Boeing to Pay $200M After Fraud Accusations
Business
Boeing to Pay $200M After Fraud Accusations
2022-09-26 21:33:51
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Boeing Co. agreed last week to pay $200 million in fines to settle Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that it deceived investors about the safety of the 737 Max airliner after two deadly crashes. Company executives told investors... Read More

Trump’s Legal Woes Mount Without Protection of Presidency
Courts
Trump's Legal Woes Mount Without Protection of Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It's been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the former president operates without the protections afforded by the... Read More

‘Art of the Steal’: Trump Accused of Vast Fraud in NY Suit
New York
'Art of the Steal': Trump Accused of Vast Fraud in NY Suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York’s attorney general... Read More

Trump Says He’s Testifying Wednesday in NY Investigation
In The News
Trump Says He's Testifying Wednesday in NY Investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be questioned under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul, he confirmed in a post on his Truth Social account. Trump’s testimony comes amid... Read More

PRAC Attacks Pandemic Relief Fraud Head-On
In The News
PRAC Attacks Pandemic Relief Fraud Head-On
2022-06-15 14:45:10
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — When Sholanda Thomas, 38, an inmate at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, sent her own and other inmates’ personal identifying information to a friend on parole, she had the intention of committing pandemic fraud. Thomas falsely... Read More

Justice Dept. Indicts Three Men Accused of Running PAC Scam
Justice
Justice Dept. Indicts Three Men Accused of Running PAC Scam
2021-11-12 18:24:19
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department plans to prosecute three men for allegedly running scam political action committees that raised $3.5 million for 2016 presidential campaigns but donated only $19 to help former President Donald Trump get elected. Instead, they used... Read More

Money for Tech in Tax Compliance Initiative Could Combat Fraud, Prevent Frustration
Taxes
Money for Tech in Tax Compliance Initiative Could Combat Fraud, Prevent Frustration
2021-11-05 22:58:59
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As Congress finally looks ready to vote on infrastructure and spending bills, policy experts on both sides of the aisle have focused on one key initiative that was put forward to pay for new government investments — tax... Read More

Former US Defense Secretary Testifies in Holmes Fraud Trial
Law
Former US Defense Secretary Testifies in Holmes Fraud Trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing... Read More

Barr Says Justice Department Finds No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
2020 Elections
Barr Says Justice Department Finds No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
2020-12-01 21:08:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has not uncovered voting fraud at a scale that could have affected the results of the presidential election. Barr's comments, made during an interview with the Associated Press,... Read More

Federal Judge Throws Out Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
State News
Federal Judge Throws Out Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
2020-10-13 20:50:12
by Dan McCue

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in Pennsylvania, tossing out a challenge to the state's drop boxes and poll-watching law. The ruling is notable not just for how it related to... Read More

State Attorneys General Try to Soften SBA Crackdown on Business Loans
State News
State Attorneys General Try to Soften SBA Crackdown on Business Loans
2020-10-06 17:39:18
by Tom Ramstack

The attorneys general from 18 states are pushing back against the Small Business Administration for what they describe as an overly zealous crackdown on fraud in the coronavirus relief loans. They are bothered by the SBA's proposed appeal process for... Read More

William Barr Floats Theory of Foreign Mail-vote Fraud That Experts Call Impossible
2020 Elections
William Barr Floats Theory of Foreign Mail-vote Fraud That Experts Call Impossible

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly floated a conspiracy theory that other countries may distribute counterfeit mail-in ballots to sway the November election. That’s virtually impossible, according to election officials, ballot-printing companies and political scientists. Yet it’s a... Read More

Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Charged in Border Wall Scheme
In The News
Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Charged in Border Wall Scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was arrested Thursday on charges that he and three others ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme “We Build The Wall.” The charges were contained in an indictment unsealed... Read More

Senate Told That Fraudsters Prey on Pandemic Victims
In The News
Senate Told That Fraudsters Prey on Pandemic Victims
2020-06-10 17:47:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials pledged a vigorous crackdown Tuesday during a Senate hearing on fraudsters who are trying to make easy money off vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. They accused con artists of selling fake vaccines and... Read More

Democrats Look to Counter GOP Vote-By-Mail Fraud Claims
Elections
Democrats Look to Counter GOP Vote-By-Mail Fraud Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are mounting a new effort to push back against a well-funded Republican campaign that seeks to undermine public confidence in mail-in voting, which President Donald Trump has said, without offering proof, will lead to election fraud.... Read More

Michael Avenatti Charged with Extortion, Bank and Wire Fraud
Law
Michael Avenatti Charged with Extortion, Bank and Wire Fraud
2019-04-11 22:54:21
by Dan McCue

Attorney Michael Avenatti, the longtime foe of President Donald Trump best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested in New York on Monday on charges of extortion and bank and wire fraud. Geoffrey S. Berman, U.S. Attorney for... Read More

Ex-Hill Staffer Sentenced to Prison for Election Crimes Scheme
Corruption
Ex-Hill Staffer Sentenced to Prison for Election Crimes Scheme
2019-04-02 21:12:46
by Dan McCue

A former congressional staffer was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay more than a half million dollars in restitution for a multi-year scheme in which he defrauded donors and used a portion of the proceeds to... Read More

Michael Avenatti Charged with Extortion, Bank and Wire Fraud
In The News
Michael Avenatti Charged with Extortion, Bank and Wire Fraud
2019-03-25 22:44:31
by Dan McCue

Attorney Michael Avenatti, the longtime foe of President Donald Trump best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested in New York on Monday on charges of extortion and bank and wire fraud. Geoffrey S. Berman, U.S. Attorney for... Read More

Straight From The Well
scroll top