A fraud risk management summit featuring officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice took place in New York. The event was staged by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. According to the chief of the Financial Crimes Section of the FBI, a big priority for his unit is stemming the flow of prescription narcotics and drugs by means of opioid diversion.
A 36-year-old man was taken into custody by New York state police after a drug raid during which authorities found a gun, drugs and drug paraphernalia. There was also ammunition for the DPMS LR-308 semi-automatic assault rifle as well as a scope and tripod for the weapon. The man was not supposed to be in possession of the gun or the ammunition because of a previous conviction according to authorities.
A New York man is facing charges that he embezzled $3.5 million from a real estate firm where he was chief financial officer. Allegedly, the theft began in December 2015.
A routine traffic stop during the early morning hours of Aug. 25 led to drunk driving and drug charges for a 20-year-old New York man. The Baiting Hollow resident is accused of committing multiple offenses including possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute and driving while intoxicated. Reports indicate that his bail has been set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond, and he is being held in a detention facility operated by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.
The opioid epidemic is often featured in the news, but it seems that little is being done to help those it affects. People of all ages, races and walks of life are falling target to drugs such as heroin, and the consequences are ruining lives. If you or somebody you know is struggling with heroin, it is important to address the situation realistically and find resources to help.