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Florida AG Shuts Down Ellenwood Academy, owner Joseph Williams
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Florida AG Shuts Down Ellenwood Academy, owner Joseph Williams

Florida Attorney General Moody Shuts Down Florida Diploma Mill,  Ellenwood Academy, LLC and its owner Joseph Williams, and Secures Restitution for Students TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is recovering funds for students of a Florida diploma mill after the Attorney General’s Office successfully litigated and obtained the shutdown of the sham academy.  Earlier this week, Attorney General Moody secured the court’s approval of a consent judgment providing restitution for students and permanent injunction against Riverview-based Ellenwood Academy, LLC and the diploma mill’s owner Joseph Williams. The Hillsborough County Circuit Court awarded the stipulated relief that includes a permanent ban against Ellenwood Academy and Williams on operating, managing, ow...
Six Men Charged for Roles in Scheme to Defraud Businesses
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Six Men Charged for Roles in Scheme to Defraud Businesses

Six Men Charged for Roles in Scheme to Defraud Businesses of Luxury Goods and Services (STL.News) Six men were charged in an indictment unsealed on Wednesday for their alleged participation in a nation-wide scheme to defraud dozens of businesses across the United States of luxury goods and services announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling of the District of Massachusetts. Antonio Strong, 28, Herbert Wright, 24, Joseph Williams, 28, Steven Hayes Jr., 27, Demario Sorrells, 34, and Terrence Bender, 28, all from the greater Chicago, Illinois area, were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  In addition, Strong was charged with nine counts of aggravated identity theft and ...