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iTunes Decides Chinese Pop Star’s Sales Will Not Count
Kris Wu just made a whole lot of Ariana Grande–loving enemies.
Sony Says It Didn’t Admit Posthumous Michael Jackson Songs Were Fake
The label says it did not concede in court that three songs on 2010’s
were actually sung by an impersonator.
Stan Lee Sues Ex-Business Manager for Abuse, Fraud, Selling His Blood as Merch
The lawsuit alleges Jerardo Olivarez is one of several “unscrupulous businessmen” who targeted Lee following his wife’s death in 2017.
Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos Settle With SEC Over Fraud Allegations
The CEO has been stripped of control and banned for a decade.
Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to Fraud
He could be sentenced to 40 years.
Was Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize Nomination a Fraud?
The awarding committee is investigating.
Man Sold Breast-Cancer Charity Merch and Kept the Money for Himself
You mean “Boobies Rock!” was a scam?
Could There Ever Be a ‘Do-Over’ in a Rigged U.S. Presidential Election?
A vote crucially affected by, say, foreign interference might be an injury without an obvious Constitutional remedy.
Fyre Festival Co-Creator Billy McFarland Arrested and Charged With Wire Fraud
Fyre Media racked up multiple lawsuits following its now-infamous failed music festival.
Universal Music Wants Out of Deal With Prince’s Estate Over Accusations of Fraud
Universal claims Prince’s estate lied about when and if the label could have access to Prince’s past work under Warner Bros.
What the Trump U. Case and Trump’s Candidacy Have in Common
The president-elect has dodged litigation with a $25 million settlement, but the saga illuminates how he sees the working class.
These Fake Shopping Apps Could Destroy Your Phone
Hundreds of fake apps have popped up in Apple’s App Store.
Former Wells Fargo Employees Say They Were Fired for Whistle-blowing
“They ruined my life.”
Elizabeth Warren Tell ‘Gutless’ Wells Fargo CEO That He Belongs in Jail
The bank’s recently revealed fraud has the senator red-hot.
Wells Fargo Blames Employees for Fraud With Senate Hearing a Week Away
Elizabeth Warren is going to be angry.
Why It’s Unlikely Anyone Will Go to Jail Over Wells Fargo’s Massive Fraud Scheme
The Department of Justice has established a pattern on this sort of thing.
Here Are Even More Reasons to Be Distraught About Seafood
One new report suggests rampant fraud, while another reveals labor abuses in Hawaii.
’ Abby Lee Miller Will Plead Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
Because of a channel-surfing judge.
Trump U Taught Students to Inflate Their Income
One seminar script advised students to inflate their incomes by $75,000 in order to secure more credit to invest in foreclosed properties.
This Kickstarter User Embezzled Enough Money to Build a House
Another reminder that crowdfunding is not the same as buying a product.
Wendy’s May Have Suffered a Major Credit-Card Breach
The chain says it’s still “too soon” to know the scope.
California Markets Olive Oil As Scandal-Free
Plus, Stateside orchards are “industrial marvels.”
Mark Hamill Keeps Fighting Signature Fraud
Signature fakers of the world, beware.
Two City Workers Took $2.1 Million From Government, Police Say
One scheme involved $120,000-worth of Red Bull purchases.
Jury Finds That Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Is Fraud
The court ruled that claims of the treatment’s success and scientific basis are fraudulent.
Retired NYPD and FDNY Faked Mental Illness
To the tune of $2.5 million.
Dolce and Gabbana Keep Insisting They Are Clueless About Their Business
Which, in the case of tax fraud, would be a good thing.
‘Virtual Factory’ of Fraud Discovered in LIRR Credit Card Scam
Thousands of dollars of losses on more than 50 accounts.”
Coney Island Avenue’s Doomed Rasputin Goes by ‘Romanoff’ Now
The tsar triumphs, sort of.
Couple Accused in Most Romantic Fraud Case Ever
They allegedly stole money to get storybook engaged.
Rasputin Owner Michael Levitis Indicted for Defrauding Debt-Relief Customers Out
Well, this one came out of nowhere.
Record $19 Million Health Fraud Still Depressingly Tiny
Compared to billions in unnecessary care every year.
Smith & Wollensky Waiter Gets Off Easy After Credit-Card Skimming Scam
Someone turn this into a movie.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty to Squandering Campaign Cash on Elk Heads
And Build-A-Bear, and Michael Jackson’s fedora.
Hiram Monserrate Given Two-Year Prison Sentence
His justification did not go over well.
MTA Workers Charged With Fraud Say Frequent Signal Inspections Were Unnecessary
Apparently it is possible to be too safe.
Princeton Review Faces Fraud Allegations
The company has been accused of ripping off the federal government for millions.
Staten Island Car Service Guilty of Scamming MTA in Access-A-Ride Scheme
Faking Your Child’s Death for Vacation Days Is Bad Karma
A city employee forged a death certificate for her daughter so she could go to Costa Rica.
literally early and often
Russians Are the Latest to Take Up iPhones in Protest
We don’t know whether the election was dirtier than previous contests. We do know more people carried iPhones.
City Steakhouse Servers Arrested in Massive Credit-Card-Skimming Ring
says it busted more than two dozen people.
Conning Cab Driver Faces Fraud Charges
For scamming more than $12,000 from passengers.