Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mayor De Blasio questioned by feds....

Mayor De Blasio on his way to interrogation by the feds

According to the NY Times, Mayor De Blasio was questioned by the feds into his fund raising activities. The feds are very thorough and will catch any discrepancy or lie. See story here...

If some one ends up in federal  prison, this is what they can expect....

Friday, February 24, 2017

Administrator slammed with hefty 126 months prison sentence

According to the feds... Today, the administrator of a Miami-area home health agency was sentenced to a 126 month prison term for his role in a $2.5 million Medicare fraud scheme. 
Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Division and Special Agent in Charge Shimon Richmond of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Miami Regional Office made the announcement.
Raciel Leon, 42, of Miami, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch of the Southern District of Florida.  In December 2016, he was convicted after a two-week jury trial of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and pay and receive health care bribes and kickbacks. 
According to evidence presented at trial, Leon was the manager of Mercy Home Care Inc.  (Mercy) and a billing employee for D&D&D Home Health Care Inc. (DDD), both of which were home health agencies in Miami-Dade County, Florida.  The evidence showed that Leon and his co-conspirators used the companies to submit false claims to Medicare that were based on services that were not medically necessary, not actually provided, and for patients that were procured through the payment of illegal kickbacks to doctors and patient recruiters.   According to evidence presented at trial, Leon submitted claims to Medicare for beneficiaries who were admitted to Mercy and DDD only as a result of forged prescriptions and falsified medical documentation; backdated claims for services supposedly rendered years prior; and claims for beneficiaries who were coached to say they needed services, when in fact they were not homebound.  Leon also destroyed evidence, including a kickback ledger, prior to his arrest. 
The evidence introduced at trial further established that between Oct. 2014 and June 2015, Medicare paid approximately $2.5 million for false and fraudulent claims submitted by Mercy and DDD. 
Ten of Leon’s co-conspirators previously pleaded guilty or were convicted at trial in this and other related cases filed in the Southern District of Florida. "

This was a hefty prison sentence since they took the government to trial. My fraud was 2.5 million and I got 5 yea sentence. To see what they can expect in prison, go here....
paperback version

PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl] 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mystery solved at FCI Fort Dix

I always wondered how cell phones got smuggled into FCI fort dix and word on the grounds was that they came in by football over the fence but I never bought that story since there are four fences of security. Going through google, I found the truth. They were being smuggled in. The story is below...."
TRENTON, N.J. - A U.S. Bureau of Prisons employee today admitted providing two mobile phones to an inmate at Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution (FCI Fort Dix), U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Elizabeth M. Quinones, 30, of Willingboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Tonianne J. Bongiovanni in Trenton federal court to an information charging her with one count of giving an inmate at FCI Fort Dix two mobile telephones.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Quinones worked as a health services assistant at FCI Fort Dix, in Burlington County, New Jersey. Between May 2014 and June 2014, Quinones provided an FCI Fort Dix inmate with two mobile phones. Federal inmates housed at FCI Fort Dix are prohibited by federal statute from possessing mobile telephones.
The offense to which Quinones pleaded guilty is punishable by a maximum potential penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for April 9, 2015.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, New Jersey Area Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Ronald G. Gardella, for the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric W. Moran of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Special Prosecutions Division in Trenton."

To see what she can expect in federal prison, go here...
PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

