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44 Charged In $100 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

nytimes.com | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and MICHAEL WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An Armenian-American crime syndicate stole the identities of doctors and thousands of patients and used them and more than a hundred spurious clinics ...

Nonprofit Governance: The Need for Tougher Regulations and Enforcement

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pablo Eisenberg

Contrary to the claims of charity apologists, there are a huge number of "rotten apples" in the nonprofit barrel. Yet charity regulators, federal and state, have taken insufficient steps to eliminate these abuses.

Hope: A Call to Leadership in the Foreclosure Fraud Crisis

Jennifer Brunner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Brunner

When the president vetoed H.R. 3808, homeowners were given some protection, but not enough. Obama, who I believe is well-intentioned, can now take a step further, and he needs to.

Obama Must Reject The Foreclosure Fraud Bailout

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

UPDATE: President Obama vetoed the foreclosure fraud bailout this afternoon, but plenty of other battles are already raging. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla....

Legalizing the Bank Foreclosure Mess

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

Under pressure, Bank of America has halted mortgage foreclosures in the 23 states that require court approval. So too, have Ally Financial and JP Morgan Chase. Other banks are likely to do the same.

Why Do Texas Energy Companies Hate California?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Enron is gone, collapsed under the weight of their own greed and corruption. But it is clear that the fossil fuel pushers from Texas don't want to see California go into rehab.

Two Con Artists Sentenced in Federal Reserve Note Investment Plan Scam

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

Robert Ingram was the Director of a FRNIP. Or so you were supposed to think. Starting in 2005, Ingram told potential FRNIP investors that they would realize huge returns within a few weeks. Wow, sign me up!

France's Gordon Gecko Likely Off to Prison

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weller

The Gordon-Gecko-of-France's sentence was pathetically short compared to the 20 years the fictional character played by Michael Douglas was ordered to serve.

Insider Trading: Frequent Flyers, Potatoes and Macy's

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

On March 25, 2010, BrokeAndBroker.com published a detailed analysis of Securities and Exchange Commission v. Igor Poteroba, Aleksey Koval and Alexand...

A New Idea for President Obama: Do What You Said You Would Do

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

At a town hall discussion on jobs and the economy yesterday, President Barack Obama said he was looking for new ideas to help create jobs and expand e...

Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Data on Lockheed Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Homeland Security is being sued by the American Small Business League (ASBL) for refusing to release subcontracting data on a contra...

A Lesson Well Learned

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

Back when I was a wee lad, video games were not the all-consuming life force that they are today. Kids went outside, they read, and more importantly, they were rewarded for reading.

Handcuffs for Wall Street, Not Happy-Talk

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

When you steal a lot of money, you go to jail. Obama doesn't just need tough talk for Wall Street, he needs to prosecute the frauds that were committed, and explain them to the American people.

California's War on the Elderly and Disabled: A Dispatch from the Front Lines

Steve Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Mehlman

A flawed and mean-spirited attack by right-wing ideologues on some of California's most vulnerable citizens has begun to sprout poisoned fruit in California's Central Valley.

Why Did President Obama Hide Record Small Business Numbers

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Last Friday, as I predicted in my August 6 and August 24 Huffington Post blogs, the Obama Administration, right on queue, released the latest Small B...

An Open Letter to First Lady Michelle Obama from American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I realize that you, as a mother and as someone who came from a hardworking middle class family, could not only sympathize, but also help with the situation we are currently in.

An Open Letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I read your speech from Friday at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In the speech you stated, "the ...

Obama Ignores Prime Opportunity to Help Prevent Double Dip Recession

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

As I predicted in my August 6th and August 24th Huffington Post blogs, President Barack Obama has decided to continue the Bush Administration policy o...

Fazel Ahmed Faqiryar, Anti-Corruption Afghan Prosecutor, Fired By Karzai

AP / Huffington Post | By RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top Afghan prosecutor who has complained that the attorney general and others are blocking corruption cases against high-ranki...

Double Dip Recession Could be Prevented with Silver Bullet Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today it was announced the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers for last month were lower than originally estimated. Home sales and consumer confidenc...

Obama-Administration Fabricated Small-Business Contracting Data Coming Soon

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I'm betting the "Change We Can Believe In" Obama administration will completely falsify the actual percentage of government contracts that were awarded to legitimate small businesses.

Obama Refusing to Back Private Sector Jobs Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama is refusing to back a bill that could create millions of jobs in the private sector. The bill, the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act, H.R.2568, was introduced by Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson last May.

Banks Siding Against the Customer in Fraud Cases

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naomi Wolf

Like most consumers, I had always assumed that banks and customers are united in wanting to curtail bank fraud. Unfortunately, I have learned that in fact bank fraud is a big and profitable business -- for the banks themselves.

Jobless Claims Soar as Obama Continues to Shortchange Small Business

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama has allocated only a fraction of federal stimulus funds directly to the 27 million small businesses that create virtually 100 percent of America's net new jobs.

Will Anyone Be Punished for Citibank's $40 Billion Subprime Lie?

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Laws are only as good as the regulators who enforce them. If the SEC believes in the charges it brought against Citi executives, it should be working with prosecutors to pursue a criminal case.