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U.S. moves to drop visa fraud charges against Chinese researcher

Reuters
Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of Sino-U.S. trade negotiations in Beijing, Feb. 14, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department moved on Thursday to drop all charges against a Chinese researcher arrested last year over visa fraud in......

Spending to fight U.S. unemployment fraud brings boost, scrutiny to Alphabet-funded ID.me

Reuters
People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Amira Karaoud/File Photo July 22 (Reuters) – An unprecedented number of people falsifying identities to claim U.S. jobless benefits during the pandemic sparked a surge in government spending to curtail the fraud,......

Former executives of delisted FTE Networks criminally charged with securities fraud conspiracy, sued by SEC

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SEC report on FTE Networks Management Team: Michael Palleschi as CEO and Chairman of the Board and David Lethem, CFO. Source: SEC The former top executives of FTE Networks, a telecommunications company that was delisted last year on the New......

The Ground Where Election Fraud Allegations Grow Freely

New York Times
Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. By all accounts, election fraud is rare. But following the 2018 election, the small, rural community of Bladen County, N.C., made news when state officials threw out the results of......

Judge eyes sanctions on pro-Trump lawyers who claimed voter fraud

Reuters
WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday appeared likely to reprimand Sidney Powell, a former campaign lawyer for Donald Trump, and other attorneys over a lawsuit they filed in Michigan seeking to overturn Democratic President Joe Biden’s election victory. U.S. District Judge Linda Parker in Detroit suggested......

Minnesota man charged with securities fraud drops effort to seize Florida penny-stock company

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The headquarters of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seen in Washington, DC, January 28, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images A Minnesota man criminally charged with hijacking dormant shell companies in pump-and-dump fraud schemes dropped......

Fraud Claims, Unproved, Delay Peru’s Election Result and Energize the Right

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LIMA, Peru — They showed up for the rally by the thousands in red and white, the colors of their right-wing movement, swapping conspiracy theories and speaking ominously of civil war, some brandishing shields with crosses meant to......

Trump Organization and top executive charged with tax crimes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Trump Organization and top executive charged with tax crimes – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Trump Organization’s chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg surrendered to authorities and pleaded not guilty to alleged tax crimes. Jeff Pegues has the details.......

Trump Organization expected to be charged with tax crimes

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Trump Organization expected to be charged with tax crimes – CBS News Watch CBSN Live New York prosecutors are expected to unveil charges against former President Trump’s family company, the Trump Organization, and a top executive Allen Weisselberg, for......

Minnesota man charged in securities fraud may have tried to seize Florida shell company, records suggest

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters in Washington. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters A Minnesota man criminally charged this month with securities fraud in a scheme to hijack dormant shell companies......

Michigan Senate finds no voter fraud. But here’s what it did find

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — A long-awaited report on the 2020 election from a GOP-controlled Michigan Senate committee recommended that Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel consider investigating individuals who pushed false claims “to raise money or publicity for their own ends.” The......

EXCLUSIVE U.S. suspects 4,000 cases of fraud in Iraqi refugee program -documents

Reuters
WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities pursuing a sweeping fraud investigation suspect some 4,000 Iraqis of filing fraudulent applications for resettlement in the United States as refugees, and they are re-examining cases involving more than 104,000 others, according to State Department reports reviewed by Reuters. More than 500 Iraqis......

How a Trump ally rode Trump’s election fraud lie to political prominence

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The hard-core base — Mastriano’s playing to it,” said Carl Fogliani, a Republican strategist based in Pittsburgh. “He has a following among core activists, and he’s trying to grow it out.” A little-known state senator from central Pennsylvania until last......

Emails reveal Trump pushed Justice Department to overturn election

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Emails reveal Trump pushed Justice Department to overturn election – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Newly released emails show President Trump and his top aide pressuring officials at the Department of Justice to overturn the election. Kris Van Cleave......

U.S. financial executive dies by suicide as firm faces fraud claims

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The co-founder of a Florida financial firm facing investor lawsuits alleging securities fraud has died by suicide, and a spokesperson on Monday denied wrongdoing, saying the death was not connected to a class action lawsuit filed last week. Eric Holtz, the 54-year-old co-founder of the Seeman Holtz Family of Companies......

Tax refunds and stimulus checks delayed by identity fraud crossfire

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images Jeff Lavigne plans to use a tax refund this year for long-delayed medical help. Yet his refund, almost $2,700, has been in limbo since mid-March, when Lavigne filed his tax return, records show. The IRS......

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