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Pair Sentenced for Stealing $150,000 in Life Insurance Scam

Two former insurance agents have been sentenced to state prison for defrauding life insurance companies out of $150,000, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. Ali Kakande (dob 3/18/80) pleaded no contest yesterday to four felony counts each of grand theft of personal property, forgery and insurance fraud. Sulaiman Lutale (dob 4/3/82) pleaded …

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Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $2.09 Billion Penalty for Allegedly Misrepresenting Quality of Loans Used in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department announced today that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and several of its affiliates (Wells Fargo) will pay a civil penalty of $2.09 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) based on the bank’s alleged origination and sale of residential mortgage loans that it knew contained misstated income information and did not meet the quality that Wells Fargo represented. Investors, including federally insured financial institutions, suffered billions of dollars in losses from investing in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) containing loans originated by Wells Fargo.

Meat Processor, 2 Company Officials Plead Guilty to Selling Beef, Pork and Poultry They Falsely Claimed Had Been Inspected

LOS ANGELES – A meat processor that supplied Southern California grocery chains, the company’s owner and a plant manager have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the sale of “misbranded” beef, pork and poultry products that illegally bore the official USDA mark and falsely indicated the meats had been inspected by federal authorities.

Six Filipino Indicted for Domestic and International Money Laundering

LOS ANGELES – A Filipino woman and her family members were indicted by a federal grand jury today for conspiring to funnel in and out of the United States approximately $20 million in Philippine public funds obtained through a multi-year bribery and fraud scheme. Charged in the indictment for Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, Domestic Money Laundering and International Money Laundering were:

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