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Lawmaker Says There Were Illegal Voters Because His Calculator Told Him So

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

Election officials across the country have found almost no cases of voter fraud in the 2016 election, but Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is convinced that 2...

Why President Trump’s Persistent Claims Of Voter Fraud Threaten To Undermine American Democracy

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

On December 1, 2016 Gambian voters went to the polls to participate in their country’s presidential election. Incumbent president Yahya Jammeh lost ...

5 Simple Ways To Build and Maintain A Healthy Credit Score

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business

If you’ve ever tried to rent an apartment or take out a mortgage on a new home, then you know that your credit score can make or break the approval ...

U.S. Prosecutors Say Peruvian Ran Fraud Out Of Trump Building

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday arrested a Peruvian man who, to lure investors, posted an online video featuring the New York Stock E...

Appeals Court Deals Rebuke To Controversial Prosecutor Who Targeted Aaron Swartz

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

A federal appeals panel on Monday overturned the 2014 convictions of three former Massachusetts probation officials accused of running a patronage-bas...

Hackers Breached U.S. Election Agency After Vote

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics

The U.S. agency charged with ensuring that voting machines meet security standards was itself penetrated by a hacker after the elections in November, ...

Former Pennsylvania Congressman Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Reuters | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) ― Former U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, who served in Congress for more than 20 years, was sentenced on Monday to 10 years...

Banking fraud is costing the Nigerian economy dearly

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Oludayo Tade, University of Ibadan and Oluwatosin Adeniyi, University of Ibadan Pervasive electronic banking fraud is affecting Nigeria's banking sys...

4 Things To Watch Out For Black Friday

Adam Levin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
Adam Levin

Black Friday is right around the corner, and shoppers are already being primed by retailers for the kind of buying gluttony that makes eater's remorse look like a bloated post-Thanksgiving walk in the park.

Colorado Republicans Contradict Each Other On Election Fraud

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.31.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado's top election official, Secretary of State Wayne Williams, who's a Republican, has essentially concurred, telling The Denver Post that voter fraud is a non-issue in Colorado.

Tone At The Top: Culture Counts -- The Wells Fargo Saga

Tom Garrubba | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

"Tone at the Top" has become an often-quoted mantra in business circles but it appears to have shed a rather dim light when evidenced by the continuin...

Yes, You Still Need To Be On The Lookout For Tax Scams

Adam Levin | Posted 10.13.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

You may have easily missed a major piece of news that broke last week amid the media-feeding frenzy generated by the release of Donald Trump's "Access Hollywood" tapes and Hillary Clinton's Wikileaked Wall Street speeches.

Big Banks Won’t Say If They Use The Same Scheme That Led To Wells Fargo’s Fraud

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business

The four biggest banks in the U.S. won’t say whether they offer workers the same kind of sales incentives that drove Wells Fargo employees to open m...

Time To Treat Bank CEOs Like Adults

Dean Baker | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

The country's major banks are like trouble-making adolescents. They constantly get involved in some new and unimagined form of mischief. Back in the housing bubble years it was the pushing, packaging, and selling of fraudulent mortgages.

Guns And Butter

David Morris | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
David Morris

In October 2015, when he was a very, very long shot for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump the businessman promised to make the military "much st...

Fugitive Caretakers Allegedly Steal WWII Veteran's Life Savings

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.21.2016 | Crime

After surviving two World War II battles and earning two bronze stars and three purple hearts, Dennis Ferk is now battling to restore his livelihood. ...

Christmas Is Coming and So Is Holiday Fraud

Azzam Sheikh | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Azzam Sheikh

Christmas is generally considered to be a wonderful time. It is a time where people share, make merry and hang out with their friends and families. This makes the Christmas holiday a cash cow for merchants. Secretly, fraudsters also work hard to milk both merchants and holiday spenders out of their last cents.

Banks Used Low Wages, Job Insecurity To Force Employees To Commit Fraud

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Banks profit from low wages and job insecurity in more ways than the obvious. They don't just pocket the wage differential; they use the poverty-level wages and job insecurity to force employees to do unethical things they couldn't otherwise get them to do.

Enroll in Cheater University and Watch Your Business Soar

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

Federal Prison--en.wikipedia.org (A PARODY) ABOUT CHEATER UNIVERSITY Our highly praised institution of lower learning proudly bears the name of its...

7 Questions That Senate Democrats Should Ask Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Stumpf is about to testify before the Senate Banking Committee, thanks to a request from five Democratic senators. Here are seven concerns, and seven sets of questions, that should be posed to him -- either at Tuesday's hearing, or as part of a more rigorous investigation afterward.

Should Wells Fargo Execs Responsible For Bilking Customers Be Forced To Return Their Pay?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

At the very least, don't Wells Fargo's customers have a reasonable expectation that executives who profited off their misfortune be required to return some of their ill-gotten gains?

Wells Fargo Just Made The Case For Elizabeth Warren’s Bank Agency

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business

Wells Fargo just proved, again, that no scam is beneath America’s financial institutions. And no institution is above being watched by a federal age...

Wells Fargo Will Pay $190 Million To Settle Customer Fraud Case

Reuters/HuffPost | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 - Wells Fargo has long been the envy of the banking industry for its ability to sell multiple products to the same customer, but r...

Trump's Goon Squads

Mark Siegel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics
Mark Siegel

If you look at Donald Trump's website you'll find an application form for election monitors "to help stop crooked Hillary from rigging this election." It is Trump's purpose to undermine the fair electoral process as a face-saving alibi for his impending electoral defeat.

Congressman Who Called Trump a "Fraud" Now Says He'll Vote for Him

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After once calling Donald Trump a "fraud," and then remaining silent on the GOP presidential nominee for months, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck has now thrown his...