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  • Wilbur Ross is accused of swindling $120 million from associates

    08/07/2018 1:21:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/07/2018 | Joe Ciolli
    According to former colleagues, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has been known to grab handfuls of Sweet'N Low on his way out of restaurants, to save himself the trouble of having to buy his own. But that may just be the tip of the iceberg, according to a bombshell report on Tuesday from Dan Alexander of Forbes . The report says Forbes spoke with 21 people who know Ross and found claims that he wrongly took millions of dollars for himself on multiple occasions. The publication estimated that if all the allegations were true, then Ross had bilked associates...
  • Ponzi Perpetrator at Eddie Long, Joel Osteen Churches Heads to Prison

    03/19/2015 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies ^ | 3/18/2015 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Even as Creflo Dollar is under fire for his efforts to raise $65 million for a private jet, a man once associated with Bishop Eddie Long and Joel Osteen is heading to prison. Ephren Taylor II, and Wendy Connor have been sentenced in connection with the fraud scheme they perpetrated while officers at City Capital Corporation. The duo tricked over 400 people out of at least $16 million on their "Building Wealth" tour. Taylor, 32, was sentenced to 19 years, seven months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $15.6 million in...
  • Kaneohe swindler is sentenced

    04/06/2010 11:13:22 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies · 714+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | April 6, 2010
    A Kaneohe investment adviser who spent all of the $3.6 million he swindled from seven families plus the profit he gained from investing the money in a Ponzi scheme will go to federal prison for four years and nine months. Albert J.K. Perkins IV pleaded guilty to transferring stolen money across state lines. U.S. District Judge David Ezra handed down the prison sentence yesterday and ordered Perkins to pay back the money he stole. All that is left are two sports cars Perkins bought with some of the stolen money, a yellow 1999 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet and a gold 2002...
  • John Linder to stand and object Obama at Electoral Count

    12/17/2008 10:05:48 AM PST · by autumnraine · 204 replies · 10,077+ views
    12/17/2008 | Autumnraine
    I read a post the other day that a Freeper got from Congressman John Linder, Georgia, stating that he would stand and object to Obama if he doesn't show proof of constitutional eligibility. I emailed Mr. Linder and asked if he did indeed write that email and if he was serious about holding Obama to task on something as serious as this. A few moments ago I received a phone call from Congressman Linder's office confirming that he intends to do exactly that and he is just as intent as us on verifying Obama's eligibility. I told his staffer (very...
  • Congressman Barney Frank RAT-MA Doesn't Want Kerry's Senate Seat (Too much to do in da House!)

    11/07/2008 7:49:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 996+ views
    WBZTV ^ | 11/06/08 | Karen Anderson
    Congressman Frank Doesn't Want Kerry's Senate SeatFrank Says He Has Much To Do In House Karen Anderson Nov 6, 2008 9:32 pm US/Eastern BOSTON (WBZ); Congressman Barney Frank says he would not want Sen. John Kerry's seat if Kerry is to move onto the Obama administration. He says he has tremendous opportunities now in the House. And he says he doesn't think that the current state law should change which gives voters the opportunity to choose the next Senator. He says he thinks very highly of Obama's next Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. Congressman Frank says the House will vote...
  • Woman who erroneously received $2.6 million says she's no swindler (Hmmmm.....)

    10/02/2008 2:20:00 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 49 replies · 1,310+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 10/02/08 | Rochelle Olson - Staff Reporter
    For the first time since she erroneously received a $2.6 million check from the state and went on a spending spree that included cars and jewelry, Sabrina Walker told her story Thursday, tearfully saying she never imagined herself in court for a criminal sentencing. "Indeed this was a mistake. I didn't create this," she said. "I didn't swindle the state. I didn't trick anyone. I have suffered greatly from the moment this has been done. My dreams have been shattered." Walker, 38, of Minneapolis, asked for mercy and compassion. District Court Judge Marilyn Rosenbaum said she'd already been given some...
  • Riskiest Place to Buy a Home

    04/06/2006 3:14:09 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 238 replies · 5,619+ views
    Voice of San Diego ^ | 4/06/2006 | Will Carless
    The area's home prices have a 60-percent chance of dropping, one of many factors making San Diego the riskiest real estate market in the nation, according to a quarterly report put out by a California mortgage insurer.The report, put out by the Bay Area insurance company PMI Group, is well-respected by experts, who said it usually gives an accurate picture of the state of the nation's 50 largest home-buying markets. However, they stressed that the report is merely the latest in a long line of analyses that point to something the industry already knows: The nation's housing market is cooling,...

