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  • 3 Panhandle bankers get prison for fraud scheme

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Three leaders of a failed Panama City Beach-based bank are heading to prison and have been ordered to pay back about $4.54 million to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Donald Terry Dubose, Frank Baker and Elwood "Woody" West were convicted on fraud charges....

  • Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The deal calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to...

  • EXography: Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

    West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.

  • B ofA reaches $17B settlement with US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. One of the officials, who...

  • Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated figures make sensational headlines...

  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said...

  • $20 million California scheme billed Medicare over and over for the same prescription drugs

    From September 2009 through October 2011, Medicare and Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, were falsely billed for more than $20 million worth of prescriptions for the costly medicines.

  • Did the federal government misplace almost $70 million in Africa?

    Uncle Sam gave $34.8 million in contracts and another $32.2 million in grants through the Bureau of African Affairs but failed to watch where the money went after that, according to the State Department's inspector general.

  • CEO of bankrupt oil company sentenced to 33 months

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee. Young Oil Corp. executive Anthony L. Young of Knob Lick pleaded guilty in March...

  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals exceeded its...

  • Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college. But in recent years, no money from the sauce's sales...

  • What the U.S. Marshals Service spent millions on may surprise you

    Poker chips, golf towels, yo-yos and teddy bears, for starters, according to documents newly made public.

  • Ex-Texas parole officer gets 5 years for bribery

    HOUSTON (AP) — A now-former parole officer in the Texas prison system has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for accepting bribes from a suspected heroin dealer. Crystal M. Washington, also known as Crystal Bureau, worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice office in Houston...

  • Attorney general: NYC taxi drivers to get $1.3M

    NEW YORK (AP) — The state attorney general says New York City cabbies will receive over $1.3 million in restitution from a taxi company that violated workplace protections. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday that Yellow Cab SLS Jet Management Corp. also has agreed to pay $125,000...

  • Financial coordinator in Houston guilty of fraud

    HOUSTON (AP) — A financial coordinator at a Houston clinic who used another person's name and Social Security number to get the job faces up to 25 years in prison for fraud. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Simone Nicole Gary of Houston applied for financial grants for kidney dialysis patients and...



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