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US charges ex-VW CEO Winterkorn with fraud in diesel-cheating case: U.S. charges ex-VW CEO Winterkorn with fraud in diesel-cheating case … The wire fraud relates to August 2015 emails that Winterkorn was copied on regarding VW's attempts to deceive U.S. regulators through Oliver Schmidt, VW's compliance liaison, according to prosecutors. Schmidt pleaded guilty in …: Google Alert – Fraud

Former University of Texas law school official arrested as part of ongoing fraud investigation: Though Shoumaker was taken into custody Thursday over tampering charges, he is at the heart of a major fraud investigation – one that potentially involves "several million dollars of questionable expenses," a source familiar with the probe said. UT-Austin spokesman Gary Susswein said the school is …: Google Alert – Fraud

Manafort to appear in Virginia court in bid to have fraud charges dismissed: Prosecutors investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election will appear in a Virginia court Friday to argue for the charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Manafort is seeking to have bank and tax fraud charges against him dismissed in federal court in Alexandria, arguing …: Google Alert – Fraud

Sisters arrested in .7 million day care fraud case free on bail: Two sisters charged in relation to an alleged $ 5.7 million family day care fraud have been released on bail after appearing before court for the first time. Fatmeh Noor, 28, and Zeinab Ali, 31, were arrested on Thursday after Australian Federal Police officers conducted raids across five locations in …: Google Alert – Fraud

US charges ex-VW exec with fraud: Volkswagen AG's former Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn was charged in a Michigan federal court with conspiracy and wire fraud in relation to an investigation into the German automaker's efforts to cheat U.S. diesel emissions testing, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Winterkorn …: Google Alert – Fraud

Tax Fraud Blotter: Nailed: Mitchell included several false entries such as fraudulent wages or dependents to lower the individual tax liability or to inflate refunds. She has been linked to 27 fraudulent returns. According to court records, Mitchell also filed returns seeking fraudulent refunds in the names of two people without their …: Google Alert – Fraud

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Lloyds tried to silence whistleblower over HBOS fraud: Bosses at Lloyds Banking Group tried to silence a whistleblower whose internal report heavily criticised their handling of a fraud that destroyed scores of small business customers, a police commissioner has claimed. The report, produced in 2013 by Sally Masterton, then an employee in the bank's …: Google Alert – Fraud

Friendly Fraud & False Declines: Keith Briscoe, CMO of Ethoca, provides a three-pronged solution for retailers to tackle so-called "friendly" fraud and false declines.: Google Alert – Fraud

US charges ex-Volkswagen CEO with fraud over diesel emissions scandal: Volkswagen's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, has been charged by U.S. authorities with conspiring to violate the Clean Air Act and defraud the United States. An indictment unsealed Thursday in a Michigan federal court shows five other VW executives have also been charged. Winterkorn resigned in …: Google Alert – Fraud