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Fraud-in-Chief? Donald Trump’s many deceptions

By   5 months ago

From Trump University, to his baseless voter fraud claims, there is an undisputed heavyweight champion of fraud: Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. His self-proclaimed great wealth is unverified, and his crappy tv show was low in the Nielsens after a couple of years. What is verified are multiple bankruptcies, civil […]

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Trump University Fraud Judge: No Media Access to Donald’s Depos

By   1 year ago

The federal judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit  ruled that video of Trump’s depositions would not be made public.   The decision is a gift for the GOP Presidential candidate from a judge Trump has repeatedly maligned as hostile, among other invectives. In his order, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a frequent target of Trump’s name-calling, wrote “there […]

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Bernie Ballots Burned? New Study Says ‘Yes,’

By   1 year ago

  Was Bernie robbed?  A new study by a national voter rights watchdog organization suggests that thousands of Bernie Sanders voters had their votes suppressed or downright not counted. In a stunning study released July 28th, 2016, Election Justice USA contends that the former Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders lost up to 184 electoral votes to […]

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WIPE THAT SMILE OFF YOUR FACE! TEXAS AG CHARGED WITH FRAUD!

By   2 years ago

A smirking Ken Paxton, Jr, Attorney General for the state of Texas, took a memorable mugshot and was charged with two felony counts of securities fraud today. Paxton, 52, allegedly ripped off $600,000 in a fraudulent stock investment scheme.  The conservative Republican is now the second top Texas elected official to be charged with a crime while in […]

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“CITIZEN OF THE YEAR” WAS JUST LOW-DOWN FRAUD: GETS 14 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE

By   2 years ago

A former California real estate developer, and one-time “Citizen of the Year,” was sentenced to 14 years in prison for bilking hundreds of investors out of millions of dollars.  Kelly Gearhart, 53, of Atascadaro, in Central California, was sentenced in a federal court after pleading guilty last year to wire fraud and money laundering charges. Many of […]

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‘ELVIS’ IS LEAVING THE BUILDING (and heading to jail): MORTGAGE FRAUDSTER PLEADS GUILTY

By   2 years ago

He was going by “Elvis” as he hid out in Canada, but accused New York-based fraudster John Star will be going to jail for as long as 17 1/2 years after pleading guilty to mortgage fraud.  The Nigerian-born, Yiddish-speaking Star had been hiding out in Toronto under the name “Elvis Ized” since fleeing in 2012 after […]

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PIN PRICK: VACCINE SCIENTIST GOING TO PRISON

By   2 years ago

  Dong-Pyou Han, a former biomedical scientist at Iowa State University in Ames, was sentenced to 57 months for fabricating and falsifying data in HIV vaccine trials. The ex-researcher was also been fined $7.2 million and will be subject to three years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

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SUPERHACK! CHINESE HACKERS STEAL 4.5 MILLION MEDICAL RECORDS!

By   3 years ago

Superhack! In yet another major cyber-security breach, a U.S. hospital operator has reported that Chinese hackers have broken into its network and stolen personal information on 4.5 million patients. The Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, filed documents with the SEC indicating the breach.  The filing said that Chinese hackers were […]

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UK ‘SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE’ LAUNCHES CRIMINAL PROBE: FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKETS

By   3 years ago

  Britain’s Serious Fraud Office will launch a  criminal investigation into  the foreign exchange markets at leading British banks. The Serious Fraud Office, an “independent government department,” will investigate possible manipulation of the of  the country’s $3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange markets, according to a report from the The Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times. The reports indicate […]

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FRAUD BROTHERS: BRIT TWINS JAILED FOR PROPERTY SCAM

By   3 years ago

A couple of British twins, dubbed the “fraud brothers,” will be spending time behind bars after being sentenced on a fraud charges. Paul Aspden, 54, pleaded guilty to a fraud charge, related to a scam involving a phony Bulgarian investment. His twin brother, Peter, pleaded guilty to “Making a false and Misleading Statement as to […]

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NIGERIAN FRAUDSTER JAILED FOR ADVANCE-FEE SCHEME

By   3 years ago

A high-living, utterly heartless Nigerian fraudster will spend eight years in a British prison after being found guilty of stealing millions from pensioners in the United States and United Kingdom. Frank Onyeachonam, 38, was convicted of running an “advance-fee” scam that targeted vulnerable, elderly people in both countries, according to a report from The News […]

