New York State Police warn of phone scam – NBC New York

New York State Police are warning the public about a phone scam where callers apparently claim to be state troopers – urging the public not to share personal information if they receive a similar call. According to the police, during these calls, the scammers say they are members of the state police and that there … Read more

Myanmar places Aung San Suu Kyi in solitary confinement in new prison

Myanmar’s military government has confirmed that ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred to a prison in separate quarters from other inmates. Key points: Aung San Suu Kyi was moved to a newly built prison and court west of Naypyitaw The 77-year-old’s first court hearing at the new location would have taken place … Read more

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Blast Cookie Fraud Allegations – NBC New York

Police are investigating nearly a dozen cases of residents not receiving the Girl Scout cookies they ordered in at least seven Long Island communities this month, authorities say. So far, Suffolk County Police say they have received 11 reports of cookie fraud from residents of Lake Ronkonkoma, Bohemia, Shirley, North Patchogue, East Patchogue, Mastic and … Read more

Charged NYC teachers deny buying fake COVID vaccine cards

Dozens of New York City teachers accused of submitting fake vaccine cards are caught up in a $1.5 million scheme allegedly run by a Long Island pediatric center, The Post has learned. The 82 teachers claimed to have obtained COVID-19 vaccines at Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare in Amityville, which is known for offering holistic and … Read more

Daniel Elie Bouaziz allegedly sold counterfeit art in Florida

A major Florida art dealer has been accused of selling counterfeit works by Jean Michel-Basquiat and Banksy for hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a federal criminal complaint. Daniel Elie Bouaziz, who ran two galleries on Palm Beach’s exclusive Worth Avenue, allegedly bought cheap reproductions online and passed them off as genuine to unsuspecting … Read more

FBI says December raid was for art fraud in Florida

Daniel Bouaziz, the owner of Danieli Fine art Gallery and Galerie Daniel appeared before a federal judge today. He is accused of selling cheap forgeries of original artwork. Follow us on social networks: Facebook | Twitter | InstagramPalm Beach resident Mario was walking down Worth Avenue when a raid took place in December. “They were … Read more

The FBI investigates 25 paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Orlando Museum of Art

The FBI’s Art Crime Team is investigating the authenticity of 25 Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings on display at the Orlando Museum of Art, according to a federal subpoena and sources who spoke to The New York Times. The owners of the paintings and the director and general manager of the museum, Aaron De Groft, insist on … Read more

Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland ponders how to pay victims $26m

Billy McFarland, the fraudster behind the ill-fated Fyre Festival, has been released from prison but is a long way from home free in his halfway house. McFarland was released from prison this spring after serving less than four years of a six-year sentence as part of his 2017 Caribbean retirement fiasco. McFarland, who co-founded the … Read more

Former art dealer sentenced to 7 years in prison for 86 million dollars

(journalist) – A former London and Miami art dealer who pleaded guilty to defrauding art buyers and others of more than $86 million was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison. Inigo Philbrick, 34, a US citizen who previously lived in London, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Sidney H. Stein. He … Read more

German insurer’s US unit to pay $6 billion in penalties – NBC New York

A US unit of one of the world’s largest insurers will plead guilty to a year-long fraud in its investment funds, worth billions of dollars, which affected, among others, bus drivers and New York subway conductors. The resounding plea by Allianz Global Investors US LLC (AGI US), a wholly owned subsidiary of German insurer Allianz … Read more