Posts Tagged ‘scheme’

Hood reports scam targeting credit unions

by Associated Press Published: December 20,2013

Tags: Attorney General Jim Hood, credit union, crime, finance, financial institution, law, law enforcement, legal, scam, scheme

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says con artists using an automated phone scam have been targeting credit unions and their clients in Mississippi. A news release from Hood says the scam involves text messages touting a fake “Credit Union 24 Hour Alert.” The messages state that the recipient’s “card has been suspended” and they […] [...]

Hosemann warns of scam involving Compliance Services

by MBJ Staff Published: November 25,2013

Tags: Compliance Services, Delbert Hosemann, scam, scheme, Secretary of State's Office, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has received numerous inquiries regarding a company called Compliance Services, which has apparently been soliciting businesses across the state. In what appears as an official correspondence, Compliance Services requests businesses to provide sensitive information and a check for $125. In return, the company would prepare an “Annual Minutes Requirement […] [...]

BBB issues alert involving Mississippi Power scam

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) BBB is warning of a utility scam targeting Mississippi Power customers. John O’Hara, president and CEO of BBB Mississippi, reports that these type of scams will move from utility company to utility company and spread throughout our state. These scams will also move […] [...]

Woman follows husband’s lead, pleads guilty to shipping scheme

by Associated Press Published: August 14,2013

Tags: bench, court, crime, Dustin Lee Griswold, fraud, Harmoni Shipping, Jennifer Griswold, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, plea, scheme, shipping, UPS

BILOXI — A woman has pleaded guilty as part of the fraud investigation of a shipping company in south Mississippi. Jennifer Griswold waived indictment and pleaded guilty today to one count of withholding information on a crime, says her lawyer, Peter Barrett. Griswold had been charged with conspiracy, but agreed to plead guilty to the […] [...]

BBB warns of scammers targeting Entergy customers

BRANDON — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Mississippi is warning of a utility scam targeting Entergy customers in the state of Louisiana. John O’Hara, CEO of BBB in Mississippi, says these types of scams “are like the weather, they start out in one area and spread out.” These scams will also move from utility […] [...]

Telemarketer’s appeal fails, will serve prison term

by Associated Press Published: April 10,2013

Tags: appeal, court, crime, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, prison, sales, scam, scheme, telemarket, telemarketer, telemarketing

JACKSON — A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Timothy Allen for his role in a telemarketing scheme that prosecutors said targeted seniors. Allen was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in 2012. He was sentenced to more than seven years in prison with four years’ supervised release. He also was ordered […] [...]

Judge rules ex-insurance agent’s conviction, sentence will stand

ECRU — A federal judge has denied arguments from Ecru insurance agent Ken Nowlin that he was given faulty advice by his attorney in a government kickback case. Nowlin was seeking a new trial. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills, in an order filed Monday, denied Nowlin’s motion to […] [...]

Grand jury indicts man accused of bilking investors

by Associated Press Published: March 1,2013

Tags: court, fraud, grand jury, hedge fund, indict, indictment, invest, investment, investor, justice, law, legal, scam, scheme

BATON ROUGE, La. — A federal grand jury has indicted a Louisiana man on 18 counts of mail fraud for allegedly executing a $13-million investment fraud scheme. The Advocate reports U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. announced yesterday that 57-year-old James R. Holdman, of Baker, La., operated a hedge fund called Greenwing Capital Management, LLC, […] [...]

Appeals panel upholds mortgage fraud convictions

RIDGELAND — A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of three people in a Mississippi mortgage fraud scheme that involved more than $10 million in fraudulent loans. Former Ridgeland mortgage broker Mark Calhoun and father-and-son associates J. Larry Kennedy and Keith Kennedy, who operated a mortgage loan closing business, had appealed their 2010 convictions. […] [...]

Ex-mayor convicted of murder conspiracy released from prison

by Associated Press Published: October 31,2012

Tags: attorney, bench, conspiracy, elected official, judge, judicial, judiciary, killing, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, mayor, murder, public official, scam, scheme

BILOXI — Former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat was released from prison yesterday after serving 15 years in a conspiracy that led to the 1987 slayings of a Mississippi judge and the judge’s wife, also a Biloxi City Council member. The Sun Herald reports Halat, 70, was released from federal prison in Oakdale, La., and moved […] [...]

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