Biggest EB-5 Scammer sentenced to Three years imprisonment

Anshoo Sethi, heading to federal prison

According to the feds..."A Chicago hotel developer was sentenced today to three years in prison for exploiting a federal visa program to fraudulently raise capital from Chinese nationals who were seeking residency in the United States.
ANSHOO SETHI, the founder of A Chicago Convention Center LLC, purported in 2011 to build a hotel and convention center near O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Sethi solicited Chinese nationals to invest $500,000 apiece in the project, plus $41,500 in administrative fees to Sethi’s company. Each Chinese national who participated in the project also applied for an EB-5 visa, which allows foreign investors to obtain a temporary two-year visa that could later be converted to a permanent visa upon success of an employment-generating investment. While soliciting investors Sethi made several false statements, including lies about funding and tax credits from the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago, none of which materialized.
The $900 million project never got off the ground, and no EB-5 visas were ever granted to investors.
Sethi, 32, of Chicago, pleaded guilty last year to one count of wire fraud. In addition to the 36-month prison term, U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee also ordered Sethi to pay $8.85 million in restitution to the victim investors.
The prosecution represents the largest EB-5 criminal fraud case in the United States to date.
The sentencing was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“Defendant Anshoo Sethi abused the EB-5 visa program and blatantly lied to investors and the United States government on a massive scale,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Sunil Harjani argued in the government’s sentencing memorandum. “Overseas investors spent much time and energy making the difficult decision to invest in the Sethi project, and processing their visa applications – not knowing that the project was built on a bed of lies and forged documents.”
According to his plea agreement, Sethi’s fraud scheme began in the summer of 2011 and continued until February 2013. Sethi told investors that he planned to build the hotel and convention center on a three-acre parcel of land in the 8200 block of West Higgins Road in Chicago, just east of O’Hare. Sethi falsely told investors that his company maintained relationships with large hotel chains that purportedly were interested in the project, including Hyatt, Starwood and Intercontinental Hotel Group. To bolster an additional false statement regarding City of Chicago funding, Sethi signed a “Redevelopment Agreement TIF” document that purported to convey a relationship between the city and Sethi’s company. The document, which contained a bogus city ordinance implying that the project had been approved for TIF funding, was provided to third party brokers who used it to solicit investors.
In all, Sethi raised approximately $158 million from more than 290 investors. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought a civil lawsuit against Sethi and was able to restore approximately $147 million to Chinese investors."
It is hard to believe that he raised so much money on a lie and especially from stealing from Chinese, who are generally very shrewd people.  I guess greed can fool anyone.  To see what he can expect in federal prison go the way, 3 years is a huge break for this type of fraud, I sat almost four years and I did not collect this kind of money....
PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

Lisa S. Coico faces federal investigation

Lisa S. Coico

According to the NY Times, former president of City College, Lisa S. Coico is facing a federal investigation for improper use of funds. Her income was $460,000 a year and that was not enough for her lifestyle. Now if indicted, she will lose it all. Tough story to swallow as I was on that road before.
See story here...

If she ends up in federal prison, what can she expect? Read this....
PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

My thoughts on Trump's draconian immigration plans

Statue of Liberty is crying

If and when the economy collapses if Trump kicks out all of the immigrants, then we will learn the lesson the hard way, that immigrants really build this country. When there will be no more strawberries on the table, we know who to blame. That day is coming too quickly. For someone who ended up in jail for processing green cards and employment authoirzation for immigrants, this story is one big nightmare. If only the Statue of Liberty could shed some tears, maybe then we can wake up before it's too late.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Help Me Help Me

This was the sound as I was hearing as I went outside my building to get something from my car at 7 AM .

Actually this was the second time as I was leaving my building. The first time I left the building I saw what looked liked to me as legs on the floor coming out of a door and I thought that was strange. One person was in the hallway getting ready for a smoke.

The second time I went downstairs I heard, help me, help me. I quickly walked over and saw a lady lying on the floor and she was holding the door at the same time. She asked me to pick her up. I asked how old she was and she said, 90 years old, I said I will call Hatzalah, too risky for me to pick her up, it could make it worse. So I called Hatzalah and they came within two minutes. One responder came first and then the second came two minutes later. They stabilized her and left her in her apartment.

What I cannot understand is that so many people passed her by and did nothing, Not my nature stand by when a human is down.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

8 face fraud charges from Utah

inside a federal court room
According to the feds..." A 56-count federal indictment returned by a Utah grand jury charges eight individuals in connection with what the indictment alleges was a scheme to use fraudulently created identification documents and fraudulently obtained bank account information to open store credit accounts. The defendants then used the newly-obtained credit to make purchases at various merchants in Salt Lake County.

The indictment alleges the defendants possessed the names of more than 143,000 individuals – nearly one in 20 Utahns – most of whom either live in Utah or lived in the state at some point. In addition to the names, the defendants had corresponding personal identifying information of these individuals. The source of the information is not known, but the format of the database suggests it may have come from a medical insurance provider or a business who provided services to a medical insurance provider more than five years ago.

Charged in the indictment are Danny Lechtenberg, age 36, Jesse Ryan Bell, age 30, Christopher Wayne Cummings, age 33, Jody Ray Bledsoe, age 44, and Christopher Winterton, age 35, all of Taylorsville; Carolina Cueller Morton, age 53, and Donald Leslie Peck, age 51, both of Salt Lake City; and Tina Marie Schilling, age 57, of West Valley City.

A sealed indictment was returned by a federal grand jury Feb. 1, 2017. It was unsealed Feb. 3, 2017.

According to the indictment, the defendants obtained the names and personal identifying information of individuals primarily living in Utah, created false and fraudulent identification documents using the individuals’ personal identifying information; opened credit accounts at retail merchants; and made fraudulent purchases using the names and credit account numbers taken out in the names of the individuals knowing that financial institutions, which secured the credit cards for the merchants, would rely on the fraudulent information provided to open and secure these credit accounts.

