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From TheJournal.ie Two Passport office employees arrested in new fraud investigation Fraud

Two Passport office employees arrested in new fraud investigation

This is the second fraud investigation in less than a year at the Passport office.

From TheJournal.ie Have you received a solicitor's letter from Duke Chambers? It could be a scam Fraud

Have you received a solicitor's letter from Duke Chambers? It could be a scam

The Law Society is warning that it has no record of Duke Chambers, Duke Solicitors, or a solicitor called Mr Steven Duke.

From TheJournal.ie Man appears in court charged with €200,000 Anglo computer fraud Crime

Man appears in court charged with €200,000 Anglo computer fraud

The former bank clerk is charged with nine counts of unlawfully using a computer to cover up €200,000 worth of missing loan payments.

From TheJournal.ie St Vincent's Hospital denies fraud claims by Senator John Crown Cancer Drugs

St Vincent's Hospital denies fraud claims by Senator John Crown

The chairman of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has written to Senator John Crown and asked him to send on all information he has in relation to the matter.

From TheJournal.ie Forbes names Irish business 'hot global startup' Business

Forbes names Irish business 'hot global startup'

Trustev was set up in 2012 and helps to prevent online fraud.

From TheJournal.ie €17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years Law Society

€17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years

Minister Alan Shatter says that the State will not take over the scheme from the Law Society as it would “not be in the public interest” to stump up out of their own pocket.

From TheJournal.ie Iceland jails bank officials for Kaupthing fraud Banking

Iceland jails bank officials for Kaupthing fraud

The four directors were sentenced to between three-and-a-half and five-and-a-half years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Founder of French breast implant scandal firm jailed Pip Scandal

Founder of French breast implant scandal firm jailed

Jean-Claude Mas of PIP will spend four years in prison, while a number of the firm’s ex-managers have been convicted of fraud.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Smartphone users are 33% more likely to fall victim to identity fraud Fraud

Smartphone users are 33% more likely to fall victim to identity fraud

Cross-border scams for fraudulent tickets, counterfeit goods and data phishing are increasingly common, says survey

From TheJournal.ie Former solicitor charged over alleged €2.8 million fraud Courts

Former solicitor charged over alleged €2.8 million fraud

Ruairí Ó Ceallaigh appeared before Dublin District Court this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Thomas Byrne sentenced to 12 years in jail for fraud and theft Guilty

Thomas Byrne sentenced to 12 years in jail for fraud and theft

The former solicitor was found guilty of 50 charges in the State’s largest-ever fraud trial last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer Thomas Byrne

'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer

A number of newspaper reports claiming that Byrne had acted on behalf of suspected criminal figures were rejected in court today.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Thomas Byrne to be sentenced this afternoon Fraud

Thomas Byrne to be sentenced this afternoon

The 47-year-old was found guilty in the State’s biggest fraud trial last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'Culture of secrecy' in Nigella Lawson's marriage hid alleged drug problems Nigella Lawson

'Culture of secrecy' in Nigella Lawson's marriage hid alleged drug problems

These claims emerged as a judge decided the trial of two sisters accused of fraud while working for the couple would go ahead.

From The42 Lance Armstrong reaches settlement in fraud case Doping

Lance Armstrong reaches settlement in fraud case

The lawsuit brought by Acceptance Insurance sought repayment of $3 million “in undeserved and unearned pay.”

From TheJournal.ie Thomas Byrne found guilty of 50 charges in fraud trial Courts

Thomas Byrne found guilty of 50 charges in fraud trial

The jury came to its decision after 17 hours and 29 minutes of deliberations.

From TheJournal.ie Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant Fraud

Immigrants targeted in naturalisation scam told to remain vigilant

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service said some of their customers have been contacted and told they must pay a fine of €500.

From TheJournal.ie Travel agent guilty of fraud escapes jail time Downpatrick

Travel agent guilty of fraud escapes jail time

A suspended sentence was handed down to Downpatrick woman Kathy Ward.

