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France's Jean-Marie Le Pen told to repay 320,000 euros to European Parliament

Brussels - The European Parliament is demanding the repayment of 320,000 euros from MEP Jean-Marie Le Pen over a salary it believes was wrongly paid out to a parliamentary assistant, sources said Wednesday.

French rogue trader Kerviel heads back to court

Versailles - French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel, whose actions almost bankrupted one of Europe's biggest banks, headed back to court Wednesday as Societe Generale seeks to recover 4.9 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in losses and interest.

SEC charges man with fraud involving online dating services

Online dating can be a horrible experience. You can get catfished (meaning people online lie), get corny pickup lines, and field weird requests. (Let's not go into the details.)

Ad fraud may become the second largest organized crime enterprise

Online ad fraud is becoming a huge problem and it is one of the fastest growing organized crime businesses in the world.

Societe Generale ordered to pay damages to rogue trader Kerviel

Paris - A French tribunal on Tuesday ordered Societe Generale to pay 450,000 euros in damages for firing rogue trader Jerome Kerviel -- whose actions almost bankrupted one of Europe's biggest banks.

Dutch, U.S. officials crack huge global mail scam

Den Haag - Dutch and US prosecutors said Thursday they had cracked down on a multi-million-euro scam in which hundreds of thousands of victims mailed money to the Netherlands after being told they had won the lottery.

Haiti commission recommends scrapping vote results

Port-au-prince - An independent commission has recommended canceling results of Haiti's first-round presidential elections held in October, saying they were marred by fraud.

Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe

Bucharest - Romania's anti-corruption prosecutor announced Tuesday that Senate speaker and former prime minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu has been charged with making false statements under oath about real estate fraud that cost the state 135 million euros ($150 mi...

Founder of online underworld bank jailed for laundering billions

New York - The founder of an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered billions of dollars for criminals was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

Citizenship fraud is a big problem in Canada: Auditor General

The spring report of Canada's auditor general painted a grim picture of Canada's citizenship application process from July 2014, through last fall, alleging the immigration department was not following its own procedures.

Review: Found footage morphs into something sinister in 'Fraud' Special

It's only natural that since the advent of YouTube, any type of footage feels like fair game to upload to YouTube. One man's YouTube videos, however, reveal something sinister.

From painted olives to spiked sugar: Global swoop on illicit food

Den Haag - A global police crackdown has seized over 10,000 tonnes of illicit or dangerous food and drink including monkey meat, dead insects and fake sugar spiked with fertiliser, the European police agency said Wednesday.

UN recommends reform of General Assembly chief's office

New York - The United Nations on Tuesday recommended overhauling financial oversight of the General Assembly president's office following a bribery scandal involving one of its former chiefs.

Disgraced celebrity surgeon's spoiled dreams of fame

Stockholm - Dreams of fame and fortune turned into a nightmare for a once-renowned Italian surgeon who compared himself to Doctor Frankenstein and now stands accused of using patients as guinea pigs.

Decision due on retrial for French rogue trader Kerviel

Paris - Investigators will decide Monday on whether French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel has the right to a retrial over his conviction for gambling away 4.9 billion euros ($5.5 billion) and almost bankrupting one of Europe's biggest banks.

Reputed former IRA chief jailed for tax evasion

Dublin - A man reputed to be the former chief of the Provisional Irish Republican Army paramilitary group was on Friday jailed for 18 months for tax evasion in Ireland.

Kansas judge: Mathematician can't access voting machine tapes

Wichita - A Wichita mathematician won't have the chance to examine paper voting machine tapes for evidence of possible fraud or malfunctioning. Judge Tim Lahey ruled Thursday that he couldn't force county officials to turn the tapes over to Beth Clarkson.

French ex-budget minister's tax fraud trial delayed

Paris - The tax fraud trial of France's disgraced former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was adjourned Wednesday to September 5 after his defence challenged the constitutionality of the case.

