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Op-Ed: Red-handed — Why did Obama lie about Foley video authenticity?

Followers of the latest imbroglio over the video purporting to show the execution of American journalist James Foley have one question yet to be answered.

Experts hired by UK Times say Foley video staged

Forensics experts hired by the British newspaper the UK Times say that a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley was staged to at least some degree.

The cost of scientific fraud revealed

According to a new study, each science paper exposed as incorrect and which is subsequently retracted because of research misconduct costs taxpayers roughly $400,000.

Putin foe Navalny pleads innocent in latest fraud trial

Moscow - One of the most popular critics of President Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, pleaded innocent at the start Thursday of a trial for defrauding French cosmetics company Yves Rocher out of more than half a million euros."I do not admit guilt.

Spanish tax office summons ex-Catalan leader

Madrid - Spain's tax office summoned a former president of the economically powerful and rebellious region of Catalonia for questioning on Friday after he admitted to concealing undeclared money in secret foreign bank accounts.

Russian opposition leader kept under house arrest

Moscow - A Russian court rejected Friday a request by prosecutors to jail top opposition leader Alexei Navalny who will remain under house arrest during a high-profile trial seen as politically motivated by his supporters.

Op-Ed: Infamous Airbnb squatter shows risks of unregulated e-markets

The infamous Airbnb squatter, Maksym Pashanin, turns out to also be a Kickstarter fraudster. Is his inglorious rise a wake-up call to the relatively unregulated e-market industry, which ranges from Kickstarter and Indiegogo to couch-sharing startups?

Suspended Canadian Senator Mike Duffy faces 31 charges

Ottawa - The RCMP announced that former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy, who was suspended from the Senate, has been charged with 31 fraud and corruption- related offences.

Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport

Kabul - Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul's airport.

Fraud fears as Indonesia awaits end to presidential deadlock

Jakarta - With both presidential candidates declaring victory in Indonesia's knife-edge election this week, anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced later this month.

Indictment in The Pirate Bay co-founder case made public

Copenhagen - Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, hacker and co-founder of The Pirate Bay, has been behind bars in Denmark since November last year. Up until now, his court appearances have been behind closed doors, but a freedom of information request has changed things.

31 Austrian bank accounts wiped out by Vietnamese pirates

Horn - The latest in ATM fraud has arisen in Horn, Lower Austria, as criminals operating from Vietnam use ATM skimming to wipe out the accounts of 31 bank users, including their overdrafts. They took more than 100,000 euros ($136,000) in cash.

Scientist charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

Washington - Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

Child identity theft — A little known silent and growing epidemic

Children are 51 times more likely to be victims of identity theft than adults. When an unused Social Security number is linked to a different name, the theft will be discovered when children use their ID for the first time, often with dire consequences.

Counterfeit semiconductors case draws to a close

Peter Picone, who admitted sending counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut, pleaded guilty and acknowledged the parts could have put people's lives in danger.

Nigerian in court over fake wedding scam with Aussie grandmother

Ibadan - A Nigerian man who allegedly conned an Australian pensioner out of $90,000 in an online dating scam has appeared in court charged with deception, the country's anti-graft agency said on Thursday.

Rogue trader Kerviel behind bars after two-month walk

Nice - Six years after his first arrest, French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel was Monday beginning a three-year prison term for his role in the near collapse of Societe Generale bank.

Rogue trader heads to France on foot as prison deadline looms

Ventimiglia - Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, who has spent two months walking from Rome to protest his treatment by the courts, resumed his march toward France where he is due to start a three-year prison term on Sunday.

Interpol reports low use of stolen passport database

New York - Fewer than 10 countries in the world systematically use an Interpol database to verify whether a passenger is flying with stolen documents, the organization's secretary general said Friday.

Op-Ed: Leadnow's call to action against voter suppression, election law Special

Vancouver - Rodrigo Samayoa of Leadnow (Vancouver) discusses voter suppression, how the Unfair Elections Act (UEA) will disenfranchise many voters and will affect fraud investigations. He encourages people, including youth, to sign the unfair elections act petition.

Michaels Stores: 2.6 million cards affected by security breach

U.S. arts and crafts chain store Michaels has confirmed that on Thursday around 2.6 million cards - over 7% of payments taken on Thursday - used in its stores may have been affected in a security breach.

'Credit Suisse subpoened in tax-evasion probe'

New York - A New York regulator probing Credit Suisse's role in enabling tax evasion has demanded a trove of additional documents from the bank, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

Deutsche Bank manager suspended in forex probe

Frankfurt - Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, has suspended a top saleswoman in an investigation into suspected foreign exchange rate manipulation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

New US tax-evasion probe against Credit Suisse: source

New York - Credit Suisse faces a new probe over its role in enabling US tax evasion, this time from a New York state regulator, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

US suit alleges 12 banks colluded in huge forex market

New York - A dozen banking giants have been sued in New York for allegedly fixing global foreign exchange rates in the latest ripple to accompany government probes of the huge market.

Weight loss pills recalled due to illegal tampering

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is voluntarily recalling all Alli weight loss products from U.S. and Puerto Rico retailers. The company believes that some packages of the product were tampered with and may contain product that is not authentic Alli.

Iceland bank suffers setback taking over homes for loan repayment

Paris - A unit of Iceland's Landsbanki has lost an appeal against French authorities which seized the debts of the clients who lost money in a scheme that had them mortgage their homes to bet on the stock market, sources said Thursday.

Mexico detains oil executive in Citibank defraud case

Mexico - A judge has placed the head of a Mexican oil services firm under house arrest under suspicion that his company defrauded US bank Citigroup in a multi-million-dollar case.Amado Yanez, chief executive and majority shareholder of Oceanografia, will be hel...

Largest-ever U.S. tax-fraud phone scam targets thousands: IRS watchdog

Thousands of Americans nationwide have been targeted since August by a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and demand money for unpaid taxes, said the IRS' watchdog on Thursday.

Ottawa priest sentenced to one year in jail for defrauding church

Ottawa - The former priest and pathological gambler was sent to jail for defrauding his parish of $130,000 over a period of five years ending in December 2010. Despite his crimes, he still has the support of many of his former parishioners.
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A new report shows yet more corruption and fraud in private contractor abuse with relation to the occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, costing US taxpayers "tens of billions" of dollars.
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A screengrab from the website of Colin Fry. The dead can speak, but apparently they don't spell so good.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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The sensational Carroll Foundation Maryland Trust billion dollars offshore tax evasion fraud scandal encircling 10 Downing Street and the Conservative Party.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest. Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud in municipal affairs, amounting to 14 charges in all
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The mugshot of Martha Nicholas.
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Official looking though this e-mail may appear, it is NOT from British Telecom.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
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File photo: Skating in Holland, Unknown author, Oil on canvas 31.8 x 46.4 cm. Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917; on loan to the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, since 1979. Signed: Jongkind, but likely to be a forgery.
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