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  • California rep sued over DUI death, questions raised about ties to driver [suspended license]

    04/24/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 24-April-2014 | FoxNewws.com
    California Rep. Lois Capps is being sued by the family of a young woman who was killed in a drunk-driving accident by one of her staffers, amid allegations her office initially tried to help the aide -- before abruptly cutting him off when the victim was taken off life support. Raymond Victor Morua III, an Iraq war veteran, was employed as a district representative for the Democratic congresswoman when he struck 27-year-old Mallory Rae Dies in a crosswalk on Dec. 6. Morua pleaded guilty on April 15 to hitting Dies with his Dodge Caliber and fleeing the scene after attending...
  • Former Girl Scout CEO pleads guilty to embezzlement (VA)

    04/22/2014 12:18:54 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 16 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 04/21/2014 | Bill McKelway
    Carne, 62, pleaded guilty to a single count of embezzlement Monday in Hanover Circuit Court and faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced in July.
  • There is No Stealing in Baseball!

    04/13/2014 6:03:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4-13-14 | Michael Daly
    From manicures to motorcycles, four Little League crooks in three states used team funds for more than baseballs, bats and celebratory ice cream cones. Thanks to community kindness, it’s still game-on this spring. With the start of a new baseball season comes a disheartening stat that makes you worry not just for the national pastime, but for the nation itself: In less than a year, four little league presidents have been charged with looting their organization's treasury. The thefts left three of the leagues in such sorry financial shape that it seemed the kids might not be able to play...
  • John Piper Responds to Pastor David Yonggi Cho's Conviction for Embezzling $12M

    04/05/2014 7:39:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/05/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    When asked about the conviction of David Yonggi Cho, founder of world's largest Pentecostal congregation in South Korea, for embezzling $12 million from his church, popular pastor John Piper took the opportunity to warn pastors in the U.S. who might "love money," in a recent message."With every public dishonoring of Christ, every public dishonoring of His Word and His Gospel, and His Church, it makes me angry and it makes me sorrowful," said Piper in a recent episode of Ask Pastor John.Yonggi Cho who pastors Yoido Full Gospel Church and oversees a network of churches numbering 800,000, was found...
  • Hillary Scolds Media for ‘Double Standard’ on Women

    04/04/2014 11:27:52 AM PDT · by kingattax · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4-4-14 | Fred Lucas
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York that the news media has a “double standard” against women in powerful position, and offered advice to younger women on how to overcome it. “There is a double standard,” Clinton said, according to Politico. “We have all experienced it.” Clinton was speaking on a panel at the “Women in the World” conference in New York Thursday, along with International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and moderated by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. “The double standard is alive and well, and I think in many respects the media...
  • State Department Misplaced $6B Under Hillary Clinton

    04/04/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4,2014 | Adam Kredo
    IG report reveals incomplete, lost contract files worth $6B The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report. The alert, originally sent on March 20 and just released this week, warns that the missing contracting funds “could expose the department to substantial...
  • [Hillary2016] $6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department

    04/04/2014 10:00:32 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4-April-2014 | Brianna Ehley
    <p>The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors.</p>
  • US Rep. Rob Andrews of NJ resigning after 23 years

    02/04/2014 2:38:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 4:12 PM EST | Geoff Mulvihill
    U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews announced Tuesday that he is resigning from Congress after more than 23 years, a decision that could short-circuit a House Ethics Committee inquiry into whether the New Jersey Democrat used campaign donations for personal purposes. Andrews, who previously aspired to higher office, said the inquiry was not a factor is his resignation, which is effective Feb. 18. He is taking a job running the governmental affairs unit of a Philadelphia law firm where his wife has worked. …
  • Judith Oakes faces embezzlement charges in California school lunch money case

    10/10/2013 5:11:15 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 10, 2013
    A former Rialto school district accountant who was allegedly captured on video stuffing lunch money into her bra has been charged with embezzling $1.8 million over the past eight years. San Bernardino County prosecutors on Tuesday filed 16 felony counts, including embezzlement and falsifying records, against 48-year-old Judith Oakes. She was arrested in August but later released on $50,000 bail. An arrest warrant has been issued for Oakes, who is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. Oakes handled deposits of student lunch money into a district bank account. Her arrest followed an investigation into missing funds. A school district audit found...
  • Who is Ed Mezvinsky? [Can Anyone Verify This?]

