What is Welfare Fraud?

Government public assistance, or welfare, is available in this country to people who demonstrate a need based on financial situation. If you lie about your income in order to receive benefits, fail to report all your income, or fail to report changes to your income, you may be accused of welfare fraud. The biggest difference… Read More

Former Florida Governor Candidate Arrested For Fraud

Yinka Abodeda Adeshinka, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate in the state of Florida who was defeated in the 2014 Republican Primary Election, was arrested on October 13 at the Tallahassee Regional Airport on two counts of fraud. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Adeshinka allegedly fabricated approximately $150,000 of the $182,000 in… Read More

Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charges

Claims under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act aren’t usually associated with public school educators. Organized criminals, or mobsters as they might be depicted in Hollywood films, might be the more typical defendants. Although it may be hard to believe, a group of Atlanta elementary school teachers are facing trial under RICO charges. Specifically,… Read More

54 individuals charged with food stamp fraud in Georgia

Not every federal crime in Georgia involves violence. Allegations of white-collar crimes can also be made, with significant penalties if the accused is convicted. Fifty-four people have been charged in an alleged fraud scheme involving food stamps and Georgia’s Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program vouchers. According to the federal indictment, the alleged participants would… Read More

Cyber crime rising on FBIs priority list

With so much business now conducted online, it is not surprising that illegal internet activities are spreading as well. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that internet crime is rising on the FBI’s priority list. An FBI agent told the paper that one of the greatest threats the average person faces involves malware that pilfers bank… Read More