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Scammers Indicted on Charges of Wire Fraud and Money Laundering

The U.S. Attorney announced that a federal grand jury indicted eleven people allegedly involved in scamming elderly victims out of money by participating in a romance scheme. Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Dallas Field Office, and the IRS – Criminal Investigation performed an investigation with assistance from multiple other organizations. The large-scale operation resulted […]


Individuals from North Texas Caught in an Alleged Money Laundering Scheme 

A woman, her adult daughter, and a man from North Texas all stand accused of money laundering and other crimes related to a federally funded meal program that was supposed to serve underprivileged students.   News reports indicate that the three suspects in the case allegedly operated a non-profit organization called Helping Others in Need. The […]


Attorney General Under Investigation for Allegations of Bribery

In October 2020, seven former employees of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused him of using his position for personal gain. They claimed that he involved himself in legal matters his friend and real estate investor faced, someone who also donated $25,000 to Paxton’s 2018 campaign. The whistleblowers believe the AG used his power to commit crimes […]


Coppell Man Sentenced for Fraudulently Applying for Millions in PPP Loans

A man in Texas was sentenced for defrauding the federal government after applying for various PPP loans using false business names. He pleaded guilty to the charges in March and has to serve more than eleven years in prison for his money laundering and wire fraud crimes. The Coppell man completed fifteen applications for PPP loans and […]


CARES Act Indictment

White-Collar Crime- Fort Bend CARES Act Indictment    “White collar crimes” aren’t so black and white. In fact, they can be some of the most complicated and difficult types of cases to defend against. Although these crimes are not typically violent in nature, a number of white-collar crimes involve not only state charges but federal […]


North Texas ‘Money Doctor’ Sentenced To 25 Years In $30 Million Ponzi Scheme

William Neil “Doc” Gallagher, the so-called “Money Doctor,” was well known throughout North Texas for his AM radio show, his supposed devotion to Christianity, his public appearances, and his alleged financial acumen. However, federal and state authorities accused Gallagher of scamming more than 200 people for more than $30 million. Gallagher was found guilty of […]


Dallas Anesthesiologist Receives Additional Prison Time for Healthcare Fraud

On August 10, 2020, Dr. Richard Ferdinand Toussaint Jr., an anesthesiologist and cofounder of the upscale hospital, Forest Park Medical Center, received a 66-month federal prison sentence for his involvement in a $200 million fraud case. He was also ordered to pay restitution fees of more than $82.9 million. In a separate March 2018 health […]


Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care Fraud in Texas

When you hear the word “fraud,” you might think about large-scale financial scams like a Ponzi scheme. But one of the most common types of fraud in Collin County and throughout Texas involves health care providers. Every year the federal government pays out millions of dollars in false and fraudulent billing claims submitted through Medicare […]


What Constitutes Guilt in a Collin County White Collar Crime?

“White collar crime” is a catchall term used to describe a wide variety of serious non-violent criminal offenses, typically financial in nature. Types of White Collar Crimes One of the most common types of white collar crime is embezzlement. This refers to a type of theft where someone has custody of someone else’s property and […]