Article: Poway Rabbi’s Sentencing in Financial Fraud Delayed 6 Months: Probe Persists

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Poway Rabbi’s Sentencing in Financial Fraud Delayed 6 Months: Probe Persists

Ken Stone, 26 April 2021

Chabad of Poway’s former head rabbi faces a maximum five-year prison sentence for tax-evasion and other financial crimes he pled guilty to last July.

But sentencing of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein won’t take place Monday — a day short of two years after he lost his right index finger in the deadly shooting attack on his congregation. Continue reading “Article: Poway Rabbi’s Sentencing in Financial Fraud Delayed 6 Months: Probe Persists”

Article: Online Vendor Pleads Guilty to $5 Million Postage Fraud Scheme

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Online Vendor Pleads Guilty to $5 Million Postage Fraud Scheme

Daniel C. Silva, 13 April 2021

SAN DIEGO ­– Cuong H. Nguyen pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiring to engage in a wide-ranging postage counterfeiting, forging, and tampering scheme that, over the course of multiple years and more than 160,000 packages, deprived the U.S. Postal Service of approximately $5 million of postage due and owing.

Special Agents from U.S. Postal Inspection Service, IRS Criminal Investigation, and the Financial Investigations and Border Crimes Task Force (the “FIBC” – a multiagency Task Force based in San Diego and Imperial Counties, and funded by the Treasury Executive Office of Asset Forfeiture) led the investigation. Continue reading “Article: Online Vendor Pleads Guilty to $5 Million Postage Fraud Scheme”