Maryland man pleads guilty to stealing church donations
A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a scheme to steal donation checks mailed to religious institutions, according to prosecutors.
Ex-Hogan aide McGrath, accused of wire fraud, to remain on supervised release
Roy C. McGrath, a former top adviser to Gov. Larry Hogan accused of wire fraud, remains on supervised release after a brief court hearing Friday.
18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health care fraud scheme
Eighteen former NBA players were charged with pocketing about $2.5 million illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan.
Lawyer surrenders to face charges in $10M life insurance fraud
Lawyer Alex Murdaugh surrendered after police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so that his son would get a $10 million life insurance payout.
Eastern Shore seafood company owner pleads guilty to visa fraud
An Eastern Shore ice and seafood company and its owner have pleaded guilty to employing foreign workers illegally and visa fraud, prosecutors announced.
Even after Madoff’s death, work to unwind epic fraud goes on
Epic Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff is dead. But the effort to untangle his web of deceit lives on.
Authorities seize domain name of bogus COVID-19 vaccine website in Maryland
Federal authorities in Maryland have seized the domain name of a website accused of fraudulently offering to sell COVID-19 vaccines.
Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs
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.
Feds charge 10 ex-NFL players with defrauding health care program
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 Portis, Robert McCune, John Eubanks and Carlos Rogers are named in filings in the U.S. […]
AG orders former surrogacy firm to pay $2M in penalties and fees
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 and his company, The Surrogacy Group LLC, for violating the Maryland Consumer Protection Act by […]
Former dealership employee alleges he was fired for objecting to fraud
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 25 years, was hired by Thompson in late 2014 as a finance manager. Though he […]
Former Montgomery Co. economic development COO sentenced to 4 years
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. Byung Il “Peter” Bang, 59, pleaded guilty in November to charges related to the theft. […]