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Man hit with fraud charges related to Ponzi scheme in Ohio

A Ponzi scheme is when investment advisers attract investors through promising high rates of return on their investments. However, in a Ponzi scheme there are no real returns, but instead the investment advisers use funds from new investors to pay the prior investors. The investment adviser will usually use the funds to enrich himself or herself. Recently one investment adviser is facing criminal fraud charges of running a Ponzi scheme in Ohio.

Authorities on lookout for white collar crimes in Ohio

The federal and local governments offer a variety of set-aside contracts that are aimed at helping minorities and other disadvantaged groups succeed in an arguably uneven society. However, it is important that the government maintains the integrity of these programs by properly screening the applicants and winners of these contracts, in Ohio and elsewhere. On the other hand, this could cause authorities to be overzealous when looking for potential white collar crimes, such as fraud, among applicants for government funds.

Ohio lawmaker faces 49 counts of white collar crimes

When a person has been elected to serve as a public official, he or she has a responsibility to hold the position with utmost honor and integrity. However, with so much power that comes with an official position in government, elected officials can sometimes find themselves accused of crimes such as committing fraud or stealing. This is what Ohio state Representative Clayton Luckie is being accused of after being indicted on 49 charges of various white collar crimes.

Cleveland nursery school sues consultant for tax fraud

Sometimes, and especially in white collar crime cases, a defendant may face simultaneous allegations in criminal and civil court. That is the case for a 47-year-old tax consultant from Lorain County. He has already been jailed on a theft charge related to the alleged misuse of tax funds, and now several companies, including a Cleveland nursery school, have filed civil charges of tax fraud.

OMichael Goldberghio Attorney General announces final arrest in scam case

The final arrests were made this week, bringing the total to 18, in a multi-state telemarketing ring. The majority of arrests were made in Florida, but also in Ohio, Indiana, New York and Missouri. The telemarketing scam allegedly involved targeting landowners nationwide and giving them over-assessed quotes for their vacant land, as well as charging them fees to guarantee the sale of the land.

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