Fraud and false statements

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton, center, waves to a commissioner as he takes his seat between SEC Commissioners Robert Jackson Jr., left, and Hester Peirce, at the start of a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. With little fanfare, the SEC is taking steps to revamp one of the government’s most successful whistleblower programs, alarming advocates who warn the changes will set back efforts to police Wall Street and punish corporate fraud (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 12, 2019 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency is moving with little fanfare to revamp one of the most successful whistleblower programs in the government, alarming advocates who warn the changes will set back efforts to police Wall Street and punish corporate fraud. Much like the whistleblower system for...
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This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Assessor's Office shows Assessor Paul Petersen. Petersen has been indicted in an adoption fraud case, accused of arranging for dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to come to the U.S. to give their children up for adoption. Utah also has charged him on multiple felony counts, including human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud. (Maricopa County Assessor's Office via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official has been charged with human smuggling in an adoption fraud scheme that brought dozens of pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give up their children for adoption, court records show. Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was charged in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks with reporters outside of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration Wednesday, Oct. 9, proposed to overhaul decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse, but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing, as well as financial kickbacks among service providers such as hospitals, clinics and doctors. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 09, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing and financial...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks to the media as he leaves a detention center after his release, in Moscow, Russia. Russian officials have designated the nonprofit organization behind major anti-corruption investigations as a foreign agent in a move that is likely to hinder their activities. The organization is founded by opposition leader Alexei Navalny. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, File)
October 09, 2019 - 7:10 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials on Wednesday designated a nonprofit anti-corruption group set up by opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a foreign agent, a move seen as the latest attempt to squeeze the opposition. The Foundation for Fighting Corruption, which focuses on major investigative reports...
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October 08, 2019 - 4:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the college admissions bribery scandal (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A business executive and his wife have each been sentenced to a month in prison for paying $125,000 to rig their daughter's college entrance exams. Gregory and Marcia Abbott, of New York and Colorado,...
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West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Margaret Workman pauses at Boone County Circuit Court in Madison, W.Va., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that derailed the impeachment trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices, including Workman. (AP Photo/John Raby)
October 07, 2019 - 6:27 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place a court decision that derailed the impeachment trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices accused of corruption. The case was one of a long list of those the Supreme Court announced it wouldn't hear, and as...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Elizabeth Holmes, who ran Theranos until its 2018 collapse, hasn't paid her Palo Alto, California, attorney John Dwyer and his colleagues for the past year, according to documents filed Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 in Phoenix federal court. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 04, 2019 - 6:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The founder of scandalized blood-testing startup Theranos is now being accused of skipping out on bills owed to the lawyers defending her against fraud charges in a civil lawsuit. Elizabeth Holmes, who ran Theranos until its 2018 collapse, hasn't paid her Palo Alto, California,...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, Agustin Huneeus, center, arrives at federal court in Boston, to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huneeus was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
October 04, 2019 - 4:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The former owner of a California wine business has been sentenced to five months in prison for his role in the college admissions scheme . Fifty-three-year-old Agustin Huneeus, of San Francisco, was sentenced in Boston's federal court Friday after pleading guilty to a single count of...
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October 02, 2019 - 10:54 pm
Former NBA player Rick Fox has filed a lawsuit accusing business partners at the esports organization he co-founded of multiple instances of fraud and is seeking damages worth tens of millions of dollars. The suit filed in Los Angeles County on Monday claims that Echo Fox partner Amit Raizada used...
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October 02, 2019 - 10:54 pm
Former NBA player Rick Fox has filed a lawsuit accusing business partners at the esports organization he co-founded of multiple instances of fraud and is seeking damages worth tens of millions of dollars. The suit filed in Los Angeles County on Monday claims that Echo Fox partner Amit Raizada used...
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