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Jun 21, 2018

Criminal Practice – Scam “reloader” targeted vulnerable victims

The district court did not err in applying a “vulnerable victim” sentencing enhancement to a defendant who worked at a fraudulent telemarketing center as a “reloader,” targeting individuals who had already fallen for the scheme at least once, in the hopes that they will fall for it again. Background From 2007 through February 2015, Appellant […]

Jun 14, 2018

NC Bar warns of email scam targeting lawyers

The North Carolina State Bar reports that an email phishing scam is going around that appears to be targeting lawyers. In at least two separate scams, legal professionals have been targeted, and in both email chains, recipients were asked to either open an attached file or click on a link to receive a document. The […]

Apr 9, 2018

NC concert scammer gets 5 years in prison

HONOLULU (AP) — A man who lied to the University of Hawaii about his ability to get Stevie Wonder to play at a fundraiser concert was sentenced April 6 to nearly five years in prison. In an unexpected ruling, U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi ordered that Mark Hubbard’s 57-month sentence run consecutively with more than six […]

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