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  • More than $500 Million Stolen From State of Maryland In Unemployment Fraud Scheme

    07/18/2020 1:38:04 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 24 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | July 18, 2020 | Richard Moorehead
    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state had discovered a “massive” unemployment fraud scheme, bilking the state’s unemployment insurance fund of more than $500 million dollars, and possibly stealing much more from other states across the country on Wednesday. Governor Hogan held a press conference to announce the discovery of the fraud ring by the state. The organized fraudsters allegedly used information stolen from the state from previous data briefs to impersonate the identity of tens of thousands of people, filing 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. The state currently believes that approximately $501 million in unemployment insurance benefits were...
  • Target Closes 175 Stores Nationwide In Wake Of George Floyd Protests, Looting

    05/31/2020 10:15:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    forbes ^ | May 31, 2020 | Lisette Voytko
    Target said late Saturday night that it would temporarily close 175 of its locations across the U.S. after video of its Minneapolis store getting looted went viral amid the fifth night of chaotic protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, which saw protesters around the country destroying other shops and setting fire to police vehicles. ...In addition to the Minnesota closures, 49 Target locations in California and 12 in New York are temporarily shuttered, with the rest in Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Georgia⁠, which have all seen protests. ...President Trump blamed Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey for...
  • Target is Helping Fund the Looting of its Own Stores

    05/31/2020 9:22:24 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 31, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...Good news for looters, you can find some overpriced junk with Teigen's name on it at Target....Maybe if Target stopped doing business with radical lefty celebs who help looters and rioters, its stores would be less likely to be looted. But Vladimir knew what he was talking about. Corporate America can't and won't stop following the lead of the radical lefties...Keep doubling down on social justice and eventually you'll run out of stores. When you make America a target, you also make yourself a target.
  • Minneapolis Restaurant Owners Encouraged Violence... Including Against Their Own Business

    05/31/2020 7:47:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 5/30/2020 | Beth Baumann
    The Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant, Gandhi Mahal, in Minneapolis' 3rd Precinct was burned to the ground during riots that ravaged the city Thursday night into Friday morning. The restaurant sat in the epicenter of where America's riots began following the death of George Floyd. In fact, 18-year-old Hafsa Islam, the restaurant owner's daughter, saw Floyd being arrested while she was making a Door Dash delivery. She learned later in the day that Floyd had died. Hafsa was originally upset with the fact that her family's business – and main source of income – was lost until she heard her father say, "Let...
  • Insurance Companies Are Paying Cops To Investigate Their Own Customers

    08/17/2019 2:42:13 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 53 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | August 15, 2019 | Kendall Taggart
    A cozy alliance between insurers and law enforcement has turned the justice system into the industry’s hired gun and left innocent customers facing prison.... These tactics can be applied with impunity, thanks to legislation in all 50 states restricting the ability of customers to sue insurers for wrongly accusing them of fraud
  • Rapper Young Dolph has $500G in jewelry stolen while eating at Cracker Barrel

    03/03/2019 11:37:05 AM PST · by ETL · 106 replies ^ | Mar 3, 2019 | Anna Hopkins | Fox News
    Rapper Young Dolph's car was broken into while he ate at a metro Atlanta Cracker Barrel last week, and thieves made off with roughly $500,000 of jewelry and other belongings. The Memphis artist, born Adolph Thornton, told police the thieves smashed the window of his custom camouflage Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV in the restaurant's parking lot on Wednesday. They made off with a Richard Mille watch worth $230,000, a Patek Phillipe watch costing approximately $85,000 and two diamond chains worth a respective $57,000 and $27,000. Police told WSB-TV that the case was "unusual in a number of ways," because surveillance footage shows the thieves approaching Thornton's car...

    02/16/2019 10:23:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 2-17-2019 | ABC7
    Fremont firefighters are on the scene of a fire outside of a Tesla plant Saturday night. The fire was first reported around 8:25 p.m. The plant is located at 45500 Fremont Blvd. The fire is on the grounds of the Tesla plant outside the main building. At first, officials thought the fire was a threat to the building, but they are starting to gain control.
  • Dearborn cleric reportedly involved in radicalization of London stabbing attacker

    06/05/2017 8:17:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    DEARBORN, Mich. - A Dearborn cleric known for his YouTube presence was reportedly involved in the radicalization of one of the attackers who killed seven people and injured dozens of others in a London stabbing. Investigators identified the attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. Neighbors said they reported Butt to authorities at least twice when he tried to convert their children to radical Islam. Dearborn-based religious leader Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril is renowned among anti-terror sources as a favorite Imam of ISIS fighters, including one of the terrorists who carried out the attack in London over the weekend....
  • Maryland man gets life for killing 3-month-old for $750,000 in insurance

    05/26/2016 7:16:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 26. 2016 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    <p>A Maryland man who killed his 3-month-old son for $750,000 in insurance money was sentenced to life in prison with all but 50 years suspended on Thursday after a trial before a judge.</p> <p>Moussa Sissoko, 38, of Silver Spring, killed his 3-month-old son, Shane, in 2001, then sought to become the sole beneficiary of a $750,000 life insurance policy on the boy, court files show.</p>
  • Upstate NY town’s only black volunteer firefighter’s house burned down