Each defendant is charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud in the first count of the indictment. Lechtenberg is also charged with bank fraud, possession with intent to use or transfer five or more documents; using an unauthorized access device; aggravated identity theft; and unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance – marijuana. In addition to the conspiracy to commit bank fraud count, the other defendants face bank fraud, using an unauthorized access device, and aggravated identity theft counts. (See the chart at the end of the press release for more specific information on the individual charges.)

Lechtenberg, Bell, Cummings, Morton, and Winterton were arrested on federal warrants and had initial appearances in federal court Feb. 3, 2017. Lechtenberg, Winterton and Cummings are in custody. Lechtenberg has a detention hearing Friday at 2:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse. Magistrate Judge Furse found that Morton and Bell pose a risk of non-appearance and are a danger to the safety of others and the community, but found those risks are manageable under a combination of conditions. Bledsoe, Peck, and Schilling are scheduled for initial appearances on the charges Feb. 28, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. These three were issued summons to appear in court.

While more than 143,000 people were included in the database, the evidence suggests that only a small number of people had their identity used for a fraudulent purpose. Those individuals who have been identified as suffering a direct impact have been notified that they are victims of the charged crimes.

The case is being investigated by the Unified Police Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and member agencies of the Utah Identity Theft Task Force. It is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City. "

I am sure they thought that they would never get caught. When they got arrested, it hit them like a ton of bricks. To see what they can expect in federal prison, go here...

Cops who do a big Mitzvah of saving lives

Cops on their beat
A story appeared in the NY Daily news that chronicles the activities of cops on top of the George Washington Bridge. Their only job is saving lives of people who intend to commit suicide or retrieving those that fell through the net. See story here.... 

I would like to personally thank them for saving lives, as the Talmud says, you save one life , you saved the world.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Mystery Thriller

In Search of the Ark of the Covenant by [Langner, David]

read In Search of the Ark of the Covenant as Yinon Shemesh races to find the Ark of the Covenant before it is too late.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Proof of reincarnation?

Read Code of the Heart. The proof is in the numbers...

Arrogant Ami Magazine reporter told to sit down by President Trump

courting Trump on Ami Magazine front cover

It is sort of ironic that Ami magazine that is trying to lick the Trump Administration tuchus, busy putting Trump on front page of their magazine and then when their genius reporter, Jake Turx, comes up with some convoluted question about Anti Semitism, President Trump took that as a personal affront that he is an anti semite and he ended up calling Turx a liar.  What a busha and shame this story was.

I guess they did not know that Trump's mind would lash out at an Ami Magazine reporter. Ami should have mailed Trump their magazine and maybe, just maybe, Turx would have gotten less of a snake bite or scorpion sting by Trump.

Turx posing the question about anti semitism to Pres Trump, courtesy Ami Magazin

What a mehupach (upside down) this story came out to be and it was not good for my fellow Jews of Boro Park.  This is what happens when you crave too much honor, it comes back to bite you.

I guess Ami Magazine never read Pirkey Avos, where it says, stay away from Government, they are
not your friend. I learned this lesson the hard way, practicing immigration law and then getting thrown into prison for almost four years and then to top it off,  hit with a 2.5 million dollar fine. Welcome to the real world.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mastermind of offshore pump and dump scheme sentenced

According to the feds.."BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Earlier today, Robert Bandfield, a U.S. citizen and resident of Belize, and Gregg R. Mulholland, a dual U.S. and Canadian citizen, were sentenced to 6 and 12 years in prison, respectively. In May 2016, Bandfield pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for setting up an elaborate and fraudulent structure of shell companies and brokerage firms in Belize and the West Indies that enabled his clients to fraudulently manipulate the stocks of dozens of U.S. publicly-traded companies. That same month, Mulholland, the secret owner of Legacy Global Markets S.A. (Legacy), an offshore broker-dealer and investment management company based in Panama City, Panama and Belize City, Belize, pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for fraudulently manipulating the stocks of more than 40 U.S. publicly-traded companies and then laundering more than $250 million in fraudulent proceeds through at least five offshore law firms. As part of the sentences, Bandfield was ordered to forfeit, among other things, $1 million and all his rights and interests in three corporate entities -- IPC Management Services LLC, IPC Corporate Services Inc. and IPC Corporate Services LLC (collectively, “IPC Corp”) -- that he founded and controlled in Belize, whereas Mulholland was ordered to forfeit, among other things, a Dassault-Breguet Falcon 50 aircraft, a Range Rover Defender vehicle, two real estate properties in British Columbia, and funds and securities on deposit at more than 25 bank and brokerage accounts.

