Sunday, May 28, 2017

Oral law and Written law are linked

Where is proof that the Talmud or Oral Law, was taught at Mount Sinai as well? © (2017)
The Rabbis teach us that the Talmud was taught by Moses as well.
The proof can be found based on Gematria. It says at Genesis
3:6 , “And the woman saw that the tree was good for eating and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable as a means to to wisdom, and she took of it’s fruit and ate and she gave also to her husband with her and he ate.”    

From this phrase we learn the power of temptation. This phrase equals 5323. So how do we conquer it? There is a  phrase in Talmud Kedushin 30b and it says the following,” my son, I created the evil inclination and I created the Torah as an antidote, and if you are engaged in Torah, you will not be given into it’s hands.”There is something interesting in this prhase and it is a most appropriate connection to Genesis 6:3 as it is also 5323.   

To learn more about my findings of the Bible and life, go here...

online eyeglass retailer charged with fraud.....

Vitaly Borker, charged a second tine

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector in Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced the arrest of VITALY BORKER, the operator of “,” an online retailer of purported designer eyewear.  BORKER was arrested pursuant to a complaint charging him with mail and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud unsuspecting customers by misrepresenting the authenticity and condition of eyeglasses sold through the website, and to harass customers who complained or attempted to return their purchases.  BORKER was arrested this morning and will be presented later today before the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said:  “As alleged, Vitaly Borker ran his eyewear business,, as an online platform for fraud, selling defective and counterfeit merchandise. And as alleged, when his customers rightfully complained or tried to get their money back, Borker harassed and abused them. Borker’s shameless brand of alleged abuse cannot be tolerated, and we are committed to protecting consumers from becoming victims of such criminal behavior. We thank our partners at the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for their shared commitment to this mission.”
USPIS Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett said: “As the adage goes, what goes around comes around - Mr. Borker took this to the extreme when he allegedly devised his fraud scheme to cheat consumers attempting to purchase eyewear.  His cool shades couldn’t shield him from the bright light of law enforcement who illuminated his alleged illicit scheme.  He should have realized he could never outwit Postal Inspectors.”
According to the allegations in the Complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court:[1]
BORKER operates the eyewear website “” that purported to sell “brand new and 100% authentic” luxury eyewear, and that advertised itself as “the planet’s biggest online website for designer discount sunglasses and eyeglasses.”  But customers of frequently received damaged and counterfeit items, were refused refunds, charged unauthorized restocking fees, or never sent eyewear for which they had been charged.  When those customers tried to return merchandise, BORKER, using an alias, subjected them to a campaign of abusive emails and text messages.  BORKER also insulted customers, called them names, and threatened to refer disputed sales to debt collectors.
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BORKER, 41, of Brooklyn, New York, is charged with mail fraud and wire fraud, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.  The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.
Acting U.S. Attorney Kim praised the efforts of the USPIS in this case.  He added that the investigation is ongoing.
This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Nicolas Landsman-Roos and Danielle R. Sassoon are in charge of the prosecution.
The charges contained in the Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty."
How much time will he receive in prison? It depends on the amount of the theft. It will not help that this is his second crime.  You do get extra time as a repeat offender.

I did meet him at the Brooklyn Halfway House . He was always on the go and happy to go home. He is like 6'5. I guess he did not learn his lesson the first time.

To see what he can expect in prison, go here....

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This is how companies rip truckers off, truckers beware

We made a deal with Stronghold Solutions to pick up a load from Canada and deliver to Brooklyn,  NY to Park Avenue Building and Roofing.  My driver was running late due to traffic and accidents. The man at Stronghold Solutions kept badgering me, calling me and emailing me, where is the trucker,? where is the trucker?  He says he is deducting 500 dollars for being late. I said where in the contract does it give you a right to deduct 500.00 dollars. The contract says they can deduct 150 if we dont notify them, but I notified them the whole day. Driver shows up and then they tell him you have to come back tomorrow morning to unload.  They treated him worse than a dog.  He parked his truck in front of the place till they unloaded him. Now company, US Industrial Corp wants to deduct 1200 for "allegedly blocking their driveway. This was a sham not pay a hard working trucker delivering his load.

Shame on Stronghold Solutions , Shame on Park Avenue Building and Roofing and US Industrial Corp.

