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U.S charges North Korean hackers with stealing $1.3 billion from global financial institutions and firms

Three North Korean computer programmers have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department in connection with a broad range of global cyberattacks. Federal authorities said Wednesday the programmers were indicted for conducting a series of hacks to steal and extort...

Former Postal employee pleads guilty to stealing cash and gift cards from the mail

A former metro-Atlanta postal employee has pleaded guilty to obstruction of the U.S. mail after stealing gift cards and cash from more than 15 letters addressed to residents in Duluth, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District...

Bethesda Attorney indicted for trying to steal $12.5m of Somalian government funds

More than a decade ago, Bethesda lawyer Jeremy W. Schulman began working to reclaim millions of dollars belonging to the government of Somalia from accounts frozen during the country’s years of political turmoil. Now, Schulman is facing the possibility...

Former NJ attorney gets 18 years in prison for stealing millions from clients

 A former New Jersey attorney who had offices in Cherry Hill has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for money laundering as part of a multi-year scheme to embezzle money from his clients, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Michael...

U.K court freezes $5 billion in assets linked to stolen billions from Kazakhstan’s BTA bank

A U.K. civil court froze up to $5 billion in assets including stakes in luxury hotels, cash in bank accounts in half a dozen countries and a Burger King franchise, as part of an international legal saga that ensnared...

Hawaii ex-police chief and wife jailed in theft conspiracy scheme

Katherine and Louis Kealoha, once seen as pillars of Hawaii’s law enforcement community, will spend the next several years in federal prison. On Monday morning, U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright sentenced Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy prosecutor for...

Spokane health clinic owner charged with $5 million Medicaid fraud

The owner of a health clinic based in Spokane, Washington, is facing charges of theft and money laundering after investigators alleged fraudulent Medicaid billing totaling more than $5 million since 2017. The Spokesman-Review reports Paul Means, and his firm Abilia Healthcare, were...

Former Chester County sheriff Carolyn Welsh charged with stealing taxpayer funds

As sheriff in Chester County, Pa., Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh was among President Trump’s earliest boosters in the key swing state. In 2016, Welsh attended the Republican National Convention as a delegate, spoke at rallies and even helped her ailing mother...

Former priest to repay $260,000 he stole from parishes

A former Rapid City priest is being asked to pay almost $260,000 after he was convicted of stealing from three parishes in the diocese. On Nov. 14, Marcin Garbacz was in federal court for his restitution hearing. Garbacz was convicted last March...

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Former Rockbridge County jail superintendent gets 51 months in prison for corruption

The former superintendent of the Rockbridge County Regional Jail has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for...