A 66-year-old San Francisco man accused of fraudulently posing as a dermatologist pleaded not guilty Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court to 51 felony counts.
Prosecutors have accused Timothy Syed Andersson, also known as "Dr. Syed," of misrepresenting himself as a medical doctor and defrauding dozens of patients out of about $75,000.
He is charged with 27 counts of practicing medicine without a license, 23 counts of grand theft by deception and one count of perjury. Read More
Dozens of victims — including eight children as young as 2 years old — were treated with painful procedures and bogus creams by a San Francisco man posing as a licensed medical doctor, District Attorney Kamala Harris said Wednesday.
Timothy Syed Andersson, known as “Dr. Syed” to his patients, allegedly conned 38 people out of at least $75,000 by masquerading as a dermatologist and treating them out of his home near Lake Merced, Harris said. Read More
Prosecutors have charged a San Francisco man for allegedly defrauding nearly 20 members of the city's Asian community who were applying for the city's low-income housing program.
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris announced the charges against real estate agent Kan Yin Chow Thursday morning at a news conference at the Hall of Justice. Read More
Prosecutors are charging an outreach coordinator for allegedly soliciting bribes of more than $1,000 from at least 19 people to help find low-income housing.
Kan Yin Chow, 51, was taken to County Jail on Wednesday on 41 charges, according to Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Susan Fahey.Chow was responsible for reaching out to members of the Chinese community and helping them apply for below market rate homes offered by the Redevelopment Agency. Read More
Organizing for America (OFA), the 13-million strong political email list that grew out of the Obama campaign juggernaut, has been cranking out emails since inauguration in support of the president's political and policy agenda. With a squeaker of a congressional election in upstate New York on Tuesday, it's no surprise Democrats are leaning on OFA for their get-out-the-vote efforts. Read More
A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than €600,000 ($900,000) on Tuesday but stopped short of banning the group as prosecutors had demanded.
The group's French branch immediately announced it would appeal the verdict. Read More
WHAT: Lured by the easy money and shorter prison sentences, Mafia figures and other criminals are increasingly moving into Medicare fraud and spilling blood over what was once a white-collar crime. Around the nation, federal investigators have been threatened, an informant’s body was found riddled with bullets and a woman was discovered murdered in a pharmacy. Read More
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Scores of investors paid more than $500,000 in money-management fees to a Bay Area firm even after it secretly lost their money in fake investment operations called Ponzi schemes, federal regulators allege. Read More