The Torah says, pay the worker on time. Take heed.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Anthony Weiner takes guilty plea

"Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) announced that ANTHONY WEINER was charged with, and pled guilty to, transferring obscene material to a minor.  WEINER surrendered to the FBI in New York this morning, pled guilty before United States District Judge Loretta A. Preska, and was released on bail pending sentencing.  Sentencing has been scheduled for September 8, 2017, at 11 a.m.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “Today, former Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted and pled guilty to sending sexually explicit images and directions to engage in sexual conduct to a girl he knew to be 15 years old. Weiner’s conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime, one for which he is now convicted and will be sentenced. We thank the FBI and the NYPD for their work in this investigation.”
FBI Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. said: “We work every day in the FBI and law enforcement to stop adults from preying on vulnerable children. Our partnership with the NYPD cannot be stressed enough in this case, and we would like to thank the Special Victims Unit for all the work and effort they put into this investigation.”
According to the Information filed in Manhattan federal court today and statements made in Court during today’s plea proceeding, between in or about January and March 2016, WEINER used online messaging and video chat applications to communicate with a minor girl he knew to be 15 years old (the “Minor Victim”).  In the course of those communications, WEINER transferred obscene material to the Minor Victim, including directions to engage in sexual conduct and sexually explicit images. 
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WEINER, 52, of New York, New York, has pled guilty to one count of transferring obscenity to a minor, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.  The maximum potential sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the Judge.
Mr. Kim praised the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Victims Division of the New York City Police Department."

If he does do federal time in federal prison, what can he expect? Will he end up in Fort Dix with the other 800 or so sex offenders? Go here...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Love your neighbor like yourself

This phrase is quoted by Rabbi Akiva who says it is a great mitzvah in the Torah. But is it really referring to? How do you show that love? Based on Gematria, we have a clue. The gematria of vehavta le'rei'acha komacha  or love your neighbor like yourself is  820. Another phrase with the same number is hevuu ameilim baTorah, or immerse yourself in Torah study, as noted by Rashi in Bechukosai.

This teaches us that you should love your neighbor to teach him Torah as if you are teaching yourself.

To read more of my findings about Gematria and how they connect to our world go here and thanks for stopping by...


Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Jersey Attorney charged in stock scam

Attorney Gregg Jaclin, indicted
"SAN FRANCISCO – Gregg Jaclin, an attorney and resident of New Jersey, was indicted today for his role in an alleged securities fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  According to the indictment, Jaclin, through the law firms at which he worked, conspired with another individual in a scheme to create and sell public shell companies with no ongoing business but which, in on their Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, were represented to be owned and controlled by various individuals and were legitimate businesses.  In reality, they were shell companies created by one individual and meant for one purpose—selling them to others, who in some cases used them as vehicles for securities market manipulation schemes.  Jaclin and the other individual also allegedly obstructed multiple SEC investigations into their conduct.
According to the indictment filed today, since at least March of 2008, Jaclin, 47, of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, was a licensed attorney who specialized in creating and taking public small companies.  After helping companies through what the indictment alleges was referred to as his “self-filing process” to take companies public, Jaclin would frequently facilitate the sale of the companies that he and his co-conspirator created, in a “reverse merger” with a privately traded company owned by others.  According to the indictment, Jaclin conspired to misuse this process in a way that violated federal law.  Specifically, with Jaclin’s knowledge, his co-conspirator allegedly found individuals who would serve as sham nominee chief executive officers (CEOs) of the companies.  These nominee CEOs, on paper, served as majority shareholders and sole directors of the companies.  Nevertheless, in reality they did little more than receive payment for signing documents.  The nominee CEOs exerted no control over the companies and took directions from Jaclin’s co-conspirator.  Similarly, Jaclin’s co-conspirator allegedly recruited sham minority shareholders as part of the scheme.  With Jaclin’s knowledge, money was fronted to these shareholders to purchase the securities of the companies, and fraudulent business plans were drafted for the companies, purporting to demonstrate the companies had real plans to engage in business and grow.  In actuality, the companies were created and maintained for the sole purpose of being sold as a shell to purchasers who, either individually or as a group, wished to control all of the shares of the company.  The companies were then, in most cases, used as a vehicle for a reverse merger, and the stock of the resulting companies was, in some instances, subject to market manipulation.
To assist in the scheme, Jaclin allegedly prepared and directed the filing of numerous fraudulent documents to create the companies, register their shares for public sale, and sell the companies in a reverse-merger transaction.  According to the indictment, the documents that Jaclin and his co-conspirator filed with the SEC contained misrepresentations, promises, and omissions that allowed the shares of the companies to become publicly tradable.  Following the reverse mergers, later investors who looked at the SEC filings would be misled into believing that the companies had legitimate histories of actual business and numerous shareholders when, in reality, the original company was a shell with only one person controlling all the stock.  Jaclin is also accused of corruptly obstructing and impeding the proceedings on the SEC with respect to two separate companies.
In sum, Jaclin was charged with conspiracy, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371; securities fraud, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 78ff and 17 C.F.R. § 240.10b-5; false filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b) and 78ff; false filing under the Securities Act of 1933, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 77q(a) and 77x; scheme to conceal a material fact from a government agency, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(1); false writings to a government agency, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 101(a)(3); and two counts of obstruction of the proceedings of the SEC, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1505. 
An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  If convicted, the maximum penalty for conspiracy is five years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, the maximum penalty for securities fraud and false filing under the Exchange Act of 1934 is 20 years’ imprisonment and a $5,000,000 fine; the maximum penalty for false filing under the Securities Act of 1933 is five years’ imprisonment and a $10,000 fine; the maximum penalty for scheme to conceal a material fact from a government agency, false writings to a government agency, and each count of obstruction of proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission is five years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.  Any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court only after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553."
There are no ties in federal prison. The feds do their homework. If he ends up in federal prison, this is what he can expect....

