Posts Tagged ‘wire fraud’

Delta mayor indicted for false pretense, wire fraud

ROLLING FORK — The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to his construction company’s invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses, according to court records. A Sharkey County grand jury charged Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge “Butch” Walker in two separate indictments Monday, […] [...]

Feds want nearly $1M in restitution from former attorney

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2013

Tags: attorney, cdriminal, crime, federal government, fine, fraud, insurance, law, lawyer, legal, penalty, restitution, tax, tax fraud, wire fraud

ABERDEEN — The U.S. government is seeking $914,162 in restitution unpaid by a former Mississippi attorney convicted in a tax and mail fraud case in 2009. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports prosecutors filed a payment affidavit this week in U.S. District Court in Oxford. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock has scheduled an April 2 […] [...]

Judge postpones ex-NFL player’s sentencing for fraud

MADISON — A federal judge has put off a former NFL player’s sentencing to give prosecutors time to notify possible fraud victims in Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Arizona. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the amount of Jeffrey Walker’s restitution payment will depend on the number of victims. Sentencing had been scheduled for last Friday. Federal assistant […] [...]

Researcher sentenced for wire fraud in grant scheme

GULFPORT — A researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles has been sentenced in Gulfport to probation and restitution in a wire-fraud case. Prosecutors said Michael D. Pottenger of Santa Monica, Calif., accepted a grant of nearly $100,000 that he wasn’t eligible to receive. The Sun Herald reports Pottenger received three years’ probation […] [...]

Couple pleads guilty to wire, mail fraud charges

by Associated Press Published: September 26,2010

Tags: courts, fraud, insurance, mail fraud, wire fraud

SOUTHAVEN — A Mississippi couple has pleaded guilty to federal wire and mail fraud charges stemming from a scam involving insurance checks totaling nearly $700,000. The Commercial Appeal reports Elizabeth and Robert Rainey of Southaven admitted to siphoning money from her employer, Direct General Insurance Corp. of Memphis, by creating fraudulent checks on insurance claims. […] [...]

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