Italy arrests former prelate over 30 million euro fraud

Rome - Italian police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a retired cleric suspected of having defrauded investors of 30 million euros ($34 million) which they were told would help fund a humanitarian foundation.

Google offering 2GB free storage as reward for updating security

Google is giving users 2GB of free Google Drive cloud storage in return for spending two minutes of their time to complete a Security Checkup. The offer is part of Safer Internet Day, designed to raise awareness of security issues online.

French ex-budget minister goes on trial for tax fraud

Paris - France's former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who stashed millions abroad while cracking down on tax cheats at home, went on trial Monday for tax fraud.

French ex-budget minister on trial for tax fraud

Paris - Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in disgrace in 2013 after admitting to having a secret Swiss bank account, goes on trial Monday for tax fraud.The 63-year-old faces up to seven years in jail and two million euros ($2.

Ex-IMF chief Rato to stand trial for misusing bank funds: Spanish court

Madrid - Rodrigo Rato, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is to stand trial for misusing funds when he was head of a bailed-out Spanish bank, a court in Madrid said Monday.

China arrests 21 over $7.6 bln Ponzi scam: report

Bejing - Chinese authorities have arrested 21 people on suspicion of defrauding around 900,000 people of more than 50 billion yuan ($7.6 billion), state media reported, after an online peer-to-peer lender turned out to be a giant Ponzi scheme.

French foreign minister's son charged with forgery

Paris - Thomas Fabius, son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, has been charged with forgery in connection with his passion for gambling, judicial sources said Saturday.

Lionel Messi trial for tax fraud to start May 31: court

Barcelona - The trial of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father for tax fraud will begin on May 31 at a court in Barcelona, a regional superior court said WednesdayMessi and his father Jorge have been charged with tax fraud for allegedly failing to declare 4.

Rogue trader Kerviel launches retrial bid in fraud case

Paris - Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel appeared in a Paris court Monday seeking a retrial over his fraud conviction stemming from risky bets that nearly brought down Societe Generale, one of Europe's biggest banks.

Sweden opens fraud investigation against Volkswagen

Stockholm - Sweden's anti-corruption prosecutor announced Tuesday the opening of an "aggravated fraud" investigation against German automaker Volkswagen, which has acknowledged rigging its vehicles for environmental emissions tests.

Haiti vote was marred by fraud: probe

Port-au-prince - Haiti's first round of presidential and legislative voting was marred by fraud, as opposition forces have charged, an independent panel said in its report released Sunday.

Venezuela's embattled president says vote 'irregularities' probed

Caracas - Embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who lost control of Venezuela's National Assembly in polls earlier this month, said that fraud had marred the vote, which was being investigated.
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Knight was caught on CCTV shopping at various Tesco  stores across the country.
Knight was caught on CCTV shopping at various Tesco stores across the country.
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A YouTube screengrab
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Knight pretended to be a quadriplegic and subject to periods of being comatose for two years.
Knight pretended to be a quadriplegic and subject to periods of being comatose for two years.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
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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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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Knight and wife coming out of court on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of fraud  forger...
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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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest.  Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud i...
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.
The mugshot of Martha Nicholas.
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U.S. financial institutions are issuing credit cards with EMV computer chips  which are widespread i...
U.S. financial institutions are issuing credit cards with EMV computer chips, which are widespread in other parts of the world. They promise to be more secure than traditional magnetic stripe cards.
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Another shopping trip with the wife.
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Joann Elizabeth Wingate, 56
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Official looking though this e-mail may appear, it is NOT from British Telecom.
A rather primitive looking phishing attempt. Do not respond  but move to spam folder.
A rather primitive looking phishing attempt. Do not respond, but move to spam folder.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
A new report shows yet more corruption and fraud in private contractor abuse with relation to the oc...
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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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.
National Gallery, London
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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A screengrab from the website of Colin Fry. The dead can speak, but apparently they don't spell so good.