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News & Features fraud
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Phones scammers targeting New Yorkers are getting more sophisticated than ever, pols warned this week. The latest scam threatens victims with arrest for unpaid taxes or utility fees, unless a payment is made through a debit card easily purchased at local stores. The calls are disguised to appear on caller ID screens as numbers belonging to the Internal…

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The son-in-law of indicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Marcello Trebitsch, of Midwood, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with running a Ponzi scheme. Trebitsch, 37, allegedly swindled approximately $7 million from multiple clients over five years, promising investors annual returns up to 16 percent. Instead, he pocketed some money, used some to repay early investors,…

News & Features deblasio
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Fraudsters beware: a new task force launched yesterday to put phony lawyers who prey on vulnerable immigrants behind bars. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Mayor Bill de Blasio are teaming up on the initiative, dedicating enforcement resources to root out “immigrant service provider fraud,” among other scams targeting immigrants. The joint task force’s priority will…

News & Features eat_money
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weu06i_zzzw&feature=youtu.be Several Bensonhurst and Brighton Beach healthcare professionals were indicted today following a massive undercover healthcare fraud investigation. The 199-count indictment, which names 23 defendants – including nine doctors – alleges they they lured “patients” from low-income neighborhoods, homeless shelters, and welfare offices to corrupt medical clinics for unnecessary tests with the promise of free footwear like sneakers,…

News & Features Mikhail Zemlyansky (Source: Facebook via Daily News)
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One of the alleged ringleaders of the largest no-fault auto insurance fraud schemes ever busted, Mikhail Zemlyansky, was convicted last week on racketeering, conspiracy, securities fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud charges. Zemlyansky was convicted on March 19 for his role in the insurance fraud scheme, which bilked the insurers out of more than $100…

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