fraud

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In 1863, Congress passed the False Claims Act ("FCA") to address problems associated with private contractors who had cheated the federal government throughout the Civil War. United States v. Allison Engine Co., 471 F.3d 610, 614 (6th Cir. 2006). Some...

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Bankruptcy fraud is a white-collar crime that commonly takes four general forms:

A debtor conceals assets to avoid having to forfeit them.An individual intentionally files false or incomplete forms. Including false information on a...
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Hollinger International, Inc. (“Hollinger”), owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, came under governmental suspicion in 1998 when it began executing non-competition agreements in connection with the sale of most of its smaller newspapers. See United States v...

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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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Under contract law, a plaintiff can recover compensatory damages against a defendant when a court finds that the defendant has committed fraudulent misrepresentation. Courts will typically find that a defendant has committed fraudulent...

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Oral argument: November 7, 2011

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Aug. 4, 2010)

AGGRAVATED FELONY, DEPORTATION, FRAUD, DECEIT, LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT

The Immigration and Naturalization Service...

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Manoj Nijhawan, an Indian citizen, lawfully entered the United States in July, 1985 and became a permanent resident. See Nijhawan v. Att'y Gen. of the U.S., 523 F.3d 387 (3d Cir. 2008); On the Docket: Supreme Court News: Nijhawan v. Holder. Nijhawan,...

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The Rocky Flats weapons production facility, near Denver, Colorado, manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons from 1953 to 1988. Between 1975 and 1989, Petitioner Rockwell International operated the site for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE...

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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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Charter Communications is a publicly traded cable company that provides digital services to millions of personal and business customers throughout the country. Brief for Petitioner at 4. In order to provide these services, Charter contracts with...