    05/11/2005 10:11:57 AM PDT · by floriduh voter · 681 replies · 10,068+ views
    Free Republic ^ | May 11, 2005 | floriduh voter has a super-sized archive regarding Terri Schiavo. The Dailies thread is a digest of breaking news, venting, ranting, photos, prayers, poetry, contact numbers and serve as a meeting place. The daily thread runs itself for the most part. Please put your links regarding justice for Terri on this thread or articles re: people who are waking up all the time and speaking because they've been given new treatments. Terri was denied a chance to eat by mouth at the end and she was denied new groundbreaking tests by Judge Greer. Instead, he stuck to his guns that she would...
  • A very fat swindle by Teodoro Petkoff

    12/13/2004 9:10:06 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 263+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Dec. 13, 2004 | Teodoro Petkoff, translated by Miguel Octavio
    Jesus Bermudez, called “Fat (Gordo) Bermudez”, former Vice-Minister of Finance with Tobias Nóbrega, has been detained in Miami and is going to be subject to a trial for a number of violations of the law, among them, attempting to introduce as contraband forty thousand dollars in cash into the US. But things are not as simple as Jose Vicente (the VP) attempted to make it look, when he denied that the plane in which the “Gordo” traveled belonged to CVG. Let’s see. In order to be free on bail, one hundred thousand dollars were paid in a flash. Who paid?...
  • Chalabi calls for uprising as he joins exiles in Iraq

    04/08/2003 10:11:54 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 28 replies · 209+ views
    Independent ^ | 4/8/2003 | Andrew Buncombe
    The Iraqi opposition, for so many years waiting in exile, was back in central Iraq last night with more than 700 of its fighters, flown in by the US to help the Allied forces with their push to topple Saddam Hussein. Ahmed Chalabi, leader of the London-based Iraqi National Congress (INC), was reportedly in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, having been flown in with his men from northern Iraq and another undisclosed location. In a statement released in Kuwait, Mr Chalabi urged the Iraqi people to rise up against the regime. "The war of national liberation which Iraqis have...
  • THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #26 - Madison Dies, Hillary Lies, What a Surprise (Part 1)

    01/24/2003 8:50:28 AM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies · 3,162+ views
    dfu | 1-24-03 | dfu
    LINK FOR EPISODES 1-20 #21 - Why Cops and Firemen Hate Hillary #22 - The Wind Up, Here Comes the Pitch #23 - Psssssst…Hey, Can You Watch My Husband? #24 - Witches Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Race-Baiting Stones #25 - Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue (Healthcare) NOTE: the survival of our Republic is threatened by two things -- fundamentalist Islamic terrorists and Hillary Rodham Clinton. President Bush is leading the fight against the terrorists. It is up to those of us who know the real Hillary Clinton to lead the fight against her. We must shine the...
  • Controversial Holocaust swindler to be subject of TV news segment

    07/02/2002 10:16:28 AM PDT · by Aleksandar Vojvoda · 1 replies · 317+ views
    Jewish Telegraph Agency ^ | 7-1-02 | Tom Tugend
    Controversial Holocaust swindler to be subject of TV news segment By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES, July 1 (JTA) — Lucian Ludwig Kozminski was — or maybe is — a man convicted of swindling some 3,000 of his fellow Holocaust survivors. He did time in federal prison, and died, according to his death certificate, on Jan. 19, 1993 in Los Angeles County. Ordinarily, this would be the end of the sordid tale of a man who preyed on his own people. Instead, it is only the beginning of a mystery, full of intrigue and skullduggery, which “Dateline NBC” will telecast on...