    05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Email | 5/21/13
    Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky born January 17, 1937, is a former Democrat congressman. As a Democrat, he represented Iowa 's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977. He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He and the Clinton's were very politically intertwined for years. In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 charges of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to 80 months in (Federal) prison. Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million...
  • N.Y. (state) senator charged with stealing funds for failed campaign

    05/06/2013 9:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon May 6, 2013 5:10pm EDT | Jessica Dye
    A New York state senator from Brooklyn was charged on Monday with stealing proceeds from sales of foreclosed properties to finance a failed run for district attorney, prosecutors said, making him the state’s latest politician to face federal criminal charges. John Sampson, 47, a Democrat who has represented southeastern Brooklyn since 1997, was charged with nine counts including embezzlement, obstruction of justice and making false statements to federal investigators, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. Sampson, a practicing attorney for more than two decades, turned himself in and was arraigned in Brooklyn federal court Monday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty,...
  • Retired president of Border Patrol union indicted

    08/16/2012 5:38:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligence ^ | August 16, 2012
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The retired, longtime president of the National Border Patrol Union was indicted Thursday for diverting thousands of dollars in union funds for personal use, federal prosecutors said. The indictment says Bonner used the position he held for more than two decades to obtain payment for supposedly union-related work and travel that were in fact personal. "These false claims included periods of time when Bonner was actually visiting his mistress in Chicago or family members, as well as trips to attend non-union activities such as hockey games and other sporting events," the indictment.
  • Former Cincinnati union president sentenced to 51 months in prison [embezzled $750K]

    06/10/2012 2:30:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Business Courier ^ | June 8, 2012 | Morning Call
    A federal court judge sentenced the former president of the Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees union to more than four years in prison, Local 12 reported. Diana Frey pleaded guilty to stealing more than $750,000 from the union that covers mid-level managers in Cincinnati government. Frey has 60 days to report to prison. She has already repaid a small amount, but the court ordered Frey to repay the remaining $740,000 she embezzled. Prosecutors said Frey took money from three union accounts and used it to support a “more lavish lifestyle than she otherwise could afford.” Frey was also sentenced to...
  • Embezzlement charges filed against Warren city workers (Union VP)

    05/02/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 4 replies
    Macomb Daily ^ | 5-2-2012 | Norb Franz
    Embezzlement charges have been filed against four Warren employees accused of misusing municipal credit cards. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said Wednesday he issued warrants for Ronald Joseph Dicicco, 44, Robert Lee Diolordi, 61, Dustin Lial Leutzinger, 40, and Michael Thomas Lonchar, 47. Diolardi and Leutzinger face one count of embezzlement by an agent or trustee of $1,000 or more but less than $20,000. The felony offense is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Leutzinger served as a paid “on call” firefighter for the city of Center Line for several years and recently resigned....
  • Corzine Corzined - Congressional Panel Finds Former MF Global CEO Ordered JPM Fund Transfer

    03/23/2012 1:31:40 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 37 replies · 4+ views
    The Zero Hedge/ ^ | 03/23/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Then only thing that could top today's epic market insanity and hilarity, would be that Corzine is himself about to be Corzined. And just released from Bloomberg: •MF GLOBAL'S CORZINE ORDERED FUNDS MOVED TO JPMORGAN, MEMO SAYS •CORZINE'S `DIRECT INSTRUCTIONS' CITED BY CONGRESSIONAL PANEL •MF GLOBAL TRANSFER WAS USED TO COVER OVERDRAFT, PANEL SAYS •MF GLOBAL FINDINGS CITED IN MEMO OBTAINED BY BLOOMBERG NEWS And so we can now add perjury to felony embezzlement. Which means we now have to wait to find just which MF'er (and JPM'er) will be given a promise of untold millions if they only get...
  • Accountant Admits Forging Cheques by Adding ‘1’ on Left Side of Amount

