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Child support payments in Texas didn’t make it to the receiver because of a child support scam that has three suspects. The three pleaded guilty to the crime of mail fraud and aggravated identity theft last Tuesday. They worked for a company that processing child support payments for the state of Texas, reported a New York City Criminal Lawyer. The face 20 years in prison for these charges.

The 3 that plead guilty are among 13 involved in this case. The state of Texas had an 18.2 million dollar contract with Affiliated Computer Services for the child support payments. AFC issued Texas debit cards to child support recipient’s. The 13 people accused in this case took advantage of this contract to pay themselves money, claims a reporter. They actually gave these debit cards to there friends and people they knew in order to pay themselves things.

ACS had been recently bought by Xerox. The new company has paid back the victims at least $275,000, according to the attorney generals office.

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A health care fraud conviction involving an Oakland woman was announced Wednesday by federal authorities, according to a NY Criminal Lawyer. This is a medicare scheme. She billed medicare for electric wheelchairs that are considered medically unnecessary.

A one week trial that took place in a California court led to a conviction of health care fraud for this 52 year old woman according to the Human Services department. She will soon be sentenced and could get up to ten years in prison. She will only be sentenced for 1 count as jurors through out the other two counts.

This lady took advantage of the low income elderly in order to bill Medicare for this equipment that was not wanted or needed. She approached people on the street, in nursing homes, and in their homes offering a free power wheelchair if they would hand over all the necessary identification cards including Medicare information. The trial included witnesses from that worked at the San Pablo Hotel, where this lady would sit for long periods of time just waiting for people to come through the lobby that she could approach about these power wheelchairs.

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George Georgiou, a former Toronto stock broker, was involved in a multi-million dollar stock scam and sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison. He was sentenced by a Philadelphia judge on Friday for this international scam which involved Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean.

This 40 year old former stock broker has to pay 55 million dollars in restitution for this criminal act. Fraud is a common crime in places like Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

A February conviction of conspiracy, wire fraud, and securities fraud, carried a maximum sentence of 165 years, reported by a New York Criminal Lawyer. Because of this conviction the stock broker was banned from trading in Canada for a 10 year period.

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