The former CEO of a defunct Turkish/American chamber of commerce, who resides in Alpharetta, has been charged with defrauding $9 million from investors who shared his Turkish background, were recent arrivals from Turkey and spoke little English.
600-plus fraud reports so far during pandemic; authorities set up statewide task force
With more than 600 complaints of price gouging and other crimes reported in Georgia, all related to the pandemic, federal and state authorities announced Tuesday the formation of a statewide task force to fight criminal fraud.
$30 million scheme to launder money stolen from elderly, lonely, others cracked in Atlanta
More than $30 million was cheated from the elderly, the lonely and unwary others in a international money laundering scheme based in Atlanta cracked through the effort of more than 30 law enforcement agencies across the country, according to a statement from the U.S. District Attorney in Atlanta.
Three Things You Can Do to Avoid Being Audited
If your income is higher than $200,000, there is currently a 1 in 27 chance you will be audited. But what do these audits entail – and how can you avoid them?
Avoid Being a Victim of Mortgage Fraud
Just this week a federal judge sentenced a former Auburn attorney to nearly four years in prison for mortgage fraud. James Boyd Douglas Jr. handled mortgage refinancings and real estate closings and was found guilty of embezzling $2.3 million from clients. An Atlanta area woman and her brother ran a real estate scam in Baldwin County […]