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Nigerian Man Using False Identification Charged with Disaster Fraud: HOUSTON ? A man using a false identification in a scheme to obtain a fraudulent government loan for damage sustained from Hurricane Irma is set to appear in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. A grand jury in Houston returned the three-count indictment against Oluseyi Jeremiah …: Google Alert – Fraud

South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma faces 16 corruption, fraud charges: JOHANNESBURG — The director of South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority says that former president Jacob Zuma will be prosecuted on 16 charges of corruption. Shaun Abrahams announced Friday that Zuma will be face charges including fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering.: Google Alert – Fraud

French fraud body unveils huge Cotes-du-Rhone wine scam: The DGCRF said in its annual report Friday that the fraud encompassed the equivalent of 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools full of wine. About 20 million liters (5.3 million gallons) of the fake Cotes-du-Rhone were offered for sale between 2013 and 2016 through the scam, including 1 million liters …: Google Alert – Fraud

Former South African President Jacob Zuma Charged With Fraud, Corruption, Graft and …: The NPA spent eight years investigating allegations that Zuma, 75, took 4.07 million rand ($ 341,000) in bribes from arms dealers and charged him with corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering. It abandoned the case in 2009, months before he became president, saying taped phone calls …: Google Alert – Fraud

Zuma to face prosecution on corruption and fraud charges: Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution over 783 counts of longstanding corruption, fraud and other charges weeks after he resigned as South Africa's president. Shaun Abrahams, head of South Africa's national prosecuting authority, said on Friday that he would bring back the case against Mr Zuma relating …: Google Alert – Fraud

James Mattis is linked to a massive corporate fraud and nobody wants to talk about it: Secretary of Defense James Mattis is implicated in one of the largest business scandals of the past decades, described by the Securities and Exchange Commission as an “elaborate, years-long fraud” through which Theranos, led by CEO Elizabeth Holmes and president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, …: Google Alert – Fraud

Former Social Security Admin Employee Serving Time For Fraud: A former Social Security Administration employee has received a nearly four-year prison sentence for defrauding the federal government. Sharon Ramos has also been ordered to pay more than $ 550,000 in restitution following charges including falsifying government records, conversion of government …: Google Alert – Fraud

Kevin's Week in Tech: Theranos, Fraud and the Failure to Fail: The biggest story in tech this week was the Security and Exchange Commission's announcement of fraud charges against Theranos, the smoke-and-mirrors biotech company; its founder, Elizabeth Holmes; and its former president, Ramesh Balwani. As part of a settlement, Holmes has agreed to pay a …: Google Alert – Fraud

Massive Côte du Rhône fine-wine fraud uncovered by French police: But DGCCRF chief executive Virginie Beaumeunier told the press that the "CEO of the company" was "indicted for deception and fraud". Wine fraud in France has become an issue for authorities and customers alike in recent years with the problem being highlighted by the jailing in 2016 of a French …: Google Alert – Fraud

£3bn art fraud case collapses after German court told 'fakes' are real thing: One of the biggest art fraud cases of recent years collapsed on Thursday as a German court ruled that a £650m collection of paintings seized by the authorities as suspected forgeries is almost certainly genuine. Itzhak Zarug, a 72-year-old Israeli art dealer who was arrested by German police and held …: Google Alert – Fraud