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March 3, 2014 2:00 PM
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Former NFL Punter Gets 7.5 Year Prison Sentence For $2 Million Ponzi Scheme - Ponzitracker

Former NFL Punter Gets 7.5 Year Prison Sentence For $2 Million Ponzi Scheme - Ponzitracker | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

A former first round draft choice for the New Orleans Saints learned he will spend the next 90 months in federal prison for masterminding a $2 million Ponzi scheme.

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F.Y.I.

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March 2, 2014 6:31 PM
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Western Union faces probe for fraud-induced money transfers

Western Union faces probe for fraud-induced money transfers | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

Money-transfer company Western Union Co is being probed by the Federal Trade Commission and a U.S. district court over fraud-induced money transfers, the company said in a regulatory

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March 2, 2014 6:30 PM
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Criminal Ct Clerk's Office not updating meth registry

Criminal Ct Clerk's Office not updating meth registry | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Roughly 30 people were convicted of methamphetamine-related crimes in Knox County last year but almost all of them can still buy pseudoephedrine
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What's the point in even having a meth registry if you're not going to use it?

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February 25, 2014 1:11 AM
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Alleged mortgage fraudster found working at another home loan business - My Fox Boston

Alleged mortgage fraudster found working at another home loan business - My Fox Boston | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

Alleged mortgage fraudster found working at another home loan business My Fox Boston Their deed was stolen, conveyed to a stranger they never heard of and that stranger took out a new mortgage on their house and didn't pay that mortgage so...

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February 23, 2014 12:29 PM
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IRS and Police Warn Connecticut Residents About Tax Scam

IRS and Police Warn Connecticut Residents About Tax Scam | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Just in time for tax season, a scheme targeting taxpayers is popping up. One South Windsor man almost fell victim to it. NBC Connecticut explains what the scammers are doing, and how to avoid their trap.
The Swarm's insight:

For more information on tax scams visit IRS.gov.

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February 18, 2014 12:06 AM
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U.S. Indicts Corporate Audit Director on Securities Fraud Charges for Allegedly Profiting $286,000 from Insider Trading

U.S. Indicts Corporate Audit Director on Securities Fraud Charges for Allegedly Profiting $286,000 from Insider Trading | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

CHICAGO—A certified public accountant who was involved in the auditing process at a publicly traded company based in Chicago was indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly engaging in insider trading of the company’s securities that made him an illegal profit of more than $286,000 in 2012.

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February 15, 2014 12:25 AM
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Lloyds facing new mis-selling scandal

Lloyds facing new mis-selling scandal | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Lloyds facing new mis-selling scandal: Bill for worthless card insurance may be millionsBank sold protection policies for fraudulent transactions on stolen cards
But banks are already obliged to compensate customers for fraudFears it could spell trouble for the taxpayer as Lloyds is state-backed
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February 14, 2014 1:16 AM
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A Ponzi Pandemic: 500+ Ponzi Schemes Totaling $50+ Billion in 'Madoff Era'

A Ponzi Pandemic: 500+ Ponzi Schemes Totaling $50+ Billion in 'Madoff Era' | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Odds are, you’ve heard of Bernard Madoff. The once-storied investment manager enjoyed an illustrious career on Wall Street, even serving as the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange at one point, before his arrest in December 2008 for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in history.  Madoff's victims collectively lost nearly $20 billion, and Madoff is currently [...]
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February 12, 2014 7:23 PM
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Feds approve more fracking off California coast | SFGate

Feds approve more fracking off California coast | SFGate | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
The revelation Wednesday comes as the California Coastal Commission attempts to exercise greater oversight over the contested practice known as hydraulic fracturing, which pumps huge amounts of water, sand and chemicals deep into rock formations to free oil. The agency launched an investigation into the extent of offshore fracking after The Associated Press last year documented at least a dozen instances of companies using fracking since the 1990s in the Santa Barbara Channel, site of a 1969 oil platform blowout that fouled beaches, and killed birds and other wildlife. The state coastal commission can have a say regarding fracking jobs in federal waters if it determines the work presents a threat to water quality closer to shore, commission staff said at its monthly meeting in Pismo Beach, a beach city 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles. After pressure from state lawmakers and residents, the Environmental Protection Agency recently required oil companies planning offshore fracks to report chemicals released into the sea.
The Swarm's insight:

Between Fukushima and fracking, the California coastline is in danger of becoming one big EPA "superfund" site.  This is far from over.

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February 9, 2014 6:45 PM
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Uproar as 'Japanese Beethoven' Mamoru Samuragochi exposed as a fraud | CNN.com

Uproar as 'Japanese Beethoven' Mamoru Samuragochi exposed as a fraud | CNN.com | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
A celebrated composer hailed as a Japanese Beethoven for creating hit symphonies despite his deafness has been exposed as a fraud.
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F.Y.I.

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February 3, 2014 2:34 AM
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Obama Calls Out Fox News In Pre-Super Bowl Interview: ‘You And Your TV Station’ Keep Scandals Alive | ThinkProgress.org

Obama Calls Out Fox News In Pre-Super Bowl Interview: ‘You And Your TV Station’ Keep Scandals Alive | ThinkProgress.org | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
"These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them," Obama said.
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President Obama is right in that:  The village idiots & walking sock puppets at the national headquarters of Fox News are a bunch of empty-headed troublemakers.  Their propaganda machine is worthless to decent people who want reasonable solutions to the challenges our nation currently faces.

