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  1. crime
    Bernie Madoff Has DiedThe architect of a towering Ponzi scheme passed in prison at the age of 82.
  2. the law
    T.I. Settles With SEC After Promoting ‘Fraudulent’ ICOsThe rapper must pay $75,000 and promise to “not participate in offerings or sales of digital-asset securities for at least five years.”
  3. supreme court
    Supreme Court Reverses Convictions of Bridgegate SchemersThe payback traffic jam that wound up obstructing Chris Christie’s path to the White House was bad, but not a federal crime.
  4. trump taxes
    Newly Uncovered Tax Documents Could Be Trouble for the Trump OrganizationThe documents show the company gave one set of numbers to lenders and another to tax officials.
  5. lawsuits
    American Woman Accused of Letting Hundreds of Ugandan Kids Die at a Fake ClinicRenee Bach, a missionary from Virginia, is accused of posing as a doctor despite having no medical training.
  6. elizabeth holmes
    Elizabeth Holmes Spotted in Court Sans TurtleneckThe accused Silicon Valley fraudster evolved her look.
  7. health care
    Senator Whose Company Defrauded Medicare to Lead GOP’s Health-Care PushTrump’s slapdash effort to own health care reform will be led by Rick Scott, the ex-CEO of a company once fined $1.7 billion for defrauding Medicare.
  8. fraud
    Get a Load of This Fake Sex Doctor’s Unhinged GriftDr. Damian Sendler got academic journals to print studies about “butt-fisting” and bestiality.
  9. fraud
    iTunes Decides Chinese Pop Star’s Sales Will Not CountKris Wu just made a whole lot of Ariana Grande–loving enemies.
  10. courts
    Sony Says It Didn’t Admit Posthumous Michael Jackson Songs Were FakeThe label says it did not concede in court that three songs on 2010’s Michael were actually sung by an impersonator.
  11. lawsuits
    Stan Lee Sues Ex-Business Manager for Abuse, Fraud, Selling His Blood as MerchThe lawsuit alleges Jerardo Olivarez is one of several “unscrupulous businessmen” who targeted Lee following his wife’s death in 2017.
  12. select all
    Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos Settle With SEC Over Fraud AllegationsThe CEO has been stripped of control and banned for a decade.
  13. fyre festival
    Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to FraudHe could be sentenced to 40 years.
  14. suspicious
    Was Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize Nomination a Fraud?The awarding committee is investigating.
  15. tax season
    Man Sold Breast-Cancer Charity Merch and Kept the Money for HimselfYou mean “Boobies Rock!” was a scam?
  16. 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.
  17. Fyre Festival Co-Creator Billy McFarland Arrested and Charged With Wire FraudFyre Media racked up multiple lawsuits following its now-infamous failed music festival.
  18. prince estate
    Universal Music Wants Out of Deal With Prince’s Estate Over Accusations of FraudUniversal claims Prince’s estate lied about when and if the label could have access to Prince’s past work under Warner Bros.
  19. What the Trump U. Case and Trump’s Candidacy Have in CommonThe president-elect has dodged litigation with a $25 million settlement, but the saga illuminates how he sees the working class.
  20. These Fake Shopping Apps Could Destroy Your PhoneHundreds of fake apps have popped up in Apple’s App Store.
  21. Former Wells Fargo Employees Say They Were Fired for Whistle-blowing“They ruined my life.”
  22. Elizabeth Warren Tell ‘Gutless’ Wells Fargo CEO That He Belongs in JailThe bank’s recently revealed fraud has the senator red-hot.
  23. Wells Fargo Blames Employees for Fraud With Senate Hearing a Week AwayElizabeth Warren is going to be angry.
  24. fraud
    Why It’s Unlikely Anyone Will Go to Jail Over Wells Fargo’s Massive Fraud SchemeThe Department of Justice has established a pattern on this sort of thing.
  25. seafood crisis
    Here Are Even More Reasons to Be Distraught About SeafoodOne new report suggests rampant fraud, while another reveals labor abuses in Hawaii.
  26. pleading guilty
    Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller Will Plead Guilty to Bankruptcy FraudBecause of a channel-surfing judge.
  27. Trump U Taught Students to Inflate Their IncomeOne seminar script advised students to inflate their incomes by $75,000 in order to secure more credit to invest in foreclosed properties.
  28. This Kickstarter User Embezzled Enough Money to Build a HouseAnother reminder that crowdfunding is not the same as buying a product.
  29. Fraudulent Activities
    Wendy’s May Have Suffered a Major Credit-Card BreachThe chain says it’s still “too soon” to know the scope.
  30. Food Fights
    California Markets Olive Oil As Scandal-FreePlus, Stateside orchards are “industrial marvels.”
  31. fraud
    Mark Hamill Keeps Fighting Signature FraudSignature fakers of the world, beware.
  32. crimes and misdemeanors
    Two City Workers Took $2.1 Million From Government, Police SayOne scheme involved $120,000-worth of Red Bull purchases. 
  33. gay rights
    Jury Finds That Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Is FraudThe court ruled that claims of the treatment’s success and scientific basis are fraudulent.
  34. crimes and misdemeanors
    Retired NYPD and FDNY Faked Mental IllnessTo the tune of $2.5 million.
  35. taxes shmaxes
    Dolce and Gabbana Keep Insisting They Are Clueless About Their BusinessWhich, in the case of tax fraud, would be a good thing.
  36. crimes and misdemeanors
    ‘Virtual Factory’ of Fraud Discovered in LIRR Credit Card Scam“Thousands of dollars of losses on more than 50 accounts.”
  37. Ra-Ra-Rasputin
    Coney Island Avenue’s Doomed Rasputin Goes by ‘Romanoff’ NowThe tsar triumphs, sort of.
  38. crimes and misdemeanors
    Couple Accused in Most Romantic Fraud Case EverThey allegedly stole money to get storybook engaged.
  39. Ra-ra-rasputin
    Rasputin Owner Michael Levitis Indicted for Defrauding Debt-Relief Customers OutWell, this one came out of nowhere.
  40. crimes and misdemeanors
    Record $19 Million Health Fraud Still Depressingly TinyCompared to billions in unnecessary care every year.
  41. Crime Scenes
    Smith & Wollensky Waiter Gets Off Easy After Credit-Card Skimming ScamSomeone turn this into a movie.
  42. crimes and misdemeanors
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty to Squandering Campaign Cash on Elk HeadsAnd Build-A-Bear, and Michael Jackson’s fedora.
  43. crimes and misdemeanors
    Hiram Monserrate Given Two-Year Prison SentenceHis justification did not go over well.
  44. stand clear of the closing doors
    MTA Workers Charged With Fraud Say Frequent Signal Inspections Were UnnecessaryApparently it is possible to be too safe.
  45. crimes and misdemeanors
    Princeton Review Faces Fraud Allegations The company has been accused of ripping off the federal government for millions.
  46. crimes and misdemeanors
    Staten Island Car Service Guilty of Scamming MTA in Access-A-Ride SchemeShameless.
  47. fraud
    Faking Your Child’s Death for Vacation Days Is Bad KarmaA city employee forged a death certificate for her daughter so she could go to Costa Rica.
  48. literally early and often
    Russians Are the Latest to Take Up iPhones in ProtestWe don’t know whether the election was dirtier than previous contests. We do know more people carried iPhones.
  49. Crime Scenes
    City Steakhouse Servers Arrested in Massive Credit-Card-Skimming RingThe NYPD says it busted more than two dozen people.
  50. taxis
    Conning Cab Driver Faces Fraud ChargesFor scamming more than $12,000 from passengers.