Friday, December 14, 2018
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Housing and Disaster Fraud

Cultivating Fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a federal jury found a Bastrop farmer guilty last week of creating shell farms so he could receive more than $1.6 million in subsidy payments to which he was not entitled.

Life-Changing Decisions

There are many decisions made in life that can alter our future, including the choice to attend college, move to a new location for a job, get married, or become a parent. The former head of the St. Clair Housing Commission in Michigan made...

Home Sweet Fraudulent Home

New York’s Geneva Housing Authority (GHA) strives to improve the quality of life for its community’s lower income residents. The organization administers public and private housing assistance programs that promote decent, affordable and safe housing opportunities, while encouraging economic self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, one of the...

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Silence can be incriminating. By not speaking up and telling the truth about a variety of things, five family members residing in California were convicted of defrauding the government of more than $100,000 in housing subsidies they did not deserve. To qualify for Section 8...

Staycation

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy was one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever blow up the Atlantic coastline, ultimately causing an estimated $65 billion in damage. The second most-costly hurricane in U.S. history also opened the floodgates for fraudsters to take advantage of the...

Excessive Rent

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) aims to provide low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled with the ability to afford safe and sanitary housing in the private market through its Housing Choice Voucher program. Two landlords in Colorado took advantage of...

Natural Disaster, Man-made Fraud

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it pretty clear that only primary residences damaged during a disaster are eligible to receive any financial aid under the agency's disaster assistance program. Despite the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, damage to vacation homes did...

Splitting the Cost of Fraud

There are lots of things that are common to share with a friend, such as a bill for sushi, the cost of a cab ride or a banana split. An article posted on NOLA.com tells about a woman who took advantage of the Federal...

In High Demand

It's important to have confidence as a business owner. If you present yourself as competent and knowledgeable, you will have a good chance at being successful as long as the product or service you are selling is legal and in high demand. An article...

Managing the Risk of Fraud

Farmers buy crop insurance to help manage the multitude of risks involved in crop production. Weather and pests are hard to control, so farmers buy an insurance policy to reduce the risk of damage to approved commodities and the potential revenue loss. An article...
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