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Posted 7 months ago in Criminal Law Frauds & Scams Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Psychic Found Guilty in $25 Million Fraud

A woman who told her clients she had psychic powers that could fix their problems – past, future and tax-related – was found guilty of fraud and money laundering by a jury in federal criminal court. Rose Marks, who ran a psychic business in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, was immediately taken into custody after the jury’s verdict and faces up to 20 years in prison. Among Marks’ affluent clients who testified against her were a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, a British …

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Posted 7 months ago in Bankruptcy Crime Immigration by Josh Crank  
Real House Husband in Real Danger of Deportation

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice face up to 50 years behind bars if they’re convicted on the 39 criminal counts leveled against them. But to make matters worse, Joe will likely be permanently banished from the United States if he’s convicted on even a single count. That’s because Joe, unlike Teresa and the couple’s four young daughters, is not an American citizen. Born in Italy, Joe was brought to the U.S. by his …

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Posted 8 months ago in Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Frauds & Scams by Josh Crank  
Real Housewife Facing 50 Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme

Could Teresa Guidice become the first star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey State Corrections? Unless they cut a deal with prosecutors, Guidice and her husband Joe could both end up behind bars for up to 50 years. A federal grand jury hit the reality TV couple with a 39-count indictment that includes charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud and making false statements on loan applications. According to the indictment, the Guidices …

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Posted 9 months ago in Medical Malpractice Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Dentist Must Pay $35M for Unnecessary Root Canals

A retired dentist in Shoreline, Wash., has been ordered to cough up $35 million for performing unnecessary root canals on dozens of patients, including some who endured several of the painful procedures. Construction worker Dan O’Neal, who underwent 20 root canals, and occupational therapist Cheryl Grant who got 13 root canals were among more than 200 patients who sued Dr. Henri Duyzend for malpractice. Duyzend retired in 2007 and sold his practice. When the dentist who bought his practice noticed …

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Posted 9 months ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Court Expands Discrimination Protections, Limits Whistleblowers

The New Jersey Supreme Court on July 17 clarified the scope of two important state employment laws, one dealing with reporting discrimination and the other with whistleblowing for fraud.   Sex and Money Michael Battaglia had worked at UPS for many years when he suffered the unfortunate circumstance of moving away to accept a promotion, getting ill, and then moving back to New Jersey, thus becoming the subordinate of a man he had once managed and whom he had disciplined …

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