The sentences were announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI); Kathy A. Enstrom, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, United States Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, New York (IRS-CI); and Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
In addition to the agencies that led the investigation, Mr. Capers thanked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., Criminal Prosecution Assistance Group (FINRA CPAG) for their cooperation and assistance in the investigation.
According to the court filings and facts presented at the plea and sentencing hearings, between January 2009 and September 2014, Bandfield, Mulholland and their co-conspirators engaged in three interrelated schemes: (1) to induce U.S. investors to purchase stock in various thinly-traded U.S. public companies through fraudulent promotion of the stock, concealment of their ownership interests in the companies, and fraudulent manipulation of artificial price movements and trading volume in the stocks of those companies; (2) to circumvent the payment of capital gains taxes and the IRS’s reporting requirements under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA); and (3) to launder the fraudulent proceeds from the stock manipulation schemes to and from the United States through debit cards and attorney escrow accounts. Between 2010 and 2014, Mulholland controlled a group of individuals (the Mulholland Group). Through these schemes, Bandfield helped his corrupt clients -- who included Mulholland and more than 100 others -- launder more than $250 million in fraudulent proceeds.

To facilitate these interrelated schemes, Bandfield and his co-conspirators created shell companies in Belize and the West Indies for the corrupt clients and placed nominees at the helm of these companies. This structure was designed to conceal the clients’ ownership interest in the stock of U.S. public companies, in violation of U.S. securities laws, and enable the corrupt investors to engage in trading under the nominee’s names through brokerage firms also set up in Belize. For example, this structure enabled the Mulholland Group to manipulate the stock of Cynk Technology Corp, which traded on the U.S. OTC markets under the ticker symbol CYNK. Using aliases such as “Stamps” and “Charlie Wolf,” Mulholland was intercepted on a court-authorized wiretap on May 15, 2014, admitting to his ownership of “all the free trading” or unrestricted shares of CYNK. Prior to this conversation between Mulholland and his trader at Legacy, there had been no trading in CYNK stock for 24 trading days. Over the next two months, the stock of CYNK rose from $0.06 per share to $13.90 per share, a more than $4 billion stock market valuation for a company that had no revenue and no assets.

Mulholland used the services of a U.S.-based lawyer to launder the more than $250 million generated through his stock manipulation of CYNK and other U.S. companies – directing the fraud proceeds to five law firm accounts and transmitting them back to members of the Mulholland Group and its co-conspirators. Other clients used unidentifiable debit cards to freely transfer their fraudulent proceeds back into the United States.

Bandfield’s scheme also enabled the U.S. corrupt clients evade reporting requirements to the IRS by concealing the proceeds generated by the manipulated stock transactions through the shell companies and their nominees. For example, in response to a request received by a U.S. corrupt client from a U.S. transfer agent who had to determine whether the proceeds from manipulative stock trading transaction were taxable under U.S. law, Bandfield forwarded an IRS Form signed by co-defendant Andrew Godfrey as the nominee for the shell company which had been set up at the request of the client. At one point during the government’s investigation, Bandfield boasted to an undercover law enforcement agent that he had specifically designed this “slick” corporate structure to counter then-President Barack Obama’s new laws, a reference to FATCA."

I was also involved in a pump and dump scheme back in the early 90's and that is why I try to avoid the stock market. In any event, I think the Judge gave the defendants a huge break in not giving them decades of prison time. To see what they can expect in federal prison, go here...

or the paperback version here....

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Rabbi Glazerson got it right

Trump and Netanyahu at Trump Tower

Rabbi Glazerson predicted with aid of Bible Code that Netanyahu will stumble in his visit to Trump.
See the youtube clip....

letters in Hebdew , Yichshol, means stumble

We see this prediction come true in the New York Times headlines where it says...

White House Upheaval Complicates Netanyahu Visit. See story here...

I published a book , called Torah Codes on behalf of Rabbi Glazerson back in 2005. That book focused on the World Trade center tragedy.

Are we in the end days? Is Messiah around the corner? What about resurrection of the dead? Read more about Torah codes, at  Code of the Heart...

Earthquake in Brooklyn?

Earthquake in Brooklyn?: it was in our kitchen? (Life Lessons Book 3) by [Langner, David]
what a mess....

It was in our kitchen as the cabinets collapsed. Read this short story and find out who was really protected in this story...

Honeymoon to Hell

Read the mystery thriller and suspense download that everyone is talking about. Hold onto your seats as the plane plunges to earth on a spiral dive ....

Will Mike and Megan survive the crash to hell?

