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Former Contractor Defrauds MN for Nearly $1 Million in COVID Relief
Former Contractor Defrauds MN for Nearly $1 Million in COVID Relief
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Defrauding the government is no laughing matter. In fact, it’s a serious crime with serious consequences, as one Minnesota man recently learned.

 

A Minnesota man who owns a lawn care service was indicted for allegedly obtaining over $800,000 in COVID-19 relief funds fraudulently from the Paycheck Protection Program.

 

He submitted an application for the program even though his business was no longer licensed or even doing business. He also filed the claim under the name of another


Statements from 2nd Largest Ponzi Scheme in MN Completely Fabricated
Statements from 2nd Largest Ponzi Scheme in MN Completely Fabricated
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Category: Fraud | Ponzi Schemes

 

A 10-year-old crime has finally been resolved in Minnesota. Just after the Great Recession of 2008, there were a lot of people looking to turn their investments back into liquid assets.

 

In particular, a group of investors tried to pull their cash out of a foreign exchange investment program in Minneapolis. Despite the fraudster’s assurance that money could be withdrawn whenever, he never returned any to his investors.

 

They sued him, but the money was gone, and


Your Guide to Minnesota Insurance Fraud Laws
Your Guide to Minnesota Insurance Fraud Laws
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A person faking their own death for millions of dollars sounds like a movie plot, but life is often stranger than fiction. Federal courts recently sentenced a man to 41 months behind bars for faking his own death.

 

The man lived in Minnesota until he fled to Moldova in 2010. Seven months later, his wife claimed a cadaver to be his. The recovered body even had his passport.

 

Why did he do it? For the love of


Credit Card Fraud in Minnesota Covers More Than Just Credit Cards
Credit Card Fraud in Minnesota Covers More Than Just Credit Cards
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Did you know that it’s possible to get hit with a credit card fraud charge in Minnesota even if you don’t actually use someone else’s credit card?

That’s because the charge in our state is technically for the fraudulent use of a “financial transaction card.” Like, for example, a food stamp card. In fact, the problem with this type of card fraud gets so much bad publicity that other areas of the country are working to increase penalties.

 


Understanding Common Types of Healthcare Fraud in Minnesota
Understanding Common Types of Healthcare Fraud in Minnesota
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Healthcare fraud is a common occurrence in Minnesota and can take many different forms. In this post, we’ll detail the most common types of healthcare fraud and let you know how to get help if you have been accused of committing a crime.

 

Common Ways Minnesotans Commit Healthcare Fraud

 

The list of healthcare crimes is lengthy and diverse, because a complicated system leaves room for many loopholes. Here are the typical reasons someone can be charged with


Despite Decrease, Plenty of People Still Facing White Collar Charges
Despite Decrease, Plenty of People Still Facing White Collar Charges
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In October, former automobile dealer Denny Hecker made the news when he was scheduled to be transferred from prison to a Twin Cities halfway house. As most Minnesotans know, Hecker was once the owner of 26 automobile dealerships across the state, but he was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2011 after pleading guilty to wire fraud, which amounted to $767 million in bad loans.

 

Most white collar crime cases don’t get anything like that kind of


Former MN Housing Repair Contractor Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
Former MN Housing Repair Contractor Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
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Category: Fraud

Late spring is one of the busiest times to buy and sell real estate. As the weather heats up, realtors and clients alike are rushing to finalize deals and move before their desired deadlines. It’s not uncommon to communicate with your real estate agent over text or e-mail, but be careful – Minnesota law enforcement officials have noticed high levels of fraud disguised as real estate transactions.

 

The fraud may work like this: you’re a homebuyer and you’re ready


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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