Lawsuit Alleges Charlotte School of Law Defrauded Taxpayers – “A lawsuit filed by a former professor of Charlotte School of Law accuses the failed school and its corporate owner of defrauding taxpayers out of $285 million by admitting hundreds of unqualified students, then manipulating records to keep them enrolled so the school could collect their government-backed tuition.” The Charlotte Observer
Retired Army Colonel Charged in Bribery Scheme – “Dr. Joseph Baptiste, a retired U.S. Army colonel and practicing dentist, is accused of conspiring to bribe senior Haitian government officials to win support for an $84 million port project in the country’s northern region. And he funneled the $50,000 in bribes through his non-profit charity meant to help Haiti’s poor, a federal agent said.” Miami Herald
DOJ Launches Effort Combat Elder Fraud – DOJ announced plans to fund a new program under the National White Collar Crime Center to train up to 8,000 local and state officials on how to respond to complex elder-fraud cases. The program is part of DOJ’s broader effort to prosecute frauds committed against older Americans. DOJ
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