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Gabriel Casanova would make a good undercover name if this was a page-turner of a spy thriller. But in this caper, Casanova is the real name of the FBI agent who assumed a less conspicuous moniker — George Castro — as part of his real-life...
Tribune reporterThe White Sox’s former top scout for baseball-rich Latin America was sentenced to one year in federal prison today for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from players given signing bonuses. "What is at issue here is baseball,...
At the same time people involved in rehearsals for Michael Jackson’s London concerts were saying he needed therapy, his business manager was asking the concert promoter for a $1 million advance for the cash-strapped singer and the chief executive of...
Tags: Michael Jackson, Health, Judges, Mental Health, Justice System
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefA former treasurer for Amherst County is facing criminal charges. Evelyn Martin was indicted Tuesday on two counts of embezzlement by a public officer and one count of money laundering. All three offenses are felonies. State police arrested Martin...
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it has brought 191 actions against companies offering fraudulent timeshare resale services and phony travel prizes. "Our response to recent travel fraud and timeshare resale scams is loud and clear,"...
Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd. said a survey it funded found that nearly 8 million U.S. residents purchased its products in a recent three-month period. The study, performed by the Nielsen Co., came as Herbalife fights a hedge-...
Tags: Dwayne Johnson, Nutrition, Fraud, Herbalife Limited
Channel 2 NewsA Kodiak man will serve 28 months in a federal prison for taking part in a scheme to embezzle nearly $500,000 from the Trident Seafoods plant in Kodiak. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports 31-year-old Jeremy Smith was sentenced in U.S. District Court this...
Tags: Embezzlement, Prisons, Punishment
When Derek Tarnow and Zahra Tashakorina launched a campaign on crowd-funding website Kickstarter to raise money for their iPhone case-cum-earbud cord organizer, they were worried about reaching their $10,000 goal. Instead, the two graduate students at...
SACRAMENTO — When federal agents raided state Sen. Ron Calderon's Capitol office last week, it jogged memories of the FBI's sweeping Shrimpscam sting 25 years ago. Fourteen politicos — legislators, lobbyists, staffers — were...
A Morgan State University professor accused of defrauding the National Science Foundation also paid out Department of Defense grant money to students in exchange for kickbacks, federal prosecutors allege in a court filing. Manoj Kumar Jha, director of...
With hurricane season little more than a week old, Florida's property insurance industry is weathering storms on multiple fronts in the form of new legislative scrutiny, a class-action lawsuit settlement and questions about its financial stewardship....
"So cut away the thick calluses from your heart and stop being so willfully hardheaded. God, your God, is the God of all gods, he's the Master of all masters, a God immense and powerful and awesome" (Deuteronomy 10:16-17 The Message). These words came...
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