Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tag: fraud

Former Acting Inspector General for DHS indicted on fraud and theft...

From October 2014 to April 2017, Edwards, his former subordinate, Murali Yamazula Venkata, and other government employees reportedly stole the personal data of nearly 250,000 DHS employees.

Former state senator pleads guilty to bribery and tax fraud charges

Former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to accepting multiple bribes and falsifying his tax returns in order to conceal his crimes. The former state senator is also expected to plead guilty of accepting bribes in a separate...

How the Trump Foundation illustrates the limits of charity regulations

Private foundations have a responsibility to do more than merely comply with tax laws in a technical sense. They have a duty to serve public, not private, interests.

Martin Shkreli’s former lawyer convicted for fraud scheme

Greebel was convicted on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

James O’Keefe III: political committee created in his name is ‘fraudulent’

Anyone filing false information could face FEC fines or even criminal penalties, although the government has traditionally been reluctant to put resources into such cases.

Former Aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo Arrested on Corruption Charges

Besides charging two former Cuomo aides with multiple counts of bribery, extortion, and fraud, federal prosecutors also announced public corruption charges against state official, Alain Kaloyeros, president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute.

Wall Street’s Fraud of the Week Club

“Despite the evidence, many people still see these banks and the people who run them as respectable corporate citizens. In the words of that unnamed Goldman Sachs executive: If they only knew.”

NY Assembly Speaker Arrested for Accepting $4 Million in Bribes

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was recently arrested and charged with numerous counts of conspiracy, fraud, and extortion. With some politicians abusing their positions and accepting dark money, how can citizens fully trust their government?

Former Governor Sentenced to 2 Years for Bribery Scheme

Former Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were indicted on federal corruption charges. Instead of condemning McDonnell for abusing his power, many politicians have reached out in support.

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From superpower to failed state: Inequality and the public health crisis in America

The pandemic has shined a spotlight on the failings of leaders and elites.

The rise of Christian nationalism in America

Or maybe it's how to legislate evil and punish the poor.

10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

Former corrections officer sentenced to federal prison for assaulting inmate

“The abuse of authority by this law enforcement officer and the violation of the inmate’s civil rights will not be tolerated.”

How Donald Trump abandoned workers after promising to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

Although Donald Trump won the White House with a vow to reinvigorate a manufacturing base essential for America’s future, he failed to stanch the torrent of U.S. corporations absconding to countries with abysmal working conditions and lax environmental regulations.