Former Spanish King Juan Carlos to Return to Spain After Two Year Exile

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Spain’s former King Juan Carlos will come home to the country on Thursday after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates. The Royal Household said that Juan Carlos informed King Philip VI he would like to make …

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German Authorities Investigate Fraudulent Sale of Russian Property

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German authorities have investigated a fraudulent sale of Russian property in Berlin involving a dentist who allegedly used a forged power of attorney to sell the land. Investigators said a 69-year-old Berlin dentist sold Russian-owned properties worth millions of euros …

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FBI Introduces Elder Fraud Awareness Campaign

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Washington Field Office has launched a campaign to raise awareness of elderly fraud schemes which include romance scams, non-payment/non-delivery schemes, tech support scams, and timeshare reselling schemes, among others. Scammers are known to commonly …

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French Court Upholds Verdict Against Former PM Fillon

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A French appeals court on Monday upheld a verdict against former right-wing Prime Minister François Fillon for embezzling public funds in a fake job scandal.  In 2020, the court found Fillon and his wife, Penelope, guilty of fraud and sentenced …

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UN Office for Project Services Resigns Over Investment Probe

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) executive director has resigned over alleged misconduct, risking millions of dollars in investments. Grete Faremo, executive director for UNOPS, said she has decided to step down as she acknowledged her responsibility for …

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Donald Trump Appeals Civil Contempt Order and $10,000 Daily Fine

Fourth EstateDonald Trump speaking at a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally in 2020 at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona. - Gage Skidmore

Former President Donald Trump filed to appeal the civil contempt order imposing a $10,000 daily fine for failing to comply with a subpoena, according to court documents filed on April 27. The fine went into effect on April 26 after …

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Federal Authorities Arrest Archegos Owner for Alleged Fraud

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Archegos Capital Management’s owner, Bill Hwang, and its former chief financial officer, Patrick Halligan, were arrested by federal agents after they were charged with crimes including racketeering conspiracy and securities fraud. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Damian Williams explained that Hwang and …

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ID.me Fires Dozens on Fraud Team as Congress Probe Begins

ID.me, a prominent U.S. government contractor of identity verification technology, has fired 39 employees over the past week for inappropriate communications. Roughly two dozen U.S. states and ten federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), have contracted with ID.me …

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New York Judge Holds Donald Trump in Contempt for Failing to Produce Documents in Attorney General’s Investigation

A New York judge on April 25 held Donald Trump in contempt and fined him $10,000 a day until he turns over documents subpoenaed by the state attorney general’s office. New York County State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron found …

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