Feds Target Failed Crowdfunding Campaign For First TimeThe FTC reached a settlement with Erik Chevalier, accusing him of running a fraudulent Kickstarter campaign for a board game.
Ex-D.C. Government Official to Repay Over $100k in Fraud CaseA former District of Columbia government official who helped channel $110,000 in youth drug prevention grant funds to instead pay for an inaugural ball has been sentenced to repay the money and serve 36 days in jail over 12 weekends.
New Indictment: Federal Contractors Stole $1.5M from WorkersFederal prosecutors say the operators of two small government contracting companies stole more than $1.5 million from employee benefit plans.
Man Sentenced for Defrauding Clients of Retirement FundsA stockbroker who prosecutors say defrauded clients of more than $2.3 million has been sentenced to more than 8 years in prison.
Maryland Senate Approves False Claims Bill to Fight FraudA Maryland measure to help stop fraud and abuse in state and local government has passed the state Senate.
2 Women Sentenced in Counterfeit Check FraudTwo women have been sentenced for using counterfeit checks to buy nearly half a million dollars in gift cards from Target.
Defendant Found Not Competent for Md. Bank Fraud TrialA federal judge says a Garrett County developer is not competent to stand trial on charges he bilked banks out of $3.7 million in fraudulent real-estate schemes.
Va. Man Sentenced to Prison in $1M Wire FraudA Virginia man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the theft of more than $1 million from a Washington, D.C.-based company.

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