WASHINGTON, D.C. – (February 22, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other law enforcement partners today to announce the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in U.S. history. At a news conference at the U.S. Department of Justice, the officials announced recent enforcement actions against numerous fraud schemes that have targeted senior citizens. The schemes ranged from wide-ranging mass mailing, telemarketing and investment frauds to individual incidents of identity theft and theft by guardians. The schemes charged in these cases caused losses to more than one million victims. Schmidt highlighted numerous cases filed by state attorneys general within the past year and emphasized...
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AG Derek Schmidt announces elder-fraud enforcement sweep with U.S. Justice Department