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Former Fleishman-Hillard executive Steve Sugarman pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud in July, admitting he bilked the DWP out of tens of thousands of dollars and agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors against other former company officials.
Tank" Black, the sports agent who allegedly bilked millions of dollars from New York Giants wide receiver Ike Hilliard and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor, will be going to trial in a Gainesville, Florida federal district court.
Abadio-Carrillo is accused of laundering money in a corruption scheme that bilked the Guatemalan government of some $8 million dollars when his father, Marco Tulio Abadio-Molina, was head of the agency that administers its import taxes.
While it has become commonplace to hear about athletes and entertainers being bilked out of their millions by agents and other investment advisors, at least one advisor continues to earn high marks -- and high returns.
A former Fleishman-Hillard public relations executive pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of wire fraud, admitting he bilked the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power out of tens of thousands of dollars and agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors in a criminal case against other former company officials.
Expedia, a subsidiary of Microsoft and leading online travel site, was bilked of between $4 million and $6 million by frauds who used stolen credit-card numbers to purchase online travel.
Seven San Fernando Valley men fabricated more than 100 crashes that bilked automobile insurers of $2 million, Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi alleged Wednesday.
In the second major criminal case in less than two months, charges were filed today against a man believed to have bilked computer users out of nearly $1 million dollars.
Graham was being held without bail on suspicion of murder, kidnapping, carjacking, robbery and felony evading over the events that led to the death of Christopher Rawlings, who was under federal investigation for a telemarketing scheme that bilked the elderly out of millions of dollars.
According to the complaint, she and her husband, David Sigal, 56, bilked Medi-Cal of $2.
A father and son pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering in a scam in which $130 million was bilked from more than 300 people who believed their money was being invested in the foreign currency market.
SANTA CLARITA - Two local women were bilked out of more than $60,000 in two separate scams in recent weeks, authorities said.
Victims of a Panorama City-based pyramid scheme that bilked Latino investors out of millions of dollars can file claims for reimbursement, prosecutors announced Friday.
An Encino man who allegedly bilked a Baptist minister in Ohio out of $1 million, then used part of the money to finance a money-losing adult film business, surrendered to federal authorities in Los Angeles on Friday.
Glendale police got wind of the high-tech scam in October when Astro Audio - a professional music-supply rental company in Glendale - reported it had been bilked out of about $20,000 in equipment.