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SARKOZY INVESTIGATED: CORRUPTION CHARGES

By   3 years ago

French federal prosecutors have launched an investigation looking  into corruption charges against former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Sarkozy, President of France from 2007-2012, is being investigated on corruption charges that could derail his political career, and send Sarkozy to prison for 10 years. French federal investigators have opened a formal inquiry into whether Sarkozy, his lawyer, and a powerful appeals […]

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FRAUD CHARGES IMPERIL AFGHAN ELECTIONS

By   3 years ago

The Afghan elections, already a mess amid violence and accusations of widespread voter fraud, has become much messier. A statement from the campaign of Abdullah Abdullah, a leading Presidential candidate, stated that Mr. Abudullah would not participate with the Afghan election body, the “Independent Election Commission,” as it recounts votes from last month’s Presidential election. “From […]

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ARGENTINE VP CHARGED IN CORRUPTION SUIT

By   3 years ago

Argentine federal prosecutors have charged the country’s Vice-President, Amado Boudou,  with corruption. Mr. Boudou, 51, is charged with steering currency printing contracts to a company controlled by him.  The alleged corruption occurred during Boudou’s previous office as Minister of the Economy, according to reporting by the BBC. In late May, Vice-President was summoned by a federal judge to […]

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SPANISH PRINCESS FACES FRAUD CHARGES

By   3 years ago

A Spanish princess faces fraud charges after a judge ruled that she must stand trial in a case involving her husband’s business. A Palma de Mallorca court said that Princess Infanta Cristina, also known as Cristina de Borbon,  must face tax fraud and money laundering charges, according to a report in Newsweek. The charges stem […]

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FREED SUDANESE CHRISTIAN RE-ARRESTED: FRAUD

By   3 years ago

Just two days after being spared death by hanging and freed from prison, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese-Christian woman jailed for refusing to reject her faith, has been re-arrested in Sudan. In today’s arrest, Ms. Ibrahim Ishag, 27, is being investigated for using fraudulent documents in an attempt to leave the country. The Agence-France Presse […]

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‘NO, THERE REALLY ISN’T AN AMISH MAFIA.’

By   3 years ago

It is fitting that the television production company responsible for the Discovery Channel’s, Amish Mafia, would be named Hot Snakes Media. For the past few years, the New York-based Hot Snakes, which specializes in the artfully phrased “unscripted alternative television” genre, has slithered and sunk its fangs into the homes of millions of Americans every […]

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ESSAY — THE CON MAN by Christiaan A. Hart Nibbrig

By   4 years ago

To the con man, the world is divided into three groups: sharks, marks, and the law. Sharks, like himself (and they are mostly men), prey on the marks, while trying to avoid capture by the law, whose aim is to protect the marks and catch the sharks. Ponzi or pyramid schemes are what used to […]

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Son of a Preacher Man: THE TALL TALES OF EPHREN TAYLOR, JR. by Christiaan A. Hart Nibbrig

By   4 years ago

  “Your life is about to change.” Bishop Eddie Long was speaking to a few dozen members of his New Birth Missionary Church congregation in Lithonia, Georgia.  It was a weekday in late October, 2009, and Long had invited a businessman to address the members. The businessman’s name was Ephren Taylor, Jr., 27, who billed […]

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Fraud History: The $500 Million Pyramid — How William Crotts Bankrupted the Baptist Foundation of Arizona

By   4 years ago

One of the most expensive cases of religious affinity fraud in the history of the United States did not start out as one. This fraud, which stole more than $500 million from thousands of trusting, mostly elderly investors, was uncorrupted for many years. But that did not last. Beginning in the late 1980s, and continuing […]

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It took a thief: Eliyahu Weinstein Sentenced to 22 years for $200 million fraud of fellow Orthodox Jews

By   4 years ago

Eliyahu “Eli” Weinstein, a Haredi (Orthodox) Jewish man from Lakewood, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison on multiple federal fraud charges. Weinstein was sentenced on two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of money laundering. U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano also ordered Weinstein to pay $215.4 […]

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The Lyin’ King: Gerald Payne and the Greater Ministries International $500 Million Fraud

By   4 years ago

      To the con man, the world is divided into three groups: sharks, marks, and the law. Sharks, like himself (and they are mostly men), prey on the marks, while trying to avoid capture by the law, whose aim is to protect the marks and catch the sharks. Ponzi, or pyramid, schemes are […]

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PONZI: Source of the Scam

By   4 years ago

In the spring of 1920, if you lived in the Boston metropolitan area, and someone had approached you about a potential “Ponzi” investment, you likely would have considered yourself a very fortunate person. It is also likely that you would put everything you had (and what you could borrow) into Ponzi’s plan. The man, whose […]

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