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

when your wife is your king.....

Interesting to note, the phrase by the rabbis that states to respect the honor of the wife and it brings you success as noted in Talmud Baba Metzia equals, 4243, which is same as Koheles 12:9, wise advice,,,,,

To learn more about my gematria findings, go here...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Two smugglers head to federal prison....

"CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two Alvin residents have been ordered to prison for their involvement in transporting undocumented immigrants, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

Sarah Lynn Reyes, 23, and Martin Thomas Contreras, 25, pleaded guilty Feb. 21, 2017, to transporting an alien in reckless disregard of his citizenship. Reyes also admitted to fleeing a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) checkpoint.

Today, U.S. District Judge John Rainey handed both men an 18-month sentence. He expressed his hope that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to others who may be thinking about transporting undocumented immigrants. Both will also be required to serve a term of two years of supervised release following completion of their prison terms.

On Dec. 21, 2016, both arrived at the CBP checkpoint on Texas Hwy 77 south of Santa driving a four-door Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with their three young children in the back seat. Reyes was driving and Contreras was located in the front passenger seat. Officers observed a large lump on the backseat floorboard covered with a blanket. At that time, a canine service agent alerted to the vehicle, which prompted them to refer the vehicle to the secondary inspection area.

Reyes did not comply and accelerated away. A chase ensued for approximately 75 miles, during which time Reyes drove at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour disregarding stop signs and red lights. She was eventually apprehended in Corpus Christi. At that time, authorities discovered an undocumented immigrant from Mexico laying under the blanket on the floorboard where the children were seated.

At the hearing today, Judge Rainey noted that the driving conduct was extremely dangerous to the young children in the car, other motorists and law enforcement and that it was one of the longest high-speed chases he has seen.

The defendants were permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

U.S. Border Patrol conducted the investigation. Assistant Attorney Jon Muschenheim prosecuted the case."

They are lucky they only received 18 months. The judge gave them a big break. To see what they can expect in federal prison , go here...

former defense contractor sent to prison.....

 " The former defense contractor for an Alaska company operating in the State of Washington was sentenced on Friday, May 12, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 18 months in prison and one year of supervised release, for filing a false tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. BRENT S. MEISNER, 59, was convicted of tax fraud after a court trial. He was ordered to pay $41,706 in restitution for the taxes he failed to pay. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said MEISNER’s “arrogance” led to the crime. “We have to do our part to uphold the tenets (of our country). It starts with the rule of law. This was an affront to the rule of law in many ways.”
          According to records filed in the case, the investigation found that MEISNER and others embezzled more than $200,000 in labor, materials, overhead, and money from Doyon, Ltd., to remodel MEISNER’s Gig Harbor home. Doyon, Ltd. (Doyon) is an Alaska Native regional economic development corporation that hired MEISNER to serve as president of Doyon/Cherokee, a construction company that specialized in federal, state, and local public construction contracting. On July 31, 2009, MEISNER purchased a home in Gig Harbor, Washington, which he wanted to remodel. MEISNER, and his co-defendant, Brady Farley, and others directed Doyon/Cherokee construction workers to report to the new MEISNER home to work on the remodel. Everybody who worked on the job or delivered materials understood it to be a private job for the benefit of Mr. MEISNER.
          To pay for and simultaneously conceal the costs of MEISNER’s remodel, Farley and others falsified records, fabricated subcontracts, altered accounting records, and in some instances destroyed records. They falsified timecards, falsified invoices, and falsified bills, labelling them as expenses on government jobs rather than work performed on the MEISNER remodel. The false records made it difficult for others to detect or reconstruct what was going on. MEISNER threatened his superiors in Alaska with retaliation if they reported his conduct to federal authorities. MEISNER ultimately admitted to using company money to remodel his home, but argued he was authorized to do so. He further admitted to instructing a painter to create false invoices so he could present them to his employer.  Farley was acquitted in the bench trial.
          Evidence presented at trial showed that MEISNER failed to include roughly $170,000 in his 2009 federal individual income tax returns. MEISNER reported more than $300,000 in salary and bonuses from Doyon in his 2009 federal income tax returns, but failed to report any of the money he stole, converted, embezzled or got in the form of kickbacks. The evidence introduced by the United States and the defense established that MEISNER reported total earnings (wages and bonus) for 2009 of $332,841. MEINSER failed to report an additional $169,563 in labor and materials he received for his home remodel."

