By Bobby Alger, Marketing – The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) was founded in 1978 in response to the Watergate scandal as a means of ensuring integrity and accountability in the Executive Branch. The OIG’s website states that the Inspector General “protect[s] the public against fraud, waste, and abuse.” Thus, ...
September 3, 2020WebKeeper
By Rachel Morgan, Marketing – Michael Verzella, age 41, was found guilty of stealing at least $240,000 from his employer and those he serviced through his work. Verzella has not yet been sentenced, the maximum penalty for his crime of wire fraud, is 20 years in prison. He has already “agreed ...
August 26, 2020WebKeeper
By Darcey Chavez, Communications — In Miami, Florida nearly 20 people were recently arrested over the course of a week in relation to a multi-million-dollar pharmacy scam. These scams, which defrauded the U.S. government of more than $4 million, have been taking place for almost two years in several local Miami ...
August 20, 2020WebKeeper
By Bobby Alger, Marketing – The nonprofit Transparency International sends out a report each year analyzing the level of corruption in governments around the world. In the CPI 2019 Global Highlights report, Transparency International gives seven recommendations to put an end to corruption and restore confidence in government. These are: ●Manage Conflicts ...
August 16, 2020WebKeeper
By Rachel Morgan, Marketing – Sarah A. Delashmit, age 35, was indicted for committing various types of fraud including identity theft. According to the FBI press release associated with the case, “Delashmit is accused of falsely claiming she had breast cancer and genetic disorders to receive financial assistance and other benefits.” These benefits ...
August 13, 2020WebKeeper
By Bobby Alger, Marketing – Anytime there is calamity, there are, unfortunately, those who take advantage of the confusion for personal gain. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 witnessed a New Orleans rife with both looters and vigilantes, shutting down international travel and quarantining entire countries and the excited—and often ...
August 9, 2020WebKeeper
By Eliza Sanders, Marketing — In a recent article about the Coronavirus outbreak, it is suggested by a former federal prosecutor, Glenn Kirschner, that Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia should take a polygraph test. The governor has been accused of acting too slowly to impose lockdowns in the state, and some ...
August 4, 2020WebKeeper
By Rachel Morgan, Marketing – Sasha Saulnier, age 32, was employed as a client relations specialist for 7 years at a full-service animal hospital. She worked selling various products and gained access to management software through her position as a temporary supervisor. This position gave her the ability to manipulate “account ...
July 29, 2020WebKeeper
By Rachel Morgan, Marketing – 49-year-old Jennifer Dwyer from Johnsbury Vermont was recently found guilty of stealing over 2 million dollars from her employer. She will face 51 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for her crimes. For over 10 years, Dwyer was the acting bookkeeper for NEAG, a ...
July 22, 2020WebKeeper
By Rachel Morgan, Marketing – In November of 2019, Ethan Kollie, age 24 was found guilty of “illegally possessing firearms and lying on federal firearms form 4473.” When police searched Kollie’s home, they found a pistol loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition, as well as other weapons and ammunition. Additionally, the search ...
July 15, 2020WebKeeper
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