fraud

Ex-chief of huge pension fund guilty of bribery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The former head of the nation’s largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped […]

07/11/2014

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Marriage fraud warnings begin in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A poster created by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, warning Southlanders that marriage fraud is a federal crime, will go on display Monday at a downtown Los Angeles bus stop. The […]

03/28/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, JoAnn Crupi arrives to federal court in New York, Tuesday. The longtime secretary of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff is one of five former employees of the imprisoned financier convicted Monday, March 24, 2014 in New York, at the end of a six-month trial that portrayed them as telling an elaborate web of lies to hide a fraud that enriched them and cheated investors out of billions of dollars. . (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

5 Madoff ex-workers convicted in case’s 1st trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted Monday at the end of a six-month trial that cast them as the long arms of their boss, telling an elaborate […]

03/24/2014

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GOP move to expel senator fails to gain traction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A state Senate committee will not consider a Republican resolution seeking to expel a Democrat awaiting sentencing on perjury and voter fraud charges. Majority Democrats sent the resolution to the Senate […]

03/12/2014

Suspended California State Senator Ron Calderon (AP Photo)

The case against the Calderon brothers

California state senator Ron Calderon is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering and aiding in the filing of false tax returns. His brother, former […]

02/22/2014

This file photo released by the Sanilac County Sheriff’s Department shows Sara Ylen. (AP Photo/Sanilac County sheriff’s department, File)

Woman who faked cancer sentenced to 1-year term

SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Michigan woman to a year behind bars Wednesday in an “almost mind-boggling” scam that tricked an insurance company and swindled big-hearted people in small communities who believed […]

02/19/2014

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Sen. Wright convicted of fraud and perjury in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – State Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted today of multiple fraud and perjury charges for living outside the district he was elected to represent. Prosecutors said the Democrat owned an Inglewood property […]

01/28/2014

Self-described ‘credit guru’ sentenced to prison for Southland fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man who billed himself as “The Credit Line Millionaire” was sentenced today in Los Angeles to nearly two years in federal prison for conspiring to obtain lines of credit worth […]

01/23/2014

Tips for battling high-tech fraud

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: It sounds contrary, but some college savings plans can hurt you. Learn what is the […]

01/21/2014

Inglewood woman avoids prison in ‘Nigerian’ fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An Inglewood woman was sentenced today to probation and ordered to pay $32,500 in restitution for her part in a “Nigerian inheritance” scam, in which bogus emails were sent to elderly […]

01/13/2014

A passer-by walks past a branch of Barclays Bank in Swiss Cottage, north London, Friday Sept. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Ansell)

8 arrested in cyber theft from Barclays Bank

LONDON (AP) — Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing 1.3 million pounds ($2 million) from a Barclays bank branch by tapping into its computers, British police said Friday. The gang is accused […]

09/20/2013

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‘Evil spirit’ scam plagues Asian immigrants in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) – Detectives say there has been a rash in New York of what are known as evil spirit or blessing scams. It targets older Chinese women who are swindled out of their […]

07/05/2013

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