According to hardened criminals, 18 months of imprisonment is microwave time, as it will go by very quickly. To see what he can expect in federal prison, go here...

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Former MLB Baseball player found guilty of insider trading....

"ANTA ANA, California – A federal jury today convicted former professional baseball player Douglas DeCinces of insider trading charges for using non-public information to purchase stock in an Orange County company in transactions that netted him $1.3 million in profits.
         A second man who illegally took the insider information from DeCinces – David Parker – was also found guilty today of violating federal securities laws.
         The guilty verdicts follow a trial that lasted nearly two months in United States District Court.
         As a result of the guilty verdicts, DeCinces, 66, of Laguna Beach, and Parker, 65, of Provo, Utah, respectively face statutory maximum penalties of 220 years and 60 years in federal prison.
         United States District Judge Andrew J. Guilford will schedule a status conference in the coming weeks to discuss future proceedings in the case, including sentencing hearings.
         At trial, prosecutors argued that DeCinces obtained the insider information from James V. Mazzo, 60, a neighbor of DeCinces in Laguna Beach, who was the CEO of the Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. Mazzo is accused of telling DeCinces that his company was going to be acquired by Abbott Laboratories. The jury that convicted DeCinces and Parker was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the charges against Mazzo, and Judge Guilford declared mistrial on these charges.
         Mazzo allegedly provided DeCinces with confidential information in advance of Abbott’s January 2009 acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics (NYSE: EYE). DeCinces and his associates, including Parker, used the non-public information to purchase shares of EYE, which increased from approximately $8 to $22 as a result of the acquisition.
         The evidence presented at trial showed that DeCinces liquidated his diverse stock portfolio of investments at Merrill Lynch – suffering approximately $80,000 in losses – to obtain approximately $160,000 that he used to purchase EYE stock. DeCinces ultimately purchased a total of 90,700 shares of EYE stock, which he sold soon after Abbott’s tender offer for the company was publicly announced, and realized approximately $1.3 million in profits.
         DeCinces gave information on the acquisition of EYE to Parker. After purchasing EYE shares and selling them following the acquisition, Parker realized illegal profits of nearly $350,000.
         The jury found DeCinces guilty of 14 counts of insider trading. The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on 18 additional counts of insider trading. Judge Guilford declared a mistrial on the unresolved charges.
         Parker was convicted of three counts of insider trading in the context of a tender offer.
         As a result of the mistrial, Mazzo still faces 13 counts of insider trading, and another 13 counts of insider trading in the context of a tender offer.
         The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS Criminal Investigation. The Securities and Exchange Commission provided assistance during the investigation.
         This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Cazares of the Major Frauds Section, as well as Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer L. Waier, Ivy A. Wang and Lawrence E. Kole of the Santa Ana Branch Office."

What were they expecting that they would never get caught? Obviously not. For fed time 1.3 million may net 5 year prison sentence. 
To see what they can expect in federal prison , please go here....

