Corporate crime

August 15, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric's stock is tanking after the release of a report claiming the company has been misleading investors. Investigator Harry Markopolos accused GE Thursday of engaging in accounting fraud worth $38 billion. He said GE is heading for bankruptcy and is hiding $29 billion...
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during a Liberal Party fundraiser in Surrey, British Columbia, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 4:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. The report comes just before the official start of...
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August 09, 2019 - 12:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say the founder of a Texas company that sold plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns has pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl. Travis County Assistant District Attorney Joe Frederick says Cody Wilson pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser charge of...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, Liu Zhongtian, the Chinese billionaire chairman of the China Zhongwang Holdings Limited, celebrates at the company's listing ceremony in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Liu has been charged in Los Angeles in a complex scheme to avoid $1.8 billion in aluminum tariffs, U.S. prosecutors said, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Liu and the aluminum company he previously headed, were charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. (AP Photo/File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Chinese billionaire has been charged in Los Angeles in a complex scheme to avoid $1.8 billion in aluminum tariffs, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Zhongtian Liu, the founder of China Zhongwang Holdings Limited, and the aluminum company he previously headed, were...
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HOLD FOR STORY - FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Yazmin Juarez, is sworn in by a photo of her holding her daughter Mariee, 1, who died after being released from detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), at the start of a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on treatment of immigrant children at the southern border on Capitol Hill in Washington. Juárez, the mother of a 1-year-old daughter who died weeks after being released from immigration detention center, is suing the private prison company that operates the facility. Lawyers for Yazmin Juarez filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 31, 2019, against the company CoreCivic. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 31, 2019 - 4:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman whose 1-year-old daughter died weeks after they were released from an immigration detention center in Texas filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the private prison company that operates the facility. Lawyers for Yazmin Juárez are demanding $40 million from CoreCivic in the...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users about its privacy practices as part of an expected settlement.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 23, 2019 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. regulation of technology companies (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Justice Department says its new review of Big Tech's market power will delve into competition "in an objective and fair-minded manner." The agency says it wants to ensure that Americans have...
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FILE - These undated file photos released by the Weber County Sheriff's Office show Jacob Kingston, left, and Isaiah Kingston. Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group are pleading guilty to charges filed in a $511 million tax credit scheme. Court documents made public on Friday, July 19, 2019, show Jacob Kingston and Isaiah Kingston with the company Washakie Renewable Energy have pleaded guilty to charges including money laundering, mail fraud and conspiracy. (Weber County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 19, 2019 - 7:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group have pleaded guilty to charges filed in what prosecutors have called a $511 million tax credit scheme, according to documents made public Friday. Washakie Renewable Energy once described itself...
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July 19, 2019 - 6:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — China urged Washington on Friday to "correct" sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. U.S. pressure on Iran and its "long-arm jurisdiction" against companies in third countries is the "root cause" of tension with...
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A policeman kneels on the floor as he attacked by protesters inside a mall in Sha Tin District in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Police in Hong Kong have fought with protesters as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complains of police violence. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 14, 2019 - 11:45 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. The protest in the northern...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
It's not yet last call for a New Jersey man's lawsuit claiming TGI Fridays broke consumer fraud laws by not publishing drink prices. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court erred when it denied class action status to Robert Cameron's lawsuit. The suit claims Cameron was "shocked"...
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