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Tatyana Gabinskaya, a local doctor, was sentenced on Friday to one year and one day in prison for her role in a massive $279 million no-fault auto insurance fraud scheme that has already seen 31 other defendants convicted. According to investigators, Gabinskaya, 60, was a central figure of the scheme, saying she was the owner and operator of…

Real Estate 3027 Avenue V, the address of one of the shell companies affiliated with the alleged scam. (Source: Google Maps)
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It looks like the fraud charges against a Homecrest medical center have forced the facility to close up shop for good, with the Avenue V space now up for lease. Avenue V Medical Center popped up for lease on real estate websites last week. The listing says the 4,000-square-foot medical space is available immediately, and…

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A new website created by the New York State Attorney General’s office aims to help homeowners easily identify and avoid mortgage rescue scams, while also providing direction on how to reach housing counselors and legal services organizations if additional assistance is needed. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says AGScamHelp.com was developed to keep homeowners who…

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Prosecutors filed a request for a “Curcio hearing” in Congressman Michael Grimm’s tax fraud case Friday, likely targeting his recently hired legal counsel, reports the Staten Island Advance. It was not revealed who was named in the request, but the motion comes after attorneys Stuart N. Kaplan – who once worked with Grimm at the FBI – and his…

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The chief financial officer of Manhattan-based nonprofit Aish HaTorah, Jacob Fetman, of Midwood, was charged yesterday with embezzling more than $237,000 from the international Jewish outreach organization through another non-profit under his control. According to District Attorney Ken Thompson’s office, Fetman routed the organization’s donations through three separate Aish bank accounts that he controlled. From November 2010…

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The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law – introduced by Councilman Vincent Gentile – penalizes organizations that put drop-off bins on the street with no intention of giving the collected garments to the needy. The bill allows the city to remove the bins immediately, fining first-time…

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