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

Restauranteur Peralta takes guilty plea

 "Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HAMLET PERALTA pled guilty today to wire fraud in connection with his scheme to obtain money from investors by fraudulently representing that he was using their investments to further a profitable, multimillion-dollar wholesale liquor business. PERALTA pled guilty before United States District Judge Katherine B. Forrest. Sentencing has been scheduled for September 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “Hamlet Peralta swindled millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors who trusted him because of his reputation in the community as a business owner and restaurateur. As Peralta has now admitted, instead of being an honest broker, he stole their money and used it to fund his own lavish lifestyle and to further a massive Ponzi scheme.”
According to the Complaint and Indictment filed in Manhattan federal court and today’s plea proceeding:
From 2013 through 2014, PERALTA solicited more than $12 million from multiple investors by falsely representing that the investors’ money would be used to engage in wholesale liquor distribution for a profit. He made these promises both orally and in written contracts. To bolster the supposed bona fides of his fictitious business, he provided investors with forged invoices and other documentation, purporting to establish the high volume of liquor he both bought from licensed wholesalers in New York and sold to wholesale and retail clients for a profit.
In truth and in fact, however, PERALTA misappropriated the millions of dollars in investments he received. He took out much of the money in cash and used some of it to both support his lifestyle and rehabilitate a failing restaurant he owned. Because he purchased very little liquor and had no profits with which to pay back investors, he then began borrowing large sums of money from new investors on the false promise that he was investing that money in the liquor business, and used that money to repay prior investors.
In or about 2013, for example, PERALTA told a prospective investor (“Investor-1”) who was a frequent customer at PERALTA’s restaurant and who had become friendly with PERALTA that he (PERALTA) owned a separate business called West 125th Street Liquors and that he had been approved as an exclusive wine distributor to a major national restaurant supply company (the “Restaurant Supply Company”) that was beginning a wholesale wine business. PERALTA told the investor that he would receive significant interest on his investments, based on profits from the wholesale liquor distribution business. In truth and in fact, however, PERALTA did not own West 125th Street Liquors, and he had not been approved to be a distributor for the Restaurant Supply Company. Indeed, neither PERALTA nor West 125th Street Liquors ever supplied anything to the Restaurant Supply Company. PERALTA also provided vestor-1 with fake documentation on the Restaurant Supply Company’s letterhead, falsely representing that the Restaurant Supply Company would be electronically transferring PERALTA $1,826,350 within seven days.
Investor-1 provided PERALTA with more than $3.5 million over the course of the next year, a substantial portion of which was used to pay back other investors. Ultimately, PERALTA owed Investor-1 approximately $2 million. In all, PERALTA, who obtained approximately $12 million from investors, failed to pay back millions of dollars of that money.
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PERALTA, 37, of the Bronx, New York, has pled guilty to one count of wire fraud, which carries a maximum term of 20 years in prison. The maximum potential sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge."

How much time is he facing in prison? Depends on how much he stole, and the fact that he took a plea will be in his favor, could shave off some time and depends if he is a cooperator.
To see what he can expect in prison if he gets prison time, go here....

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

the road to disbarment

According to the feds, "Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today that WALTER C. LITTLE, a/k/a “Chet,” a former partner at an international law firm (the “Firm”), and ANDREW BERKE, a business associate of LITTLE, were arrested this morning and charged with insider trading. LITTLE and BERKE collectively made approximately $1 million in profits in connection with options and stock trading based on material nonpublic information that LITTLE improperly accessed from the Firm’s databases and then provided to BERKE. LITTLE and BERKE were arrested today and presented before a Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Florida.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “Walter Little, a former partner at a major international law firm, allegedly used confidential information – entrusted to the firm by its clients – to illegally trade for personal gain. Although he billed no work for these clients, Little allegedly used his position at the firm to access and share their nonpublic business information. As alleged, Little and Andrew Berke then used that inside information to make approximately $1 million in illegal profits. We continue the fight against illegal insider trading, and are committed, along with our partners at the FBI and the SEC, in ensuring fairness and integrity in our financial markets.
FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said: “Little and Berke allegedly used Little’s position at the firm to access material, nonpublic information and engage in insider trading – a scheme that ultimately resulted in collective profits of approximately $1 million. Having access to this type of information is a privilege, one that is extended in furtherance of trusted business-related matters. When clients’ proprietary information is used in this way, they’re not the only ones at risk of losing; keeping our markets fair for all investors remains a top priority for the FBI. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to bring charges against those who use illegal and unfair advantages in our securities markets.”
According to the Complaint unsealed today in Manhattan federal court:[1]
Between February 2015 and May 2016, LITTLE was employed at the Firm as a partner. During that time, the Firm provided transactional and regulatory legal advice to a wide variety of corporations, among other services. Clients regularly entrusted the Firm with nonpublic information and the Firm consequently enacted policies requiring its employees to keep such information confidential. LITTLE, however, failed to abide by these policies. Even though he did not perform any billable work for the associated clients, LITTLE accessed documents relating to seven different companies containing material nonpublic information about (1) a client’s anticipated delisting from the NASDAQ stock exchange; (2) multiple clients’ involvement in mergers and acquisitions; (3) multiple clients’ anticipated earnings announcements; and (4) a securities offering being planned by a client. LITTLE then purchased and sold stock and options based on the information contained in these documents, making profits of over approximately $320,000.
In addition to trading on the information himself, LITTLE also provided the information to BERKE, his business associate and friend. BERKE also traded on the information, making profits of over approximately $660,000. For example, on or about July 23, 2015, LITTLE accessed a document on the Firm’s document management system entitled “Revised Merger Agreement,” which contained material nonpublic information about an upcoming merger of a Firm client. The following morning, between approximately 8:31 a.m. and 8:34 a.m., LITTLE and BERKE exchanged approximately six text messages. Approximately an hour later, at 9:41 a.m., BERKE purchased hundreds of shares of stock in the relevant company. The merger referenced in the document that LITTLE had accessed became public approximately three days later, resulting in significant profits for BERKE.
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LITTLE, 43, of Tampa, Florida, and BERKE, 49, of Apollo Beach, Florida, are each charged with one count of conspiring to commit securities fraud and six counts of securities fraud. LITTLE is also charged with an additional five counts of securities fraud. The charge of conspiring to commit securities fraud carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and each securities fraud count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The charges also carry a maximum fine of $5 million, or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense. The statutory maximum sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants would be determined by the judge."

