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An indictment is the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. As in all criminal cases, each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

2014

  • Timothy Thomas, Former Owner of United Benefits of America, and Wife Indicted [10/29/2014]
  • Columbus Man Ordered to Pay Nearly $450,000 for Tax Violations [10/27/2014]
  • Marion Man Ordered to Pay Restitution, Fine [10/24/2014]
  • Four Defendants Plead Guilty in Connection with HMA Direct Insurance Fraud Scheme [10/01/2014]
  • Former President of Life Insurance Company Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Charge [09/19/2014]
  • Former Defense Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Employee Payroll Taxes and 401(k) Contributions [09/11/2014]
  • Three Indicted in Insurance Fraud Scheme Involving More Than $50 Million Worth of Unneeded Medical Procedures [07/16/2014]
  • Hudson Man Sentenced for Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Renovation of McCormack Federal Building [07/15/2014]
  • Operators of Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Center Indicted [06/26/2014]
  • Orange City Man Convicted of Theft from Union Fund [06/03/2014]
  • O'Fallon Man Sentenced to Prison on Fraud Conspiracy [06/02/2014]
  • Former Vice President of Masonry Business Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Employee Benefit Plan [05/05/2014]
  • Two Men Pled Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Renovation of McCormack Federal Building [03/27/2014]
  • Austin Area Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Millions from Pension Plans [03/18/2014]
  • Nine Charged for Thefts from Union Fund [03/06/2014]
  • Detroit Produce Business Sentenced On A Charge Of Bribery [02/14/2014]
  • Two Indicted in Stranger-Originated Life Insurance Scheme [01/03/2014]

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

2013

  • Steven C. Munson Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court [11/22/2013]
  • Former Hedge Fund Manager Indicted for Defrauding Investors and Obstructing the SEC [11/20/2013]
  • Former Glendale Film Services Business Owners Plead Guilty to Fraud and Theft Charges [11/12/2013]
  • Former Administrator of union's Benefits plan charged with embezzlement [10/18/2013]
  • Eagle Man Sentenced to over 17 Years in Prison for Theft from Retirement Plans [07/31/2013]
  • Two Defendants In Sommet Case Plead Guilty [07/17/2013]
  • Wyoming County Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Theft From An Employee Benefit Plan And Failure To File A Tax Return [07/17/2013]
  • Leominster Man, Fitchburg Construction Company Charged with Defrauding Union Benefit Funds [06/18/2013]
  • Boise Jury Convicts Eagle Man of 17 Counts of Wire Fraud [04/16/2013]
  • Medical Clinic Director, CEO Plead Guilty to Health Care Fraud, False Tax Return [03/22/2013]
  • Co-Founders Of South San Francisco Company Plead Guilty To Taking Money From Their Employees' Benefit Plans [02/15/2013]
  • Former President of SEIU Local Found Guilty of Stealing Tens of Thousands of Dollars from Union and Failing to Report Income [01/28/2013]
  • Former Xpress Flex, Inc. and Payroll America, Inc. Owner Sentenced to 51 Months for Fraud and Filing a False Tax Return [01/10/2013]

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

2012

  • Founder and President of Labor Union Convicted in Washington for Stealing from Union's Treasury and Pension Fund, Related Crimes [12/05/2012]
  • Union officers arrested for embezzlement [11/15/2012]
  • Local Chiropractor Convicted of Federal Healthcare Fraud Charges [11/08/2012]
  • Local Financial Advisor Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme [10/03/2012]
  • Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [09/11/2012]
  • Individuals Indicted on 67 Counts of Theft from an Employee Pension Plan and Tax Evasion [08/22/2012]
  • Lawyer Sentenced for Embezzling from an Employee Pension Benefit Plan [08/01/2012]
  • Former President of SEIU Local Indicted on Charges of Stealing Tens of Thousands of Dollars from Union and Failing to Report Income [07/31/2012]
  • Former Operators of Highland Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, are Sentenced, Remanded into Federal Custody and Ordered to Pay more than $5 Million in Restitution Following Tax Convictions [06/15/2012]
  • Allen Stanford Sentenced to 110 Years in Prison for Orchestrating $7 Billion Investment Fraud Scheme [06/14/2012]
  • Harrisonburg Contractor Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Charge [05/09/2012]
  • Two Charged with Theft of Funds from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 150 Vacation Fund [05/08/2012]
  • Eagle Man Indicted on Federal Charges of Wire Fraud and Theft [04/11/2012]
  • Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement from an Employee Pension Benefit Plan [04/06/2012]
  • Federal Jury Convicts Bank Officer and Customer in Connection to Multimillion Dollar Check-Kiting Scheme [04/06/2012]
  • Allen Stanford Convicted in Houston for Orchestrating $7 Billion Investment Fraud Scheme [03/06/2012]
  • Former Executives at Sommet Group, LLC Charged with Conspiracy, Fraud and Tax Charges [03/02/2012]
  • Businessman Sentenced to Federal Probation for Conspiring to Commit Mail Fraud and Embezzlement from an Employee Benefit Plan [01/18/2012]
  • Investment Fraud Case Unsealed [01/13/2012]