Honeymoon to Hell by [David, Earl]

The Manager took more than he bargained for....

Hoquiam Police Department

According to the feds..."The long-time manager of a Hoquiam wood shavings business was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for thirteen federal felonies related to his theft of $1.3 million from a family business, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. WILLIS D. “BILL” LONN, JR., 68, of Aberdeen was convicted in October 2016 of nine counts of mail fraud, two counts of income tax evasion, one count of money laundering conspiracy and one count of interstate transportation of stolen property following a six-day trial. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle said LONN “profoundly abused the trust of his employer [and] callously betrayed family members and took what belonged to the company.”
          “This defendant did not commit just a single act of embezzlement, rather, over the course of years, he stole from the company almost every day,” said U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. “He betrayed the trust of his family members to satisfy his greed and then used the stolen money to start his competing business harming his victims even further.”
          According to records filed in the case and testimony at trial, LONN was a long time manager for Long Beach Shavings Company (LBS). The company was owned by LONN’s uncle and cousins and was based in California. The company had one plant in Hoquiam, Washington where it processed wood shavings for use on farms, at horse shows or in pet stores. LONN had worked at the Hoquiam plant for about a decade when he launched a scheme in the 2000s to steal and sell the wood shavings products for his own enrichment. LONN did this by selling the shavings directly to customers in Washington and Oregon without turning the proceeds over to the company. Later in the scheme, LONN arranged to get wood chips for free from a Montesano lumber mill, but he informed the parent company that an entity named M & R Lumber needed to be paid for the wood shavings. LONN posed as M & R Lumber and created phony invoices that he mailed to LBS to bill them for the shavings. LONN then kept the money. Between the two schemes LONN obtained more than $1.3 million from LBS. He was terminated by the company in 2011 when the full scope of the scheme came to light.
          Testimony at trial revealed that LONN never paid income taxes on the ill-gotten gain in tax years 2009 and 2010. Had LONN reported the income his tax bill for those years would have increased by more than $80,000.
          “At this time of year most Americans are busy fulfilling their obligations as citizens of our country by preparing and filing honest and accurate tax returns. However, a small percentage of the population selfishly shuns their civic duty by dodging the tax laws that the majority of us observe,” stated Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon of IRS Criminal Investigation. “When this happens, IRS Special Agents stand ready to defend our nation’s tax system by bringing scofflaws to justice and ensuring a level playing field for all of us.”

          Anthony Galetti, Inspector in Charge of Seattle Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, stated, “Today’s sentencing confirms that anyone who uses the U.S. Mail to operate a fraud scheme will be held accountable. I’m pleased to see justice in a case which had such an impact on the community of Hoquiam.”

The company was called  Long Beach Shavings Company  . What did he think, that he was not going to get caught? Obviously , he thought he would never get caught and when he did , it hit him like a ton of bricks. To see what he can expect in federal prison, go here...

paperback edition

Detective gets caught with hands in cookie jar or shingles jar

According to the feds..".LAFAYETTE – A former detective with the Ville Platte Police Department was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for filing a false report to cover up a civil rights violation, announced U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley of the Western District of Louisiana and Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Nathaniel Savoy, 39, pleaded guilty to the crime in November 2016. At the plea hearing, Savoy admitted that he conspired with a civilian to burglarize a local hardware store, and used his official authority as a law enforcement officer to cover up his criminal activity. Around midnight on March 8, 2015, Savoy and his accomplice drove to Doug Ashy Building Materials in Ville Platte, La., in Savoy’s police department-issued truck. An on-duty police officer who was patrolling the area noticed their suspicious behavior and drove over to investigate. Savoy falsely told the officer that he was checking on local businesses to prevent burglaries. Satisfied with Savoy’s explanation, the police officer drove away. Savoy then dropped off his accomplice and instructed him to break in and steal 20 packs of shingles for a construction project Savoy was working on in his spare time. Savoy then responded to a traffic stop across town to create an alibi, and as the senior officer on the scene, ordered the other officers to check houses and local businesses on that side of town, which was miles from the hardware store. Savoy then returned to the hardware store with his accomplice and loaded the shingles onto the bed of his pickup truck and drove off. The next day, having realized that he might have been caught on surveillance video, Savoy wrote and filed a police report in which he falsely stated that he happened to find several packs of shingles by the side of the road, and he loaded them onto his truck for safekeeping. Savoy filed the false police report with the intent to obstruct an investigation into his conspiracy to deprive the hardware store of property.

“The vast majority of American law enforcement officers conduct themselves with honor,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Wheeler. “But when an officer violates his or her oath and breaks the law, as did Mr. Savoy, the Department of Justice stands ready to enforce the law and protect the civil rights of all Americans.”

