Posts Tagged ‘ fraud ’

Apple manager arrested for taking kickbacks

Aug 16th, 2010 | By technologynews

Apple has become one of the most influential and profitable technology firms in the world on the back of devices like the iPod and the iPhone among others. The company has been in the news of late for all manner of issues stemming from the design of the new iPhone 4 and the antenna troubles
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Apple Manager Charged With Taking Kickbacks

Aug 15th, 2010 | By technologynews

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A manager at Apple Inc has been charged in California with taking kickbacks he received after leaking corporate secrets to Asian companies that supplied iPhone and iPod accessories, court documents showed. Paul Shin Devine, a global supply manager at technology company Apple since 2005, was accused by federal authorities of accepting
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Murky outcome at Blagojevich trial now more likely after jurors hint at disagreement

Aug 13th, 2010 | By usnews

CHICAGO –  While many who heard Rod Blagojevich’s wiretapped phone conversations may have expected a tidy result in the former Illinois governor’s corruption trial, the notes sent by jurors this week suggest a far murkier outcome. In a message to Judge James B. Zagel, the jury said they have managed to agree on only two
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Paris Hilton sued for $35M for wearing wrong hair (AP)

Aug 12th, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

LOS ANGELES – Paris Hilton was sued Wednesday for allegedly wearing someone else’s hair. A company that manufactures hair extensions claimed the 29-year-old socialite breached her contract to wear and promote their product when she sported the fake locks of a competitor in 2008. Hairtech International Inc. is seeking $35 million in damages — 10
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US immigrant’s dream ends in NH, accused of aiding Rwanda genocide

Aug 8th, 2010 | By usnews

CONCORD, N.H. Beatrice Munyenyezi (moon-yehn-YEH’-zee) brought her young daughters to the United States from war-ravaged Rwanda in 1998 and focused on the American Dream: private schooling for her girls, a home with a swimming pool, a sport utility vehicle. She financed her comfortable lifestyle in New Hampshire with mortgages, loans and credit cards, then filed
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Paul Ceglia: The Man Who Owns 84% of Facebook?

Aug 4th, 2010 | By businessnews

That’s what he claims, though it’s according to a 2003 contract Facebook calls “phony” and a lawsuit it calls “frivolous” By Bob Van Voris Paul Ceglia says he never would have had an opportunity to become a billionaire if state troopers hadn’t arrested him for fraud last October. The self-described environmentalist, who says he thinks
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Federal prosecutors in Missouri charge 2 with helping people build false credit histories

Aug 4th, 2010 | By usnews

KANSAS CITY, Mo. A California woman and Florida man are accused of helping people create false credit histories to obtain loans in a Kansas City-area mortgage fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors announced conspiracy charges Wednesday against Karen Washam-Hawkins of Carson, Calif., and Gerald Bartlett of Tampa, Fla. Prosecutors say Washam-Hawkins sold false Social Security numbers and
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New York art dealer gets six years prison for fraud

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By lifestylenews

NEW YORK | Tue Aug 3, 2010 3:00pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York art dealer who duped collectors including tennis star John McEnroe and actor Robert De Niro out of more than $100 million was sentenced to at least six years in prison on Tuesday. Lawrence Salander, 61, pleaded guilty in March
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Jury selection resumes in Anna Nicole Smith case (AP)

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By entertainmentnews

LOS ANGELES – Jury selection will resume in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case after most prospective jurors were eliminated during the first round of questioning. Superior Court Judge Robert Perry ordered another group to report Tuesday after attorney challenges excluded all but a few of the first 60 perspective jurors to be questioned.
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Audit: US cannot account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds (AP)

Jul 27th, 2010 | By worldnews

BAGHDAD – A U.S. audit has found that the Pentagon cannot account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraq reconstruction money, spotlighting Iraqi
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