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New York man convicted of fraud

Jan 14, 2011 Matt Roesly

A federal jury in New York has convicted one man for defrauding citizens in the area through a mail fraud scam. The Times Herald-Record reports that Richard E. Ulloa was convicted on seven counts of mail fraud at the end of last moth, with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Ulloa was convicted of filing fake judgments and liens against judges, police officers and two banks, accusing them of $1.24 trillion in false debt. Ulloa is part of an extreme, anti-government group that does not believe in driver's licenses, birth certificates, or the government's enforcement of some laws. "I've been a judge for 20 years and spent 30 years in the state prison system," Vosper said in an interview with the Record. "I don't scare easily, but this scared me. I read people for a living, and I read this guy (Ulloa) as being a threat." The federal government has been going after others involved in fraud. The Washington Post reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission's Operation Broken Trust has resulted in 231 criminal cases being filed.