- French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants Updated: Jul-02-15 8:31 am
PARIS - A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling.
- Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan Updated: Jul-01-15 5:26 am
TOKYO - Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday.
- Man sentenced to prison in investment fraud case Updated: Jun-30-15 2:23 pm
PHOENIX - A man accused of defrauding Arizona investors of $229,000 through misrepresentations of short-term high yields from a gold mine and rare foreign bonds has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
- WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business Updated: Jun-29-15 4:39 pm
- Arrest warrant issued for ex-Utah utility CFO Updated: Jun-27-15 8:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - An arrest warrant has been issued for the former chief financial officer of a Utah utility convicted of embezzlement.
- Financial adviser gets 25 years in $13M fraud Updated: Jun-27-15 2:26 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota investment adviser has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for defrauding investors of millions of dollars.
- Businessman gets 27-year prison term for timeshare scheme Updated: Jun-27-15 1:41 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man is headed to prison for his role in a $3 million timeshare mortgage fraud scheme
- Manufacturer sentenced for false statement violations Updated: Jun-26-15 8:59 pm
PORTAGE, Indiana - A northwest Indiana manufacturer has been sentenced to pay a fine and other penalties in connection with Clean Air Act false statement violations.
- Former Qualcomm executive sent to prison for insider trading Updated: Jun-26-15 5:47 pm
SAN DIEGO - A former Qualcomm Inc. executive was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and fined $500,000 for an insider trading scheme to profit off the wireless technology company's confidential information and then covering up his crimes.
- Trio in Cleveland indicted in alleged investment scheme Updated: Jun-26-15 3:49 am
CLEVELAND - Federal prosecutors say three men from northeast Ohio have been indicted in an alleged scheme to defraud investors out of about $17 million.
- Jury finds promise of 'gay conversion' therapy was a fraud Updated: Jun-25-15 6:40 pm
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - A nonprofit organization that claimed it could turn gay men straight violated New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act, a jury concluded Thursday in a civil trial that an attorney for the plaintiffs called "a momentous event" for LGBT rights.
- Former Quantell exec pleads guilty in US fraud scheme case Updated: Jun-25-15 12:23 pm
BALTIMORE - The former chief operating officer of a Maryland-based federal contractor faces up to 23 years in prison for tax fraud and conspiring to steal from workers' health and welfare plans.
- Indictment: Businessman defrauded investors out of $1.5M Updated: Jun-23-15 4:00 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Authorities say a northern New Jersey man solicited $1.5 million from 16 investors based upon false and fraudulent financial records
- Judge voids solar leases in Arizona fraud case Updated: Jun-23-15 2:22 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona judge has released hundreds of customers from their leases with a now-defunct rooftop solar installation company due to rampant fraud.
- Judge sentences man to prison in $8.7 million Ponzi scheme Updated: Jun-23-15 5:01 am
CINCINNATI - An Ohio man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for running a decade-long Ponzi scheme.
- Ex-Gulfstream exec gets 11 years for embezzling $10 million Updated: Jun-22-15 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - As an accounting executive at Gulfstream Aerospace, Marvin Jay Caukin was pulling in a quarter-million dollars a year and had a wife 30 years his junior. He was living a lavish lifestyle that included splitting time between two luxury Los Angeles-area homes, and paying for the company of female escorts, luxury cars and $800 dinners, federal investigators say.
- Criminal charges filed against gold mine company Updated: Jun-19-15 6:53 pm
HELENA, Montana - Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges for making false statements against the company that owns a now-shuttered gold mine operation outside Helena.
- Oyster processing company pleads guilty to violation Updated: Jun-19-15 5:22 pm
SEATTLE - A Willapa Bay oyster processing company and its president pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the Clean Water Act.
- Woman sentenced to 5 years for $3 million fraud scheme Updated: Jun-19-15 12:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A 53-year-old Kansas City woman whose fraud scheme forced a company to file for bankruptcy has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.
- While feds investigate, MLB holds back on hacking probe Updated: Jun-19-15 2:49 am
The case of compromised Houston Astros player intel is a federal investigation, not a baseball probe, says MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
- Feds in NC charge Colorado woman in $7M Ponzi scheme Updated: Jun-18-15 7:08 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors say a Colorado woman is agreeing to plead guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in North Carolina after being charged with operating a $7 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 10,000 victims.
- France clears 14 firms of bribery in UN oil-for-food program Updated: Jun-18-15 10:16 am
PARIS - A French court has cleared 14 companies accused of bribing the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein in exchange for contracts as part of the U.N. oil-for-food program.
- Missouri scrap metal businesswoman sentenced for tax evasion Updated: Jun-18-15 8:04 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The owner of a Kansas City scrap metal business has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison without parole for tax evasion.
- Waltham man convicted of insider trading charges Updated: Jun-18-15 7:59 am
BOSTON - A Waltham man has been convicted of insider trading for tipping off his golfing buddies about the business activities of a company that helped them make more than $500,000 illegally.
- Nurse who co-owned Texas home health company guilty of fraud Updated: Jun-17-15 10:02 am
DALLAS - A North Texas nurse whose husband was convicted in $25 million health care fraud scam has also pleaded guilty and faces up to 10 years in prison.