fraud

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.
Steven Senne/AP Photo
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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Philadelphia police
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
March 08, 2019 - 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's office says a man has been arrested and is now facing charges for stealing six properties in the city. The DA's office says 50-year-old Robert Stokes is being charged with multiple counts of forging documents, tampering with...
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Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, that Dowless was arrested after grand jury indictments alleging illegal possession of absentee ballots and obstruction of justice.
Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File
February 27, 2019 - 12:46 pm
UPDATED: 1:11 p.m. By Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over his collection of absentee ballots in the 2016 elections and the Republican...
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John Dougherty (center) leaves his first court appearance.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
February 01, 2019 - 1:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two days after the sweeping 116-count public corruption indictment was unsealed against Local 98 union leader John Dougherty and seven others, he made his first court appearance. As participants settled in the courtroom, with the prosecution team on one side and...
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City Councilman Bobby Henon
Mike Dunn
Kristen Johanson
January 31, 2019 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Councilman Bobby Henon was arraigned Thursday on bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges just a day after federal authorities announced the indictment against him and seven others, including IBEW Local 98 leader John Dougherty. READ: Dougherty, Henon, 6 others...
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Johnny Bobbitt
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office
Ian Bush
January 28, 2019 - 6:51 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The homeless veteran accused of conspiring with a South Jersey couple on a GoFundMe scam is in jail in Burlington County. Johnny Bobbitt was transferred Monday from Philadelphia to Mount Holly, where he faced a Superior Court judge. The prosecutor's office says...
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Saudia Shuler poses in front of her North Philly restaurant Country Cookin'.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
January 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The North Philadelphia mother who went viral on social media for her lavish prom send-off pleaded guilty this week. Feds accused her of taking tens of thousands of dollars in disability benefits, but her lawyer says there's more to the story. Saudia Shuler, aka "Saud...
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