What where they thinking, that they would  never get caught? A sin in secret , God makes it public. as noted in Talmud Sota.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Utah based wholesale pharmaceutical distributor gets 5 year prison sentence

According to the feds...".Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that RANDY CROWELL, a/k/a “Roger,” was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for fraudulently distributing, through his Utah-based wholesale distribution company, more than $100 million worth of prescription drugs obtained through a nationwide black market. The defendant distributed the drugs in question, which were predominantly used to treat HIV/AIDS, to pharmacies, where they were dispensed to unsuspecting patients. As part of his sentence, CROWELL also agreed to forfeit more than $13 million in personal profits from the scheme and was ordered to pay an additional $65 million in restitution to Medicaid. CROWELL pled guilty on January 6, 2017, to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud before United States District Judge Edgardo Ramos, who also imposed today’s sentence.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “For more than two years, Randy Crowell personally profited from perverting a system designed to ensure patients receive safe and effective medication. He victimized healthcare companies and government benefit programs, as well as countless people suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The recipients of Crowell’s black market medications had no way to know that the medicines they purchased at pharmacies might be dangerous.”
CROWELL’s sentence marks the culmination of a six-year investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation into a massive, nationwide healthcare fraud scheme involving the resale of black market medications worth more than $500 million. Including CROWELL, 57 defendants have been charged and convicted for their roles in the scheme. Through these prosecutions, hundreds of millions in restitution and criminal forfeiture have been recovered for victims, including Medicaid.
According to the allegations contained in the Indictment and other documents filed in the case, as well as statements made during the plea proceedings:
From early 2010 until at least July 2012, CROWELL, who was the owner and operator of a licensed wholesale distributor of prescription medications based in St. George, Utah (“Wholesaler-1”), participated in a sophisticated scheme to defraud health insurance companies and government programs such as Medicaid out of hundreds of millions of dollars by trafficking prescriptions through a nationwide black market. CROWELL, through Wholesaler-1, purchased more than $100 million worth of prescription medications from this black market at a fraction of the legitimate prices for these drugs, before selling the same as new, legitimate bottles of medication to pharmacies all over the country.
To maximize their profits, CROWELL and his co-conspirators focused on some of the most expensive medications on the market, including those used to treat HIV/AIDS. The profitable scheme was potentially dangerous to the tens of thousands of patients ultimately receiving and taking these prescription drugs. Many of the bottles purchased through the underground market and then distributed as safe, legitimate medications by CROWELL and Wholesaler-1 had in fact been previously dispensed to others, including individuals based in the Southern District of New York. To conceal the fact that they had been previously dispensed, the bottles were typically “cleaned” with hazardous chemicals such as lighter fluid before being transported and stored in conditions that were frequently unsanitary and insufficient to ensure the safety and efficacy of the medication.
Rather than purchasing medications from manufacturers or legitimate authorized distributors at full price, scheme participants, including CROWELL, created and exploited an underground market for these prescription drugs. Scheme participants targeted the cheapest possible source of supply for these drugs – Medicaid patients and other individuals who received these prescription drugs on a monthly basis for little or no cost, and who were then willing to sell their medicines rather than taking them as prescribed (the “Insurance Beneficiaries”).
Insurance Beneficiaries had prescriptions filled for medications each month at pharmacies across the country, including in Manhattan and the Bronx, and then sold their medications to low-level participants (“Collectors”) in the scheme who worked on street corners and bodegas and would pay cash – typically as little as $40 or $50 per bottle. Health care benefit programs would not have paid for the medications issued by pharmacies to the Insurance Beneficiaries had these health care benefit programs known that the Insurance Beneficiaries were selling their drugs to others, rather than taking them as prescribed.
