West Palm Man Pleads Guilty to International Cell Phone Fraud Scheme

A former West Palm Beach, Florida resident pleaded guilty today in federal court the Southern District of Florida to conspiracy, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft in connection with a sophisticated international cell phone fraud scheme that involved compromising cellphone customers’ accounts and “cloning” their phones to make fraudulent international calls.

Port St. Lucie Tax Preparer Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns

A Port St. Lucie, Florida, man was convicted by a federal jury yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida of ten counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false income tax returns and three counts of filing false income tax returns. This case dates back to April 2014 when the FBI announced the filing of federal charges against 25 defendants in 19 separate cases in the Southern District of Florida dealing with thousands of stolen identities and millions of dollars of fraudulent identity theft tax filings.