Ph.Ds for cash? 100 professors in Germany suspected of taking bribes to speed up doctorates

Germany: 100 professors suspected of Ph.D. bribes

BERLIN — German prosecutors are investigating about 100 professors across the country on suspicion they took bribes to help students get their doctoral degrees, authorities said Saturday.

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Former Voice of America official charged in Abramoff corruption investigation

Another Abramoff associate indicted

WASHINGTON — A former top official for Voice of America was indicted Friday on corruption charges, accused of taking thousands of dollars in concert and sports tickets in exchange for favors to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

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More than 3 years in prison for ex-UBS banker who became key US tax evasion witness

Ex-UBS banker gets more than 3 years in prison

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A former banker described by prosecutors as the man most responsible for sparking a broad U.S. investigation into rich Americans’ use of secret Swiss bank accounts to evade taxes was sentenced Friday to more than three years in federal prison.

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Former UBS banker who became key US tax evasion witness faces sentencing in Florida

Ex-UBS banker faces sentencing in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A former banker with Switzerland’s UBS AG, who turned key government informant in an international tax evasion probe, faces either prison or probation.

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Swiss banker, lawyer charged with helping clients evade US taxes in new UBS-related indictment

Swiss banker, lawyer face US tax charges in probe

MIAMI — A banker and a lawyer from Switzerland were indicted Thursday on fraud charges for allegedly helping rich Americans evade taxes by hiding assets in Swiss banks, including UBS AG and a smaller Zurich-based institution.

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Appeals court orders new trial for Brocade stock options figure, cites government misconduct

Appeals court orders new trial in Brocade case

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has tossed out the criminal conviction of the first Silicon Valley executive to go to trial in a stock options scandal that triggered investigations at hundreds of companies and charges against at least a dozen executives.

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5 people sentenced for forcing Guatemalan women into prostitution in Los Angeles

5 sentenced in Los Angeles in prostitution case

LOS ANGELES — Five people who lured Guatemalan women to Los Angeles, where the women were beaten and forced into prostitution, have been sentenced to federal prison terms of 30 to 40 years.

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Jury in NYC convicts former Wall Street broker in nearly $1B subprime mortgage fraud

Ex-Wall St. broker convicted in $1B subprime fraud

NEW YORK — A former Wall Street broker has been convicted of conspiracy and securities fraud after investors lost nearly $1 billion in a subprime mortgage fraud.

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2 attorneys get decades in prison, ordered to pay $127 million to victims in diet drug fraud

Attorneys sentenced to decades in diet drug fraud

COVINGTON, Ky. — Two former attorneys have been sentenced to decades in federal prison and ordered to pay $127 million in restitution for defrauding hundreds of clients in a diet-drug settlement.

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Hackers indicted for stealing 130 mn credit card numbers

WASHINGTON - A Miami resident was charged with stealing 130 million credit and debit card numbers in what the Justice Department described Monday as the largest data breach ever in the United States.

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