In the old days, nobody needed help from a foreign country.
In the old days, nobody needed help from a foreign country.
Known professionally as the Amazing Randi, he dedicated his life to exposing seers who did not see, healers who did not heal and many others.
Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities said.
People are getting defrauded as they turn to Square’s Cash App and PayPal’s Venmo to do more online banking in the pandemic.
Armando J. Perez, a former police chief of Bridgeport, Conn., and David Dunn, a former acting personnel director, admitted to fixing the hiring process to ensure that Mr. Perez got the job.
Pandemic programs have lowered the barriers to collecting benefits, and the usual security methods haven’t kept up.
The president is maneuvering to steal the election. Why help him?
In “Big Dirty Money,” Jennifer Taub, a law professor, shows how the justice system caters to wealthy white-collar criminals at the expense of American taxpayers.
Rupert Stadler is accused of continuing to sell cars with illegal software even after Volkswagen’s cheating scandal came to light.
“There is no cause, no tragedy, and no event that fraudsters won’t seek to exploit,” prosecutors said in accusing a man of diverting funds from a group he ran that took in more than $450,000.
Two months after she claimed in a tell-all book that her family cheated her out of her inheritance, Ms. Trump made similar allegations in a civil suit in Manhattan.
More than 200,000 complaints of scams and fraud have been filed so far this year, data from the Federal Trade Commission shows.
A leak of thousands of “suspicious activity reports” that banks filed with regulators shows the widespread nature of illicit money flows.
In their case against Seth Lookhart, Alaska prosecutors included video of the dentist on a hoverboard and pulling a tooth. Mr. Lookhart was convicted in January of fraud, unlawful dental acts and other charges.
Mr. Parnas, who participated in a campaign to dig up dirt on the president’s political rivals, is accused of swindling investors.
Criminals are increasingly using people like Denise Newton to move their money, just as many have lost their jobs and are vulnerable.
An emergency federal program faces growing issues with spurious claims, and the flood of applicants may have led to overcounting the unemployed.
Armando J. Perez, the police chief of Bridgeport, Conn., and another official were charged with conspiring to rig the hiring process to ensure Mr. Perez got the top job.
Filings for benefits reflect continued layoffs and a sluggish recovery. “The numbers are going in the wrong direction,” one economist said.
Federal prosecutors said that Mr. Bellamy, 31, who was cut from the team on Tuesday, used the proceeds from a Paycheck Protection Program loan to buy luxury goods from Gucci and Dior.
Fifty-seven people were charged with trying to steal more than $175 million from the Paycheck Protection Program, law enforcement officials said.
On Tuesday, federal agents served a Massachusetts teenager with a search warrant. He appears to have played a significant role in the July 15 Twitter attack, investigators and fellow hackers said.
Investigators have charged big spenders with cheating the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. But more fraud lies below the surface, and it’ll be harder to find.
The New York State attorney general is investigating whether the president and the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of his holdings.
The president heads into the Republican National Convention after a string of bad news, including the arrest of a former top aide and a damning reminder of Russia’s interference in the last election.
The admissions scandal has forced change to admissions rules, yet some observers say the shifts weren’t as sweeping as they might have been.
Since leaving the Trump administration, the former senior adviser was caught up in federal investigations and lost command of the far-right arena he once ruled.
The big idea to build a wall on the southern border looks like a big con.
In the MAGA movement, you’re either a predator or a mark.
Mr. Bannon and three others are accused in a scheme to use funds raised for construction to pay for personal expenses.
The criminal charges were the latest twist for We Build the Wall, which had drawn praise from top Homeland Security officials while causing controversy over its construction methods.
The online fundraising effort raised $25 million, officials said.
Prosecutors say the lawyer spent some of the stolen funds on a golf club membership, a Porsche and shopping sprees.
As New York’s attorney general moves to dissolve the gun group, a former top executive is releasing a tell-all about how the N.R.A. is “rife with fraud and corruption.”
Twenty-one inmates in the San Mateo County, Calif., jail filed for pandemic unemployment assistance, resulting in payments of at least $250,000, according to the district attorney.
When estranged parents take children across borders, a shadowy industry of “recovery agents” can get them back — for a fee.
In “Veritas” Ariel Sabar tells the madcap story of the professor who was tricked by a Florida fraudster into announcing an extraordinary religious discovery.
The pro-democracy figure is the most high-profile figure detained under the sweeping law imposed by Beijing on the semiautonomous territory.
The subpoena, sent to Deutsche Bank, suggests that the inquiry into President Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known.
A Houston man who received more than $1.6 million bought a 2019 Lamborghini Urus, prosecutors said. Last week, a Miami man bought a Lamborghini Huracán, according to the authorities.
The office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new court filing arguing Mr. Trump should turn over his tax returns.
The teenage “mastermind” of the recent Twitter breach, who had a difficult family life, poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency.
The 14 varieties identified include common ones, such as hibiscus, morning glory and lavender. Still, experts warned recipients not to plant them.
The authorities arrested a 17-year-old who they said ran a scheme that targeted the accounts of celebrities, including former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk.
Recent cases reveal the evolution of a crime that often exploits worry over family members abroad with digital savvy and old-fashioned coercion.
The trial was the first of several related to the pilfering of billions from the 1MDB fund, a national scandal that led to the ouster of Mr. Najib’s party in 2018.
David T. Hines, 29, was arrested and charged with three felonies after spending relief money on the $318,497 car, clothes and jewelry, federal prosecutors said.
Officials said they determined that a Long Island man had forged his death certificate after noticing that he misspelled “regsitry.”
A hospital owner was arrested trying to flee in disguise after selling certificates saying that migrant workers were coronavirus-free. Most were never tested.
A former jewelry maker, he crafted fake slot machine coins that even officials had a hard time telling from legitimate ones under a microscope.