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Commonly Encountered Federal Business Fraud Statutes

Brad Reid | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Brad Reid

Violating a federal fraud statute easily becomes a personal and business disaster. This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational overview o...

What You Need To Know About Scams And Why Scammers Have You On Their Radar

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

The number of different types of scams is limited only by the scammers' imagination to concoct them. Here are some common scams to watch out for.

The Case of the Missing Transcipt

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.05.2014 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Certainly no judge would direct a criminal defendant to testify against his or her own will, but it is conceivable that something was said by the judge in U.S. v. Banks that reasonably led the defendants to that conclusion. The answer lies in the record, which apparently does not exist, for reasons that seem to be elusive.

Mailman Hides Mail In Dead Mom's House To 'Speed Up Route'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.24.2014 | Weird News

Where's the mail, man? A former United States Postal Service mailman was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday after he stashed, destroyed and ...

Man Convicted Of Running Bogus $100 Million Bank Over His Computer

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime

Money doesn't grow on trees and you can't print it on your computer either. That's the lesson Danny Ray Hardin, 52, learned Wednesday in Kansas Ci...

Fake Art Dealer Gets Nine Years In Prison

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

A Northbrook art dealer who played a crucial role in a multi-million dollar, international fake art ring was sentenced last week to nine years in pris...

Iowa Man Gets 3 Years In Student Loan Scheme

Yahoo! Finance | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A 22-year-old Cedar Rapids man has gotten three years in prison for recruiting fake students to sign up for classes at Kirk...

What Happens to Confiscated Art 'Fakes'?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

2010-09-29-forgedart.jpgWhat to do with counterfeit art is determined on a case-by-case basis, often dependent upon whether or not the owner knew that it was a fake. Proving fraud, intentional deception, is often quite difficult.

The Republican Summer Olympics of 2009

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Republicans' private embraces are often in complete contradistinction with their own oft-trumpeted, Biblically-mandated "moral" guidelines for the rest of us.

Miami Man Indicted Over $132 Million Tax Fraud

Miami Herald | DAN CHRISTENSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A big-spending Miami businessman who once owned fleets of planes, boats and automobiles was arrested Tuesday at his waterfront home on Hibiscus Island...