    03/16/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2012 | Eman Al Baik
    Accountant has embezzled Dh656, 854 by forging chequesA Tunisian accountant is facing 27 charges all related to embezzlement of approximately Dh656, 854 from her employer from 2009 to 2011, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. In addition to embezzlement, MBS, 33, is accused of forging cheques and bonds. Her employer, Ehab Ahmad Fathi, 44, businessman, Emirati, testified that he recruited MBS in his engineering office as accountant at the end of 2009. “Due to work-related problems occurred between her and another accountant in the office, the later was terminated in February 2010. I retained MBS as she holds a higher degree...
  • No such thing as "secret sins"

    03/14/2012 11:05:40 AM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 2 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    We can’t get away with anything anymore. But then again, could we ever? Last week, twenty-first century, warp-speed technology caught a rascal’s bigamy thanks to the electronic wizardry of Facebook. A Seattle, WA corrections officer was himself in need of correction. Alan O’Neill left his wife, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. New name, new wife; who’s to know? Facebook suggested a friendship connection between first wife Eleanor and second wife Teri under the “People You May Know” feature. Eleanor went to Teri’s Facebook page and saw a picture of Teri and Alan toasting each other beside their...
  • No such thing as "secret sins"

    03/14/2012 7:38:47 AM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 2 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    We can’t get away with anything anymore. But then again, could we ever? Last week, twenty-first century, warp-speed technology caught a rascal’s bigamy thanks to the electronic wizardry of Facebook. A Seattle, WA corrections officer was himself in need of correction. Alan O’Neill left his wife, changed his name and remarried without divorcing her. New name, new wife; who’s to know? Facebook suggested a friendship connection between first wife Eleanor and second wife Teri under the “People You May Know” feature. Eleanor went to Teri’s Facebook page and saw a picture of Teri and Alan toasting each other beside their...
  • Norm Dicks: The Story of Federal Money He Sent to His Son's State Agency Still Lingers

    03/05/2012 8:34:52 PM PST · by Baynative · 6 replies
    Seattle Weekly blog ^ | 3/5/12 | Rick Anderson
    In 2007, Norm Dicks took over as chair of the House Interior Subcommittee, just months before his son David Dicks became head of the Puget Sound Partnership, a newly created hybrid public/private state agency designated to help clean up Sound pollution, but one that lacked any significant funding. David, who told interviewers he was certain he could get the necessary money to run and expand the agency, was appointed to the post by Gov. Chris Gregoire, who refers to David's father as "a trusted partner, a staunch ally, and a close friend." David Dicks' agency initially received $500,000 funding from...
  • Three charged in John Doe investigation of Walker aides

    01/05/2012 11:00:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    JS Online ^ | 1-5-12 | Daniel Bice
    Three individuals - including a former top aide to Gov. Scott Walker - were charged Thursday with felonies as part of the ongoing John Doe investigation into Walker staffers. Tim Russell, a longtime Walker campaign and county staffer, was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor count of embezzlement. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said the charges are tied to Operation Freedom, an annual military appreciation day held at the zoo. Chisholm said some of the stolen money was intended for the families of Wisconsin soldiers who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Funds also were used...
  • Church secretary charged with embezzling from Oak Creek parish

    12/28/2011 10:09:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Journal Sentinel On Line ^ | 12-27-11 | Larry Sandler
    A church secretary was charged Tuesday with embezzling more than $200,000 from her Oak Creek congregation. The Milwaukee County district attorney's office accused Darlene Vodvarka, 57, of Oak Creek, of stealing $217,483 over seven years from her employer, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 9303 S. Chicago Road. Vodvarka, who worked for the church for about 14 years, is charged with two counts of felony theft of more than $10,000. If convicted of both counts, she could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and fined up to $50,000. A church official had confirmed in September that a theft investigation...
  • Cantor and the Inside trading bill

    12/09/2011 4:07:10 PM PST · by steveab · 8 replies
    none | 12-09-2011 | Steveab
    Has anybody know anything as to why Cantor tabled the Inside Trading Bill. He said something about the bill needs more looking into? Hay, Cantor let me write the bill. Even a Elected Elite would understand. 1)All Federal elected personal and immediate family are subject to inside trading laws and bribing laws. 2)All Federal employees and immediate family are subject to inside trading laws and bribing laws. 3)All Non Paid Staff members and immediate family are subject to inside trading laws and bribing laws.
  • Over 100 Criminal Probes Related to Stimulus Funding in the Department of Energy Alone

