Category Archives: Federal Crimes

L.A. Man Convicted of ATM ‘Shoulder Surfing’ that Allowed Him to Withdraw Cash after Bank Customers Left ATMs

A federal judge has convicted a Los Angeles man of three counts of aggravated identity theft for using the secret codes of elderly Bank of America customers to make fraudulent withdrawals at ATMs in Los Angeles and Orange County. In a written order issued yesterday, Daniel Jermaine Usher, 26, of South Los Angeles, was found…
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Initial Coin Offerings: The New Frontier

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Cyber Unit has filed its first case, freezing an initial coin offering which, according to the SEC, is a $15 million investor fraud. The SEC’s newest enforcement arm was established in September of this year to address cyber-based threats such as market manipulation schemes involving false information spread through…
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Former Employees Of Southern California Ambulance Company And Dialysis Center Plead Guilty To Medicare Fraud Charges

A former employee of a Southern California ambulance company and a former employee of a Los Angeles dialysis treatment center both pleaded guilty today to fraud charges for their roles in a fraud scheme that resulted in more than $6.6 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.  Three other individuals charged in the case previously pleaded…
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