Corruption

Jane Sanders Snags Top Lawyers to Defend Against FBI's Bank Fraud Charges Insider

<b>Krauthammer: Dems Getting 'Desperate' With Russia Allegations</b><p>Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) wife Jane Sanders has booked top notch lawyers to defend her against allegations of bank fraud.<p>The FBI launched an investigation into loans Sanders applied for when she was president of Burlington College, …

Bernie Sanders

Convicted felon Jack Abramoff registers to return to lobbying

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jack Abramoff, a high-profile American lobbyist who served four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to bribing U.S. government officials, has officially returned to lobbying, according to documents he filed with the Justice Department.<p>Abramoff's filing, …

Addiction Doctor: DEA Shut Me Down So Mayor Could Clean Up Town

All the charges against Larry Ley have been dropped, but his clinic is gone. The bust was a politically motivated effort to help developers, Ley claims.<p>An Indiana addiction doctor who law enforcement once dubbed the “Pablo Escobar of Suboxone” is suing the Drug Enforcement Administration and the …

Addiction

Robert Mueller's team has prosecuted high-stakes cases — including obstruction of justice

When one of the country’s largest accounting firms destroyed thousands of files and emails after the Enron energy giant collapsed in a massive fraud in 2001, federal prosecutors were sure the shredding was a clear case of obstruction of justice.<p>“This case was really about a simple principle,” …

Robert Mueller

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Jane Sanders hire lawyers amid FBI investigation

Vermont Senator and former 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane Sanders have hired defense attorneys for an FBI investigation …

Bernie Sanders

Politician Working to Curb Pipeline Protestors Has Ties to Shadow Lobbyists

A recent intensification in protests against Williams Partners' planned Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in Pennsylvania prompted a state senator to propose …

Networking

Charlie Sheen Sued for Allegedly Exposing Another Former Lover to HIV

<b>Charlie Sheen</b> is being sued for allegedly lying about his HIV positive status to a woman with whom he was having unprotected sex. Yes, another</i> …

Charlie Sheen

Sketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators

A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to …

Russia

For Mayor, a ‘Tough’ Investigator Accused of Pushing the Limits

When Stephen K. Bannon got into a dispute with an ex-wife who accused him of domestic violence, he hired a private investigator with a history of digging up embarrassing information about people claiming to have been wronged.<p>When Roger E. Ailes was accused in lawsuits of sexually harassing the Fox …

Donald Trump

Ex-prosecutor indicted in NYPD gun licensing bribery scheme

A former prosecutor facing charges in the NYPD gun licensing bribery scandal has been indicted, court papers indicate.

New York City

SeaWorld Is Under Federal Investigation for Post-Blackfish Commentary

For a while after the 2013 release of the documentary “Blackfish,” which excoriated SeaWorld over its treatment of killer whales, the theme park …

U.S. Department of Justice

Macau billionaire on trial in U.S. in U.N. corruption case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A billionaire real estate developer from Macau will go to trial Monday in Manhattan on charges he bribed senior United Nations officials to support a multibillion-dollar conference center he hoped to build.<p>Ng Lap Seng, 69, has pleaded not guilty to charges he paid hundreds of …

Foreign Policy

Defiant Barclays digs in for US battle

Barclays is gearing up for a battle with US prosecutors over its actions during the financial crisis, days after Britain’s Serious Fraud Office pressed charges over an allegedly fraudulent loan to Qatar.<p>The bank is preparing to face down the Trump administration in court over a possible …

Business (UK)

Twenty Years Later And Marc Harris Organisation Clients Are Still Being Prosecuted

Don’t want to pay taxes? Well, any number of offshore promoters are standing by and available to assist you in divorcing Uncle Sam’s tax man, by way of undisclosed offshore companies and secret bank accounts that can’t be traced to you, at least in theory.<p>It is of course that “in theory” part which …

Fraud

Want to rid New York of corruption? Follow these steps

What would New York State politics look like with less corruption? Maybe we’ll find out once Preet Bharara’s book hits the shelves.<p>President Donald …

Preet Bharara

Transparency International UK

Based on joint research between TI-UK and Bellingcat, “<i>Offshore in the UK</i>” provides new insights into how money launderers are abusing Scottish …

Brexit

News24.com | Alleged rhino poaching brothers win bail, vow to fight US extradition

Alleged rhino poachers, brothers Dawie and Janneman Groenewald, have been released from police custody after posting bail in the Polokwane …

News (South Africa)

Messi offers to pay $558,000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

Print<p>BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of 500,000 euros ($558,000) to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence …

Canadian News

3 Brothers Sentenced In Multimillion Dollar Cellphone Trafficking Ring

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –</b> Three brothers have been sentenced after pleading guilty to operating a multimillion dollar cellphone trafficking ring.Kanan …

Minnesota

Appeals court throws out some criminal charges for Angela Spaccia, a top official in the Bell corruption scandal

A state appeals court on Friday reversed five of 11 counts against a former Bell official after concluding that the jury received improper instructions in the municipal corruption case.<p>Angela Spaccia was convicted in 2013 of pilfering millions from the treasury of a tiny working-class town. As the …

Karen Handel

Missouri sues three big pharma companies for "campaign of fraud and deception"

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced he was suing three pharmaceutical giants he claims are responsible for Missouri's current opioid …

Johnson & Johnson

Pima County Sheriff calls for state investigation into funds

After a former Pima County Sheriff's official revealed in federal court that a criminal conspiracy to misuse federal funds had been going on for …

Crime

The American Greed Report: Feeling charitable? First, do your homework

The pleas are almost impossible to avoid. From the dinnertime phone calls, to the letters and postcards in the mail, and the emails flooding your …

Better Business Bureau

Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that two federal agencies are demanding records from SeaWorld.<p>The Orlando Sentinel reported that new SEC filing disclosures released Friday show that agencies are asking for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the critical …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

3 former school employees accused of fake painting invoices

Indictments say three former Mississippi school employees faked painting invoices in spring 2011 to allow a former superintendent to repay a personal …

Fired Fox Sports exec sexually harassed employees, lawsuit claims

A former Fox Sports executive who claimed he was fired due to anti-Semitism was a horndog who harassed subordinates, a lawsuit charges.

Roger Ailes

Rauner names former Edgar, Daley aide Beverly Walker new DCFS chief

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Friday named Beverly Walker the new head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, weeks …

Bugattis, Ferraris and yachts, oh my! African vice president on trial in Paris

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> The son of Equatorial Guinea's President is on trial in France for splurging on a Parisian mansion, a private jet and a fleet of luxury cars using tens of millions of dollars he allegedly looted from his country.<p>Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue's trial on charges of embezzlement of public …

Justice

Hey, Mueller, You Should Check Out Iceland

That's where a shady Trump associate got some of his money. And where some investigators heard Russian footsteps.<p>Earlier this week I wrote about the Bayrock Group, a property developer that did business deals for a decade with President Donald Trump.<p>Felix Sater -- a Bayrock principal who was a …

Russia

Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic

PHILADELPHIA – A member of a local politically connected family was convicted Friday of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit through a pattern of self-dealing when she was its landlord.<p>Renee Tartaglione was indicted last year and charged with …

Mental Health