Day: January 31, 2019

Federal Prosecutors Unseal Indictments Naming 19 People Linked to Chinese ‘Birth Tourism’ Schemes that Helped Thousands of Aliens Give Birth in U.S. to Secure Birthright Citizenship for Their Children

            SANTA ANA, California – Following the arrests this morning of three defendants who allegedly operated “birth tourism” outfits that catered to Chinese clients, federal authorities today unsealed indictments that charge a total of 19 people linked to three schemes that operated across Southern California and charged clients tens of thousands of dollars to help them give …

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Camarillo Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Scheming to Obtain Unemployment Benefits Through Sham Companies

            LOS ANGELES – A Ventura County man has been sentenced to 168 months in federal prison for participating in a massive fraud scheme that used dozens of nonexistent companies to collect nearly $5 million in unemployment benefits for phony employees who never performed any work at the fake entities.             Jack Benjamin Hessiani, a.k.a. “Jack Herrera,” …

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LOS ANGELES DENTIST PLEADS GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD CHARGES STEMMING FROM FALSE AND FRAUDULENT BILLINGS

WASHINGTON – A Los Angeles, California-based dentist pleaded guilty on Thursday to a March 2018 indictment charging him with health care fraud arising from his false and fraudulent billings for crowns and fillings, which were never provided to patients.  Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Nicola T. …

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