11/12/13 09:02 AM
CLEVELAND — A Cleveland trial is set to resume in an alleged $100 million veterans charity fraud after a one-week break. The defense was ready to detail its case Tuesday on behalf of the defendant who identifies himself as 67-year-old Bobby Thompson. Authorities identify him as John Donald...
11/11/13 11:52 AM
Chicago routinely uses bond money to paper over its budget problems. Future generations will pay a staggering price.
11/11/13 11:01 AM
Far fewer veterans are facing long waits for disability compensation after the Department of Veterans Affairs spent the past six months focusing on the backlog, including mandating case worker overtime and rolling out a new computer system.
11/11/13 10:57 AM
Even as the Philadelphia School District grapples with a high-profile financial crisis, its leaders must also fight a quieter, more insidious, and potentially far more expensive problem: maintaining its aging portfolio of more than 200 schools. With an average age of 63, the buildings are beset...
11/11/13 10:55 AM
So went the sound of money rolling into St. George’s SunFirst Bank. Lots of it. From across the nation. Tens of millions of dollars coming in, going out. It lasted from late 2009 for almost a year. But at some point early on, the poker companies shuffling all that cash wanted assurances that...
11/11/13 10:52 AM
State and federal authorities have reported a rising number of consumer complaints, ranging from deceptive sales practices to identity theft, linked to the Affordable Care Act.
11/09/13 12:46 AM
(www.miamiherald.com) Nacivre Charles, a political operative out of North Miami and Little Haiti, is at the center of an absentee-ballot fraud investigation.
By Associated Press | 11/08/13 05:55 PM
CHICAGO — An attorney disciplinary board has recommended that Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff be suspended from practicing law for three years for his role in the imprisoned former governor's attempt to sell President Obama's old Senate seat. The Illinois Attorney Registration and...
By Ethan Barton | 11/08/13 02:21 PM
Two North Hollywood, Calif. brothers pleaded guilty to trying to steal $87,500 of packaged beef, according to the Kansas district of the Justice Department. Oganes Nagapetian, 53, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit interstate shipment fraud, and Tigran Nagapetian, 50, pleaded guilty to...
By Ethan Barton | 11/08/13 02:12 PM
Edward Woodard, former CEO of the Virginia Bank of the Commonwealth, was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for masterminding a massive fraud scheme that led to the bank's failure. That failure also cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation $333 million, according to a report by...
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