fraud

Saudia Shuler poses in front of her North Philly restaurant Country Cookin'.
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Cherri Gregg
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The North Philadelphia mother who made national headlines for her lavish prom sends off got a multi-pronged sentence this week. Saudia Shuler, also known as the “Camel Prom Mom,” pleaded guilty to social security fraud earlier this year. "I am thankful for ya'll that...
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Health care costs.
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Kristen Johanson
May 09, 2019 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County doctor has admitted to ordering false medical tests and prescriptions and over-billing health care insurance companies for money and kickbacks. Dr. Domenick Braccia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, after prosecutors...
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Scott Bahner
Bucks County District Attorney’s Office
Steve Tawa
May 03, 2019 - 4:47 pm
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A former rescue squad chief has been accused of abusing his position in Bristol Township to steal thousands of dollars in ambulance company funds. Former Bucks County Rescue Squad Chief Scott Bahner is accused of stealing more than $157,000 in ambulance funds...
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Chaka Fattah
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Kristen Johanson
May 01, 2019 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal prosecutors will not re-try former longtime Rep. Chaka Fattah on bribery convictions overturned by an appeals court. In a court filing, U.S. Assistant Attorneys Jennifer Williams and Eric Gibson said "it is in the interest of justice" to dismiss four bribery...
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Gloria Frances Byars
Philadelphia Police Department
Cherri Gregg
April 30, 2019 - 4:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office announced charges Tuesday against a Delaware County woman who allegedly bilked thousands of dollars from the elderly. Gloria Frances Byars has been charged with multiple counts of theft, theft by deception, receiving stolen...
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Kate McClure
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Mike DeNardo
April 15, 2019 - 2:52 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The woman at the heart of the GoFundMe scam has pleaded guilty to state charges. Katelyn McClure admitted her role in concocting a feel-good story about homeless vet Johnny Bobbitt, who gave his last $20 to buy her gas on I-95. The heartwarming fib in 2017...
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Felicity Huffman
Steven Senne/AP, file
April 08, 2019 - 3:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday...
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Carl Stokes
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 29, 2019 - 12:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A guard at the Bucks County Correctional Facility who was accused of trying to cheat workers' compensation has been found not guilty. Carl Stokes, 52, was found not guilty of workers' comp fraud, theft and other charges. Stokes' attorney, Dean Malik, said Stokes was...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
March 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal grand jury has indicted seven people in a $50 million fraud scheme for medically unnecessary prescriptions through insurance programs for New Jersey state employees, school teachers, police and firefighters. The U.S. attorney for New Jersey contends that...
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William "Rick" Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
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March 14, 2019 - 9:33 am
By Sally Ho, Associated Press The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to...
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