When the Music Stops

Singer who sold investors on fake project with Springsteen, Pearl Jam sentenced to prison

Billboard

A federal court in Washington state has sentenced a singer-songwriter to nearly four years in prison for various schemes that tricked investors into sinking nearly $600,000 in non-existent projects promising music from major artists, including Bruce Springsteen. 

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A Fraud-proofing Strategy

How to fraud-proof your home

The Huffington Post

Summer is here. There will be barbecues. Sand will find its way into the strangest places. Your family, extended family, kids' friends and friends of friends -- even complete strangers -- will sail in and out of your home. But that's okay, because you've fraud-proofed your house... right?

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A New Ponzi Scheme Operator Found Nearly Every Week

Despite Exposure of Madoff Fraud, New Ponzi Schemes Emerge

The New York Times

When the money was rolling in from investors, Scott W. Rothstein, a lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., bought his wife, Kimberly, more than $1 million in jewelry, including an opulent 12-carat yellow diamond ring.

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A Record $8.9 Billion Penalty

A grieving father pulls a thread that unravels BNP’s illegal deals

The New York Times

A bus bombing two decades ago — and a New Jersey father’s quest for justice — inadvertently set off a chain of events that led American prosecutors to accuse some of the world’s biggest banks of transferring money for nations like Iran.

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Identity Theft Complaints Drop More Than 21 Percent in 2013

But ID theft still is FTC's No. 1 complaint

Fraud Magazine

Jeffrey Emil Groover said he was very, very sorry for stealing the identities of several South Floridians — including a former owner of the New York Mets. He even offered helpful suggestions on how to stop people like him when he testified to a U.S. Senate committee while serving a federal prison term in 2004. 

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