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Hawaii ex-police chief and wife jailed in theft conspiracy scheme

Katherine and Louis Kealoha, once seen as pillars of Hawaii’s law enforcement community, will spend the next several years in federal prison. On Monday morning, U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright sentenced Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy prosecutor for...

Pennsylvania attorney gets 6 years in prison for role in $2.7m Ponzi scheme

An Allentown, Pennsylvania, attorney was sentenced today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a $2.7 million investment fraud scheme that victimized his law clients. Todd H. Lahr, 60, of Nazareth,...

Swiss authorities probe oil-services firm SBM offshore over bribery allegations

Oil-services firm SBM Offshore NV is facing an investigation by the Swiss government into bribery allegations that the company said it has already paid hundreds of millions of dollars to resolve in three other countries. Amsterdam-based SBM Offshore said Monday...

PR firm MWW sues marketing guru in $10m fraud case

An alleged Ponzi-scheming public relations exec apparently ensnared actors Megan Fox and Mindy Kaling in his web of deceit, claims a Manhattan firm which says it was duped out of $2.5 million in the con. Hotshot marketing guru Andrew Garson,...

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission General Manager Harlan Kelly charged with fraud

Harlan Kelly Jr., the General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SF PUC), is facing federal fraud charges following a reported raid at his home Monday. The FBI reportedly raided Kelly’s home on the same day authorities announced...

Swiss court grant Vatican investigators access to bank documentation linked to London real estate financial scandal

Vatican investigators have been granted full access to Swiss banking documentation related to long-time Vatican investment manager Enrico Crasso. The newly announced decision by a Swiss federal court is the latest development in the ongoing financial scandal surrounding the...

Deutsche Bank accounting chief probed over Wirecard Audit

Deutsche Bank AG’s top accounting executive, Andreas Loetscher, is being investigated over his role as the auditor of Wirecard AG while he was with his former firm, Ernst & Young, two people familiar with the matter said. Germany’s accounting regulator,...

Swiss court orders Societe Generale to return $150m of Allen Stanford Ponzi cash

Societe Generale SA was reprimanded by a Swiss court and ordered to give up $150 million deposited by convicted fraudster Allen Stanford that it had fought for nearly a decade to keep. The court ruled that Societe Generale failed to...

Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma faces corruption, money laundering allegations

Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma was interrogated by lawyers acting for the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after the publication of a Government White Paper on the findings of a High Court Judge-led commission of inquiry, into what...

Texas AG Ken Paxton accused of corruption fires another whistleblower

The Texas attorney general’s office has fired the last remaining whistleblower who alleged Ken Paxton broke the law in doing favors for a political donor — just days after aides had sued the agency alleging they suffered retaliation for making the...

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Hawaii ex-police chief and wife jailed in theft conspiracy scheme

Katherine and Louis Kealoha, once seen as pillars of Hawaii’s law enforcement community, will spend the next several years in federal prison. On Monday morning,...

Pennsylvania attorney gets 6 years in prison for role in $2.7m Ponzi scheme

An Allentown, Pennsylvania, attorney was sentenced today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a...

Swiss authorities probe oil-services firm SBM offshore over bribery allegations

Oil-services firm SBM Offshore NV is facing an investigation by the Swiss government into bribery allegations that the company said it has already paid...

PR firm MWW sues marketing guru in $10m fraud case

An alleged Ponzi-scheming public relations exec apparently ensnared actors Megan Fox and Mindy Kaling in his web of deceit, claims a Manhattan firm which...

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