Fraud http://wfae.org en Charlotte Investors Victim Of $44M Ponzi Scheme http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-investors-victim-44m-ponzi-scheme <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Statesville man is indicted on charges of operating a $44 million dollar&nbsp;</span>Ponzi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;scheme that defrauded over 200 people since 2007.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daniel&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Williford</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;faces five federal counts of money laundering following an FBI investigation.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:42:47 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 41490 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Businessman Pleads Guilty To Immigration Fraud Scheme http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-businessman-pleads-guilty-immigration-fraud-scheme <p></p><p>A Charlotte resident pleaded guilty in federal court this week to running an immigration scheme that parlayed hundreds of temporary work visas into profits of $13.2 million.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:33:21 +0000 Julie Rose 23823 at http://wfae.org NC To Tap Tax Refunds Of Unemployment Cheaters http://wfae.org/post/nc-tap-tax-refunds-unemployment-cheaters <p>Cheaters who manage to keep collecting unemployment once they've found work will face stiffer penalties and the strong possibility of losing their tax refund in 2013.&nbsp; The North Carolina Division of Employment Security is trying to recover nearly $50 million in fraudulent payments.</p><p>North Carolina's been paying a record amount of unemployment during this recession, so it stands to reason that <em>fraud</em> has increased, too.&nbsp; When you get a job, you're supposed to report that to the unemployment office so they stop sending you checks.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:06:19 +0000 Julie Rose 15218 at http://wfae.org