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Portugal's ex-PM returns Monday before judge in tax fraud case

Lisbon - Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates will return before a magistrate on Monday, and will spend a third night in custody following his shock arrest as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering.

Portuguese ex-PM Socrates held in fraud inquiry

Lisbon - Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates was arrested as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the public prosecutor's office announced.

Canadian authorities investigating man who posed as a soldier

Ottawa - A man who took to Canadian television this week purporting to be a decorated war hero is rather a fraud and impostor, the Department of National Defence has confirmed.

Facebook users often unable to tell real from fraudulent links

An exhaustive, multi-year study of malware and phishing scams present on Facebook reveals that users often have a hard time distinguishing between real Facebook links and harmful viruses.

Key charge dropped but Spain princess still risks trial

Madrid - Spanish judges on Friday dropped a money-laundering case against the king's sister Cristina but upheld tax fraud charges, leaving her still at risk of standing trial in a scandal unprecedented for Spain's royals.

Columbia University pays out in fraud claim

Columbia University university is to pay out over $9 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. government over the submission of false claims regarding federal research funds.

Tax summit in Berlin aims to say goodbye to banking secrecy

Berlin - The finance ministers of around 50 countries meet in Berlin on Wednesday to sign a deal they hope will put an end to banking secrecy and aid the worldwide fight against tax fraud and evasion.

The money no one wants to talk about

Madrid - Sources say RNE, Bankia and the Caja Madrid Foundation feel competent enough to discover the location of certain funds, and find who is responsible.

French campaign funding scandal snares Sarkozy ally

Paris - A judicial enquiry into Nicolas Sarkozy's 2012 presidential campaign on Thursday snared a close ally of the former French president, who announced a triumphant return to front-line politics only last month.

French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel wins conditional release

Fleury-m - Jerome Kerviel, the French rogue trader who brought one of Europe's biggest banks to the verge of ruin with nearly five billion euros in losses, left prison Monday after winning conditional release."I am super happy to leave today ...

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel to be freed from prison

Paris - Jerome Kerviel, the rogue trader imprisoned after losing nearly five billion euros through risky bets at French bank Societe Generale, will be freed next week, his lawyer said Thursday.

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.
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Another shopping trip with the wife.
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Official looking though this e-mail may appear, it is NOT from British Telecom.
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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 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 rather primitive looking phishing attempt. Do not respond, but move to spam folder.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom 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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Knight being attended by wife, Helen. She wrote a letter to the local paper in South Wales saying her husband had a doctor's certificate attesting to his illness.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
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Don't be fooled. There is NO such compulsory update from Yahoo! or anyone else. Give InboxAce a miss.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
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Knight and wife coming out of court on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of fraud, forgery and theft. Knight will be sentenced on November 7, 2014.
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Babylon is another scam search engine. Don't click the link, don't click anything, close the page and get rid of it.
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Knight was caught on CCTV shopping at various Tesco stores across the country.
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The sensational Carroll Foundation Maryland Trust billion dollars offshore tax evasion fraud scandal...
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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The mugshot of Martha Nicholas.
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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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