June 8, 1999 |
New federal regulations meant to stymie fraud involving commercial mailboxes instead have set off an outpouring of anger and confusion from box renters and rental stores. The U.S. Postal Service's Washington office has been deluged by more than 600 complaints and questions since the rules took effect in late April. The changes require box renters to provide two proofs of identification and address, including one with a photo.
May 12, 1999 |
Federal agents arrested two brothers from Yorba Linda, accusing them of fraudulently obtaining $30 million in government-backed housing loans. Danilo Torres Guinto, 40, and Edgardo Torres Guinto, 39, will face mail fraud charges, FBI officials in Los Angeles said. The Guintos' arrests constitute the latest phase in the FBI's two-year "Mortgage Mill" operation, aimed at dismantling the largest fraud scheme ever perpetrated against the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
April 30, 1999 |
Along with unlisted telephone numbers and dark sunglasses, privacy-conscious Californians have made commercial mailboxes a common accessory. But a new federal rule intended to crimp mail fraud is threatening to remove some of the anonymity and convenience enjoyed by mailbox users. In an effort to make life difficult for scam artists who use private mailboxes, the U.S.
August 27, 1996 |
An AIDS researcher accused of using more than $570,000 in federal grant money for his own use surrendered to authorities in Miami, vowing to continue his work. Dr. Lionel Resnick was charged Aug. 21 with 49 federal counts of mail fraud and three counts of money laundering. He was released on $100,000 bond. Resnick was chief of research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
April 17, 1993 |
Federal prosecutors want onetime Newport Beach money manager Steven D. Wymer to spend 15 to 20 years in prison, according to a government sentencing report. Wymer was convicted of defrauding a bank and cities in Iowa and California, including some in Orange County, of $105 million. Prosecutors assert in their report, filed earlier this week in U.S.
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April 16, 1993 |
Orange County socialite Daniel Hernandez pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of money laundering and one of mail fraud and agreed to pay the government $7.8 million he stole from a precious-metals firm to finance his lavish, philanthropic lifestyle. Under the plea agreement, which was sealed but read in part by U.S. District Court Judge Alicemari H.