Stories tagged: fraud
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 3:32 p.m.
A whistleblower who warned regulators about Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is now accusing General Electric of misleading investors, sending the company’s stock on a downward spiral.
Wed., June 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
A cause of death for the 60-year-old Nelson was not available Tuesday, and federal prison officials referred questions in writing to the warden of the medium-security facility where she was …
Wed., May 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
A superstitious person might wonder if there’s a curse on the Ridpath Hotel, whose history has been marked by saviors who turn out to be con men.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Rachel Dolezal agrees to pay back $8,847, complete community service to avoid trial on welfare fraud charges
Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, entered the diversion agreement March 25 in Spokane County Superior Court. She could still face a trial on the original …
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:25 p.m.
The SEC said that between April 2014 and May 2015, Volkswagen issued more than $13 billion in bonds and asset-backed securities in U.S. markets when senior executives knew that more …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 11:10 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two individuals Thursday on allegations they stole mail from 20 or more victims and attempted to use fake checks in local banks.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
One of more than a dozen witnesses alleging ballot misconduct in the nation’s last undecided congressional election now faces drug and weapons charges.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Credit fraud and credit repair, although not on the same level of loss and anxiety, are two separate challenges – report and repair.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Lawyers for a German journalist found to have fabricated information for numerous articles said Thursday that he denies having used for himself donations given by readers to help nonexistent Syrian …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
Police are asking for help to identify a woman who is suspected of identify theft and fraud.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Scott K. Brett, of Spokane, was found not guilty of wire fraud Friday by a jury in Richland. He was indicted two years ago on a charge of misappropriating nearly …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
A Washington state man who served nearly three years in federal prison for an $800,000 fraud – only to steal $12.7 million in a different scam after his release – …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
A former Skagit County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole money from a fund for police dog training.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
After three days of dramatic and sometimes salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign …
Wed., July 11, 2018, 9 a.m.
The four Meridian men
Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
A Washington state woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $290,000 from a Costco warehouse over five years.
Fri., June 15, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought …
Wed., June 13, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
The nation’s top bank regulator told members of Congress on Wednesday that his agency found about 20,000 accounts that may have been opened without customers’ authorization or had other problems …
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
Rachel Dolezal – now Nkechi Diallo after legally changing her name in 2016 – is accused of illegally receiving $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance in …
Mon., April 16, 2018, 12:12 p.m.
A Florida man said the letter “o” from a Hooters sign blew off the wall and landed on his foot, leaving him with injuries, but surveillance video said otherwise.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face old charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering, prosecutors announced Friday, deepening the legal woes of a leader whose tenure was marked …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the “next Steve Jobs,” has forfeited control of Theranos, the blood-testing startup she founded, and will pay $500,000 to settle charges …
UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Scott K. Brett had his guilty plea on a charge of wire fraud thrown out by a federal judge in November. Brett, who faces charges he swindled a widowed lottery …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld an agreement requiring President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Federal officials say a Seattle woman who defrauded public assistance programs of more than $320,000 has been sentenced to three years of probation.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Clarkston police officers arrested a 42-year-old Washington man who is accused of being involved in a fraudulent scheme to return stolen items at regional Walmart stores, allegedly making off with …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Federal prosecutors are seeking higher restitution from a western Idaho woman who authorities say performed work as a dentist and billed insurance companies despite being licensed as a dental hygienist.