Tag: Financial Crime

Shoe company exec embezzled $30 million in failed bid to woo TV news anchor — now he’s going to jail

The other shoe has finally dropped on one lovelorn exec. The former chief financial officer of a high-end Massachusetts shoe maker has been sentenced to almost six years in prison for embezzling $30 million to help finance the career ambitions of a one-time TV newscaster he had fallen for. Richard Hajjar, 65, admitted he had […]

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Californian man, 79, sentenced to 4 years for charging small businesses and charities hugely inflated prices for printer toner

It was the worst kind of paper jam. A 79-year-old toner salesman was sentenced to four years in prison for running a decades-long, multi-million dollar scam that caused tens of thousands of small businesses and charities to pay hugely inflated prices for printer cartridges. Gilbert Michaels, of West Los Angeles, was accused of utilizing boiler […]

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Tax preparer convicted of failing to file his own taxes

You’d think this guy would know better. A Virginia tax preparer was convicted of failing to file tax returns for himself for five years, as well as preparing false tax returns for many of his clients. Karl Burden-El Bey, 65, of Hampton, Va. was found guilty by a federal jury of not filing any tax […]

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