Category Archives: Fraud

May 20, 2017

SHOCKING! Democrats Argue Their RIGHT to Keep Rigging Elections! (Video)

Documents recently emerged showing that the Democratic National Committee opposed Bernie Sanders and actively worked against his campaign. Jared Beck joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign instead of remaining neutral.

May 15, 2017

Former judge caught in mega-million-dollar Social Security fraud scheme

The scheme resulted in Conn receiving at least $7.1 million in representative fees from the SSA, and Daugherty obligating the SSA to pay in excess of $550 million in lifetime benefits to claimants.

A former administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration (SSA) pleaded guilty Friday for participating in a scheme to fraudulently collect more than $550 million in federal disability payments from the SSA for thousands of claimants.

David Black Daugherty, 81, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of receiving illegal gratuities. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 25, 2017.

As an administrative law judge at the Social Security hearing office in Huntington, West Virginia (Huntington Hearing Office) for more than 20 years, Daugherty’s primary role was to adjudicate disability claims on behalf of the SSA.

From November 2004 to April 2011, Daugherty collected over $609,000 in cash payments in approximately 3,100 cases from Social Security disability lawyer, Eric Christopher Conn, of Pikeville, Kentucky, for ordering disability benefits for claimants represented by Conn. Daugherty divided cash deposits into several bank branches and accounts in an attempt to conceal the source of the payments.

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Virginia: 43 Muslims indicted in $30M cigarette trafficking, bank fraud, and money laundering op

Those businesses were used to purchase a large amount of tax-exempt cigarettes and then they would be transported out of state and resold for a profit.

43 people were indicted on Friday on 743 separate charges resulting from a year-long investigation into illegal cigarette trafficking, according to police.

19 of the 43 are in custody.

Henrico County Police said it began investigating cigarette trafficking in Henrico County back in 2015 because of a series of violent crimes that were associated with it.

According to police, a number of robberies, shootings, and burglaries happened in direct relation to the illegal trafficking of cigarettes and an investigation eventually developed into a larger regional and multi-state operation.

The investigation incorporated more than 20 agencies including local, state, and federal law enforcement as well as corporate businesses including the FBI, ATF, Homeland Security, IRS, and Virginia and Maryland State Police.

Police said the suspects utilized fraudulent papers to create 29 phony businesses in the Richmond area.

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April 30, 2017

Video: Millions of Dollars in Food Stamp Fraud Discovered in Southwest Florida

Millions of dollars in food stamp fraud have been discovered in southwest Florida, according to an investigation by WBBH.

The Division of Public Assistance Fraud under Florida’s Department of Children and Families discovered $20,719,036 in fraud in FY 2015-16, WBBH reported.

Division of Public Assistance Director Jack Heacock said the most common type of fraud the agency sees is when people falsify their household information when applying for or renewing SNAP benefits.

“False reporting, when they apply for benefits they don’t tell the whole truth,” Heacock said.

Those who try to game the system by falsely applying for benefits are not the only ones responsible for defrauding the government.

Retailers in southwest Florida are also responsible for defrauding the government by trading cash for food stamps.

According to the investigation from WBBH, 16 stores in southwest Florida have been permanently or temporarily disqualified from the SNAP program over the past two years because of this cash for food stamps scheme.

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April 24, 2017

Revealed: Police ‘too scared’ to stop vote rigging in Muslim areas, damning report finds

Vote rigging in Muslim communities goes unchallenged because police are too scared of being “politically correct”, a damning Government report has revealed.

The study, headed by Sir Eric Pickles, found that authorities are not doing enough to stamp out bullying and religious intimidation among Asian authorities during the lead up to elections.

The report has even called for a dramatic overhaul of the electoral system, warning the “integrity of democracy” is at stake.

The Electoral Commission also came under fire for making the situation worse by encouraging the use of foreign language, with Sir Eric saying it “leaves the door open to fraud”.

Sir Eric was chosen by David Cameron to head-up the electoral fraud commission following the voting scandal in Tower Hamlets, East London.

Former mayor of Tower Hamlets Luftur Rahman was relieved of his position after he was found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices.

Last year’s general election was littered with accusations of radical Islamists pressuring voters at polling stations, reportedly claiming that voting was “un-Islamic”.

Stickers were also placed at some polling stations urging Muslims not to vote.

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April 6, 2017

San Gabriel Valley raids target scammers who helped wealthy Chinese get U.S. visas, feds say

Some of the investors, for example, are on a Chinese government list of most-wanted fugitives, accused of bribery and other crimes, according to the affidavit.

After years of sleuthing, federal agents Wednesday raided San Gabriel Valley homes and an office that investigators have linked to an alleged multimillion-dollar immigration and finance scam that allowed wealthy Chinese investors to obtain U.S. residency.