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

2011

  • Mission Attorney Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison in Houston Fraud Case [12/07/2011]
  • Two Labor Union Officers Arrested for Taking Bribes [11/22/2011]
  • Investment Advisor Sentenced for Defrauding Clients [11/16/2011]
  • President of Drywall Company Sentenced for Misappropriating Employees' Wages, Pension and Benefit Funds [11/04/2011]
  • Rockford Man Charged in $4 Million Ponzi Scheme [10/25/2011]
  • Former Upstate Resident Guilty of One Million Dollar Insurance Premium Theft [10/20/2011]
  • Former Employee Benefit Funds Administrator Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Charges of Embezzling $40 Million from Construction Workers' Union Funds [10/11/2011]
  • Pasadena, Calif.-based beauty salon owner sentenced for embezzling nearly $90,000 from employee 401(k) plan [10/06/2011]
  • More Charges Filed Against Bank Officers and Customer in Connection to Multimillion Dollar Check-Kiting Scheme [09/22/2011]
  • Former HBPA President Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Identity Fraud, and Health Care Fraud [08/31/2011]
  • Health Insurance Executives Indicted [08/11/2011]
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money from a Pension Fund [08/08/2011]
  • Investigation leads to two arrests in alleged theft from Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center health benefit plan [08/04/2011]
  • Former Labor Union Employee Sent to Prison for Theft of over $400,000 in Employee Benefit Funds and Union Dues [07/25/2011]
  • Two Indicted for Defrauding International Union of Operating Engineers and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee [07/11/2011]
  • Federal Embezzlement Charges Filed Against Two Mid-State Union Officials [07/11/2011]
  • Bank Associate Admits Embezzling $450,000 from Employer [06/30/2011]
  • Ponzi Scheme Defendant Charged with Additional Theft from Employee Benefit Plan [06/20/2011]
  • Texas union official sentenced for stealing from training and apprenticeship fund following US Labor Department investigation [06/08/2011]
  • Bazinet Pleads Guilty to Charge of Theft and Embezzlement from an Employee Benefit Plan [04/20/2011]
  • Former Rosedale Resident Convicted of Embezzling more than $490,000 [04/18/2011]
  • Dublin Businessman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Money from Company Pension Plan [04/15/2011]
  • Founder and Treasurer of Washington D.C. Labor Union Charged with Stealing Pension Funds for Personal Use, Violating a Court Order and Obstructing Investigation [04/01/2011]
  • Michael Paul Molitor Sentenced in U.S. District Court [03/31/2011]
  • Hogge Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Scheme [03/28/2011]
  • Palm Coast Woman Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Union Apprenticeship Program [03/25/2011]
  • Employee Benefit Plan Manager Sentenced to more than Five Years in Federal Prison for Stealing $1 Million [03/24/2011]
  • New Prague man pleads guilty to embezzling funds from an employee benefit plan [03/24/2011]
  • Six Charged with Labor Offenses Including Unlawful Payments to Union Officials and Embezzlement from Employee Benefit Funds [03/22/2011]
  • Health Care Facility Operator Charged with Health Care Fraud, Mail Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft [03/03/2011]
  • Morrow, Ohio-based third-party plan administrator pleads guilty to embezzlement of $1 million from retirement plan clients [02/23/2011]
  • Monroe Businessman Pleads Guilty to Tax and Embezzlement Charges [02/08/2011]
  • Michael Paul Molitor Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court [01/24/2011]
  • Informational: Federal Court Arraignment [01/24/2011]
  • Minister Sentenced to 30 Months for Embezzlement of Union Funds [01/18/2011]
  • Bucks County Man Sentenced in Fraud and Embezzlement Cases [01/11/2011]
  • President of drywall company pleads guilty to misappropriating $190,000 is wages, pension and benfit funds [01/04/2011]

