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An Indonesian millionaire who was once known as one of the world's up-and-coming collectors and dealers of rare wines was arrested this week for allegedly trying to fool other wealthy buyers with more than $1.3 million worth of fake bottles. Rudy Kurniawan, 35, of Arcadia, California, was arrested...
Federal officials report that they have busted the biggest Medicare fraud scheme investigators have ever discovered: a $375 million dollar home healthcare scam operating in the Dallas, Texas area. The alleged leader of this scheme, Dr. Jacques Roy, certified tons of fraudulent claims so he could...
Citigroup Inc. is paying $158 mllion as a settlement for accusations that the company took advantage of a federal mortgage insurance program. Citi has admitted that it gave incorrect information about the quality of the company's mortgages to a federal insurance program which is run by the U.S....
Gabe Watson is being accused of shutting off his new wife's oxygen tank while scuba diving in Australia on their honeymoon. Watson is now known as the "honeymoon killer" and is now being indicted on two counts of murder. Allegedly, Watson turned off his new bride's air supply during their diving...
The historic seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in western Mexico, equal to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009, feeds growing speculation that Mexico could become a world platform for meth production, instead of just a supplier to the United States. Although Army officials did not...
On Monday, appellate lawyers for Amanda Knox asked an appeals court in Italy to overturn her slander conviction. Knox was cleared of murder in October by an Italian court. The slander conviction stems from statements Knox made while she was being questioned by police in 2007. During the...
The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment provides that no person shall be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb. This provision affords a defendant three separate protections: it protects against a second prosecution for the same offense after aquittal. ...
A hedge fund co-founder, a hedge fund portfolio manager, four financial analysts and a Dell employee have set a record for an insider trading fraud scheme that produced more than $61.8 million in illegal profits based on trades of a single stock. Authorities described a network of friends in...
A defendant challenging the sufficiency of the evidence in an appeal to support his conviction bears heavy burden. On the other hand, while the burden is heavy, it is not insurmountable. In reviewing the sufficiency of evidence supporting a conviction, the relevant question is whether, after...
Kenneth Paul Holmes, a real estate developer from Columbia, will begin serving a five-month federal prison sentence next week for due to his involvement in a Grand Strand mortgage fraud scheme. Holmes was once known in his community for his ability to sell homes for a profit. Judge Terry...