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January 27, 2014 8:09 AM
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Phaedra Parks’ Husband Apollo Nida Arrested on Multiple Fraud Charges: Going To Prison For Sure | Celeb Dirty Laundry

Phaedra Parks’ Husband Apollo Nida Arrested on Multiple Fraud Charges: Going To Prison For Sure | Celeb Dirty Laundry | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida has been arrested on multiple charges of fraud that began in 2009. The couple appear on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
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This guy was an actor on a popular television show.  Now he faces the possibility of jail time because of his penchant for fraud.  At what point should he have been content with his salary?  At what point should he have said, "Enough is enough?"

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December 25, 2013 3:04 PM
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Undeserved applause for Ryan-Murray budget deal

Undeserved applause for Ryan-Murray budget deal | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Don’t praise Congress for fixing a problem it created.
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March 2, 2014 7:09 PM
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Explosive Accusations Of Bank Fraud, ID And Car Theft Thrown At RHOA Star Phaedra Parks

Explosive Accusations Of Bank Fraud, ID And Car Theft Thrown At RHOA Star Phaedra Parks | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
We don't know what is true here or what may be a result of a friendship turned sour... but according to Radar Online, a book was written that accused "Real Housewives Of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks...
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March 2, 2014 6:30 PM
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Indictments for 28 More in Fraud Case

Indictments for 28 More in Fraud Case | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Twenty-eight more people have been indicted as part of the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into an extensive scheme to defraud Social Security disability insurance, law enforcement officials said.
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February 25, 2014 1:13 AM
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Family learns first home is a scam: 'Our dreams were crushed' - KATU

Family learns first home is a scam: 'Our dreams were crushed' - KATU | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

Just when a family thought they had a place to call their own home for the first time, they realized it was a scam.

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February 23, 2014 9:03 PM
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Corrupt ‘Kids for Cash’ judge ruined more than 2,000 lives

Corrupt ‘Kids for Cash’ judge ruined more than 2,000 lives | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Sandy Fonzo of Wilkes-Barre screams at former Judge Mark Ciavarella saying that he was responsible for her son's suicide on the steps of the federal courthouse in Scranton in 2011.
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This is one of the most heinous examples of craven cruelty by a judge in the history of juvenile law.  Any judge who profits from the detention of the kids can only be considered worthless to the parents whose families are torn apart, and to the children whose lives are ruined.

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February 23, 2014 12:13 PM
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HEMET: Woman arrested in code enforcement scam

HEMET: Woman arrested in code enforcement scam | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

Lakeisha Butler. Riverside County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Hemet woman accused of posing in text messages as a code enforcement ...

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February 16, 2014 11:48 PM
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Five years since stimulus: Many fraud cases, few losses | USA TODAY

Five years since stimulus: Many fraud cases, few losses | USA TODAY | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
Five years after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, investigators have proven 1,268 cases of fraud in the $840 billion stimulus program.
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February 14, 2014 4:19 PM
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Darden Media Chairman’s Son Charged in Maxim Fraud Scheme | Bloomberg

Darden Media Chairman’s Son Charged in Maxim Fraud Scheme | Bloomberg | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
The son of Darden Media Group Chairman Calvin Darden Sr. was charged with impersonating his father in a multimillion-dollar fraud tied to the purchase of Maxim magazine, U.S. prosecutors said.
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February 13, 2014 7:00 PM
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Does Facebook Have a Fraud Issue? | Fool.com

Does Facebook Have a Fraud Issue? | Fool.com | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
The social network's advertising platform has been called out for its potentially worthless clicks. Is it true? - Dan Newman - Tech and Telecom
The Swarm's insight:

Facebook needs to clean up its act in more ways than one.  So when The Motley Fool starts asking the tough questions, I pay close attention.  You should too.

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February 10, 2014 5:26 PM
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Ex-SAC Trader Convicted of Securities Fraud

Ex-SAC Trader Convicted of Securities Fraud | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it
With the conviction of Mr. Martoma, the nearly decade-long investigation of Steven Cohen and his hedge fund may have seen its last criminal prosecution.
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February 3, 2014 4:21 AM
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State launches tax season with fraud crackdown - Newsandtribune.com

State launches tax season with fraud crackdown - Newsandtribune.com | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

State launches tax season with fraud crackdown Newsandtribune In Indiana, efforts to stop tax fraud by identity thieves are part of a larger effort to remedy security problems identified by a 2012 audit...

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February 2, 2014 4:09 PM
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The Destroyers: The Karmic Boomerang Returns

The Destroyers: The Karmic Boomerang Returns | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

"The guilty
may never occupy jail,
occupy prison
or occupy the pen,
but by the time
The Destroyers are done,
they will occupy shame." 

Al Wiggins Jr.
April 15, 2011

The Swarm's insight:

The Destroyers:  Based on the curious case of Al Wiggins, Jr. v. Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University), in Bridgewater, MA.

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January 27, 2014 12:20 AM
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Watch out for these scams that target elderly | Aiken Standard

Watch out for these scams that target elderly | Aiken Standard | The Cult of Belial | Scoop.it

According to Detective Jeremy Hembree of Aiken Public Safety, the grandparent scam is common around Aiken, and many scams targeting the elderly have been going on for some time.

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