4 Accused of Selling Fraudulent Texas License Plates

Four Long Island men have been arrested on charges of fraudulently selling temporary Texas license plates, Suffolk County Timothy D. Sini said Thursday. Arrested were Omar A. Awan, 29, of Melville; Usman A. Awan, 22, of Melville; Julio A. Borges, Jr., 26, of Bellport; and Read More …

Dix Hills Adviser Accused of Stealing $400,000 From Clients

A former investment adviser from Dix Hills man is accused of stealing client funds, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District. Apostolos Pitsironis, 52,  a former registered investment advisor and broker, is charged with defrauding his former clients of more than $400,000 Read More …

Melville Man Pleads Guilty in Jewelry Investment Fraud

A Melville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud charges in a $200 million Ponzi scheme involving wholesale jewelry sales. Gregory Altieri, 53, faces up to 20 years in prison in the case. Federal authorities said Altieri solicited between $75 million and $85 million from Read More …

Feds Accuse Northport Couple, Business of Illegal Sales of Chinese Equipment

Updated 4:58 p.m. Federal prosecutors Thursday accused a Northport couple and their business of illegally importing and reselling millions of dollars worth of Chinese-made equipment with a “known cybersecurity vulnerability” to American government agencies, including the military, while claiming it was American made. The Commack Read More …

2 Men Sentenced in $147-Million Fraud

Ronald Hardy, a manager at Power Traders Press, My Street Research and predecessor companies located in Melville and Dennis Verderosa, a cold-caller and account executive at the boiler room, were sentenced to 10 and six years’ imprisonment, respectively, for their participation in a $147 million Read More …

Senior Citizens Warned Against Genetic Testing Fraud

SeniorNet at Family Service League is warning senior citizens about a fraud involving genetic testing. The organization is circulating an alert from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General about the scheme.  Scammers are  capitalizing on the popularity of genetic Read More …

Greenlawn Woman Due in Court in $30 Million Fraud Case

A Greenlawn woman is due in federal court Friday to answer charges that she participated in a massive scheme to defraud mostly elderly and vulnerable victims around the country. Lorraine Chavaloutis is the third person to face charges in the scheme that tricked hundreds of Read More …

Dix Hills Man Indicted on Deed-Theft Charges

A Dix Hills resident has been indicted on charges of filing two fraudulent deeds to fraudulently acquire ownership of two residential homes,  New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday. Frank Torres, 60, of Dix Hills, and Andy Francis, 62, of Elmont,  are each charged Read More …

Supermarkets Scrutinized Over Seafood Labeling

The state attorney general’s office reported Friday that high levels of fraud have been found in seafood labeling in supermarkets. The report cited Stew Leonard’s and Uncle Giuseppe’s for especially high amounts of mislabeling. The investigation, which included DNA testing, found that more than one in Read More …

Dix Hills Man Pleads Guilty in Stock Fraud

A Dix Hills man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to participating in a $147-million scheme to defraud investors. McArthur Jean, 34, of Dix Hills,  pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and agreed to forfeit more than $110,000. When sentenced,  Read More …

Melville Doctor Accused of Medicare Fraud

A Melville man is one of three Long Island doctors  accused Thursday of committing fraud in what federal prosecutors said was a kickback scheme that cheated Medicare and Medicaid of as much as $163 million. The Justice Department said that the charges were part of Read More …

Schneiderman Warns Against Scam Targeting Chinese-Americans

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an urgent consumer alert Thursday, notifying New Yorkers of a new telephone scam in which consumers receive calls from people pretending to be with the Chinese Consulate, who demand payment in exchange for a package or to prevent punishment Read More …