From TheJournal.ie No further action from Central Bank over Anglo following tapes controversy Anglo Tapes

No further action from Central Bank over Anglo following tapes controversy

“No new issues” came to light as a result of the publication of the tapes earlier this year, according to a statement from the Central Bank this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud Fraud

Concern over use of garda logo in online fraud

An IT support company has said that there has been a surge in scams using the logo over the last year.

From TheJournal.ie Two gardaí arrested in suspected fraud case are released Gardaí

Two gardaí arrested in suspected fraud case are released

However, a third person was arrested in Dublin last night in connection with the case.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Con artists net €30,000 in space of a week using new ATM scam ATM Thieves

Con artists net €30,000 in space of a week using new ATM scam

The thieves are trapping customers’ cards, distracting them, and then replacing the valid card with a stolen or cancelled one.

From TheJournal.ie As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year Phishing

As many as 300 people have lost money due to phishing email scams this year

Gardaí have issued a fresh warning about phishing emails.

Man writes own credit card contract, sues bank for breaking it

Dmitry Argarkov decided that his made up rates and fees were much more satisfactory than those of his bank.

From TheJournal.ie Second Passport Office employee released without charge Criminal Investigation

Second Passport Office employee released without charge

Two people were being questioned at garda stations as part of a criminal investigation into passport fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to block trial Italy

Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to block trial

Italy’s constitutional court has rejected a claim by former premier Silvio Berlusconi which he had hoped would block a trial against him which could see him booted out of politics.

From TheJournal.ie Seventh person arrested over mortgage loan fraud Investigation

Seventh person arrested over mortgage loan fraud

The arrest took place in Kildare yesterday as gardaí continue to investigate alleged fraudulent mortgage loans secured on properties in the Munster area.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with 300 extra Kate Bushes Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with 300 extra Kate Bushes

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Six arrested in Cork in connection with mortgage loan fraud Fraud

Six arrested in Cork in connection with mortgage loan fraud

A large amount of documentation along with computers, storage devices and phones were seized during the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Ansbacher: 10-year time limit on prosecutions is ‘fair and balanced’ Tax

Ansbacher: 10-year time limit on prosecutions is ‘fair and balanced’

Not one person has been prosecuted over the biggest tax evasion scheme to be uncovered in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Bray garda to stand trial after claims she forged a letter from the DPP Bray

Bray garda to stand trial after claims she forged a letter from the DPP

Catherine McGowan (46) from west Dublin will stand trial in eight weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Fuel laundering plant with 7 tonnes of toxic waste uncovered in Monaghan Revenue

Fuel laundering plant with 7 tonnes of toxic waste uncovered in Monaghan

The facility has the capacity to launder 15 million litres of fuel every year.

From TheJournal.ie Breifne O'Brien to sit trial despite 'negative publicity' Courts

Breifne O'Brien to sit trial despite 'negative publicity'

The businessman has failed in his bid to have a theft and deception case thrown out of court because of adverse publicity in the media.

From TheJournal.ie Court says Google's auto-complete 'can be defamatory' Search

Court says Google's auto-complete 'can be defamatory'

An entrepreneur said the words ‘Scientology’ and ‘fraud’ came up when he typed his name into the search box of the German version of Google.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue has 'almost more confidence' in helpline after alleged fraud Property Tax

Revenue has 'almost more confidence' in helpline after alleged fraud

The chairperson of the Revenue Commission has said that the helpline will be monitored even more closely following reports of alleged fraud,

From TheJournal.ie Investigators uncover $45 million global ATM fraud ring ATM Fraud

Investigators uncover $45 million global ATM fraud ring

At least ten people have been arrested around the world, over a scam which exploited pre-PIN technology.

From TheJournal.ie Court upholds Berlusconi's tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started Italy

Court upholds Berlusconi's tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started

The former Italiam Premier is now expected to appeal the ruling in Italy’s highest court.