The suspects in the case are accused of collecting $50 million from scores of Chinese nationals, who were granted permission to live in the United States in exchange for investing the money in development projects that authorities say never occurred.

The money, investigators claim in court records, fueled a luxurious life of multimillion-dollar homes and high-priced cars for the alleged masterminds of the scheme — Victoria Chan, an attorney; Tat Chan, her father; and Fang Zeng, the father’s friend.

The raids come as money has poured into the San Gabriel Valley in recent years from China, causing home values to soar and fueling a boom in upscale development catering to wealthy visitors from the mainland.

Investigators said Wednesday’s searches targeted a scheme that exploited a little-known type of immigration visa reserved for high-end investors that has been beset by poor oversight and claims of fraud.

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April 4, 2017

Illegal alien indicted for $12 million tax refund and voter fraud

According to the indictment, Williams had refund checks issued in the names of people from whom he stole IDs and had blank check stock and debit cards delivered to his residence.

A previously deported illegal alien from Nigeria living in Missouri was indicted Wednesday for a sophisticated stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds.

In addition, he has also reportedly voted in two U.S. presidential elections.

Kevin Kunlay Williams, aka Kunlay Sodipo, a Nigerian citizen who is a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, was charged with mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud, illegal reentry, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Williams and others allegedly used public school employees’ identifications stolen from a payroll company to electronically file more than 2,000 fraudulent federal income tax returns. Williams also allegedly stole electronic filing identification numbers (EFINs) to secure bank products that allowed him to print refund checks and instruct the IRS to forward refunds to prepaid debit cards.

According to the indictment, Williams had refund checks issued in the names of people from whom he stole IDs and had blank check stock and debit cards delivered to his residence.

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April 1, 2017

Rahm Emanuel Invents New ID to Ensure Illegals Get Their Welfare

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has moved forward with plans for a Chicago-only identification card specifically designed to ensure illegal aliens in the city can receive welfare benefits with minimal risk of repatriation.

The new program was unveiled at a Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday, and it protects illegal aliens from federal oversight by not collecting any copies of identification documents presented when illegals apply for the identification card.

“Applicants bring in the documents to prove someone’s identity. They hand them over to specially trained individual who can review the documents and then hand them back … It’s going to capture just the name and the date of birth. It’s not going to capture an address,” a source close to those officials told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Emanuel, once President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, has been one of the loudest voices decrying Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s efforts to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities like Chicago that refuse to cooperate in the enforcement of immigration laws.

The “Municipal ID” plan is Emanuel’s latest bid to resist the effort of the Justice Department and remain what he has called a “welcoming city.” Emanuel’s new City Clerk Anna Valencia’s website describes the Municipal ID as “an optional, valid, government-issued ID that they can then use to access a range of services from both the private and public sectors. ”

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March 28, 2017

Islamic Market Guilty of Food Stamp Fraud Gets a Pass

Citing hardship for area Muslims, Obama admin declined to suspend law-breaking halal grocery.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is objecting to a break the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Obama administration gave a halal market that made fraudulent food stamp transactions.

But federal officials told LifeZette the decision is final.

The case involves Sindbad Market in Portland. According to the Agriculture Department’s Office of Inspector General, the market made four fraudulent transactions with three ineligible customers. Because the owner was personally involved in one of the transactions, that ordinarily would trigger a one-year suspension of the ability to accept food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

But an attorney for Sindbad Market asked for and received an exemption in September on grounds that suspension would cause a hardship for Muslim food stamp recipients, who rely on the market for its preparation of halal meat, in accordance with Islamic law. The federal government agreed to impose a $33,000 fine instead.

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March 14, 2017

Immigrant millionaire’s wife busted for massive welfare fraud

Police said Agbapuruonwu was charged with “felony welfare fraud and document forgery.”

A 42-year-old mother of four in Arlington, Virginia, has been charged with allegedly falsifying welfare applications despite the fact that her husband made $1.5 million annually, according to The Daily Caller.

Police reports said after several months of investigating, it was discovered that Helen Agbapuruonwu collected food stamps and Medicaid benefits from 2010 to 2016 amounting to more than $100,000 in benefits.

The woman’s husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu was earning $1.5 million as a lawyer in Washington, D.C. at the time, according to NBC News 4.

Police said Agbapuruonwu was charged with “felony welfare fraud and document forgery.”

Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, a Nigerian immigrant, has a LinkedIn page that currently says he works for the D.C. firm Mayer Brown. However, on Monday, the firm told NBC 4 he is no longer employed there.

NBC 4 reports Agbapuruonwu, who is one of eight children in his family, had received the Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship to help him kick off his career in law. The Soros scholarship is specifically awarded to immigrants.

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