Stories tagged: fraud
Thu., April 7, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
13 SC Boeing workers charged with state income tax evasion
Officials with the South Carolina Department of Revenue expect more arrests after 13 Boeing workers were charged with evading state income taxes.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 8:25 a.m.
Putin says Panama Papers part of US plot to weaken Russia
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied having any links to offshore accounts and described the Panama Papers document leaks scandal as part of a U.S.-led plot to weaken Russia.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
U.S. becoming top haven for tax cheats
WASHINGTON – The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home. America …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Dennis Hastert’s lawyers ask he be spared prison time in hush-money case
Dennis Hastert’s lawyers want a judge to spare the former U.S. House Speaker from prison time in his hush-money case and give him probation.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Lottery insider’s brother arrested in jackpot-fixing scandal
Investigators say they’ve uncovered how a lottery employee allegedly rigged jackpots and have charged his brother in connection with prizes in Oklahoma and Colorado.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 5:28 p.m.
Scammers impersonate closed Spokane car dealership
Scammers are impersonating a Spokane car dealership that closed in 2011, according to a news release from the Better Business Bureau.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Troy Kelley trial: Witness says he doctored documents at Kelley’s behest
A key witness in the government’s fraud case against indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley told jurors Thursday that he doctored documents to get a client of Kelley’s former real-estate-services …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
18 go blind after cataract surgery in Brazil
Brazilian officials say 18 people have been left blind after undergoing cataract surgeries in which non-sterilized instruments were used in an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Idaho couple to be sentenced in organic alfalfa scam
A southern Idaho couple is facing prison time in an organic alfalfa scam.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
FTC sues VW over false ‘Clean Diesel’ advertising claims
A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its “Clean Diesel” vehicles as environmentally friendly.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
VW sued by big investors over handling of emissions scandal
Volkswagen’s big institutional investors are suing the automaker for $3.57 billion in damages over its handling of the emissions scandal, which has so far seen the share price fall by …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Trump University says fraud case can’t be tried without witness
Donald Trump’s lawyers, true to the Republican’s bare-knuckles style, are arguing in a San Diego courtroom that a lawsuit claiming his defunct university was a fraud can’t go forward if …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Snapchat, Seagate among companies duped in tax-fraud scam
A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies – among them, the messaging service Snapchat and disk-drive maker Seagate Technology – into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers’ …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Card dealer ordered to repay disability benefits
A man who collected worker’s compensation benefits while working at new jobs has been ordered to repay more than $27,000 after pleading guilty to two counts of theft Monday.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Prepaid card users, under scrutiny, find tax refunds frozen
Thousands of people have had their prepaid debit cards frozen when they try to direct their tax refund to their accounts, a result of financial industry efforts to combat an …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Trump University plaintiff seeks to withdraw from lawsuit
Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Rhode Island, Wells Fargo charged with fraud for 38 Studios deal
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged Rhode Island’s economic development agency and Wells Fargo with defrauding investors for the state’s disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 3 p.m.
WSU professor accused of fraud collected about 30 federal research grants
A WSU professor had landed about 30 federal research grants; investigators believe he, his brother and sister-in-law spent a chunk of that money on themselves.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Herbalife overstated growth, cites database errors
Herbalife, the seller of supplements and weight-loss products currently under federal investigation as a potential pyramid scheme, overstated its worldwide growth in 2015.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Ex-Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon dies in crash, police say
Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Chesapeake Energy ex-CEO McClendon indicted
Aubrey McClendon, the former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy Corp., has been indicted for conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma.
UPDATED: Tue., March 1, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Trump University fraud lawsuit can continue, court says
A New York court has refused to throw out a fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump over his former school for real estate investors.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
IRS computer breach may have 700,000 victims, tax officials say
The IRS says the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 – more than double the agency’s previous estimate.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian
Police say a central Pennsylvania high school honors student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
HealthCare.gov ‘passive’ on heading off fraud, report says
With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a “passive” approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president’s health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
Texas court clears ex-Gov. Rick Perry of 2nd felony charge
Texas’ highest criminal court tossed the second and final felony charge against former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday, likely ending a case the Republican says helped sink his short-lived 2016 …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Buyers of pitchman’s bogus weight-loss book to get refunds
Federal authorities are poised to begin compensating customers who purchased a fraudulent weight-loss book from imprisoned infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 4:41 p.m.
Co-conspirator in Spokane Blu-ray scam pleads guilty to fraud
The man who raised money for Erick Hansen, a businessman who rode into Spokane in 2007 with promises of a state-of-the-art Blu-ray facility, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 3:56 p.m.
Plea deal for Pasco alternative energy CEO calls for cooperation, uncertain jail time
Scott C. Johnson, owner and founder of Gen-X Energy Group, may avoid jail time by offering substantial assistance to federal prosecutors probing an alternative energy tax credit scam.
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 6:24 p.m.
Renewable fuels company CEO expected to plead guilty to federal charges
Scott C. Johnson, the founder of a Pasco-based biofuel company, faces criminal charges after federal investigators say he bilked the IRS out of more than $9.5 million between 2012 and …