Blog Posts in November, 2015

  • Woman Charged with Embezzlement in Springfield Retirement Home

    In Springfield, Massachusetts, a woman was charged with embezzling about $325,000 from a retirement community in which she managed. According to prosecutors, Alice Lacroix managed the Bluebird Estates from 2011 to 2013. During that time, she took tenants' rent checks and other miscellaneous funds and property that belonged to her employer and deposited the money into a bank account. However, the ...
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  • Man Charged With Catfishing in Dorchester

    "Catfishing" is a new scheme and cybecrime unknown to many. The term gained popularity in 2010 after it was coined in the MTV documentary series Catfish. Catfishing is when a person creates a fictional persona for herself or himself online that affects others in regard to deceptive activity. Oftentimes, catfishing is part of an online romance or dating scheme, where the victim does not know who ...
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  • Former Goldman Sachs Banker to Plead Guilty to Federal Crimes

    Rohit Bansal, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is expected to plead guilty to a single count information charging him with theft of government property, a misdemeanor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ยง 641. According to the information, Bansal was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York ("FRBNY") where he was responsible for supervising certain banks in New York. He then left the FRBNY to work ...
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  • Massachusetts RISE-ing to the occasion on sentencing reform

    A recent federal initiative in Massachusetts offers those charged with a federal crime a chance to redeem themselves-and potentially avoid jail time-through a restorative program that helps rehabilitate defendants who have a criminal history of drug addiction or a background of neglect and disadvantage. The program called Repair, Invest, Succeed, Emerge, or RISE, is a preemptive program that hopes ...
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