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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused a columnist for The Times of illegally recording conversations with the president of the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing firm. The company is known for its ubiquitous billboards plastered along Southland freeways,...
A Baltimore jury today found Paul Schurick, former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign manager, guilty of election fraud and related charges for his role in an election day 2010 robocall. The jury found Schurick guilty on all four counts in...
What you can do to minimize the odds of becoming an identity theft victim: * Shred documents with personal information before throwing them away. * Don't carry your Social Security card or write your Social Security number on a check....
For more than 70 hours, billion-dollar fraudster Scott Rothstein talked and talked, answering questions for the first time under oath. He mapped out how he constructed the largest financial swindle in South Florida history, leveled damaging accusations at...
Tags: Crimes, Prosecution, Laws, Crimes, Law Enforcement
Fraud is certainly nothing new but in today’s troubling economic climate, the chance that your community may be harmed by a fraudster, especially if you don’t have a series of checks and balances in place, rises dangerously. The Fraud...
When established in 1935, Social Security made its first payments to Americans age 65. These first recipients never contributed and were paid from contributions made by younger Americans. Those Americans and successive generations believed their...
CNNNEW YORK -- A data breach at a payments processing firm has potentially compromised up to 1.5 million credit and debit card numbers from all of the major card brands. Global Payments, a company that processes card transactions, confirmed late Friday that...
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and new relationships, whether they exist in person, via love letters or entirely online. Unfortunately, it's also become a time to guard against fraudsters preying on the lonely and elderly. Romance scams...
Sun SentinelA new online resource of websites can help keep older South Floridians from becoming fraud victims. The nonprofit Alliance for Investor Education also esstablished the website -- SunSentinel.com/protect -- to help the aged's children and grandchildren...
Kenneth Dachman appeared to follow the same game plan for many years: woo investors to his startup businesses, spend much of the money on himself, declare bankruptcy to avoid paying off debts and then start all over again, according to former investors....
The maker of the Lap-Band will no longer sell its product to clinics affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company — a blow to Southern California surgery centers that have built an empire implanting the weight-loss devices in people...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Weight, Henry A Waxman, Obesity, Insurance
Sun SentinelBernard Madoff became a household name after he was arrested for his multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. But plenty of other scam artists soon replaced the imprisoned Madoff. "People need to be on guard," said Franklin Widmann, director of securities...
Tags: Crimes, Bernard Madoff, Arts, Arts and Culture, Trials
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