Former Solano County Executive Gets Prison For $1B Solar FraudA former energy executive in Solano County who took part in $1 billion solar power fraud that bilked Warren Buffett's company and many others was sentenced Tuesday to six years in federal prison and ordered to pay $624 million in restitution.
Former State Worker Sentenced For Role In $2M Scheme To Defraud Office Of AIDSA former state worker from Sacramento was sentenced to two years in prison for her role in a scheme to defraud the Office of AIDS out of millions of dollars, prosecutors announced Thursday.
FBI Impersonator Convicted Of Defrauding Assyrian Immigrants In CeresA federal jury has convicted an Arizona man of impersonating an FBI agent to defraud immigrants in California, officials said Monday.
Kings County Man Indicted For $10 Million Sleep Clinic FraudA man from Kings County was indicted for using the sleep clinic he owned to charge Medicare for $10 million worth of sleep tests that were never actually performed, said the Department of Justice.
Ceres Rental Fraud Suspect Allegedly Posted Turlock Properties On Facebook Marketplace, Scammed People Out Of $2,000A Ceres man has been arrested on suspicion of rental fraud across several central California communities.
Owner Of Greater Sacramento Area Hospice, Home Health Care Facilities Pleads Guilty To Medicare FraudAn owner of multiple home health care facilities and a hospice around the Sacramento area pleaded guilty to a home health care fraud scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday
California COVID-19 Benefits Fraud Could Reach $9.8 Billion -- Over Double The Original EstimatesCalifornia may have paid out nearly $10 billion in phony coronavirus unemployment claims — more than double the previous estimate — with some of that money going to organized crime in Russia, China, and other countries, according to a security firm hired to investigate the fraud.
California Jobless Fraud Likely Tops $2 Billion, Bank Of America SaysBank of America said Monday it is likely California paid at least $2 billion in fraudulent unemployment benefits, offering a glimpse of the potential size of the problem that has plagued states across the country during the pandemic.
Man Who Fraudulently Claimed FEMA Benefits For Home Damaged In Camp Fire Given Prison TimeA man convicted of filing a false FEMA claim for benefits after the 2018 Camp Fire has been sentenced to prison time.
EDD Fraud Concerns Forces Action In CaliforniaAt least 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits in California have been frozen because of suspected fraud, state officials said, revealing how prevalent the problem has become now that the state has paid more than $105 billion in benefits since March.
California Man Gets 5 Years In Prison For Art Fraud SchemeA California man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for trying to sell forged art to a South Florida gallery.