Friday, October 23, 2020

Fraud

Former Blue Bell Creameries CEO indicted for fraud linked to 2015 listeria outbreak

The former president and CEO of Blue Bell Creameries L.P., a Texas ice cream company, was indicted Tuesday on wire fraud charges in connection with a scheme to cover up a 2015 listeria outbreak that killed three people, according to the Justice...

Rapper Nuke Bizzle charged with COVID-19 relief aid fraud after bragging in music video

A rapper who bragged about defrauding the government’s unemployment program in a music video has been arrested on federal charges of carrying out the exact scheme he mentioned in his video, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Fontrell Antonio Baines,...

Textile suppliers for fashion retailer Boohoo investigated for money laundering and VAT fraud

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is investigating companies that supply the fast-fashion giant Boohoo on suspicion of money laundering and VAT fraud. Britain’s crime-fighting agency is looking into the Leicester textile industry, which plays a key role in the supply...

La Joya Housing Authority former maintenance director charged with fraud

The former maintenance director for the La Joya Housing Authority is the latest person to be indicted in a case in which the former mayor of La Joya, his daughter, and a former city employee are all facing charges. Federal...

Ex-CEO of dietary supplement maker USPLabs sentenced to prison in fraud case

They wanted to lose weight and get stronger to boost their military careers. But after taking USPLabs' dietary supplements – with ingredients made in Chinese labs – they became severely sickened and ended up in hospital emergency rooms, according...

Wells Fargo fires more than 100 workers over abuse of COVID-19 relief funds

Wells Fargo & Co has fired about 100 to 125 employees for unethically availing themselves of coronavirus relief funds, according to a source familiar with the matter. The bank believes some of its staffers made 'false representations in applying for...

Romania money laundering prevention agency chief resigns over fraudulent diplomas

Laurenţiu Baranga resigned from his job as head of the Office for Money Laundering Prevention as prosecutors opened an investigation concerning his diplomas. He resigned on October 8, the Finance Ministry announced. He is under investigation for misleading several public...

Chess grandmaster banned for cheating in competition

A disgraced chess grandmaster, banned from tournaments after he was caught cheating by using a phone while sitting on a toilet, has been seen spotted competing under a new name. Players became suspicious of unrated 'Isa Kasimi' after he destroyed...

Wine distributor jailed for using ‘Shark Tank’ product to defraud investors

A former wine and liquor distributor was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Friday for using the show "Shark Tank" as part of a scheme to defraud investors, according to federal prosecutors with the Eastern District of New...

Newport bogus stockbroker sentenced to six years prison over £250,000 fraud

A bogus stockbroker who conned family, friends and investors out of more than £250,000 and spent it on strippers and helicopter rides, has been jailed. James Bufton, 26, from Newport, was described at the city's crown court as the "lowest...

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Former Blue Bell Creameries CEO indicted for fraud linked to 2015 listeria outbreak

The former president and CEO of Blue Bell Creameries L.P., a Texas ice cream company, was indicted Tuesday on wire fraud charges...

Judge opposed dismissal of bribery charge against former Portage mayor Synder

A judge denied Thursday two motions to dismiss a soliciting bribes charge former Portage Mayor James Snyder will be retried on, according to court...

Bribery trial of former San Angelo police chief Tim Vasquez delayed until 2021

The trial of former San Angelo police chief Tim Vasquez will not happen until 2021, according to court documents. The trial, originally set for...

Texas AG Ken Paxton fires second whistleblower who accused him of bribery

A second whistleblower has been fired from the Texas attorney general’s office after reporting his boss, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to law enforcement for...

Goldman Sachs executives to cover part payments of $3 billion fines in 1MDB scandal

Nine current or former Goldman Sachs executives, including CEO David Solomon, will have to pay back hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation over...

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