Timeshare venture's owners go on trial for fraud

The principals behind a timeshare consulting venture that opened a Nashville office last year have gone on trial in New Jersey after being indicted on a variety of fraud charges that resulted in about $2.6 million in losses. The sad irony: In announcing their Nashville move last September, the VO Group team said they specialize in working with people "who are the victims of fraud and misrepresentation."

May 24, 2012 9:45 AM

Brentwood businessman guilty of theft, lying

Early developer of Governor's Club in line for sentence of multiple years
May 14, 2012 1:59 PM

Holder: More resources on the way for U.S. Attorney’s Office

Attorney General talks health care fraud
Mar 16, 2012 11:09 AM

Fraud charges brought against... You guessed it, Brentwood men

Feds move forward on two separate cases of financial fraud
Feb 14, 2012 7:18 AM

Feds file criminal charges against ex-SouthEast Waffles boss

Shaub faces 14 counts of fraud, laundering
Feb 9, 2012 1:34 PM

Hotel Indigo developer faces federal indictment

Grand jury brings fraud charges against Lineberry, partner
Feb 9, 2012 12:36 PM

Suit: Man bilked grandmother out of real estate, cash

Court asked to rectify bank's taking of real estate as loan collateral for grandson
Jan 10, 2012 1:43 PM

Bank of America sued for aiding and abetting

Two local companies, one shuttered, claim bank allowed misappropriation of vendor funds
Jan 6, 2012 2:09 PM

Local resident charged as part of $120M tax fraud scheme

A Whites Creek man has been charged with tax fraud and linked to a national scheme that Department of Justice investigators say cost taxpayers $120 million. In a statement Tuesday, DOJ officials said David Clum Jr. was one of seven people who filed almost 400 false tax returns and put on seminars in Florida and Tennessee to recruit clients. Clum, who has not yet been arraigned, faces up to 215 years in prison if convicted.

According to the indictment, the false return scheme was national in scope, causing the filing of tax returns for at least 180 clients from 30 different states, requesting more than $120 million worth of fraudulent tax refunds. The indictment alleges that the defendants and clients of the scheme collectively filed more than 380 tax returns, mostly from tax year 2008 but also for other tax years, reporting the amount of their personal debt obligations as both income and as federal tax withholding.

Dec 7, 2011 11:48 AM

NewsChannel 5 sued for slander

Home repair company files injunction and complaint despite employee exodus; Phil Williams not involved
Jul 29, 2011 11:30 AM