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MSNBC personality found guilty of $1.2mn scam
A Manhattan judge has found an MSNBC personality and former CNBC television host guilty of scamming a Sotheby’s broker out of his million-dollar commission. The judge called the scam “dishonest” and “greedy.”

30.10.2014 21:54

Ohio state trooper coerced sex acts from female motorists in exchange for dropped charges
A former Ohio state trooper accused of coercing female motorists into sexual acts in exchange for ignoring traffic violations pleaded guilty on Wednesday to violating the civil rights of four victims and to one count of cyberstalking.

30.10.2014 15:18

Fraudsters stole $2 mn in Instagram paycheck selfies scam
A group of 25 people in Minnesota allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to cash counterfeit checks using bank information taken from Instagram photos with the hashtag #myfirstpaycheck, among other methods, federal prosecutors said.

30.10.2014 14:24

​Libyan torture victim wins right to sue British government in open court
A Libyan exile, who was allegedly tortured with the complicity of the British intelligence services, has won the right to have his case heard in open court, despite government attempts to prevent the case being heard in public.

30.10.2014 15:58

Pirate bay founder Anakata found guilty of massive hack, faces 5 yrs
The founder of the Pirate Bay torrent site has been found guilty in “the largest hacking case to date.” Swede, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and his Danish co-defendant were accused of hacking and accessing confidential information.

30.10.2014 15:45

FBI impersonates repairmen in Las Vegas hotel to bust gambling ring
Like a scene out of a Hollywood thriller, the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] allegedly cut internet service at a Las Vegas hotel to enable agents, posing as technicians, to enter villas and gather evidence against a gambling ring.

30.10.2014 08:44

​Charges dropped for #PayPal14 hacktivists, company launches #PayPal15 trend
Felony charges have been dropped against 11 of the 14 Anonymous-linked hacktivists who pleaded guilty to waging a cyber-attack on the PayPal website. Meanwhile, the company has been derided on Twitter for launching a new promo campaign tagged #PayPal15.

30.10.2014 00:09

Human trafficking? American couple in Qatar faces execution over adopted child’s death
An American-Asian couple faces a death penalty sentence after a Qatari court alleged they were engaged in human trafficking when their adopted daughter died.

29.10.2014 23:37

Small town sends armored vehicle, 24 officers to collect debt from 75-year-old
An armored military vehicle and 24 armed police officers: That’s what the sheriff’s department in a small Wisconsin town used to collect a civil judgement from a 75-year-old man, who has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against the town over the incident.

29.10.2014 21:13

Drunk 'zombie' arrested for DWI two times within three hours
A New York woman ended up showing off her Halloween costume to the police this week after she was arrested for drunk driving while donning “zombie” make-up.

29.10.2014 20:51

‘I will go to court to attain my freedom’ – Maine nurse rejects quarantine over Ebola
The American nurse who is being quarantined against her will after returning from a mission in West Africa says she may sue officials in the state of Maine if they refuse to lift the restrictions they’ve imposed.

29.10.2014 19:41

Payday loan brokers help themselves to UK savers’ accounts, customers outraged
Brokers linked to payday loan companies may be raiding the bank accounts of over 1 million Britons, with many being the poorest in society, the UK’s biggest banks have warned.

29.10.2014 16:58

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