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Seattle Man To Change Plea In Medicare Fraud Case

A Seattle doctor accused of turning in phony Medicare claims that included nursing home visits to patients who were dead says he will plead guilty.

02/20/2014

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Feds Arrest Man Accused Of Internet Sales Scam

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Seattle says a 47-year-old man from Spain has been arrested in connection with an Internet sales scam that used false postings and a fake payment process to collect nearly $950,000 from unsuspecting buyers.

CBS Seattle–08/16/2013

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Police: Eastern Washington Crime Lab Manager Falsified Work

The manager of the state crime lab in Cheney resigned last week as authorities determined he lied about performing work in several cases, the Washington State Patrol said Tuesday.

CBS Seattle–04/16/2013

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Local Musician Faces Fraud Charges For Phony Projects

A Portland-area musician has been arrested on charges he raised more than $525,000 for fictitious music projects – including one that purportedly involved Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Jack White.

CBS Seattle–01/30/2013

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Madoff Victims Get $2.5 Billion

A court-appointed trustee in New York has mailed out $2.5 billion in checks to victims of Bernard Madoff’s massive fraud.

CBS Seattle–09/20/2012

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Man Gets Community Service For PFD Fraud

A 71-year-old former Alaskan will perform community work and pay $8,000 restitution after his conviction for defrauding the state for a permanent fund dividend check.

09/05/2012

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FBI: PA Man Stole Microsoft Co-Founder’s Identity

Federal investigators allege Brandon Lee Price changed the address on a bank account held by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, then had a debit card sent to his Pittsburgh home so he could use it for payments on a delinquent Armed Forces Bank account and personal expenses.

03/27/2012

U.S. Soldier Accused Of Shooting Afghan Civilians Based In Seattle Area

Afghanistan Suspect Had Shaky Business Dealings

The U.S. suspect in the slaughter of 16 villagers in Afghanistan has a trail of shaky financial dealings — from working in penny-stock boiler rooms that drew numerous client complaints, to an unpaid $1.5 million fraud judgment, to a failed investment partnership with a former high school football teammate, records show. His Lake Tapps, WA home was put up for sale earlier this month.

03/21/2012

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Kent Couple Get 2 Years For Welfare Fraud

A Kent couple accused of a 20-year welfare fraud scheme were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Seattle to two years in prison.

CBS Seattle–03/08/2012