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Friend of Chaka Fattah Jr. Pleads Guilty, Could Testify Against Congressman’s Son

Matthew Amato has admitted he made false statements for bank loans in order to benefit Fattah Jr.

08/11/2014

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3 From Philadelphia Area Charged With Perpetrating ‘Grandparent Scams’

A spokesman for the Pennsylvania attorney general says more than $160,000 was taken by stoking false fears among targeted seniors that loved ones were in trouble.

08/07/2014

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Ringleader of Comcast Ripoff Scam Sentenced to Prison in Montco

Prosecutors say Alston Buchanan employed more than two dozen people who would spread the word that, for an upfront payment, they could have their monthly Comcast bills reduced.

08/01/2014

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Uram: LeBron James Is A Self-Centered, Backstabbing Liar

While many regard LeBron’s decision to return home a feel-good story, one writer explains why he thinks LeBron is a fraud.

07/14/2014

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Former Philadelphia Mob Boss’ Son Convicted Of Financial Fraud

The panel on Thursday found Nicodemo Scarfo guilty of several counts including racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud.

07/03/2014

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‘Runner’ in Montco Comcast-Ripoff Crime Ring Gets Prison Time

A judge sentenced Brandon Irving to 3-6 months behind bars for theft and conspiracy.

06/26/2014

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Former UPenn Cancer Doctor Indicted By DOJ

The Department of Justice has charged a former University of Pennsylvania doctor with theft and fraud for allegedly misusing federal cancer research funds.

05/30/2014

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Sportscaster Don Tollefson Waives Hearing on Fraud Charges

Prosecutors say they had seven witnesses ready to go who would have told the judge they contracted with the Tollefson, 61, for sports packages and gave him money, but never received anything.

05/29/2014

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Del. Officials Warning Residents About Tax Scam

The scam involves fraudulent email messages claiming to be from the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocacy Service.

03/31/2014

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Fraud Linked To Air Safety Pits Lancaster County Father Against Son

A Lancaster County man and his former company, Flying Tigers, are charged with conspiracy, fraud involving airplane parts and other offenses.

03/29/2014

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Long Prison Sentence For Swindler Brings Satisfaction to One Victim

“I knew the money was gone,” Ingrid Robinson acknowledged after the sentencing in federal court in Philadelphia. “I did this because I was honoring my daughter.”

03/27/2014

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South Jersey Officials Warning Area Residents About Scam Targeting Businesses

Police in Gloucester County are investigating multiple scams in which an individual claims to be an employee of a gas company contacting local businesses and corporations.

03/27/2014

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Former Philly Lawyer Admits To Taking More Than Half Of A Million Dollars From Clients

A former Philadelphia lawyer plead guilty today to one count of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud clients of the legal firm in which he was employed.

03/17/2014

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Trial Ordered For Phila. Man Charged With Fleecing Elderly WW II Vet

Police say defendant Shelton Thomas, 47, stole about $95,000 from victim Raymond Campbell, 93, of West Philadelphia.

03/07/2014

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New Jersey ‘Housewives’ Couple Plead Guilty In Fraud Case

Under federal guidelines, Joe Giudice faces a potential sentence of 37 to 46 months and Teresa Giudice could get 21 to 27 months.

03/04/2014

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