Article: Professional soccer player indicted on fraud charges in alleged $215K catfishing scheme

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Professional soccer player indicted on fraud charges in alleged $215K catfishing scheme

Nick Bromberg, 04 June 2021

A United Soccer League player has been indicted on charges that he allegedly catfished two people out of a combined $215,000.

Abdul Osumanu, 24, is a defender for Union Omaha. He was charged last week along with Banabas Ganidekam in a U.S. District Court in West Virginia with two counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, a money laundering charge and a charge of receipt of stolen money.

Per the indictment, Osumanu is accused of catfishing people via online and text communications to get them to send him and another man money under the pretext of a romantic relationship. Continue reading “Article: Professional soccer player indicted on fraud charges in alleged $215K catfishing scheme”

Article: 30 Firms to Pay $900 Million In Investor Suit

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30 Firms to Pay $900 Million In Investor Suit

David Barboza

New York Times, 25 December 1997

Thirty brokerage firms, including some of the biggest and most trusted names on Wall Street, agreed yesterday to pay about $900 million to end a civil suit contending they schemed with one another for years to fix prices on the Nasdaq stock market.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit, which represented tens of thousands of investors, called it the biggest settlement ever of a price-fixing lawsuit.

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