    11/02/2011 12:29:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Thankfully, at least one man in the federal government has been awfully busy on behalf of the American taxpayer: The Energy Department's inspector general has launched more than 100 criminal investigations related to 2009 economic stimulus spending. In written testimony prepared for delivery to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Inspector General Gregory Friedman said the investigations have involved "various schemes, including the submission of false information, claims for unallowable or unauthorized expenses, and other improper uses of Recovery Act funds."So far, the investigations have led to five criminal prosecutions and brought in "over $2.3 million in monetary...
  • Feinstein estimates embezzlement loss at $4.7M

    10/14/2011 7:59:05 PM PDT · by quantim · 39 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 14, 9:11 PM EDT | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein's re-election campaign estimated on Friday that she is missing nearly $4.7 million because of unauthorized disbursements by her former campaign treasurer, Kinde Durkee. The campaign filed its first report with the Federal Election Commission since Durkee's arrest last month, providing the first official glimpse of the potential financial toll on candidates who employed the longtime Democratic campaign treasurer. Feinstein's campaign reported that it has nearly $6 million in the bank, but that's mostly due to a $5 million loan Feinstein injected into the account after the embezzlement case broke. The campaign believed it had...
  • Banker in Iran scandal said to be in Toronto

    10/02/2011 7:10:33 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    A top Iranian banker who resigned amid a massive embezzlement scandal, one that has soured the political fortunes of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has fled the country and is reported to be in the Toronto area – where a $3-million home is owned in his name. The scandal is described as the biggest fraud in that country’s history. The amounts of money involved exceed even the $2-billion loss the Swiss bank UBS recently sustained due to a rogue trader.
  • Chief of Iran's Largest Bank Sacked; New Charges of Missing Oil Revenue (fled to Canada)

    10/02/2011 5:44:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Frontline/Tehran Bureau ^ | Sept. 28, 2011
    Iran's Press TV is reporting that Mahmoud Reza Khavari, the head of Bank Melli, fled to Canada after resigning for his alleged role in the embezzlement scandal Our columnist Muhammad Sahimi compiled the following news items and commentary: The Ministry of Economic and Financial Affairs announced that several senior banking officials have been sacked in the wake of the embezzlement of close to $3 billion. According to the statement by the ministry's public relations office, Mahmoud Reza Khavari (pictured), chief operating officer of Bank Melli -- Iran's largest bank -- and Farzad Ahmadi, a member of the bank's board of...
  • Federal Reserve audit exposes major securities fraud and the embezzlement of $16 trillion.

    09/30/2011 11:19:55 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    http://presscore.ca ^ | September 21, 2011
    An audit of the Federal Reserve has revealed that the privately owned Federal Reserve secretly doled out more than $16 trillion in zero interest loans to some of the largest financial institutions and corporations in the United States and throughout the world. The non-partisan, investigative arm of Congress also determined that the Fed acted illegally. In fact, according to the report, the Fed provided conflict of interest waivers to its employees and private contractors so they could keep investments in the same financial institutions and corporations that were given emergency loans. The report is evidence that reveals major securities fraud...
  • EU officials cash in on £200 million expat perk

    09/18/2011 10:38:53 AM PDT · by kingu · 5 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | Sept 16, 2011 | Bruno Waterfield
    An information request by The Daily Telegraph has established that 70 per cent of EU staff, more than 38,000 thousand people, claim an "expatriation" allowance paid to compensate them for living abroad. The perk, which is paid as an automatic flat rate of 16 per cent of salary, lasts throughout the career of an EU official and is worth an extra £30,000 a year to those earning the highest annual pay grade of £185,000. Unlike the private sector or other institutions, such as the Foreign Office, the allowance is paid, without any requirement of proof, for the entire working life...
  • Fundraising scandal hits Calif. Dems (Loretta Sanchez Campaign Cash Wiped Out)

    09/10/2011 5:20:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | September 8, 2011 | JONATHAN ALLEN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Allegations of fraud against a veteran California campaign treasurer have sent shock waves through the state’s Democratic congressional delegation, as lawmakers who used Kinde Durkee to keep track of their finances are now scrambling to find out whether their money has disappeared.While Durkee has not been formally charged at this point, she is in jail in California and has been accused in an FBI criminal complaint of trying to defraud a state representative out of $677,000. On top of that, California Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office tells POLITICO that her campaign account, managed by Durkee, has been virtually emptied out.
  • Major Democratic Treasurer Arrested On Mail Fraud Charges In California

