March 6, 2021

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Tech entrepreneur John McAfee charged with fraud, money laundering in cryptocurrency schemes

The Southern District of New York has charged tech entrepreneur John McAfee and his cryptocurrency team with fraud and money laundering conspiracy crimes related to two schemes that netted them $13 million.

McAfee, 75, and his executive adviser, Jimmy Gale Watson Jr., 40, are accused of crimes including conspiracy to commit commodities and securities fraud, conspiracy to commit securities and touting fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, substantive wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering for their alleged

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Two men from Hyde County charged after insurance fraud investigation

Two men from Hyde County have been arrested on felony charges of allegedly committing insurance fraud, after reporting a pick-up truck was stolen after it was found in the Pamlico Sound.

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced Friday the arrest of Jahle Lamont Gibbs, 32, and Benjamin Edward Poe, 29, both from Engelhard. Gibbs was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense. Poe was charged with conspiracy and aiding and abetting Gibbs.

According to the arrest warrant, Gibbs told Sentry Insurance that his Ford F-350 truck was stolen when it was found under water at

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11 charged in scheme to defraud Georgia-based insurance company | News

State insurance officials announced 11 individuals have been charged in scheme to defraud a Georgia-based insurance company.

According to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King, warrants were issued after the 11 individuals tried to allegedly defraud American Family Life Assurance Company (Aflac) out of $120,000.

The insurance commissioner said healthcare employees filed 79 fraudulent insurance claims on their accident and hospital polices for services that were never rendered.

“These 11 individuals were part of a coordinated effort to defraud a prominent Georgia-based company,” said Commissioner King. “These types of fraudulent actions lead to increased premiums for all Georgians.

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Dubuque County insurance agent charged with using premium payments for personal use | Tri-state News

EPWORTH, Iowa — An Epworth man is accused of using customers’ insurance premium payments for personal matters and selling policies after his license was revoked.

Michael J. Heiberger, 52, was arrested Thursday at Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on a warrant charging money laundering, six counts of fraudulent sales practices under $10,000 and nine counts of acting as an insurance producer without a license. All are felony charges.

Court documents state that Iowa Insurance Division Fraud Bureau officials opened an investigation into Heiberger Insurance Co. and Heiberger himself on Oct. 24, 2019, after receiving a complaint that he was using premium

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Kevin Hart’s former personal shopper charged with $1 million in theft

Kevin Hart’s former personal shopper appears to have been a rip-off. 

Dylan Jason Syer, 29, was indicted and arraigned in New York’s Queens Supreme Court on grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from the comedian, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Wednesday. 

Katz alleges that Syer was “living out his uber-rich lifestyle fantasies” on Hart’s tab by making unauthorized purchases on Hart’s credit cards from October 2017 through February 2019.

“No one is immune to being targeted by fraudsters,” Katz said. “This defendant, who owned a personal shopper business, used legitimate purchases to gain access and

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