A substantial number of young, single Americans have a solid financial incentive to forego the “Obamacare” health insurance exchanges – a trend that could send the federal health care program into a “death spiral.” (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Sheppard Pratt Worker, Husband Indicted on $2.5M Mail Fraud

The director of patient records at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems and her husband have been indicted on charges of fraudulently billing Sheppard Pratt for $2.5 million.


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Feds Target Failed Crowdfunding Campaign For First Time

The FTC reached a settlement with Erik Chevalier, accusing him of running a fraudulent Kickstarter campaign for a board game.


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Ex-D.C. Government Official to Repay Over $100k in Fraud Case

A 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.


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New Indictment: Federal Contractors Stole $1.5M from Workers

Federal prosecutors say the operators of two small government contracting companies stole more than $1.5 million from employee benefit plans.


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Man Sentenced for Defrauding Clients of Retirement Funds

A stockbroker who prosecutors say defrauded clients of more than $2.3 million has been sentenced to more than 8 years in prison.


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Maryland Senate Approves False Claims Bill to Fight Fraud

A Maryland measure to help stop fraud and abuse in state and local government has passed the state Senate.


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2 Women Sentenced in Counterfeit Check Fraud

Two women have been sentenced for using counterfeit checks to buy nearly half a million dollars in gift cards from Target.


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Defendant Found Not Competent for Md. Bank Fraud Trial

A 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 Fraud

A 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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Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Stores with Gift Cards

A District Heights woman has pleaded guilty to plotting to steal $485,000 in gift cards from Target stores.