    09/06/2011 12:24:05 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 26 replies
    TPMMuckraker ^ | Sept. 6, 2011 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Federal authorities have arrested an accountant who has served as treasurer on hundreds of political campaigns, the Ocean County Register reports. Kindee Durkee, whose clients have included Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) as well as state legislators and L.A. City Council members, is being held on mail fraud charges. Durkee is expected to make her first court appearance on Tuesday. The charge against her is reportedly related to her work with a member of the California assembly, but the full criminal complaint against her has not yet been posted. Durkee was arrested at the office of...
  • Ex-Giants’ employee arrested for stealing $1.5 million from players

    08/31/2011 2:52:38 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/30/11 | David Brown
    The San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series thanks to great pitching performances from Tim Lincecum(notes), Matt Cain(notes) and Brian Wilson(notes). And they got timely offensive contributions from the likes of rookie Buster Posey(notes), Aubrey Huff(notes) and Juan Uribe(notes). You remember those guys. How could anyone forget? And what about Robin O'Connor, a payroll department manager? There's no way the Giants get past the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLCS without her.
  • Embezzled Virginia funds funneled to Nigeria

    08/30/2011 8:07:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2011 | David Sherfinski
    The former treasurer of Goochland County, Va., who has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $200,000 in public funds, funneled the money to a shadowy figure in Nigeria, according to a Virginia state audit released Monday and the prosecutor in the case. Brenda Grubbs was arrested on Feb. 2 for attempted embezzlement and effectively resigned her position on Feb. 11. She pleaded guilty to a 20-count indictment earlier this month. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13, and she faces life in prison. The audit, conducted by the state Auditor of Public Accounts, said Grubbs stole the money through a series of...
  • Labor Department union treasurer accused of stealing thousands from union account

    07/16/2011 9:43:31 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-16-11 | Emily Gurnon
    The treasurer of the AFSCME union at the state Department of Labor and Industry drained the union's bank account of more than $13,000, a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court alleges. Carrie Christine Rohling, 42, of White Bear Lake told fellow employees in Local 2672 that she had a drinking and prescription drug problem. She was charged with two counts of felony theft. "I know it was wrong for me to do that," Rohling said Friday when contacted by a reporter. "I was still thinking I could pay these guys back before they would even notice it was...
  • Two former officials of Philly charter school indicted

    04/15/2011 8:04:21 AM PDT · by freespirited · 5 replies
    Phila Inquirer ^ | 04/14/11 | Martha Woodall
    A federal grand jury has indicted two former top officials at a charter school in Northwest Philadelphia on charges of stealing $522,000 in taxpayer funds. The 27-count indictment charges Hugh C. Clark, 64, and Ina M. Walker, 58, with conspiracy, wire fraud, and theft from a federally funded program, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger announced Thursday. The pair, both from Philadelphia, allegedly used the money slated for New Media charter school to pay expenses at Lotus Academy, a small private school they controlled; to fund personal businesses, including the Black Olive health-food store and the Black Olive restaurant in Mount...
  • Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda

    01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not. It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders. Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict...
  • Market 'wonder' granted clemency ( Eddie Gilbert and Bill Richardson )

    12/31/2010 9:12:39 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    The New Mexican ^ | December 29, 2010 | Steve Terrell
    An 88-year old commercial real-estate magnate — and Bill Richardson campaign contributor — convicted of embezzling and stock manipulation is among 19 people who received executive clemency this year from New Mexico's outgoing governor. Eddie Gilbert, who in the 1950s was called "the boy wonder of Wall Street," served two prison sentences for crimes committed in New York decades ago. A Richardson spokesman said Wednesday that Richardson's action regarding Gilbert is not an actual pardon...Richardson does not have the power to pardon federal crimes. The governor of New Mexico also doesn't have the power to pardon crimes committed outside the...
  • CPAC host hit with scandal

    12/14/2010 8:57:21 PM PST · by editor-surveyor · 26 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 14, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    David A. Keene WASHINGTON – The non-profit organization responsible for the largest annual conservative gathering in the U.S. is under investigation for embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars in donor money over several years, WND has learned. The American Conservative Union, headed by David Keene and best known for its organization of the Conservative Political Action Conference each year in the nation's capital, has been embroiled in controversies in recent years, but this one is shaking the foundations of the Washington institution. The American Conservative Union reported to the Internal Revenue Service last month a "material diversion of...
  • CPAC host hit with scandal

