Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud
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Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As high water spreads from Houston through Texas and Louisiana, authorities are bracing for an inevitable wave of fraud and other criminal activity set into motion by Harvey’s punishing rains. In a warning to those who would seek to defraud the government and people wanting to help or seeking assistance, a … Continue reading

Rolling Stone publisher disagreed with rape story retraction
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Rolling Stone publisher disagreed with rape story retraction

Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner said in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was discredited. In a video played for jurors Friday in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone, Jann … Continue reading

Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt
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Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is pursuing debt collection — rather than debt relief — for nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a blistering critique of the administration’s actions. The Massachusetts Democrat reported the findings of … Continue reading

‘Dance Moms’ star to ‘accept responsibility’ for fed charges
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‘Dance Moms’ star to ‘accept responsibility’ for fed charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller plans to accept responsibility for federal charges filed in Pittsburgh accusing her of failing to report Australian currency she brought into the country in 2014 and bankruptcy fraud charges, she said in a statement Tuesday. Miller issued the statement after she was contacted by The Associated … Continue reading

Ben Carson calls for harsh criminal penalties for health care fraud
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Ben Carson calls for harsh criminal penalties for health care fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson has called for harsh criminal penalties for health care fraud, but the Republican presidential candidate and his wife also have kept millions invested with a close friend who admitted defrauding insurance companies, according to an Associated Press review. Pittsburgh dentist Alfonso A. Costa pleaded guilty to a felony count of … Continue reading