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Virus unleashes wave of fraud in US amid fear and scarcity

A 39-year-old former investment manager in Georgia was already facing federal charges that he robbed hundreds of retirees of their savings through a Ponzi scheme when the rapid spread of COVID-19 presented an opportunity. Christopher A. Parris started pitching himself ...

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Criminal Law: Fraud-Appeal Waiver-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed from the district court’s sentence imposed after defendant pleaded guilty to fraud offenses pursuant to a plea agreement that contained an appeal waiver. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of her sentence. Where the appeal waiver in ...

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Contracts: Printing Press-Fraud-Breach of Representations

Plaintiff, a commercial-printing company, purchased a commercial-grade printing press from defendant. Four years after the purchase, plaintiff filed suit, asserting a claim of fraud against defendant. Plaintiff alleged that the printing press had neither the speed nor the durability defendant ...

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Judge awards $22.75M to defrauded investors, including a judge and pro golfer

Tom Pernice Jr.

A federal judge in Kansas City awarded $22.75 million in damages to a Missouri state court judge and a professional golfer who were defrauded by a longtime acquaintance. In her Nov. 22 judgment, Chief U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips found ...

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