    12/14/2010 8:57:10 PM PST · by editor-surveyor · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 14, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    David A. Keene WASHINGTON – The non-profit organization responsible for the largest annual conservative gathering in the U.S. is under investigation for embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars in donor money over several years, WND has learned. The American Conservative Union, headed by David Keene and best known for its organization of the Conservative Political Action Conference each year in the nation's capital, has been embroiled in controversies in recent years, but this one is shaking the foundations of the Washington institution. The American Conservative Union reported to the Internal Revenue Service last month a "material diversion of...
  • Why does the gas pump always initiate at $0.03? (Vanity)

    10/06/2010 5:45:36 PM PDT · by Sergio · 44 replies
    Me | 10/6/2010 | Me
    I've noticed that when I purchase gas, at any filling station, the pump will jump from $00.00 to $00.03. It completely skips $00.01 and $00.02. This happens at every pump, at every gas station I have used in Southern California. I am able to meter gas out slow enough to stop at any hundredth of a gallon, so I don't think I'm pumping too fast. I know that our online community has experts in every field so here are my questions. Am I being robbed of 3 cents? If not, is there an explanation on why this happens? I tried...
  • Ex-union Official Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement (MN)

    07/27/2010 8:38:31 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 1 replies
    kstp.com ^ | 7-27-10 | ap
    A former labor union official from Albert Lea has pleaded guilty to embezzling $35,000 from his union. The U.S. Attorney's office says 39-year-old Cory Carroll pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft and embezzlement from a labor organization. Carroll was secretary-treasurer of the Regional and Shortline General Committee of Adjustment at the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. He was indicted in April. In his plea agreement, Carroll admitted that from February 2007 to March 2009, he stole money by charging personal expenses to his union credit card. He also admitted he claimed lost wages for days he was...
  • Gay priest commits '$1.3M sin'

    07/07/2010 3:00:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 103 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2010 | Joe Mollica and Dan Mangan
    A Catholic priest stole $1.3 million from his Waterbury, Conn., parish to finance a gay old time in New York, authorities charged yesterday. The Rev. Kevin Gray allegedly blew the money he looted from his financially struggling parish over seven years on male escorts, rooms at hotels, including the Waldorf, designer clothes, trendy restaurants and tuition for several young studs. Gray, 64, regularly shacked up in an Upper East Side apartment that he rented for a 35-year-old man, court documents charge. The priest not only paid for the apartment, but also the Harvard tuition for his male friend, authorities said....
  • Police arrest woman for stealing $105K from law firm

    06/04/2010 6:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 103 replies · 1,055+ views
    Rexburg Standard Journal ^ | June 2, 2010 | Joseph Law
    REXBURG — Police arrested a woman on Wednesday for embezzling more than $105,000 from a Rexburg law firm where she worked. Jennifer Handy, 31, of Rexburg, has been charged with four counts of grand theft. She is being held in the Madison County Jail with bail set at $100,000. Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis said the thefts occurred on four separate occasions between January 2008 and April 2010. Police declined to name the law firm at this stage of the investigation. He said Handy had access to the law firm’s bank accounts during that time period. The potential penalty for...
  • Claims Mngr from VA Birth Injury Fund Sentenced To 10 Years for Embezzling $755,000

    05/28/2010 9:14:10 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 27, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia
    RICHMOND, VA—Iris F. Allen, 45, of Richmond, Virginia a former claims manger at the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund, also known as the Virginia Birth Injury Fund (BIF), was sentenced today to 10 years, for defrauding the fund of approximately $755,000. Allen is also subject to a forfeiture money judgment of nearly $1.3 million. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II, Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson. “As a claims manager, Iris Allen was expected...
  • FBI searches Southern Christian Leadership Conference office

    02/12/2010 6:54:45 PM PST · by ComeUpHigher · 6 replies · 562+ views
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2010
    FBI agents searched a Southern Christian Leadership Conference office in Dayton, Ohio, on Thursday, an agency spokesman told CNN. The search came days after the SCLC board accused its national chairman, Dayton minister Raleigh Trammell, of financial mismanagement, according to CNN affiliate WDTN-TV of Dayton.
  • THE POLITICIAN:An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency

