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U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman sued Joseph Cervone and Peopleworks Inc. on June 10 in federal court to permanently ban them from the tax-return preparation business.
They allegedly ran human clinical trials with fewer panelists than specified by the lab’s clients, and then made false and misleading statements about test results.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman filed a civil lawsuit May 1 in federal court in Manhattan against Chestnut Petroleum Dist. Inc. of New Paltz, under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Spectrum allegedly paid kickbacks to the prime contractor and had its workers pose as employees of a certified disadvantaged business enterprise.
The IRS has made numerous attempts to collect the debts, the complaint states, by direct contact and correspondence, “all of which have been unsuccessful.”
Castle hustled his prey in what is known as an “advance fee scam,” a common internet fraud.
He commingled investors’ funds in “Ponzi-like fashion,” according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman, and channeled the funds through a series of shell companies.
“Financial institutions must recognize and honor their responsibilities to our men and women in uniform,” John Gore, an assistant U.S. attorney said in the news release.
Steven L. Henning allegedly carried out a scheme to persuade people to invest in an intellectual property company, based on fraudulent documents.
D'Alessio was already facing numerous accusers and creditors who want pieces of his real estate empire.
James and Jeffrey Spina “routinely showed little, if any, regard for which medical services or treatments were medically necessary," according to the federal indictment.
A one-year prison term, the U.S. Attorney’s Office argued, “would diminish respect for the law and undermine general deterrence.”
Mark Mushkin, 52, of Laguna Beach, California, allegedly tricked 878 small businesses into paying him more than $3.3 million for copier toner that was never ordered or delivered.
“I have learned from my mistakes and I am a changed man,” Panos told a judge in 2014, after allegedly setting up a new scheme.
That’s “family,” as in the Lucchese organized crime family.
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