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

2010

  • Owner/Operator of Intelligent System Solutions (ISS) and Cipher Associates Charged with Theft and Embezzlement from Employee Benefit Plan [12/08/2010]
  • Executive of Dayton tool and die company sentenced for embezzlement of employee pension funds [12/01/2010]
  • Third-party retirement plan administrator sentenced for false statement on Form 5500, following US Labor Department investigation [11/29/2010]
  • Charleston Man Sentenced for Embezzling from Employee Benefit Plan [11/29/2010]
  • HBPA President and Executive Director Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud; Wire Fraud; Identity Fraud; Health Care Fraud and Witness Tampering; HBPA Farm and Field Director Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Identity Fraud [11/18/2010]
  • New Prague man indicted for embezzling funds from an employee benefit plan [11/18/2010]
  • Federal Jury Finds Employer Guilty of Stealing Nearly $53,000 From his Employees' 401k Profit Sharing Plan [10/29/2010]
  • Former Health Care Plan Employee Admits Embezzling Nearly $50,000 from Plan [10/20/2010]
  • West Suburban Businessman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud; Agrees to Pay Restitution to IRS and Various Employee Benefit Funds [10/15/2010]
  • Holyoke Business Owner Sentenced for Embezzlement and Tax Fraud [10/15/2010]
  • Lemoyne Business Owner Sentenced in Federal Court Today for Embezzlement [10/01/2010]
  • Former Area Physician Agrees to $20 Million Settlement with U.S. Covering Civil False Claims Allegations by Whistle-Blower [09/29/2010]
  • Owner of Los Angeles-based Amadeus Salon indicted for embezzlement of retirement plan assets [09/13/2010]
  • President of Drywall Company Indicted for Misappropriating more than $500,000 in Wages and Pension and Benefit Funds [09/08/2010]
  • Administrator of Local 68's Education Fund Pleads Guilty to Using his Position for Personal Gain and Embezzlement [08/09/2010]
  • Administrator/Trustee of Retirement Trust is Arrested for Embezzling Approximately $260,000 from the Trust [08/06/2010]
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney seeks Forfeiture of Additional Assets Controlled by Former Bernard L. Madoff Securities LLC Employee Annette Bongiorno [08/03/2010]
  • Three Indicted on Charges of Embezzlement and Theft from Employee Pension Plans [07/27/2010]
  • Holyoke Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Tax Fraud [07/08/2010]
  • Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Employee Benefit Plan [06/30/2010]
  • Founder and Treasurer of Labor Union Charged with Mail Fraud [06/30/2010]
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Seeks Civil Forfeiture of Approximately $5 Million in Assets Controlled by Two Former Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC Employees [06/22/2010]
  • Two Individuals Indicted for Conspiracy and Mail Fraud [04/30/2010]
  • Union Officer Sentenced for Embezzling Over $300,000 In Union Funds [04/30/2010]
  • Dublin Businessman Charged with Embezzling Money from Company Pension Plan [04/21/2010]
  • Employee Benefit Plan Manager Admits Stealing More Than $1 Million [04/19/2010]
  • Mission Attorney Indicted for Fraud and Theft of an Employee Benefit Plan [04/16/2010]
  • Former Michigan Investment Advisor Convicted on 14 Counts of Fraud for Stealing Client and Pension Plan Funds [04/16/2010]
  • MetLife Enters Agreement to Resolve Investigation and Pay $13,500,000 in Connection with Improper Payments made to San Diego Insurance Broker [04/15/2010]
  • Savannah Attorney Benjamin Eichholz Sentenced to a 21 Month Prison Term [03/29/2010]
  • Manhattan Grand Jury indicts Two Former Computer Programmers for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC, on Charges of Conspiracy and Falsifying Records [03/17/2010]
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Former Employee Benefit Funds Administrator with Embezzling $40 Million from Construction Workers' Union Funds [02/17/2010]
  • Former Pension Benefit Manager Indicted for Embezzlement [02/11/2010]
  • Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Convicted of Defrauding Deceased Father's Pension Plan [01/13/2010]
  • Joseph Roxlyn Jewett Pleads Guilty to Giving Kickback to Carpenters' Union Boss [01/12/2010]
  • Wood River Woman Sentenced for Tax Evasion, Theft from Employee Benefit Plans and Failure to Pay Employment Taxes [01/07/2010]

