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Feds file to stop imprisoned White Plains CPA from filing tax...

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.

Ex-employees of AMA Labs in Rockland County plead guilty to rigging...

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.

Feds sue Chestnut Petroleum-owned gas stations to safeguard fuel tanks

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 Painting of Eastchester accused of defrauding federal program

Spectrum allegedly paid kickbacks to the prime contractor and had its workers pose as employees of a certified disadvantaged business enterprise.

Feds sue Dutchess County couple over $1.39M in unpaid taxes

The IRS has made numerous attempts to collect the debts, the complaint states, by direct contact and correspondence, “all of which have been unsuccessful.”

Somers flimflam man, Douglas E. Castle, gets third prison term

Castle hustled his prey in what is known as an “advance fee scam,” a common internet fraud.

Luxury developer Michael D’Alessio facing prison for $58M swindle

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.

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union to pay $95,000 for illegally repossessing...

“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.

Accountant who oversaw fraud detection services accused of fraud

Steven L. Henning allegedly carried out a scheme to persuade people to invest in an intellectual property company, based on fraudulent documents.

Feds accuse developer Michael D’Alessio of wire fraud and demand forfeiture

D'Alessio was already facing numerous accusers and creditors who want pieces of his real estate empire.

Middletown chiropractors accused of massive health care insurance scheme

James and Jeffrey Spina “routinely showed little, if any, regard for which medical services or treatments were medically necessary," according to the federal indictment.

Mastermind of computer heist fails respect test, sentenced to 4 years...

A one-year prison term, the U.S. Attorney’s Office argued, “would diminish respect for the law and undermine general deterrence.”

Man accused of scamming businesses with $3.3M toner scheme

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.

Ex-orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos accused of health care fraud again

“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.

Long arm of the law shuts down New Rochelle “family” business

That’s “family,” as in the Lucchese organized crime family.