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  • 06 Sep 2023 11:37 PM | Anonymous

    The Maryland Attorney General’s Securities Division filed an action against various companies, known collectively as “Abra,” and the founder and CEO of Abra, ordering them to cease and desist violating Maryland law in connection with the offer and sale of investments in two interest-bearing crypto depository account.

    The Division alleges Abra misrepresented and failed to disclose important information about the Earn and Boost Offerings to its investors; most fundamentally, they failed to disclose and in fact misrepresented Abra’s own solvency (or lack thereof). In addition, Abra and Barhydt misrepresented the actual custodian in possession of certain Earn and Boost assets and failed to disclose that it instead transferred many of these assets to an entity currently subject to multiple government regulatory lawsuits and to a requested asset freeze. Source: Maryland Attorney General

  • 05 Sep 2023 11:14 PM | Anonymous

    The Social Security Administration issues over a trillion dollars a year to its beneficiaries, so it’s no wonder the program is targeted by thieves, however, the SSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is starting to see these attempts become more technologically advanced. Source:Matter for Mallory, WMAR-2.

  • 04 Sep 2023 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office describes what it has scuttled so far by scammers with pretend employees, malware-infested websites and aliases like “Allen Gator.” Source:BaltimoreBrew.com 

  • 04 Sep 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    Former Hogan chief of staff, now dead, was charged with fraud and embezzlement. Source: capitalgazette.com
  • 23 Aug 2023 1:08 PM | Anonymous
    A building inspector reported a cash bribe, and his boss told him to keep it “because it was under an allowable dollar limit,” Baltimore Inspector General Isabel Mercedes Cumming finds. Source: Baltimore Brew
  • 10 Aug 2023 11:46 PM | Anonymous

    A former leader of the nonprofit Strong City Baltimore has been federally indicted on wire fraud and money laundering charges, with federal prosecutors accusing the leader of fraudulently applying for millions of dollars in coronavirus relief funds. Source: Baltimore Sun via MSN.com

  • 04 Aug 2023 11:30 PM | Anonymous
    A federal jury in Maryland convicted a physician of Arnold, Maryland, for five counts of healthcare fraud for submitting over $15 million in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and other insurers for patients who received COVID-19 tests at sites operated by the defendant.  He is the first doctor convicted at trial by the Justice Department for health care fraud in billing for office visits in connection with patients seeking COVID-19 tests. Source: US Attorney, District of Maryland
  • 04 Aug 2023 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    Home Depot stores in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey were involved. Source: Boston.com

  • 03 Aug 2023 11:01 PM | Anonymous

    The owner of a New Jersey-based scrap metal company told a customer that dirt and debris found packed into a container shipped to Korea that was supposed to hold aluminum scrap was a mistake, authorities said…Turns out it wasn’t. The man admitted in federal court in Camden, NJ, this week that he scammed a dozen or so businesses out of more than $2 million, authorities said on Thursday, Aug. 3. Source: Daily Voice, Montgomery County, MD, via MSN.

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