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Case Summary: 

54 year old Richard Kingston was convicted of destroying evidence in a case investigated by the UK's Serious Fraud Office. Kingston was under investigation in connection with offences relating to suspected bribery.

Type of conduct: 
Computer crime
Case Summary: 

A man has been convicted of bankruptcy fraud after a five-year scheme that used fraudulent bankruptcy petitions to bring him a return of approximately USD3 million.

Type of conduct: 
Insolvency offences
Case Summary: 

Carl A Kemp described himself as a "lobbyist". The 43 year old lived in Long Beach California where he once stood for the city council. He ran a consultancy which promoted the interests of "head shops," that is illegal suppliers of marijuana who have public premises and don't do deals on street corners or stinky toilets at festivals. Many of them claim there is a constitutional right to consume marijuana and therefore there can be no offence of supply, others claim medicinal purposes. The reality under the law is simple: in California, the trade is illegal. Therefore the profits are illegal. And from there a chain of illegality begins.

Type of conduct: 
Tax fraud / evasion
Case Summary: 

Valery BOGOMOLNY, 44, (male) of Westwood, Los Angeles, has been convicted of multiple counts of healthcare fraud, sentenced to five years jail and ordered to pay more than USD1.2 million in compensation. At its heart, the case is a documents fraud.

Type of conduct: 
Healthcare / Medicare fraud
Case Summary: 

Nikolai Tehin was an immigrant to the USA from Russia. He found ways to pay his own way through the long and expensive process of qualifying as a lawyer. For more than 30 years, he represented a wide range of clients and enjoyed the rewards, including a house worth some USD8 million in 2004, a 73-foot yacht and a number of expensive cars. But he funded his lifestyle from illegally dipping into clients' funds.

Type of conduct: 
Fiduciary fraud
Case Summary: 

Gilbert G. Lundstrom of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA is 74 years old. He's been sentenced to 11 years in jail for his part in a scheme to hide more than USD100 million in losses from shareholders and investors in TierOne bank. He's also been fined USD1.2 million.

Type of conduct: 
Corporate fraud
Case Summary: 

A 46 year old lawyer from Newport Beach, California, defrauded his clients of USD8 million. He has been sentenced to just over five years in jail.

Type of conduct: 
Ponzi / Pyramid fraud
Case Summary: 

An office manager with a distributor of retail goods has been convicted of embezzling more than USD300,000 from her employer. Her methods were simple and her cover-up classic.

Type of conduct: 
Embezzlement
Case Summary: 

On 4th January 2016, Hovik Simitian, 48, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. His actions were in concert with others and were examples of a long-running type of fraud that has long afflicted the healthcare system.

Type of conduct: 
Healthcare / Medicare fraud
Case Summary: 

Mark Anthony McGovern (49) was convicted of tax evasion in 2008 but before he was sentenced he told the Judge he was unprepared to go to jail, that he found the idea upsetting and frightening.

So he ran away.

Type of conduct: 
Tax fraud / evasion

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