    01/28/2010 3:40:32 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies · 892+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 28, 2009 | Janet Maslin
    Andrew Young’s hero was an inspiring Southern orator and a paragon of Christian virtue. He was a pillar of his community. Then he was photographed in compromising circumstances, outed as an adulterer and beset by a scandal that destroyed his career. “They caught me, Andrew,” the Rev. Bob Young confessed to his heartbroken teenage son. The traumatized son later went on to subordinate his life to John Edwards’s political career, becoming one of his most trusted aides. And he allowed his own reputation to be ruined in a vain effort to save Mr. Edwards from embarrassment. How much of that...
  • Securities trader executed (China)

    12/08/2009 8:02:40 PM PST · by Mr. Jeeves · 12 replies · 527+ views
    ChinaDaily.com ^ | 12/9/2009 | China Daily
    China yesterday executed the former manager of a securities company who embezzled millions of dollars - the first execution of an executive from the country's financial sector, Xinhua said. Some wanted Yang Yanming to be kept alive so he would explain where the 65 million yuan ($9.5 million) went, news reports said. Yang, 51, served as general manager of the Beijing securities trading department of China Great Wall Trust and Investment Corp from 1997 to 2003. He was sentenced to death in Dec, 2005.
  • Fort Lewis captain stole $690,000 in Iraq

    12/08/2009 1:44:26 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 33 replies · 1,310+ views
    KOMO News ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Army captain from Oregon pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he stole nearly $700,000 from the U.S. government while serving in Iraq. U.S. District Court Judge Ancer Haggerty set sentencing for March 1 after Capt. Michael Dung Nguyen entered guilty pleas to theft and money-laundering charges. The maximum sentence for each offense is 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. A federal grand jury indictment alleged that between April 2007 and February 2009, the 28-year-old stole more than $690,000 in U.S. currency entrusted to him as the battalion project purchasing officer in Muqdadiyah, Iraq....
  • ACORN [Lies]: We're Not Even Working In New Jersey

    11/07/2009 2:31:01 AM PST · by Grammar Nazi · 7 replies · 869+ views
    TPMMuckraker ^ | November 3, 2009, 6:09PM | Zachary Roth
    OK, here's what should be the nail in the coffin for conservative claims that ACORN is poised to steal the New Jersey governor's race through rampant voter fraud. Brian Kettenring, an ACORN spokesman, tells TPMmuckraker that the much-maligned group has conducted absolutely no political or voter registration activity in the state during the 2009 cycle. And Kettenring added that ACORN had done very little such work during the 2008 cycle. In a column published yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, John Fund sounded the alarm about the threat from ACORN -- but a close look reveals that even here he...
  • Louisiana Raids ACORN to Get To Bottom of Rathke Embezzlement Scandal

    11/06/2009 7:24:37 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 347+ views
    NO Times Picyune/The Lid ^ | 11/06/09 | The Lid
    According to a July 9, 2008 article in the New York Times, Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN’s founder, Wade Rathke, “embezzled nearly $1 million from Acorn and affiliated charitable organizations in 1999 and 2000.” The Times reported Dale Rathke embezzled $948,607.50, “carried as a loan on the books of Citizens Consulting Inc., which provides bookkeeping, accounting and other financial management services to Acorn and many of its affiliated entities.” ACORN “chose to treat the embezzlement of nearly $1 million eight years ago as an internal matter and did not even notify its board.” According to an October 10, 2008...
  • Police Probing $170,000 DIA Embezzlement

    10/30/2009 12:37:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 692+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | October 30, 2009 | Alan Gathright
    Investigators Searching DIA Clerk's Bank Account For Missing Taxi Fees. Denver police are investigating the embezzlement of $170,000 from Denver International Airport taxi fees. A search warrant obtained by 7NEWS shows the scam went undetected for nearly two years. At least 16 cash collections made by DIA Ground Transportation Department workers between November 2007 and late June 2009 vanished en route from that agency to the airport finance department without making it to the bank. The probe was triggered when a random DIA internal audit found a $10,000 collection missing in June, sources told 7News. Police said they were alerted...