DA: Typo Tripped Up ‘Dead’ Man’s Attempt to Avoid Jail

NEW YORK — A criminal defendant tried faking his death to avoid a jail sentence, but the phony death certificate his lawyer submitted had a glaring spelling error that made it a dead giveaway for a fraud, prosecutors said Tuesday. Robert Berger, 25, of Hunt...
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Former Merced Healthcare CEO Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A former Merced healthcare executive is headed to federal prison for five years for fraud. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neil handed Sandra Haar, 59, the prison sentence and ordered her to pay $6.1 million in restitution Monday in a Fresno courtroom. ...