“The people of this District deserve to have law enforcement officers working in their communities who follow the laws they are sworn to uphold,” said U.S. Attorney Finley. “Savoy’s actions are not representative of the majority of officers who risk their lives every day to protect and serve. We will continue to work with our local and federal partners to investigate and prosecute those who violate their oath to protect and serve their communities.”

Is this story possible? Yes, even law enforcement can be corrupted. We are all human. We all can fail and we all need a second chance. What can he expect in Federal Prison? Go here and thanks for stopping by...

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PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Surgeon commits suicide

the late Dr. Robert Ashton

According to the New York Post, a surgeon took his life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. See story here...

George Washington Bridge, scene of suicide 

His wife is a tv perosnality. How can someone who is a doctor take his own life? Hard to understand how depression can take you off the deep end.

My condolences go out to the family. May they grieve in peace and quiet.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


what does it mean to dream? In my short essay, I analyze dreams and my dreams...are they the keys to life?

Mail carrier caught with hands in candy jar

according to the feds..."Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty To Stealing Mail

WICHITA, KAN. – A Derby man pleaded guilty in federal court in Wichita today to stealing mail while he worked as a mail carrier, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Gary W. Yenzer, 34, Derby, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of theft of U.S. mail. In his plea, he admitted that in August and September 2016 while working as a mail carrier in rural Sedgwick County he stole mail. Investigators learned Yenzer looked for birthday and anniversary cards so he could remove cash and gift cards. He kept the cash and sold some of the gift cards for cash, but he did not use the gift cards for fear of them bring traced to him.

Sentencing is set for May 1. The government has agreed to recommend a sentence of a year and a day in prison. Beall commended the U.S. Postal Service-Office of Inspector General and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson for their work on the case."

What can he expect in federal prison, ? what was he thinking, that he would not get caught?

former bank president gets prison time.....

Paul Harold Doughty

According to the feds, "Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –PAUL HAROLD DOUGHTY, 67, of Edmond, Oklahoma, the former president and chairman of First State Bank of Altus ("FSB"), was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison after a jury convicted him in July of 2016 of bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, misapplication of bank funds, making a false bank entry, and unauthorized issuance of a bank loan in connection with FSB and various loan schemes, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. At today’s sentencing, United States District Judge David L. Russell also ordered Doughty to pay $10,120,166.58 in restitution to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"). On December 2, 2016, FRED DON ANDERSON, 67, of Eagle Point, Oregon, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring with Doughty to commit bank fraud. Anderson partnered with Doughty in several businesses headquartered in Altus. In July 2009, state banking regulators closed FSB due to the bank’s loan losses, and the FDIC was appointed as the bank’s receiver.

In April 2015, a federal grand jury charged Doughty and Anderson with fraud related to three alleged loan schemes: (1) a series of FSB loans to finance a real estate development in Routt County, Colorado; (2) a series of "senior life settlement loans" from FSB to support an Altus aerospace company; and (3) a $2 million unauthorized loan from FSB to a company under Doughty and Anderson’s control.

On July 1, 2016, after hearing seven days of trial evidence, a federal jury returned a guilty verdict against Doughty on ten counts relating to the three loan schemes. The jury acquitted Doughty on three charges. The jury heard that in 2006 and 2007, Doughty and Anderson recruited buyers for 19 Colorado real estate lots priced at approximately $700,000 each. Doughty approved and issued 14 lot loans to buyers, totaling more than $10,000,000 in loan proceeds for the seller, Mountain Adventure Property Investments, LLC ("MAPI"). MAPI was a Colorado company that Anderson had an indirect ownership interest in and where he served as president and manager. Evidence at trial showed that each loan exceeded Doughty’s individual lending authority at FSB, and most of the loans were issued without approval of FSB’s loan committee, including a $580,000 loan to Anderson’s personal company. The jury heard that Doughty and Anderson presented lots to borrowers as “zero money down” investments, and that the down payments for the purchases were often advanced or refunded to the buyers by Anderson on behalf of MAPI. Doughty and Anderson also assured the buyers that MAPI would make all payments on the loans to the bank. The jury heard that on the few occasions when Doughty presented a Colorado loan to FSB’s loan committee, he misrepresented the source and amount of borrowers’ down payments and the borrowers’ responsibility for making payment on the loans. In connection with these Colorado lot loans, the jury convicted Doughty of one count of bank fraud conspiracy, four counts of bank fraud relating to separate lot loans, and one count of unauthorized issuance of a loan to Anderson’s personal company.

