White-Collar Crime

Fraudster swindled R300k out of SPCA to fund high life

Durban - Within a month of release after 19 days in prison, convicted fraudster Teresa Fernandez went to church to be baptised ahead of a new life.<p>“I …

SPCA

18 white-collar crime movies, ranked | ZDNet

18. Fun With Dick and Jane<p>These films encompass anything from comedies to big-action blockbusters to true-crime stories. We've compiled the …

Crime

WORLDVIEW: New criminal scourge targets houses to let – brick and mortar theft

South Africans might think their home country has an unmatchable reputation for high crime. That might well be the case for murder, robbery and other …

Brick And Mortar

MacGill school: Ireland suffers ‘conspiracy of neglect’ on white collar crime

Ireland suffers from a “conspiracy of neglect” when it comes to dealing with white collar crime, the MacGill Summer School heard on Tuesday.Professor …

Crime

Why White-Collar Criminals Often Go Free: Chickenshit Club Review - Bloomberg

I don’t know quite how to characterize <i>The Chickenshit Club</i> (Simon & Schuster), by Jesse Eisinger. It’s an absorbing financial history, a monumental …

Corruption

Trump Jr. Hires Lawyer Who Represented the Mob

Donald Trump Jr. has hired a lawyer with extensive experience representing mafia families. On Monday, Trump Jr. confirmed that he had hired Alan Futerfas, a criminal defense attorney to represent him in matters relating to the Trump administration's ties with Russia. Futerfas's law firm focuses on …

Donald Trump Jr

Trump's Team Is Lawyering Up Like Crazy

The Russia probe is a boon to the legal profession.<p>WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump is making America great again ― for criminal defense attorneys.<p>The president and other top officials in his administration have hired an army of lawyers since Robert Mueller was named special counsel to investigate whether …

Donald Trump Jr

Who is Alan Futerfas? Donald Trump Jr. Hires White Collar Crime Lawyer in Russia Investigation

The news came a day after the first son admitted to having met with a Russian attorney who promised to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump

‘Second most costly white-collar crime in America’ targeted by Yolo DA

Three Yolo County residents have pleaded no contest to auto insurance fraud in separate cases in the past three weeks, according to a Yolo County …

Crime

How independent is the FBI?

“THE FBI is honest, the FBI is strong and the FBI is and always will be independent,” declared James Comey, a former director of the agency, at a …

Government

Former JetSmarter president enters plea in grand theft case

MARTINEZ — The former president of a startup that was dubbed the Uber of air travel pleaded not guilty to five counts of grand theft Thursday.<p>A …

Corruption

Collar Crime & Punishment in the Age of Trump

After the financial crisis of 2008 tossed millions out of work and brought the world economy close to the brink of depression, the Department of …

Anglo shredder raised concerns about staffing at watchdog in 2011

But the emails sent by Kevin O'Connell, the legal adviser to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE), were only forwarded to the …

Corruption

Web Summit founder calls for action against corruption in Ireland

Paddy Cosgrave said he witnessed corruption on ‘massive scale’ at a young age<p>Thu, Jun 22, 2017, 09:30<p>The Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has urged …

News (Ireland)

Referendum in Catalonia: sleepwalking into a crisis

Mariano Rajoy appears so determined to change nothing that he may soon find major changes happening very fast<p>Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 00:02<p>Wise …

Mariano Rajoy

Crisis-era fraud charges haunt Barclays as rivals move on

LONDON (Reuters) - Criminal charges over Barclays' fundraising in the 2008 financial crisis add to the bank's legal battles in key markets just as …

Stock Markets

‘Predictably Irrational’ by Dan Ariely tells us why we often pay irrational prices for what we buy

How to fix your overspending problem. Yes, you have one.<p>What do you imagine might be the link between unwanted teenage pregnancies and spiralling …

Harvard Business School

America has a corruption problem. And it's not just Trump.

<i>Corruption</i>.<p>For some time now I've been mulling how one might concisely summarize President Trump's sprawling scandals around Russia and his various …

Corruption

Theresa May has been trying to bring corruption investigations under her control for years – but the election may have just ruined her plans

The Conservative manifesto has been widely derided as the most disastrous manifesto in history. May’s somewhat cynical policy of putting unpalatable …

Corruption

I Hate Sending My Kids To Summer Camp

Can’t they just stay in the pool? Or sit in an empty room and stare at their fidget spinners?<p>It’s that time of year. The reading logs have stopped coming home. Parents are frantically collecting money for end-of-year teacher gifts. And my kids have begun the grand countdown to the Last Day of …

Crime

GTA Online's Massive Gunrunning Expansion Now Live

Grand Theft Auto Online continues to grow and evolve in unexpected ways. The latest major content drop, Gunrunning, adds an arsenal of military grade …

Grand Theft Auto

Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended a fraught month-long search for an FBI chief after firing James Comey by selecting Christopher Wray, who has prosecuted and defended white-collar crime cases and represented New Jersey's governor in a political scandal.<p>Wray, who must …

Government

Design in the Era of the Algorithm

This is the prose version of a talk I gave in May 2017 at Pixel Up! in Capetown and at An Event Apart in Boston. It riffs on ideas I first explored …

Machine Learning

'I expect loyalty'

"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy," Comey quoted Trump as telling him on February 14 as …

Christopher Wray

Ex-FBI chief Comey says Trump pressured him on Russia probe

WASHINGTON: Fired FBI director James Comey said on Wednesday (Jun 7) that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security …

Government

Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at FBI | Reuters

By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Steve Holland<br>| WASHINGTON<p>WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended a fraught month-long search for an FBI …

Government

Challenges to Insider Trading Convictions Take Aim at Evidence

We are used to watching television programs about cases being solved by DNA evidence, a fingerprint or even a timely confession.<p>White-collar crime is often quite different, resembling more a thousand-piece puzzle than a whodunit as prosecutors try to put together tidbits of information that can add …

Crime

AFP boss Andrew Colvin says white collar crime soaking up more police time

The Australian Federal Police is investigating 37 cases of foreign bribery as white collar crime takes up a growing amount of the force's time, …

Corruption

Whistle-blower programs usher in a new era of fighting white-collar crime

In the proverbial smoky rooms in which illegal price-fixing agreements are made, cartel members have long had a worry: Members of the cartel may snitch to law enforcement in exchange for immunity or leniency. This worry has made government whistle-blower programs – which exchange immunity or …

Corruption

Hard times: Japanese yakuza arrested for stealing food

[TOKYO] Life as a Japanese "yakuza" mobster is getting so hard that some are resorting to shoplifting food to stay in business.<p>Two members of an …

Japan