COMPUTER AND INTERNET FRAUD

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Overview

Fraud through the criminal use of a computer or the Internet can take many different forms. “Hacking” is a common form, in which a perpetrator uses technological tools to remotely access a protected computer or system. Another common form...

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Lawrence Eugene Shaw was convicted under 18 U.S.C. § 1344(1) for executing a scheme to obtain funds from a Bank of America (“BoA”) account belonging to Stanley Hsu, a Taiwanese businessman. See United States v. Shaw, 781 F.3d 1130, 1133 (9th Cir. 2015...

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Nathan Van Buren, a police sergeant in Cumming, Georgia, befriended Andrew Albo, a man who had previously been arrested by Van Buren. United States v. Van Buren at 1197. Albo frequently paid prostitutes for services, and Van Buren helped managed...