Auditors Found Liable For over $10 Million In Madoff LossesA jury in King County Superior Court has found the firm of Ernst & Young negligent and liable for half of more than $20 million lost by a Washington state investment company in the wake of Bernie Madoff's multi-decade investment scam.
Psychic Sentenced for Decade-Long Con Of Timber HeirA psychic who used an elaborate con to steal millions of dollars from the heir to an Oregon timber fortune has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.
Financial Adviser Sentenced For Stealing From ElderlyA Bellingham tax and financial adviser convicted of stealing $255,000 from 26 elderly clients has been sentenced to 51 years in prison.
Psychic Pleads Guilty In Duping Of Timber HeirA psychic has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax charges after authorities said she duped the heir to an Oregon timber fortune of millions of dollars and used some of it to travel with her boyfriend and buy expensive cars
Former Oregon Executive Sentenced For Wire Fraud Prosecutors say the 47-year-old man stole more than $1.4 million from his company by submitting expense reports that either falsified or inflated the amounts to which he was entitled
Seattle Man To Change Plea In Medicare Fraud CaseA Seattle doctor accused of turning in phony Medicare claims that included nursing home visits to patients who were dead says he will plead guilty.
Feds Arrest Man Accused Of Internet Sales ScamThe 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.
Police: Eastern Washington Crime Lab Manager Falsified WorkThe 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.
Local Musician Faces Fraud Charges For Phony ProjectsA 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.
Madoff Victims Get $2.5 BillionA court-appointed trustee in New York has mailed out $2.5 billion in checks to victims of Bernard Madoff's massive fraud.
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.
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.