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The CEO of Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services Inc. (TBIS) pleaded guilty Friday in the Central District of California for his role in a cryptocurrency fraud scheme involving TBIS’s initial coin offering (ICO) that raised approximately $21 million from investors in the United States and overseas. According to court documents, Michael …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for July 17 through July 23 include a CHP sobriety checkpoint, COVID in OC, and Los Alamitos Unified School District enrollment. Top Ten Stories for July 17 through July 23 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): …continue reading

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A San Fernando Valley certified public accountant pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge for helping a long-time client fraudulently obtain a $1.2 million COVID-19 business loan by knowingly preparing a false corporate tax return on the client’s behalf. Bernard Turk, 73, of Tarzana, pleaded guilty to one count of …continue reading

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The former president and CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for defrauding a cannabis company, fraudulently obtaining a COVID-relief business loan worth nearly $62,000, lying to a bank while seeking a loan for a $1.5 million second home, and cheating on his …continue reading

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A federal grand jury returned a 19-count indictment Thursday against Quinten Giovanni Moody, aka Christano Rossi, 37, of Dublin, and Myra Boleche Minks, 46, formerly of Roseville, for drug trafficking, impersonating federal law enforcement officials, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction of justice, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. …continue reading

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Two California men were found guilty by a jury today of federal criminal charges for participating in an extensive, long-lasting, multimillion-dollar conspiracy – much of it committed by Nigerian nationals – that perpetrated a wide variety of frauds, including business email compromise (BEC) fraud, romance scams, elder fraud and fraud …continue reading

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Executive Director for Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) Victor Gomez released the following statement in regard to recent filings in alleged Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) fraud schemes: “At CALA, we have been concerned about abusive ADA lawsuits targeting small businesses for decades. Sadly, the way the law is written, there is a …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for April 24 through April 30 included murder, fraud, extortion, drugs, and motel conversions. Top Ten Stories for April 24 through April 30 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): LBPD arrest three subjects in connection with …continue reading

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The Department of Justice announced criminal charges against 21 defendants in nine federal districts across the United States for their alleged participation in various health care related fraud schemes that exploited the COVID-19 pandemic. These cases allegedly resulted in over $149 million in COVID-19-related false billings to federal programs and …continue reading

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A former Orange County chiropractor was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for stealing from health insurers by fraudulently causing the submission of $2.2 million in billings for chiropractic services never provided, medical diagnoses never given, office visits that never occurred, and medical devices that were falsely prescribed. Susan …continue reading

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While pulling together the Top Ten Stories list on Sunday, April 10, I realized that I have neglected monthly, quarterly, and yearly Top Ten Stores. The last monthly Top Ten Stories article was for September 2021. As part of catching up, here is a list of the Top Ten Stories …continue reading