Stories tagged: fraud
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Former Idaho insurance agent sentenced for fraud
A former south-central Idaho insurance agent who used customers’ insurance premiums for personal purchases has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years of probation.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Emails could provide answers at ex-state auditor’s new trial
Former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley, whose federal fraud trial last year ended with an acquittal on one count and a deadlocked jury on more than a dozen others, will …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Study: Most student loan fraud claims involve for-profits
Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Auburn fires indicted basketball assistant Chuck Person
Auburn has fired associate head basketball coach Chuck Person, who has been indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges. The university announced the move a day after Person and …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Seattle bank’s app among numerous technologies targeting ATM theft, other fraud
Even though ATM skimming has not yet become a major problem in the Northwest, a Seattle-based bank wants to be ahead of the crime wave by rolling out technology that …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
DeVos may only partly wipe away some student loans
The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit-colleges, the Associated Press has learned.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting
One of Liberia’s largest political parties called for a halt to counting of election results Thursday, alleging voting irregularities and fraud, as the country awaited the announcement of the first …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
3 coaches charged in college bribery scandal freed on bail
Three college basketball coaches charged in a bribery scheme have appeared in a New York federal court and been freed on $100,000 bail each. Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person declined …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
NerdWallet: Be your own bank guard if your account is at risk
The recent Equifax data breach highlights how consumer information is vulnerable and how that could put your financial accounts in danger.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Spokane Valley man accused of wrongfully receiving over $230,000 in disability benefits
A Spokane Valley man is accused of wrongfully receiving than more $230,000 in workers’ comp and federal disability benefits, according to the Washington State Deptartment of Labor Industries. Dennis J. …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
54 suspected vote fraud cases emerge in Oregon
A study of the November 2016 election in Oregon has revealed 54 cases of suspected voter fraud, representing only .002 percent of votes cast, Oregon’s secretary of state announced Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
VW engineer gets prison, $200,000 fine in diesel scandal
U.S. prosecutors will seek a three-year prison sentence on Friday for a Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company’s diesel emissions scandal.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
British firm billed U.S. for cars, pay to ‘significant others’
A British company hired to train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for high-end cars, including Porsches and an Aston Martin, and paid the “significant others” of the firm’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Prosecutors seek harsh sentence for Idaho boat builder
Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than five years in prison, $3.2 million in restitution and a $3.7 million forfeiture judgment for a former Boise businessman.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Venezuela installs new all-powerful assembly rejected by US
Defying the U.S. and international community, Venezuela installed a new legislative body Friday that will have virtually unlimited power to rewrite the South American nation’s constitution and eliminate the last …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
$82 million fine proposed for North Carolina man in robocall case
Federal officials have proposed an $82.1 million fine against a North Carolina man who they say made millions of illegally spoofed robocalls.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Venezuela president disputes vote tampering allegation
Venezuela’s president defiantly dismissed allegations that official turnout figures for the election of an all-powerful constituent assembly were manipulated, accusing the international software firm behind the claim of bowing to …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Man accused of using fake British passport for 20 years
An Oregon man is accused of using a fake Great Britain passport for close to 20 years.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Shkreli jury begins deliberations in federal fraud trial
Jurors are deliberating in the federal securities fraud trial of former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Drug fraud settlement nets Washington state $368,000
Washington state has received a small fraction of a $280 million national settlement involving a pharmaceutical company accused of committing fraud by promoting drugs for unapproved uses, including leprosy and …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise
On Tuesday, police and federal agents warned that so-called virtual kidnappings are on the rise, and dozens of people already have found themselves terrorized into giving money to con artists.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Oregon woman accused of profiting from fake cancer diagnosis
An Oregon woman is accused of profiting financially by faking a cancer diagnosis, but she will most likely not be charged.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Man accused of being lottery scam kingpin to plead guilty
A Jamaican man accused of masterminding a lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans out of millions of dollars has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge in federal …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Justice Department charges 400 people for $1.3 billion in health care fraud
More than 400 people across the country have been charged with participating in health care fraud scams totaling about $1.3 billion in false billings, including for the prescription and distribution …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
German prosecutors probe Porsche employees over diesel cars
German prosecutors say they’ve opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions.
Fri., July 7, 2017
Goodman: Trump’s plan is to suppress votes
What is most troubling to voting-rights and civil-rights activists is the potential that this commission is ramping up and institutionalizing voter suppression.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
WSU educator accused of fraud is not part of plea deal, lawyer says
A plea bargain may be in the works for co-defendants of the Washington State University assistant professor arrested last year for allegedly defrauding the federal government of more than $8 …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Former restaurant owner sentenced for securities fraud
The president of a bankrupt regional restaurant group has agreed to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution to 13 investors in a Montana securities fraud case.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for $70 million Ponzi scheme
A man accused of defrauding nearly 500 people in a $70 million Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $32 million …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Feds looking into Bernie Sanders, wife over real estate deal
Federal investigators are looking into the finances behind a real estate deal for a now-defunct college put together by the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she has hired …