto, agreed to represent the […]

FILE - Web pages used to show information for collecting unemployment insurance in Virginia, right, and reporting fraud and identity theft in Pennsylvania, are displayed on the respective state web pages, on Feb. 26, 2021, in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. The Secret Service said it has seized more than $1.2 billion while investigating unemployment insurance and loan fraud and has returned more than $2.3 billion of fraudulently obtained funds by working with financial partners and states to reverse transactions. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Dec 22, 2021

White House downplays Secret Service estimate of nearly $100B in COVID fraud

The White House downplayed a statement by the U.S. Secret Service that nearly $100 billion at minimum has been stolen from COVID-19 relief programs.

Eva Barrera Martinez, a guest migrant worker from Hidalgo, Mexico, picks crabs at a crab house in Fishing Creek, Maryland in 2020. The state’s seafood industry is engaged in what has been an annual appeal for more visas to bring in migrant workers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Nov 29, 2021

Eastern Shore seafood company fined for visa fraud

A company that processes seafood and produces ice on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been fined for visa fraud related to the employment of temporary workers.

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