Fraud and false statements - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Fraud and false statements AP Explains: Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians vote Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country's clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader? THE SUPREME LEADER'S POWER At the heart of Iran's complex power-sharing government created after it... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:43:00 GMT 2017-05-19T08:43:00Z Kobach says he won't pre-judge voter fraud panel's findings TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, the author of contentious policies on immigration and voter identification, enters his new role as a leader of President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud by touting evidence of illegal voting he says he uncovered as Kansas' secretary of state. Kobach, the nation's only state elections chief with prosecutorial po... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:38:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:38:00Z Cheese worker suspected of stealing for syrup side business MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Cabot cheese employee suspected of stealing machine parts from the company and using them in his side business selling maple syrup production equipment is being investigated by federal authorities. Randall Swartz is accused of buying parts for Cabot Creamery with company funds and then using them to build machines he sold i... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:42:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:42:00Z Justices rule against consumer in debt collection case WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that debt collection companies can't be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection. The 5-3 ruling is a blow to consumer groups that complain debt collectors are unfairly misleading people into repaying old debts even when they are not required to under the law. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 15:27:00 GMT 2017-05-15T15:27:00Z Man admits to duping women into sex for porn 'rehearsals' KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City-area man has pleaded guilty to duping dozens of women into having sex with him on camera by telling them they were rehearsing for roles in pornographic movies. The U.S. attorney's office says 34-year-old Mario Antoine, of Raymore, pleaded guilty to one wire fraud count and will be sentenced to 10 years in prison under the terms of the de... Fri, 12 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-12T22:32:00Z Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students. The Thursday verdict came after prosecutors outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown, 70, and her top aide that included using hundreds of tho... Fri, 12 May 2017 07:29:00 GMT 2017-05-12T07:29:00Z The Latest: Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the commission to review alleged voter fraud and vote suppression in the U.S. election system (all times local): 2:18 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has signed an executive order creating a commission to look at the public's confidence in the integrity of the voting system. ... Fri, 12 May 2017 05:21:00 GMT 2017-05-12T05:21:00Z Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. The White House said the president's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" would examine allegat... Fri, 12 May 2017 03:05:00 GMT 2017-05-12T03:05:00Z Dance mom to dance con: Abby Lee Miller gets year in prison PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for hiding $775,000 worth of income and bringing $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the U.S. without reporting it. U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti also fined Miller $40,000 — on top of the $120,000 in currency she's forfe... Tue, 09 May 2017 18:55:00 GMT 2017-05-09T18:55:00Z Defense chips away at total 'Dance Moms' star hid from court PITTSBURGH (AP) — Defense attorneys for former "Dance Moms" reality star Abby Lee Miller spent the day Monday trying to chip away at about $775,000 in income federal prosecutors said she tried to hide from a bankruptcy judge. The amount is important because it will drive the sentence Miller, 51, receives for her bankruptcy fraud plea last year. Assistant ... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:17:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:17:00Z The Latest: 'Dance Moms' star's sentencing resumes Tuesday PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the bankruptcy fraud sentencing of former "Dance Moms" reality star Abby Lee Miller (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A Pennsylvania bankruptcy fraud sentencing hearing of former "Dance Moms" reality star Abby Lee Miller is scheduled to resume Tuesday. Defense attorneys have been trying to c... Mon, 08 May 2017 21:58:00 GMT 2017-05-08T21:58:00Z "Real Housewives" star gets reprimand over probation slipups NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star on supervised release following her imprisonment for fraud could be in danger of violating her probation after she failed to report two traffic violations as required, according to a court filing. Teresa Giudice was ticketed in northern New Jersey last month for talking on her cellphone while driv... Mon, 08 May 2017 19:52:00 GMT 2017-05-08T19:52:00Z The Latest: Morissette's ex-manager gets 6 years for theft LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for Alanis Morissette's thieving ex-business manager (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Alanis Morissette's ex-business manager has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for stealing millions from the singer and other clients. Jonathan Todd Schwartz also was ordered to pay... Thu, 04 May 2017 02:07:00 GMT 2017-05-04T02:07:00Z US company turned blind eye to wild behavior on Iraq base WASHINGTON (AP) — The two American investigators felt a sense of foreboding that Sunday as they headed to an emergency meeting with their boss on the Iraqi air base. But they didn't expect to be surrounded by armed guards, disarmed, detained against their will — and fired without explanation. It was March 12 — less than two months ago. Robert Cole and Kri... Thu, 04 May 2017 01:54:00 GMT 2017-05-04T01:54:00Z Man who claimed he created 'Kung Fu Panda' gets prison BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who falsely claimed he first came up with the character and story for the 2008 animated movie "Kung Fu Panda" has been sentenced to two years in prison. Jayme Gordon also was ordered Wednesday in federal court in Boston to pay more than $3 million in restitution. He was convicted of wire fraud and perjury charges in November. