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Potato broker sentenced to prison for stealing from growers

- General News
A potato broker was sentenced to six months in prison and eight years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $800,000 from potato growers.

Business groups support legislation addressing organized retail crime

- General News
Today, ICSC announced its support of S. 140, the “Combating Organized Retail Crime Act of 2023,” introduced by Senators Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV).

U.S. Attorney brings federal charges against 47 defendants in $250MM child nutrition fraud scheme

- General News
The Department of Justice announced today federal criminal charges against 47 defendants for their alleged roles in a $250 million fraud scheme that exploited a federally-funded child nutrition program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A good incident response to a cyber attack can make or break your company

- Analysis
I’ve often said that it’s not a matter of if your organization will experience an incident, but when, and preparedness is crucial to ensuring that your company can recover fully.

California fruit broker pleads guilty to crop insurance fraud

- General News
California Central Valley fruit broker Ralph Hackett pleaded guilty August 9 to aiding and abetting mail fraud and agreed to pay $650,000 in criminal restitution for helping another individual submit a fraudulent crop insurance claim for table grapes.

Don’t be an easy victim for cybercriminals

- General News
Modern cybercriminals are as sophisticated as ever, but they’re no different than any other criminal in one way: they relish an easy victim.

Berry executive sentenced to prison for embezzlement

- General News
A former executive at Driscoll's, Inc. Watsonville, CA, was sentenced to federal prison for embezzling millions from the company.