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New York: Florida billionaire scores $12 million victory in counterfeit wine lawsuit

As reported by seven years into his unrelenting, cost-be-damned campaign to clean up the rare wine business, Bill Koch scored a big victory—a $12 million victory. A jury has found in the Florida energy executive’s favor on all counts in his lawsuit against fellow wine collector Eric Greenberg. Koch accused California Internet entrepreneur Greenberg of fraud, making materially misleading representations and false advertising. Read Article

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New York: Long Island woman indicted in cancer scam to support heroin addiction

As reported by a New York woman was indicted Wednesday on charges that she scammed her family and local businesses out of thousands of dollars by claiming to have cancer. The district attorney said she used the money she collected to support a heroin addiction. Read Article

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New York: Former Long Island Railroad conductor pleads guilty in disability scam

According to Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that Richard Ehrlinger, a former Long Island Railroad conductor, pled guilty today to charges related to the allegedly massive fraud scheme in which Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers claimed to be disabled upon early retirement so [...]

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Plainview, New York: Dentist jailed for engagement in Medicaid scam

A a dentist with a practice in Brooklyn has been sentenced to 1-3 years in jail after a joint state audit revealed he had engaged in a fraudulent Medicaid practices. Lawrence J. Bruckner, 63, of Plainview, will also have to pay some $700,000 in restitution, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Thursday. [...]

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Long Island, N.Y: Five charged with importing, selling Chinese counterfeit products

As reported by Long Island authorities say five people have been arrested and charged with arranging and importing counterfeit merchandise from China for distribution throughout the United States. Read Article

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New York: Man from Albany charged with attempting to use counterfeit money

According to the Bethlehem Police Department arrested David L. Pearson, Jr., 50, of Albany, on Wednesday, March 20, at approximately 4:37 p.m., after he allegedly attempted to use counterfeit money at a Mr. Subb. Read Article

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Saratoga, New York: two Saratoga men accused of printing counterfeit $20s

As reported by two local men have been arrested on charges they created and used fake $20 bills, police said. Ryan D. Klippel, 20, of Glens Falls and Carson J. Davis II, 19, of Ballston Spa were charged after an investigation by multiple local police agencies, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Each [...]

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New York police arrest 4 involved in debit card scheme

According to, police have caught four people they say stole more than $300,000 in a fake debit card scheme. Two of the men were caught at separate Manhattan banks, withdrawing money from flagged accounts on Thursday. Read Article

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New York: 16-year-old Malta youth charged for passing, possessing counterfeit bills

As reported by, a 16-year-old from Malta is accused of producing and using counterfeit money in Malta and Ballston, authorities say. Jon D. Mueller of Arrowwood Place in Malta was charged Feb. 26 with two counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, felonies. Read Article

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New York: 2 indicted for using thousands of counterfeit dollars at local businesses

According to a federal grand jury indicted two Brooklyn natives this week on charges of using counterfeit bills in the Morgantown area. Terrell McQueen, 29, and Imani Walker, 24, were named in an eight-count indictment. They are charged with conspiracy to utter counterfeit bills. Read Article

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