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Stories in the category Crime

“Lordy, I hope there are tapes”

By Laurie Bennett

June 8, 2017 at 9:55am

Former FBI Director James Comey faced off against the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday and said President Donald Trump lied.

Reports: Trump asked Comey to halt investigation

By Laurie Bennett

May 17, 2017 at 7:12am

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau’s investigation of former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, the New York Times and other media report.

Beanie Babies billionaire faces prison term

By Laurie Bennett

October 3, 2013 at 8:46am

When you’re worth an estimated $2.6 billion, why try to dodge a measly $5.6 million in taxes?

Hedge fund S.A.C. Advisors indicted for insider trading

By Laurie Bennett

July 25, 2013 at 11:01am

A federal grand jury has charged S.A.C. Capital Advisors, one of the nation’s largest hedge funds, with fraud related to insider trading.

Mapping the Winter Hill Gang

By Laurie Bennett

July 10, 2013 at 10:22am

The trial of Whitey Bulger, the Boston mobster who was captured in 2011 after 16 years on the lam, is a flashback to another time - in more ways than one.

Human trafficking: a global offense

By Laurie Bennett

June 20, 2013 at 8:41am

One of the most difficult networks to map is the tangle of supply chains delivering products to American consumers.

Feds say currency exchange laundered $6 billion

By Laurie Bennett

May 29, 2013 at 8:58am

Federal authorities revealed what is believed to be the largest money-laundering prosecution ever on Tuesday, arresting operators of a global money exchange called Liberty Reserve.

Another scandal for another Nike spokesman

By Laurie Bennett

February 14, 2013 at 1:41pm

In 2011, Oscar Pistorius was featured in a Nike commercial in which he said, “I am the bullet in the chamber.”

NRA: A year-round political machine

By Laurie Bennett

July 20, 2012 at 2:31pm

The reactions to every violent tragedy are painfully predictable.

Prosecution of John Edwards ends in a mistrial

By Laurie Bennett

May 31, 2012 at 4:48pm

A federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors considering the case against John Edwards found him not guilty of one count but were unable to reach agreement on the five other counts.

Former News Corp. exec charged in phone hacking case

By Laurie Bennett

May 15, 2012 at 5:16am

Rebekah Brooks, former Rupert Murdoch confidant and editor of the News of the World, is being charged with trying to obstruct an investigation into the News Corp. phone hacking scandals.

Former billionaire convicted in Ponzi scheme

By Laurie Bennett

March 7, 2012 at 7:01am

R. Alan Stanford, former billionaire and sports benefactor, was convicted Tuesday of fraud for masterminding a $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

Rajat Gupta charged with insider trading

By Laurie Bennett

October 26, 2011 at 1:55pm

Businessman Rajat Gupta surrendered to the FBI Wednesday in a high-profile insider trading case.

Butner federal prison, home of the depraved

By Laurie Bennett

October 14, 2011 at 7:20am

Bloomberg reports that Raj Rajaratnam, the former hedge funder sentenced to an 11-year prison term for insider trading, may wind up at the Butner Federal Correctional Center in North Carolina.

Art dealer Guy Wildenstein charged with illegal possession

By Laurie Bennett

July 8, 2011 at 9:42am

Art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been accused of possessing stolen paintings, the Daily Mail reports.

Phone hacking victims list continues to grow

By Laurie Bennett

July 6, 2011 at 10:28am

The News of the World phone hacking scandal has touched so many celebs that we can’t begin to trace them all.

Mobster Whitey Bulger arrested

By Laurie Bennett

June 23, 2011 at 8:29am

Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, on the lam for almost 16 years, has been arrested in California.

High-priced defense team representing Dominique Strauss-Kahn

By Laurie Bennett

May 30, 2011 at 9:48am

With help from his wealthy wife, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is putting together a crack defense team.

John Edwards may face charges

By Laurie Bennett

May 25, 2011 at 7:22am

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is in the news for two reasons this week.

Strauss-Kahn hires prominent NY defense attorney

By Laurie Bennett

May 15, 2011 at 7:59pm

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, arrested in New York Saturday in a sexual assault case, has hired an attorney with plenty of experience helping celebrities in tight spots.



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