fraud http://iowapublicradio.org en Former CEO Wasendorf sentenced to 50 years http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-ceo-wasendorf-sentenced-50-years <div>A&nbsp;&nbsp;federal judge has sentenced 64- year- old Russell&nbsp; Wasendorf, Sr. to 50 years in prison.&nbsp; Last July, following an attempted suicide, Wasendorf&nbsp; admitted to stealing more than 215 million dollars in customer funds from his Cedar Falls brokerage firm Peregrine Financial Group.</div><p></p><p>In a plea agreement in September, he pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud, embezzlement and making false statements. 50 years is the maximum punishment for those offenses. There is no parole in the federal court system. He was sentenced by Chief Judge Linda Reade.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:10:06 +0000 Pat Blank 14323 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former CEO Wasendorf sentenced to 50 years Iowa Officials Cracking Down on Con Man Posing as ... Them http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-officials-cracking-down-con-man-posing-them <p>Iowa&rsquo;s Democratic Attorney General and Republican Secretary of State have joined forces to stop an unusual kind of identity fraud.&nbsp;&nbsp; A California con man tried&nbsp; to collect fees from Iowa corporations by pretending to <u>be</u> the Secretary of State.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:55:57 +0000 Joyce Russell 4567 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Officials Cracking Down on Con Man Posing as ... Them