Officials Announce Legal Sweep Against Online Fraud

A combined federal-state task force announced a law enforcement sweep targeting bogus business opportunities and work-at-home scams, including several Internet operations. Dubbed Project FAL$E HOPE$, Assistant Attorney General Peter D. Keisler said the ongoing law enforcement action so far this year has resulted in 23 fraud convictions and the sentencing of 25 individuals to more than 160 years of prison time.

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