Three older Connecticut women were arrested on federal criminal charges related to
“gifting tables” they were running in suburban Connecticut.
• In March 2012, The Task Force sent a property appraiser in Washington, D.C. to jail
for 65 months for fraudulently inflated prices in a scheme to “flip” properties. They
netted around $1 million in the scheme.
• Two health care software company executives got 13 and 15 years for fraud,
including their raid of Custodial Health Care Expense Accounts.
• A resident in Florida was charged and sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for
obstructing an SEC investigation by falsifying documents.
• Five people in California were charged in December with bid rigging over
Foreclosure Auctions. They are being charged with violating the Sherman Act and face
up to 10 years in jail.
• Federal officials went after ten people in Las Vegas for attempting to “fraudulently
gain control of condominium homeowners’ associations in the Las Vegas area so that
the HAOs would direct business to a certain law firm and construction company.”
• The owner of a Miami company got 46 months in prison for a scheme to defraud the
U.S. Export-Import Bank. He created fraudulent loan applications.
• Four people in Tacoma, Washington were indicted for conspiracy that resulted in the
failure of a small bank. They made “false statements on loan applications, false
statements to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.”4