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Pa. Lawmaker, Sister Charged In Ghost-Worker Scheme

Pa. Lawmaker, Sister Charged In Ghost-Worker Scheme

Ghost employee 'Timothy Duckett' was on payroll for over a year

Rep. Jose Miranda is accused of hiring a no-show worker to funnel money to his sister. Read More »

What's Keeping Scientists From Doing Their Jobs?

What's Keeping Scientists From Doing Their Jobs?

Integrity in the field is breaking down; cut-throat competition is to blame

Trouble in the scientific community has led one researcher to say that the field "is at the worst point it's been since the WWII era." Read More »

Renegade Scientist Wanted By Feds For Alleged Grant Money Theft

Renegade Scientist Wanted By Feds For Alleged Grant Money Theft

Poul Thorsen is accused of stealing over a million dollars in autism research grant money

Poul Thorsen, a Danish researcher, used his funds to buy a half a million dollar house, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and several fancy cars. Read More »

Florida Fortune Teller Accused Of $25 Million Fraud

Florida Fortune Teller Accused Of $25 Million Fraud

Rose Marks was one of the most successful fortune tellers, with a major celebrity who paid her $17 million alone.

Rose Marks was one of the most successful fortune tellers, with a major celebrity who paid her $17 million alone. Read More »

Your Job Isn't What The Employer Promised: Is That Illegal?

Your Job Isn't What The Employer Promised: Is That Illegal?

I recently received this question from a reader. Q: I was hired for a specific job with a specific job title. Months later, my employer changed my title without asking me and made me work in a role that I neither wanted nor was qualified for. I wouldn't have left my prior job for the newly changed job title.... Read More »

Obama Campaign Calls Out Romney's '12 Million Jobs' Plan As Phony

Obama Campaign Calls Out Romney's '12 Million Jobs' Plan As Phony

In the last debate, President Obama took a lot of flak from his base for failing to pounce on what they saw as Mitt Romney's endless fibbing. And it seems this time, the Obama camp is on the offensive, seizing on a scathing Washington Post analysis, published this morning, that gave Romney's jobs plan "four... Read More »

Peregrine CEO Wasendorf Pleads Guilty To $100 Million Fraud

Peregrine CEO Wasendorf Pleads Guilty To $100 Million Fraud

By Tom Polansek and Ryan Schlader Peregrine Financial Group's former Chief Executive Russell Wasendorf Sr. pleaded guilty on Monday to embezzling more than $100 million from customers of his futures brokerage, lying to regulators to cover his tracks, and mail fraud. Previously expected to be set free from... Read More »

Bank's Anti-Fraud Chief Charged With $3.9 Million Fraud

Bank's Anti-Fraud Chief Charged With $3.9 Million Fraud

May 25 (Reuters) - The former head of digital banking fraud and security at state-backed Lloyds Banking Group has been charged with defrauding her employer by submitting close to 2.5 million pounds ($3.9 million) worth of false expense claims. Read More »

SEC Sues Former CEO Of Nation's Largest Pension Fund

SEC Sues Former CEO Of Nation's Largest Pension Fund

WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators have accused the former CEO of California's big employee pension fund and a friend of conspiring to trick a prominent investment firm into paying $20 million in fees to the friend's firms. Read More »

Dozens Of D.C. Workers May Lose Jobs Over Alleged Unemployment Fraud

Dozens Of D.C. Workers May Lose Jobs Over Alleged Unemployment Fraud

Dozens of city workers in the nation's capital have been suspended, and face possible dismissal and prosecution for allegedly drawing unemployment benefits while still working. Nearly 90 Washington, D.C., employees were suspended Monday while the investigation proceeds, The Washington Post reports, citing... Read More »

New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

New York City Schoolteacher Faked Jury Duty To Skip Class

People will use all kinds of excuses to get out of jury duty. But it's rare the employee who uses the pretense of having to sit on a jury just to get a little time off from work. But that's exactly what Mona Lisa Tello is accused of doing, officials in New York City revealed Tuesday. The 61-year-old... Read More »

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

More than three dozen immigrant workers have filed suit in federal court alleging that they were defrauded and exploited by more than a dozen companies and individuals involved in recruiting and employing workers in the U.S. hospitality industry. According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the... Read More »

Firefighter Fired For Entering Bodybuilding Contest While On Disability -- Acquitted

Firefighter Fired For Entering Bodybuilding Contest While On Disability -- Acquitted

A former Boston firefighter who was fired three years ago after entering a bodybuilding contest while on disability leave has been found not guilty of defrauding taxpayers. The verdict earlier this week ends a more than three-year-long saga that began in April 2008 when firefighter Albert Arroyo, then 46,... Read More »

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