NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has permanently barred 10 individuals and businesses from operating an alleged multi-million dollar international mail-fraud scheme. The consent decrees entered by United States District Judge Brian M. Cogan resolve civil fraud claims brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Five of the defendants – Kimberly Anne Stamps of Gilbert, Arizona and her companies, KPS Productions, LLC, KPS Promotions, LLC, JKS Ventures, LLC and JJMK Enterprises, LLC – also agreed to pay a $726,539.20 penalty, the largest civil penalty ever collected in the EDNY for a violation of a United States Postal Service (USPS) cease and desist order against a mass mailer.
Money mules are people who receive and transfer money obtained from victims of fraud. Some money mules know they’ve been recruited to assist criminal activity, but others become money mules without realizing their activity is benefiting fraudsters.Read Scam Article
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