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ITMG Insider Threat Cases – October 20, 2021

Nukegate CEO Imprisoned for Fraud

Evidence presented to a South Carolina Court showed that 66-year-old Kevin B. Marsh intentionally defrauded rate-payers while overseeing and managing SCANA’s operations.

Marsh made false and materially misleading statements about the progress of the company’s building projects so that SCANA could obtain and keep rate increases imposed on its rate-paying customers and qualify for up to $2.2bn in tax credits

Former Boeing 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Indicted for Fraud

According to court documents, Mark A. Forkner, 49, formerly of Washington State and currently of Keller, Texas, allegedly deceived the FAA AEG during the agency’s evaluation and certification of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane. As alleged in the indictment, Forkner provided the agency with materially false, inaccurate, and incomplete information about a new part of the flight controls for the Boeing 737 MAX called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).

Bank Teller Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Customer Funds

According to court documents, between December 3, 2018 and December 6, 2019, SILVIO forged approximately 66 checks that were drawn on IberiaBank accounts belonging to five customers.  SILVIO deposited the fraudulent checks into her own bank accounts with Chase Bank and Capital One.  Through this scheme, SILVIO embezzled approximately $63,059.82.

Former Hawaii Public Official Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from AmeriCorps and Offering a Bribe in Return for CARES Act Grants

From June 2011 until May 2020, Higa, a former Hawaii County council member and mayoral candidate, served as the Executive Director of the Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service, the state service commission responsible for administering AmeriCorps programs in Hawaii. From February 2018 through his resignation from the Commission, Higa embezzled more than $38,000 in AmeriCorps funds by signing and authorizing contracts and purchase orders between the Hawaii Commission and two companies that he owned or controlled, without disclosing his control of the companies. Higa spent the embezzled funds on personal expenses including paying for approximately $20,000 of elective aesthetic dental care.

Senior Executive of Oil-Services Company Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud Scheme that Caused Over $886 Million in Shareholder Losses

A North Dakota man, formerly the executive vice president of U.S. operations at a publicly traded Canadian oil-services company, pleaded guilty today to perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently inflate the company’s reported revenue that resulted in shareholder losses in excess of $886 million.

Former Medical Office Manager Sentenced to 27 Months for Embezzling Money from Practice

In April 2021, Harrison pleaded guilty to an Information charging her with wire fraud. As part of her plea agreement with the United States, Harrison admitted that she worked as a business manager and administrator for two related medical practices in Mobile County — Bay Area Community Medicine and Independent Practice Management — from 2005 through October 2017. In this capacity, Harrison handled payroll and had access to multiple business bank accounts.

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