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FBI: Conman hired hitmen to torture, kill judge
By John Marzulli
Evanston coin dealer accused of buying stolen goods
By Brian L. Cox
Arrested on Tuesday, James Coello, 47, of Chicago, today was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail following a joint investigation by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office and Evanston police, said authorities.
Coello, who owns and operates North Shore Coins at 1501 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, has been charged with one felony count each of theft, organizing a financial crimes enterprise and continuing a financial crimes enterprise, authorities said.
Mike Fuljenz Comments on Counterfeit Gold Bars Discovered in New York City
By Vignesh Ramachandran and NBC News
New York News | NYC Breaking News
The issue of counterfeit gold is re-emerging after a reputable merchant in Manhattan discovered he'd bought $100,000 worth of fake gold bars, WNYW reported. When merchant Ibrahim Fadl drilled into several of the gold bars he'd bought from a regular source, he discovered they were actually filled with gray tungsten.
Warning from the Numismatic Crime Information Center: Fraudulent Bullion Purchases
During the past ten days we have received information from dealers receiving request for gold bullion purchases. This activity had slowed for several months but appears to have started up once again.
The suspects are using different names and addresses. They also want to send cashier's checks and the gold sent by express mail. One dealer received a bogus cashier’s check and is out $15,000.
The emails received are written with broken English in the body of the text. Suspects are wanting quick responses, payment via cashier's check and purchase sent express mail. Dealers who have received phone calls have indicated the subjects are of foreign nationality. These are red flags!!
Dealers should use extreme caution and screen thoroughly before completing any transaction.
Numismatic Crime Information Center
ICTA Board of Directors Member Mike Fuljenz Goes to Washington to Support the Collectible Coin Protection Act
Mike Fuljenz with Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Rep Jimmy Hayes (R-LA)
I am urging coin collectors and investors nationwide to promptly contact their Congressional representatives in support of the recently introduced Collectible Coin Protection Act (HR5977).
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