Texas Minister, Family Sentenced In Hurricane Relief Fraud CaseWalter Diggles, 66, the former executive director of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, was sentenced Tuesday to nine years behind bars.
7 Arrested In Fraud Probe Involving Travis County EmployeesAuthorities say seven people were arrested, including some employed by the Travis County tax assessor's office, for participating in a fraudulent scheme that involved issuing Texas license plates.
PD Tests New Tool That Detects Credit Card SkimmersTwo graduate students have invented a device that slides into card reader slots and can detect if an ATM or gas pump has been compromised.
2 Nigerians In Texas Get Prison For Identity Fraud, Tax ScamProsecutors say two Nigerians who entered the U.S. by falsely claiming to be asylum seekers from Sudan are going to prison over a nearly $4 million tax refund scam.
Ex-Texas Congressman Steve Stockman Convicted Of Fraud, Conspiracy A federal jury convicted a former Texas Republican congressman on fraud and conspiracy charges Thursday for misusing charitable donations to pay for personal and political expenses.
Burglar Collected Rent After Breaking Into Home, Police SayA burglar in Washington state has been charged with not only breaking into a vacationing family's home, but also renting it out to unsuspecting tenants.
Secret Service Warns Of Credit Card Chip Scheme, Report SaysThe U.S. Secret Service is reportedly warning banks about a new scam that is targeting the chips in credit cards sent through the mail.
Feds: Texas Megachurch Pastor, Accomplice Bilked Investors Out Of $1MA federal grand jury has charged a Texas pastor and a Louisiana financial planner with bilking investors out of more than $1 million.
Inmate Accused Of Getting Bogus Tax Refunds From Behind BarsJohn Michael McConnell is alleged to have fraudulently obtained more than $171,000 in state income tax refunds, mostly while he was incarcerated.
Nigerian In U.S. Illegally Charged With Florida-Related Irma FraudProsecutors in Texas say a Nigerian who's in the U.S. illegally has been charged with Hurricane Irma-related fraud for trying to obtain a nearly $119,000 home disaster loan in Florida.
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Cries In Court Before Getting 7-Year Prison SentenceMartin Shrkeli, the smirking "Pharma Bro" vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for defrauding investors in two failed hedge funds.
Texas Senator Stands Trial In Fraud CaseThe federal criminal fraud case against Democratic Sen. Carlos Uresti of San Antonio opened Monday. The nearly dozen charges against Uresti include securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.