Trial evidence also showed that Doughty funded five so-called "senior life settlement" loans through FSB in 2008. Each loan was $2.5 million, and one of the loans went to Anderson’s personal company. Doughty and Anderson recruited borrowers to take out these "self-paying" loans to provide money for investments in Altus-based Quartz Mountain Aerospace, Inc. ("QMA"). Evidence at trial showed that a portion of the loan proceeds was invested in QMA, and another portion would pay the loan’s interest. The remaining proceeds on the loans would buy and maintain third-party life insurance policies, where the death benefits on the third parties were intended to repay the loan’s principal. The jury heard that each loan exceeded Doughty’s lending authority, and that he issued at least $10,000,000 in senior life settlement loans without FSB’s loan committee or board approval. With each loan, Doughty and Anderson directed $125,000.00 in "service fees" to Altus Ventures, a company under their control. The jury heard evidence that at the time the loans were issued, the fees to Altus Ventures were not disclosed to FSB or to the borrowers taking out those loans. In connection with the senior life settlement loans, the jury convicted Doughty of one count of misapplication of bank funds and one count of a false entry in bank records related to the concealment of the fees to Altus Ventures.

Finally, the jury heard evidence that in January 2008, Doughty arranged a $2 million loan from FSB to Ethanol Products Group, LLC (“EPG”), a startup company in which both Anderson and Doughty had ownership interests. Evidence showed that Doughty advanced the $2 million from FSB, above his individual lending authority, without approval by FSB’s loan committee or board. Soon before issuing the loan, Doughty e-mailed Anderson his "cash strategy" for two other companies they controlled; the "strategy" showed all the EPG loan proceeds would be directed to companies controlled by Anderson and Doughty, ultimately diverting $100,000.00 in "officer bonuses" to Anderson and Doughty. The jury found Doughty guilty of one count of unauthorized issuance of a loan and one count of misapplication of bank funds related to the EPG loan.

At today’s sentencing, United States District Judge Russell sentenced Doughty to 48 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Russell also ordered Doughty to pay $10,120,166.58 in restitution to the FDIC. Doughty must report to federal prison on Monday, April 3, 2017.

On December 2, 2016, Judge Russell sentenced Anderson to 18 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Anderson was also ordered to pay $3,250,409.12 in restitution to the FDIC. On April 14, 2016, Anderson pleaded guilty to a one-count Information charging him with conspiring with Doughty to commit bank fraud. As part of the plea agreement, the government agreed to dismiss at sentencing the charges against him from the indictment. Anderson testified as a witness for the government at Doughty’s trial."

In my opinion it is difficult to put a way a senior citizen to federal prison since it is very spartan and harsh punishment. There are bunk beds and you need to get all kind of passes. Terrible. To read more about federal prison, go here....

former DEA agent gets one year probation for false statement

According to the feds..."Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that DAVID POLOS, formerly an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), was sentenced to one year of probation, 250 hours of community service, and $5,300 in financial penalties for conspiracy and making false statements to the government regarding his and a DEA colleague’s employment at an adult entertainment establishment. POLOS, who was convicted at trial along with co-conspirator and former DEA colleague Glen Glover on June 9, 2016, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe. In sentencing POLOS, Judge Gardephe said that POLOS’s behavior was “truly shocking” for a law enforcement official who held “a great deal of responsibility.”

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Bharara said: “David Polos, a former supervisory DEA agent, was sentenced today for lying on his national security forms. Even more so than others, federal agents, sworn to enforce the law, must first obey it themselves. Polos violated his oath and broke the law. He now stands a convicted felon.”

According to the evidence established at trial:

POLOS, who supervised the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Strike Force as an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, and Glover lied about his employment at, and ownership interests in, an adult entertainment establishment (the “Club”) in Northern New Jersey in connection with a background check that was specifically designed to determine their suitability as employees of a federal law enforcement agency with access to classified information. POLOS also failed to disclose, in response to a question about his relationships with foreign nationals, his intimate relationship with a Brazilian national who danced at the Club. The national security forms POLOS and Glover submitted in connection with the background check required disclosure of outside employment in part due to concerns attendant to certain types of employment, including proximity to crime and persons involved in crime and the risk of employee blackmail.

Glover and POLOS submitted national security forms in August and September 2011, respectively, that stated, among other things, that they did not have employment other than their DEA jobs within the previous seven years, and that POLOS had not had any close, continuing contact with foreign nationals during that same period of time. In fact, Glover was the part owner of, and POLOS had a convertible ownership interest in, the Club. POLOS had, at the time he submitted his form, begun an intimate relationship with a foreign national from Brazil who worked as a dancer at the Club. POLOS and Glover had been warned by others, including Club employees, that at times drug use, drug sales, and illicit sexual activity appeared to be taking place at and outside the Club, which also operated as an all-cash business and did not pay required taxes during its first year in operation.

