- Judge tosses lawsuits over supermarkets' 'baked fresh' bread Updated: Aug-28-15 12:37 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - A judge has thrown out lawsuits filed by New Jersey consumers who said supermarkets fooled them into paying more for bread by advertising it was made fresh in their stores.
- 10 accused of lying about income for school meal program Updated: Aug-28-15 6:34 am
BAYONNE, New Jersey - Ten people are accused of lying about their incomes on applications for free or reduced price school meals in Bayonne.
- Arizona solar company to pay $55K to settle consumer lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 6:17 am
PHOENIX - Arizona has settled a consumer fraud lawsuit against a solar company accused of calling thousands of people on a no-call registry.
- Romanian man pleads guilty to bank fraud by ATM 'skimming' Updated: Aug-28-15 4:17 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a 37-year-old Romanian man has pleaded guilty to bank fraud through ATM "skimming" devices.
- Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal Updated: Aug-27-15 9:37 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."
- 8 prosecuted for unemployment compensation fraud Updated: Aug-27-15 7:02 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Department of Labor has prosecuted eight people for unemployment compensation fraud.
- 4 plead guilty in $4 million NY health care fraud scheme Updated: Aug-27-15 4:42 pm
NEW YORK - Four people connected to two clinics in Queens have pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud in connection to more than $4 million in false Medicare claims.
- Dole Food CEO, former top exec ordered to pay $148M Updated: Aug-27-15 4:40 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.
- Ex-Republican House staffer imprisoned 1 year for mail fraud Updated: Aug-27-15 3:00 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - George Gallo, the former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.
- Texas attorney general pleads not guilty to securities fraud Updated: Aug-27-15 2:47 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, pleaded not guilty to securities fraud charges Thursday during a hearing in which he asked the judge to bar cameras from future proceedings and his high-powered lawyer resigned.
- Former IRS worker in Texas sentenced for fraud, ID theft Updated: Aug-27-15 8:07 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A former IRS employee in Texas has been sentenced to two years and a day in prison for stealing personal data to file more than 50 bogus tax returns.
- Arizona DES employee arrested, accused of food stamps fraud Updated: Aug-26-15 9:13 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona Department of Economic Security employee has been arrested for allegedly using an electronic benefits transaction card to obtain food stamps.
- Pakistani man arrested in SD charged with visa fraud Updated: Aug-26-15 6:20 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Federal authorities say a Pakistani man living in a Mitchell hotel room paid a smuggler to be taken from his home country to Saudi Arabia and then get a visa to enter the U.S. under false pretenses.
- Connecticut businessman arrested on art fraud charges Updated: Aug-26-15 6:06 pm
NEW YORK - A Connecticut businessman has been arrested on charges he conspired to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally by lying about art sales.
- Guatemalan ex-vice president held during corruption trial Updated: Aug-26-15 3:02 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - A judge ordered Guatemala's former vice president to remain in jail Wednesday while she stands trial on charges of conspiracy, customs fraud and bribery, based on allegations that she accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of the scandal that forced her from office.
- Ex-Abilene schools leader gets probation over fraud, abuse Updated: Aug-26-15 2:52 pm
ABILENE, Texas - A former West Texas educator must serve three years of probation for not immediately reporting alleged improper relationships between teachers and students.
- St. Louis area tax prep business owner indicted for fraud Updated: Aug-26-15 2:13 pm
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - The owner of a St. Louis area business and six employees have been indicted on federal fraud charges related to what authorities call a scheme to submit phony income tax returns.
- Man in fraud case skips sentencing, leaves country Updated: Aug-26-15 12:36 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Albany County prosecutors say a 25-year-old man allegedly involved in a check fraud scheme has left the country.
- Woman sentenced for stealing from S. Carolina charter school Updated: Aug-26-15 10:26 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A former Lee County charter school director has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing more than $1.5 million intended to help educate low-income children.
- Ex-Arvest Bank CEO pleads guilty to bank fraud Updated: Aug-26-15 3:35 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - A former Arvest Bank executive has pleaded guilty in a Fayetteville federal court to one count of bank fraud.
- Man gets prison time for bank fraud, faking combat service Updated: Aug-26-15 3:29 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire man who claimed to be a combat veteran with a Purple Heart and conned several banks out of millions is headed to federal prison.
- Former clerk of tiny Florida town accused of fraud Updated: Aug-26-15 3:05 am
HAMPTON, Florida - A former official in the troubled north Florida town of Hampton has been arrested on suspicion of fraud.
- Ex-J.P. Morgan analyst pleads not guilty to insider trading Updated: Aug-25-15 9:46 pm
LOS ANGELES - A former J.P. Morgan Securities analyst in California pleaded not guilty Tuesday to taking part in insider trading that prosecutors say netted more than $600,000.
- Court tosses minor convictions against celebrity detective Updated: Aug-25-15 6:36 pm
LOS ANGELES - A racketeering conviction of a private eye who wiretapped phones for rich and famous clients to dig up dirt on rivals, ex-lovers and celebrities was upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court, though the panel tossed out a few counts against him and co-conspirators.
- Guilty plea hearing scheduled for Detroit-area priest Updated: Aug-25-15 3:50 pm
DETROIT - A guilty plea appears likely in the case of a Detroit-area Catholic priest accused of conspiring to steal nearly $700,000 from his church.