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Truck With $400,000 Worth Of King Crab Vanishes

Posted 07.31.2011 | Home

King crab prices this year have reached a record high and the market is certainly noticing. On May 20, a trucker picked up 25,000 pounds of Russian Ki...

Feds Target Top Execs For Health Fraud

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's getting personal now. In a shift still evolving, federal enforcers are targeting individual executives in health care fraud cases t...

Punishment or Pushback: Financial Regulation in the Midst of Recession

David Coates | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
David Coates

While mainstream America continues to struggle with the recessionary consequences of a meltdown caused by financial excess, large financial institutions are back to profitability and back to their old ways.

10 Companies With The Best Reputations In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

It's difficult for a corporation in today's world to survive under the microscope. But in fact, while some don't, a recent survey released by marke...

Zach Carter

Banks Exploit Electronic Robo-Signing Loophole | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- When banks were caught improperly signing off on foreclosure documents last fall, consumer advocates and property rights experts hoped t...

Punishment Disproportionate for Welfare Cheats

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Homeless advocates are often asked about welfare cheats and folks who abuse the system. So here's just one story about what happens when the poor are caught playing fast and loose with the rules.

Former Police Officer's Wife Sentenced For Faking Cancer

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.19.2011 | Denver

Ann Crall was sentenced to 90 days in jail for collecting almost $60,000 while faking she had cancer. Crall, 31, is married to a former officer wi...

Wall Street: Guilty As Charged

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Roger Lowenstein's piece "Wall Street: Not Guilty" is well worth reading, if only as a case study in the moral and logical blindness that's reached epidemic proportions among otherwise reasonable people in influential Washington and Wall Street circles.

Zach Carter

Obama's Fraud Squad Targets Record Oil Price Plunge | Zach Carter | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to the federal agencies involved in the president's new Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Gr...

The Story Of The Berkshire Hathaway Sokol Scandal

Business Week | Paul M. Barrett | Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

Berkshire's harsh report intensifies the attention the Sokol affair has focused on the succession question at Berkshire, a company whose achievements ...

Department of Interior Sued for Refusing to Release Names of Individuals Involved in Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The ASBL maintains that contracting officers who intentionally misrepresent large businesses as small should be prosecuted, and held accountable for their actions.

FBI Tries Techniques Used On Serial Killers To Fight White Collar Crime

Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Matthew Goldstein) - Bernard Madoff -- the architect of history's biggest Ponzi scheme -- and Gary Ridgway - the Green River killer -- w...

Israeli Foreign Minister Faces Corruption Charges

Posted 06.13.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel's attorney-general on Wednesday informed Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman he faced criminal corruption charges, I...

Couple Heads Off Foreclosure by Fighting Back

AOL Real Estate | Sheree R. Curry | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

A New Jersey couple fought a lender's foreclosure proceedings and ended up being able to keep their home. George Elghossain and his wife, Mona, succes...

Rajaratnam's Unlikely Defender

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Grant McCool) - Hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam hopes a "Superman" will be able to help him win over the jury at his insider trading t...

America's Most Fraud-Ridden States

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

mericans are preyed upon. They either do not protect their own interests or the government does not do enough to prevent fraud and identify theft. Cl...

SEC: Many Foreign Companies In U.S. Are 'Vessels Of Fraud'

Reuters | Sarah N. Lynch | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Sarah N. Lynch) - Federal securities regulators are probing Chinese and other foreign companies with questionable accounting practices...

Busted: A Fugitive Fraudster Husband

Abigail Pesta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abigail Pesta

What do you do when your husband disappears from your bed one night, leaves you with $6 million in debt, and turns out to be a total fraud? If you're Michelle Kramer, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get a Ph.D. in psychology.

Read Contracts Carefully

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

You wouldn't be asked to sign a document or form -- or click "yes" on a website -- unless somebody thought it was important, so shouldn't you think so as well?

UBS Accused Of 'Cheating' French Madoff Victims

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS "tricked" victims of Bernard Madoff's giant Ponzi scheme by sponsoring a Luxembourg-registered fund that for four y...

Oh That? Deceptive Marketing Settlement Doesn't Stop Seroquel Advertising

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Martha Rosenberg

Google the word "depression" and the first search result you'll get is for the antipsychotic Seroquel XR.

Ex-lawmaker Gets Prison In Hamptons Insurance Fraud Case

Patch || Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former Suffolk County Legislator George Guldi was sentenced Monday to three to nine years in prison for grand larceny and one to three years for insur...

HSBC Customers Hit By Text Message Scam

The Huffington Post | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

HSBC Bank customers have been receiving fraudulent text messages in recent days asking them to dial in to a 1-800 number and enter their account infor...

Afghanistan War Not Worth the Burning of Children and Treasure

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

With our money fueling the insurgency and our killing of civilians driving more people to join the Taliban's side every week, it's little wonder that the insurgency continues to grow in size and sophistication.

Enough With the Teacher Bashing

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Serchuk

Punish the teachers for daring to work with America's children, only THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB in this nation.