POLOS and Glover both worked regular managerial shifts at the Club in the months prior to and following their submission of the national security forms. They also hired, fired, and paid bartenders, dancers, and bouncers; supervised the Club’s renovation, advertised the Club in local periodicals; manned a back office available only to employees; remotely monitored video camera feed from the Club when not present; and generally tended to various Club-related matters. POLOS and Glover at times attended to Club matters during DEA work hours.

Had POLOS and Glover truthfully disclosed their employment at the Club, their ownership and involvement in the affairs of the Club would have been investigated as part of their background checks, and the security clearances that they were required to maintain as federal law enforcement employees likely would have been denied.

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POLOS, 51, of West Nyack, New York, and Glover, 45, of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, were convicted of one count of conspiracy to make false statements, and were each convicted of one count of making false statements, in connection with their work at the Club. POLOS was convicted of an additional count of false statements in connection with his failure to disclose his relationship with a foreign national. Glover is due to be sentenced on February 10, 2017."

He is very lucky he got probation, he could have done serious time. To see what life is in prison, go here...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Three Nigerian Nationals convicted in cyber fraud case

facebook romance scammers?

According to the feds...."Three Nigerian nationals, who in July 2015 were extradited from South Africa to the Southern District of Mississippi, were convicted today by a federal jury for their wide-ranging Internet fraud schemes.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis of the Southern District of Mississippi made the announcement.

Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, access device fraud, and theft of U.S. government funds, two counts of mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Ayelotan faces up to 95 years in prison. Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31 was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, access device fraud, and theft of U.S. government funds, three counts of mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Raheem faces up to 115 years in prison. Femi Alexander Mewase, 45, was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit identity theft, access device fraud, and theft of U.S. government funds. Mewase faces up to 25 years in prison. Sentencing for all three is set for May 24 in the Southern District of Mississippi.

According to trial testimony and evidence presented in the three-week trial, the defendants participated in numerous complex Internet-based financial fraud schemes, including romance scams, re-shipping scams, fraudulent check scams, and work-at-home scams, as well as bank, financial, and credit card account takeovers. From as early as 2001, the defendants identified and solicited potential victims through online dating websites and work-at-home opportunities. In some instances, the defendants carried on fictitious online romantic relationships with victims for the purpose of using the victims to further objectives of the conspiracy. For example, the defendants convinced victims to ship and receive merchandise purchased with stolen personal identifying information (PII) and compromised credit card and banking information, to deposit counterfeit checks, to withdraw money from fraudulent pre-paid debit cards that were loaded with money from stolen credit cards and to transfer proceeds of the conspiracy via wire, U.S. mail, or express delivery services.

A total of 21 defendants were charged in this case. To date, defendants Adekunle Adefila, 41, of Nigeria; Anuoluwapo Segun Adegbemigun, 40, of Nigeria; Gabriel Oludare Adeniran, 30, of Nigeria; Genoveva Farfan, 45, of California; Rhulane Fionah Hlungwane, 26, of South Africa; Teslim Olarewaju Kiriji, 30, of Nigeria; Dennis Brian Ladden, 75, of Wisconsin; Olutoyin Ogunlade, 41, of New York; Taofeeq Olamilekan Oyelade, 32, of Nigeria; Olufemi Obaro Omoraka, 27, of Nigeria; and Olusegun Seyi Shonekan, 34, of Nigeria; have pleaded guilty to related conspiracy charges. Susan Anne Villeneuve, 49, of California, is awaiting trial.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case. Significant assistance was also provided by the Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs, the HSI Cyber Crimes Center, HSI Attach├ęs in Pretoria, South Africa and Dakar, Senegal, the U.S. Marshals Service’s International Investigations Branch and the Southern District of Mississippi District Office, the South African Police Service (SAPS) Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI) Electronic Crimes Unit, the SAPS Interpol Extradition Unit, the South African National Prosecution Authority and the South African Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Trial Attorney Conor Mulroe of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, Senior Counsel Peter Roman of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams of the Southern District of Mississippi tried the case."

Trust me, this is the tip of the iceberg. Just open a facebook account and allow "friends" to contact you via messenger and you will be bombarded with thousands of friend requests from all kind of romance scammers. The give away is african names with photos of white women. It is sickening what has become of facebook.  There are so many scammers on facebook, I dont think there is enough room in all of the prisons to put these crooks.

To see what these scammers can  expect in federal prison, go here...

the paperback version is here...
PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]