Collectors then sold these second-hand drugs to higher-level scheme participants (“Aggregators”) who bought dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of bottles at a time from multiple collectors before selling them to higher-level scheme participants with direct access to legitimate distribution channels, including corrupt wholesale companies like Wholesaler-1. The corrupt wholesale companies, including Wholesaler-1, then resold the bottles as new, at full price, to pharmacies, including potentially the very same pharmacies that initially dispensed these medications. In so doing, CROWELL and other corrupt wholesale companies intentionally misrepresented where these medications were coming from and, in particular, concealed the fact that these prescription drugs had been obtained from an illegal and illegitimate black market.
Between 2010, when Wholesaler-1 was created by CROWELL, and July 2012, Wholesaler-1 had no legitimate sources of supply. Instead, CROWELL caused Wholesaler-1 to purchase exclusively from illegitimate sources – including the so-called “Aggregators” – who sold to CROWELL at substantially reduced rates, sometimes as much as 50 percent less than the price of acquiring these medications from legitimate sources. Consistent with their illegitimate origins, inbound shipments of prescription drugs frequently arrived at Wholesaler-1 improperly packaged in unsealed, unsecure cardboard boxes. On some occasions, bottles of medication arrived at Wholesaler-1 with the initial patient labels still affixed to them. On other occasions, bottles arrived having already been opened, or containing what appeared to be the wrong medication. At the direction of CROWELL, employees of Wholesaler-1 then inventoried these bottles, attempted to remove any bottles that still had patient labels affixed to them or were otherwise visibly used or damaged, and then arranged for the medications to be shipped out to Wholesaler-1’s customers – pharmacies all over the country, including pharmacies in Manhattan and the Bronx.
To effectuate the scheme – and, in particular, to convince pharmacies to buy these medications, and health care benefit programs to pay for them, CROWELL and others made false and fraudulent representations about the origins of these medications. Specifically, CROWELL and others acting at his direction created false and fraudulent documents known as “pedigrees” for these medications, which purported to document the legitimate movement of these medications bought and sold by Wholesaler-1 from a manufacturer to the pharmacy.
In order to evade detection, CROWELL took additional steps to conceal the unlawful nature of his activities, including using the name “Roger,” frequently changing or “dropping” the phones he used to communicate with co-conspirators, and paying co-conspirators through front or “sham” companies.
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In addition to the term of imprisonment, CROWELL, 56, of Henderson, Nevada, was sentenced to three years of supervised release, ordered to forfeit $13,046,635.00, and ordered to pay restitution of $65 million to Medicaid. "

What was he thinking that he could keep scheming and not get caught? The wheels of justice spin slowly but eventually it catches up. He is lucky he only got five years for the amount of money he made. Feds gave him microwave tine. To learn more about the federal prison system, read my story at

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Minister of Mines digs his own pit

Former Minister of Mines, Mahmoum Thiam, convicted felon

According to the feds,...."Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Kenneth A. Blanco, the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, announced that MAHMOUD THIAM was convicted in Manhattan federal court yesterday of money laundering charges stemming from his scheme to launder $8.5 million in bribes that THIAM received from senior representatives of a Chinese conglomerate. THIAM was charged with using his official position as Minister of Mines for the Republic of Guinea to facilitate the award to the Chinese conglomerate of exclusive and highly valuable investment rights in various sectors of the Guinean economy. THIAM was convicted after a seven-day trial before U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote.

Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “As a New York federal jury has now found, Thiam abused his official government position to enrich himself at the expense of one of Africa’s poorest countries. Thiam laundered the proceeds of his bribery scheme into the United States to fund his lavish lifestyle, buying a multi-million dollar estate in Dutchess County, and paying for private schools for his children. Thanks to the work of the FBI, Thiam’s scheme was exposed and he was swiftly convicted.”