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:26:00 GMT 2017-05-03T21:26:00Z Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer PITTSBURGH (AP) — A businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and the federal court jurors who convicted him last year. U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose ruled James Nassida was denied a fair trial because Stan Levenson dozed during the October trial. Levenson has ac... Tue, 02 May 2017 21:45:00 GMT 2017-05-02T21:45:00Z Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO gets prison time for kickbacks CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge lamented the persistence of city corruption Friday as he sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to 4 ½ years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks. Barbara Byrd-Bennett's brazenness in bilking a district buckling under major ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:08:00 GMT 2017-04-29T02:08:00Z Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitti... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:08:00 GMT 2017-04-28T23:08:00Z Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity funds JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have told jurors a former congresswoman financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor children with scholarships. Testimony will continue for a second day Thursday in the trial of former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, 70. She... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:30:00 GMT 2017-04-27T10:30:00Z Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump presidential campaign rallies show no evidence that laws were broken. Conservative activist James O'Keefe and his investigative film group, Project Veritas, released secretly r... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:11:00 GMT 2017-04-25T23:11:00Z Prosecutors: Dentist pulled tooth while riding hoverboard ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist charged with Medicaid fraud pulled a sedated patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard. Seth Lookhart was charged with 17 counts of Medicaid fraud after prosecutors say he billed Medicaid $1.8 million last year for IV sedation used in procedures that didn't call for it. Prosecut... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:58:00 GMT 2017-04-21T16:58:00Z Justices could limit recovery in securities fraud cases WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed willing to make it tougher for the government to recover ill-gotten gains from people convicted of securities fraud. Most of the justices — including newly confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch — suggested during arguments that such recoveries are subject to a strict five-year statute of limitations. ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:11:00 GMT 2017-04-18T19:11:00Z 'The Situation' pleads not guilty in latest tax fraud case NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother pleaded not guilty Monday to additional tax fraud charges after federal prosecutors say they filed fake tax returns and claimed luxury car and clothing purchases were business expenses. Michael and Marc Sorrentino entered their pleas during an arraignment in federal... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:17:00 GMT 2017-04-17T18:17:00Z Turkey votes to expand president's powers; critics cry fraud ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a historic referendum Sunday that will greatly expand the powers of his office, although opposition parties questioned the outcome and said they would challenge the results. With nearly all ballots counted, the "yes" vote stood at 51.41 percent, while the "no" vote was 48.59 percent, according to ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-04-17T00:02:00Z helps family of dead boy find man posing at him PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who assumed the identity of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 has been arrested on charges of Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft after the baby's aunt discovered the ruse on Jon Vincent, 44, was arrested in Lansdale, near Philadelphia, on Monday, but had also lived near Pittsburgh and York... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:44:00 GMT 2017-04-12T21:44:00Z Ex-doctor in hepatitis C outbreak dies in prison custody LAS VEGAS (AP) — A once-prominent Las Vegas physician who was convicted of murder and 26 other charges in the largest hepatitis outbreak in Nevada history has died in prison custody, a state corrections official said Tuesday. Dipak Kantilal Desai was 67 when he died late Monday at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast sa... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:14:00 GMT 2017-04-11T23:14:00Z Jury returns $454M fraud verdict in hospital gown lawsuit LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kimberly-Clark and its spinoff medical technology firm Halyard Health have been hit with $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after a federal jury found the companies misled California buyers about the impermeability of their MicroCool surgical gowns. Jurors in Los Angeles returned the verdict Friday in a class-action laws... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-04-10T22:11:00Z Gym, taxes, laundry: 'The Situation' hit with more charges NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother were hit with additional tax fraud charges on Friday after federal prosecutors say they filed fake tax returns and claimed luxury car and clothing purchases were business expenses. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Michael Sorrentino was indicted on charges inclu... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:36:00 GMT 2017-04-07T20:36:00Z The Latest: 'The Situation' will fight new tax charges NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on tax fraud charges against Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A lawyer for "The Situation" says the former "Jersey Shore" star will plead not guilty to additional tax fraud charges. Michael Sorrentino's attorney Henry Klingeman said Friday that his client w... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-04-07T20:34:00Z Federal agents raid California business in green card probe LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday raided a Los Angeles-area business suspected of cheating a U.S. government visa program to obtain green cards for wealthy Chinese investors. Investigators searched the office of the California Investment Immigration Fund in San Gabriel as part of the fraud investigation. Under a U.S. g... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:54:00 GMT 2017-04-05T22:54:00Z