KALISPELL — A federal appeals court reinstated the fraud conviction of a former Miss Montana who authorities said bilked her homeowner's insurance for living expenses while her mansion was undergoing repairs.
A Laurel woman awaiting sentencing on corruption charges involving the Chippewa Cree Tribe and other fraud crimes is facing new allegations that she tried to blackmail her brother and sister-in-law for more than a half-million dollars.
A 49-year-old woman accused of slowly stealing thousands of dollars from more than 50 physically or mentally disabled clients at a Billings nonprofit where she worked pleaded guilty Friday to a felony.
A Billings woman with four state felony convictions for having posed as a nurse to get painkillers admitted doing it again, only this time she was charged in federal court.
MISSOULA — A Bozeman man who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $370,000 from his elderly and disabled clients has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.
A Laurel man already facing federal fraud charges recently denied new charges linked to a large corruption investigation involving the Chippewa Cree Tribe on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper mother who allegedly exaggerated her son’s medical condition to collect thousands of dollars from the community pleaded not guilty to felony theft in court Tuesday morning.
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The three remaining defendants in a corruption case on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation are being sentenced today in federal court after pleading guilty to conspiracy, theft and other charges.
A Laurel couple already facing fraud charges and their son this week all denied federal allegations they lied to get student aid money.
A federal judge sentenced a Billings woman to more than two years in prison Thursday for defrauding a bank and investors in a series of schemes that included a false claim her daughter had died of leukemia.
Defendants in a corruption case on a the Crow reservation won't have to repay most of the money they received through a fraudulent billing scheme, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Real-estate developer Tim Blixseth was ordered to pay $41 million to creditors of the luxury Montana resort he helped drive into bankruptcy, by a federal judge who slammed the one-time billionaire for distorting the facts in the case.
A Scobey man has denied federal charges accusing him of acquiring drugs by fraud, forgery and deception.
BUTTE — Officials announced Thursday that a former Butte woman received a sentence of six months in federal prison for obtaining pain killers through fraud.
MISSOULA — A Montana man has pleaded guilty to three federal charges for taking millions of dollars in down payments from customers to build steel buildings and instead using the money for his personal benefit.
A woman serving a federal sentence for fraud on Tuesday received a state sentence on drug convictions.
HELENA — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay over $326,000 in restitution for running an interstate scrap metal scam through a supposed recycling company registered in Montana.
The Montana Auditor’s Office is reviewing its records after learning that Christa Ann McClure, a former employee, is facing federal fraud and theft charges in connection with her previous work as director of a Billings housing organization.
HELENA — Four of the five remaining defendants accused of defrauding a federally funded program to help troubled Blackfeet Indian youth have reached plea agreements with prosecutors, leaving only a former Oklahoma State University professor to face trial next month.