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco said: “As a high-level Minister in Guinea, Thiam sold out his country and then used U.S. banks and real estate to hide millions in bribes paid to him by a Chinese conglomerate. Corruption is a global disease that undermines the rule of law everywhere. The Justice Department is committed to investigating and prosecuting those who commit these crimes and use the U.S. financial system and free marketplace to conceal and benefit from their crimes.”

According to the Indictment, other filings in Manhattan federal court, and the evidence admitted at trial:

THIAM, a United States citizen who was Minister of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Guinea in 2009 and 2010, engaged in a scheme to accept bribes from senior representatives of a Chinese conglomerate and to launder that money into the United States and elsewhere. In exchange for these multimillion-dollar bribe payments, THIAM used his position as Minister of Mines to facilitate the award to the Chinese conglomerate of exclusive and highly valuable investment rights in a wide range of sectors of the Guinean economy, including near-total control of Guinea’s significant mining sector.

In order to receive the bribes covertly, THIAM opened a bank account in Hong Kong (the “Hong Kong Account”) and misreported his occupation to the Hong Kong bank to conceal his status as a public official in Guinea. Upon receiving the bribes, THIAM transferred millions of dollars in bribe proceeds from the Hong Kong Account to, among others, THIAM’s bank accounts in the United States; a Malaysian company that facilitated and concealed THIAM’s purchase of a $3,750,000 estate in Dutchess County, New York; private preparatory schools in Manhattan attended by THIAM’s children; and at least one other West African public official.

To further conceal the unlawful source of the bribery proceeds that THIAM transferred from the Hong Kong Account to banks in the United States, THIAM lied to two banks based in Manhattan and on tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service regarding the bribe payments, his position as a foreign public official, and the source of the funds in the Hong Kong Account. In total, THIAM received approximately $8.5 million in bribes from the Chinese conglomerate.

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THIAM, 50, of Manhattan, was convicted of one count of transacting in criminally derived property, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and one count of money laundering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. THIAM is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Cote on August 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge."

This guy had it all, and now he lost it as fast he made it. Greed destroys. He probably thought he would never get caught. How much time is he facing? Based on the amount he stole, he is probably looking at 5 to 10 years. That is my best estimate. He took it to trial and lost so he will do more time for that. Hope for him he can sell his story one day and turn it into an interesting movie.

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

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Petty Thief, Union Chief.....

According to the feds...."Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Andriana Vamvakas, District Director of the Office of Labor-Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor (“OLMS”), announced today the arrest of VICTOR DAVILA, the former president of the Hunts Point Police Benevolent Association (“HPPBA”), for embezzling union funds. As alleged in a Complaint unsealed today, DAVILA stole more than $35,000 from the HPPBA by fraudulently charging personal expenses to the HPPBA and by withdrawing thousands of dollars in cash from union accounts for his own purposes. DAVILA will be presented this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.

Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “Victor Davila allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from the union he was entrusted to serve as its president. Instead of serving his fellow police officers, he allegedly stole from them, using union funds to pay for his own travel to Puerto Rico, meals, and other personal expenses.”

DOL-OLMS District Director Andriana Vamvakas said: “Union officials are required to use the union’s funds only for legitimate purposes, not their own personal gain. Financial mismanagement by union officials not only breaks the law, it betrays the trust their membership placed in them.”

According to the allegations in the Complaint[1] unsealed today in Manhattan federal court:

The HPPBA is the union for peace officers who work at and patrol the Hunts Point Market in the Bronx, New York. DAVILA served as the elected president of the HPPBA from in or about March 2011 through in or about March 2014. Beginning in at least July 2011, only months after becoming the union’s president, through February 2014, DAVILA stole money from the union by using an HPPBA debit card, linked to an HPPBA checking account, to charge expenses with no apparent relation to the business of the HPPBA, including, among other things: (1) multiple charges at a wholesale club in Westchester, New York, including for the purchase of eggs, soap, facial cream, a baking set, a waterproof camcorder, flowers, a video game, a mystery novel, women’s clothing, and a showerhead, (2) multiple charges at fast food and other restaurants, and (3) multiple charges for plane tickets to Puerto Rico. In addition, DAVILA withdrew thousands of dollars in cash from the HPPBA checking account using ATMs, and frequently then deposited corresponding amounts of cash into his own bank account. Based on the investigation to date, it appears that DAVILA stole more than $35,000 in total from the HPPBA.

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DAVILA, 50, of the Bronx, New York, was arrested this morning in Manhattan. DAVILA was charged with embezzling union funds, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge."

Based on the amount stolen, 35,000 is petty for the feds. If he cops a plea, my guess is that he would get probation. If he stole millions that would be another story.

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