    08/03/2016 5:18:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 32 replies ^ | 8/3/16 | Alfred Ng
    Upstate NY town’s only black volunteer firefighter’s house burned down two days after receiving racist message telling him to leave Two days after getting a racist letter threatening him if he didn’t quit, a black volunteer firefighter’s house was burned down in an upstate New York town. On Monday, Kenneth Walker received a racist threat that if he didn’t resign from the North Tonawanda fire department, he would "regret it." Walker is the only black volunteer firefighter in the department.
  • Judge backpedals on controversial ruling in favor of Fort Worth mega church

    11/26/2014 5:14:19 AM PST · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    Cultrure Map Dallas ^ | 11.3.14 | Claire St. Amant
    Nearly two months after awarding a $100,000 life insurance policy to a Fort Worth mega church and not the deceased man's children, Denton County judge Robert Ramirez has had a change of heart — sort of. In a breathless order fraught with typos, Ramirez said he was "premature in granting a summary judgment" in favor of Birchman Baptist Church. Scarlette Rafferty Elliot and Sean Rafferty were the designated beneficiaries of their father's life insurance up until just 24 hours before his death. After meeting with Birchman senior pastor Bob Pearle on June 24, 2013, Sean C. Rafferty signed over his...
  • The American Mafia Was a Melting Pot

    01/07/2014 11:25:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3
    Bill Dal Cerro of the Italic Institute of America [Free for All, Dec. 28] took Dana Milbank to task for allegedly stereotyping Italians in his Dec. 22 Sunday Opinion column, “Godfathers of the Capitol.” But Milbank never used the word “Italian.” He did write “mafia” twice, and he used the phrase “going to the mattresses” once. He also used the term “mob boss.” In my opinion, it takes more effort than it is worth to be offended, no matter what one’s origins, by any of these words. It seems to me that even in “today’s enlightened era,” to use Dal...
  • Democratic Convention Organizers Claim $500K of Lost Electronics

    06/16/2013 5:00:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Garrett Bruno
    The Democratic National Convention may be long over, but its organizers have not forgotten the almost half a million dollars worth of electronics they seem to have lost. Organizers of the Charlotte, N.C., convention have filed a police report for lost and stolen electronics, some of which they appear to have valued at as much as 62 times the listed market prices. A reportedly stolen 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop? $75,537. The price listed on the Apple website is $1,199. A lost iPhone? $30,503. A lost Blackberry? $54,250. The DNC did not respond to a request for comment. Calls to the...
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...

    10/14/2010 2:01:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 199 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10/13/2010 | Matt Drudge
  • West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah

    06/03/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 469+ views ^ | June 3, 2010 | Blade Staff
    West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah FBI agents, Toledo police conduct raid at home Federal agents and police arrested a Toledo husband and wife Thursday and accused the couple of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Hor I. Akl, 37, and his spouse, Amera A. Akl, 37, both of whom are dual citizens of the United States and Lebanon, were arrested on charges also that they conspired to launder money and committed arson relating to an insurance fraud scheme. Mr. Akl is also charged with two counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count...
  • NJ Exec Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax Evasion

    06/25/2009 5:09:58 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 519+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 24, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of New Jersey
    NEWARK—The former owner of two medical billing companies pleaded guilty today to engaging in a scheme to defraud insurance companies that provided no-fault medical benefits to motorists, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced. Aleksander Sirota, a/k/a “Alexander Sirota,” 39, of Freehold, also pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to money laundering and concealing approximately $1 million in income from the Internal Revenue Service, as well as other charges. Judge Wigenton scheduled sentencing for Sept. 29. Sirota admitted that between April 2001 and June 2005, he conspired with doctors Valery Rimerman and Irina Zelikson to defraud...
  • Bethesda Arsonist Sentenced in Scheme to Defraud Insurance Company

    06/22/2009 6:38:10 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 300+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 22, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of Maryland
    GREENBELT, MD—U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Thomas Patrick Moriarty, age 40, of Dickerson, Maryland, today to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud an insurance company by setting fire to an insured residence, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Messitte also ordered Moriarty to pay restitution of $33,000. According to his plea agreement, Moriarty assisted a friend who was involved in the contracting business to burn down an insured house in Bethesda. The friend, later identified as...
  • Suspicious car fires up 27 percent

    06/08/2009 9:32:18 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 11 replies · 768+ views
    upi via email no link | 6/8/9
    LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- The number of suspicious U.S. car fires is spiking as owners of pricey and gas-guzzling cars are finding they can no longer afford them, insurers say. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says suspected auto arson is up 27 percent in the first quarter compared with the first quarter of 2008, while so-called owner give-ups, defined as an owner abandoning or intentionally destroying a vehicle in hopes of gaining an insurance payoff, is up 24 percent, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. "If they owe $10,000 and can only sell the vehicle for $7,000, they'll...
  • Signs of Stress, Fraud on Roadside (People burning or ditching cars)

    03/27/2009 4:02:15 AM PDT · by raybbr · 46 replies · 1,914+ views
    WSJ via Yahoo News ^ | March 26, 2009 | Douglas Belkin
    More Vehicles Burned, Ditched in Apparent Schemes by Owners to Get Insurance Payout Police detective Mark Menzie drove 55 miles into the desert Sunday to inspect the charred remains of a formerly silver Ford Expedition. Later, he sat in a kitchen on the city's south side where a 19-year-old man confessed to torching his girlfriend's Chrysler PT Cruiser. At noon Monday, Mr. Menzie was picking through the smashed windshield of a 2008 Land Rover in a desert canyon. His police radio crackled as he worked; another car was spotted burning southwest of the city. Years of no-money-down car loans followed...