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Billings woman admits posing as nurse to get painkillers

Billings woman admits posing as nurse to get painkillers

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.

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Bozeman man gets prison, to pay $369K for fraud

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.

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Laurel man denies charges in Chippewa Cree corruption investigation

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.

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Mother of 'Ninja' Dorian pleads not guilty to felony fraud

Mother of 'Ninja' Dorian pleads not guilty to felony fraud

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.

July 22, 2014 1:37 pm Photos

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Better Business: Nigerian scam artists finding new ways to trick retailers

For retail businesses, the relationship formed with other businesses, organizations and schools can be beneficial. Purchases may only occur one or two times per year, but they are usually large orders to fulfill the needs of multiple employees. If you are in retail, then you know that cultiv…

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Defendants in Crow corruption case face sentencing today

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.

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Laurel couple facing more fraud charges

A Laurel couple already facing fraud charges and their son this week all denied federal allegations they lied to get student aid money.

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2 years prison for Billings woman in 'mind-boggling' fraud

2 years prison for Billings woman in 'mind-boggling' fraud

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.

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Crow defendants to keep most proceeds from fraudulent billing scheme

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.

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Judge upholds $41 million ruling against Blixseth

Judge upholds $41 million ruling against Blixseth

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.

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Scobey man denies federal drug charges

A Scobey man has denied federal charges accusing him of acquiring drugs by fraud, forgery and deception.

April 03, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Billings woman sent to prison for pain killer scheme

BUTTE — Officials announced Thursday that a former Butte woman received a sentence of six months in federal prison for obtaining pain killers through fraud.

March 13, 2014 1:27 pmLoading…

Missoula man pleads guilty to construction 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.

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Woman sentenced to state custody on drug charges

Woman sentenced to state custody on drug charges

A woman serving a federal sentence for fraud on Tuesday received a state sentence on drug convictions.

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NJ man sentenced to prison for Helena scrap metal fraud

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.

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Indicted ex-housing director also worked for state auditor’s office

Indicted ex-housing director also worked for state auditor’s office

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.

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4 reach plea deals in Blackfeet fraud case

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.

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Ex-director of Billings housing organization denies fraud charges

Ex-director of Billings housing organization denies fraud charges

The former Billings-area director of a federally funded nonprofit housing organization pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that she stole from the program.

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Ringleader of Bakken scheme sentenced to 30 years

Ringleader of Bakken scheme sentenced to 30 years

HELENA — A judge sentenced a California man Thursday to 30 years in prison and ordered him to repay more than $5.1 million to victims duped into putting their money into nonexistent oil-and-gas projects in Montana and a gold mining scheme in Arizona.

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Former Powell hospital chief faces sentencing

Former Powell hospital chief faces sentencing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A former hospital administrator who pleaded guilty to defrauding hospitals in Wyoming and Indiana has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

January 27, 2014 9:00 am Related Loading…

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