‘Money Mule’ Initiative Halts Over 600 Fraud Schemes

Attorney General William Barr and law enforcement partners announced this week the conclusion of a national effort to halt money mule activity. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), money mules assist fraud schemes by receiving money from victims, many of them elderly, and forwarding proceeds to foreign-based perpetrators. The two-month initiative resulted in disrupted mule networks from Hawaii to Florida and from Alaska to Maine.

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Michigan Company, Owner Sentenced for Knowingly Violating Hazardous Waste Storage Laws

A Michigan plating company called Electro-Plating Services Inc. (EPS) has been sentenced in federal court to five years of probation and was ordered to pay $1,449,963.94 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to properly store hazardous waste. The company’s owner, Gary Sayers, was sentenced to one year in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

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