LAS VEGAS, NV—Federal charges have been filed against a man for robbing a Las Vegas bank on July 22 and a Las Vegas casino cashier’s cage on July 25, 2014.

John Doe, also identified as Scott Carmitchel, is charged in a criminal complaint with one count of armed bank robbery and one count of interference with commerce by robbery, and is scheduled for an initial appearance at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen.

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SAN FRANCISCO—A federal grand jury for the Northern District of California returned a superseding indictment charging Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) with obstruction of the investigation of the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), as well as additional violations of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (PSA).

The superseding indictment alleges that PG&E obstructed the NTSB’s investigation that began immediately after the deadly San Bruno explosion. According to the superseding indictment, during the course of the NTSB’s investigation,   more...
SANTA ANA, CA—A federal grand jury has indicted three Southern California residents in a scheme to defraud health insurance programs by submitting bills for more than $50 million in medically unnecessary medical procedures performed on insurance beneficiaries who received free or discounted cosmetic surgery.

The indictment outlines a scheme in which marketers or cappers lured patients to a surgery center in Orange known at various times as Empire Surgical Center, Vista Surgical Center and Princess Cosmetic Surgery. The marketers told patients that they could use their union or PPO health insurance plans to pay for cosmetic surgeries, which are generally not covered by insurance.

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CHICAGO—Author and television pitchman Kevin Trudeau was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for criminal contempt for violating a 2004 federal court order that prohibited him from making deceptive television infomercials that misrepresented the contents of his weight loss cure book. Trudeau was convicted by a jury last November after a week-long trial in U.S. District Court.

Trudeau, 51, formerly of Oak Brook, who has been in custody since he was convicted, was also placed on supervised release for five years following his sentence by U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman. During supervised release, Trudeau was ordered to cooperate in the collection of civil judgments and abide by court orders.

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Non-profit organizations invited to apply for Innovation Generation grants to support science, technology, engineering and math education

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), will again provide funding to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs through its Innovation Generation grants. Innovation Generation grants support STEM education programs in Motorola Solutions communities in the U.S. and Canada. The annual program has distributed more than $34 million in grants since 2007 and hundreds of Motorola Solutions employees have volunteered with the recipient programs every year. 2013 Innovation Generation grants have or will provide more than 170,000 teachers and students with an average of 90 hours of high-quality STEM education programming each.

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TRENTON, NJ—The former director of finance of the Middlesex County-based integrated logistic services company Toll Global Forwarding has admitted stealing more than $1.3 million from her former employer through an elaborate false invoicing scheme.

Karen Sipes, 40, of Brick, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal court to an information charging her with wire fraud for her theft from the multi-national company based in Carteret, New Jersey. She was originally charged by complaint in November 2012.

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