Fraud and false statements

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A senior Puerto Ricon official said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, that the island's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)
February 14, 2020 - 4:38 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the U.S. territory. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company,...
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February 14, 2020 - 11:37 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the U.S. territory. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company,...
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February 13, 2020 - 12:26 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a form of voter suppression. A merican Indians argue that such addresses are not always...
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Attorney General William Barr, right, next to FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, speaks during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Justice Department in Washington. Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 10, 2020 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in New York. A California businessman who enlisted Avenatti to help his friend deal with two corrupt Nike executives testified Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, that he reacted with shock and horror when he learned the attorney was threatening to go public with his information. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 10, 2020 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge dealt a blow to California attorney Michael Avenatti's attempt to limit his testimony if he testifies at his New York extortion trial, saying Monday that allegations of lies and deceit involving past clients are "highly relevant" although specific charges in other cases are...
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FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. The deadline to seek cash payments and claim free services as part of Equifax's $700 million settlement over a massive data breach is Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
February 10, 2020 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2009, file photo, former financier Bernie Madoff exits federal court in Manhattan, in New York. Madoff asked a federal judge Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, to grant him a “compassionate release” from his 150-year prison sentence, saying he has terminal kidney failure and less than 18 months to live. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)
February 05, 2020 - 7:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Epic Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff asked a federal judge Wednesday to grant him a “compassionate release” from his 150-year prison sentence, saying he has terminal kidney failure and less than 18 months to live. Madoff's attorney filed court papers saying the 81-year-old has end-...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at Hiatt Middle School, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 03, 2020 - 7:20 pm
Well before Iowans cast the first ballots of the 2020 presidential race, an insidious campaign to seed distrust in the election process was already underway. Conservative and liberal activists took to social media to push outright false or unproven claims to their online followers. Suspicions even...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2006, file photo, former Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers exits Manhattan federal court in New York. Ebbers died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, according to a family statement cited by WAPT-TV in Mississippi. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)
February 03, 2020 - 6:48 am
The former chief of WorldCom, convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history, died just over a month after his early release from prison. Bernard Ebbers was 78. The Canadian-born former telecommunications executive died Sunday in Brookhaven, Mississippi, surrounded by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2006, file photo, former Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers exits Manhattan federal court in New York. Ebbers died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, according to a family statement cited by WAPT-TV in Mississippi. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)
February 03, 2020 - 6:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief of WorldCom, convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history, died just over a month after his early release from prison. Bernard Ebbers was 78. The Canadian-born former telecommunications executive died Sunday in Brookhaven Mississippi...
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