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

2009

  • Savannah Attorney Benjamin Eichholz Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice [12/29/2009]
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney charges former Administrator of Construction Workers Union Employee Benefit Plans with Embezzling Tens of Millions of Dollars [12/01/2009]
  • Two Former Computer Programmers For Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC Charged With Conspiracy And Falsifying Books And Records [11/13/2009]
  • Lakewood Manufacturing Company owner Charged with Falsifying Application for Passport [10/30/2009]
  • Former Pension Benefit Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement [10/29/2009]
  • Owners of Now Defunct Ballard Electrical Firm Guilty of Embezzlement from Employee 401(k) Plan [10/16/2009]
  • Bend, Oregon Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Pension Fund Embezzlement [09/29/2009]
  • Former Office Manager of Elk Heating and Cooking in Madison County Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion, Theft from Employee Benefit Plans and Failure to Pay Employment Taxes [09/23/2009]
  • Former Corporate Benefits Manager of Hitachi America Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 57 Months in Prison for Defrauding Health Care Plan of More than $6 Million [09/22/2009]
  • Money Launderer Sentenced [09/14/2009]
  • Former CEO of 1Point Solutions Sentenced to 151 Months in Prison [09/04/2009]
  • Contractor Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Steal from Boilermakers Union [08/31/2009]
  • Frank DiPascali, Jr. former employee at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, pleads guilty to ten-count criminal information [08/11/2009]
  • Warren County Man Sentenced and Passaic Country Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Steal from Retirement Accounts [07/28/2009]
  • Investment Advisor John A. Orecchio Charged with Allegedly Embezzling $24 Million from Union Pension Funds [07/22/2009]
  • Union Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $300,000 in Union Funds [07/09/2009]
  • Former Union Official Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Union Funds [07/07/2009]
  • Bernard Madoff Sentenced to 150 Years in Prison [06/29/2009]
  • Former Owner of Copies Inc Sentenced to Home Confinement [06/01/2009]
  • Ex-Broker Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud [05/27/2009]
  • Doctor Pleads Guilty to Converting Employee Pension Funds [04/28/2009]
  • Former Union Official Sentenced for Embezzling Funds [04/28/2009]
  • Former Huntington Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Employee Benefit Plans [04/27/2009]
  • Ex-Broker charged with Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud [04/23/2009]
  • Columbus Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Employee Retirement Funds [04/16/2009]
  • Michael Joseph Pearns Found Guilty of Grand Theft from Former Employees and Business Partners [04/16/2009]
  • Former Pension Plan Administrator Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement from Employee Retirement Fund [04/14/2009]
  • Two Union Officers Indicted for Embezzling over $300,000 in Union Funds [03/26/2009]
  • Sedalia Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements Admits Embezzling More Than $160,000 from Employee 401(k) Plan [03/19/2009]
  • Bernard L. Madoff Pleads Guilty to Eleven-Count Information and is Remanded Into Custody [03/12/2009]
  • Former Corporate Benefits Manager of Hitachi America Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Health Care Plan of More Than Six Million Dollars [03/11/2009]
  • Bernard L. Madoff Charged In Eleven-Count Criminal Information [03/10/2009]
  • Former Fugitive Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud [02/24/2009]
  • Two Louisville Businessmen Sentenced for Insurance Scheme to Defraud Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield [02/20/2009]
  • Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Retirement Funds from 401(k) Accounts and Laundering the Proceeds [02/20/2009]
  • Former Pension Benefit Manager Indicted for Embezzlement [02/10/2009]
  • Union President Dennis Giblin Arrested on Charges of Taking Kickbacks and Embezzlement [01/21/2009]
  • Asbestos Contractor is Sentenced for Extorting Kickbacks from Employees [01/20/2009]

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2008


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2007


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2006


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2005


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2004


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2003


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2002


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2001