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#Fraud

From TheJournal.ie Medvedev responds to Russia protests with Facebook vow to probe fraud Russia

Medvedev responds to Russia protests with Facebook vow to probe fraud

But the prime minister’s status update was met with derision – with hundreds of comments expressing voters’ anger.

From TheJournal.ie Huge day of protest against vote fraud begins in Russia Russia

Huge day of protest against vote fraud begins in Russia

Tens of thousands of Russians are due to attend protests today over allegedly fraudulent parliamentary elections.

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine stories you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target Social Welfare

Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target

Targets for next year may now be revised in light of the savings made in 2011 so far.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over misappropriation of post office funds Wexford

Man arrested over misappropriation of post office funds

Gardaí in Co Wexford arrest a 37-year-old man in connection with the misappropriation of around €1.5m from a post office.

From TheJournal.ie Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials Berlusconi

Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials

As he faces accusations of fraud, bribery, abuse of power and paying for sex with a minor, Silvio Berlusconi has claimed that his image “has been ruined by things that are absolutely untrue”.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity Read Me

Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity

Comedian Bennett Arron had his identity stolen by a thief, who used it to run up 18 months’ worth of debt. Here he describes the experience…

From The42 Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam Spot Fixing

Pakistani trio jailed for cricket fixing scam

Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been handed custodial sentences after they were found guilty of spot fixing.

From TheJournal.ie Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland Crime

Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.

From TheJournal.ie Bernie Madoff's wife says couple attempted suicide over ponzi fraud fallout Madoff This post contains videos

Bernie Madoff's wife says couple attempted suicide over ponzi fraud fallout

In her first television interview, Ruth Madoff says that she was “glad” the couple woke up after taking pills they thought would kill them.

From TheJournal.ie Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory Liberia

Liberian opposition alleges fraud in Nobel laureate's Presidential victory

Liberia’s opposition reject the results of last week’s first-round election, in which incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf topped the poll.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn Budget 2012

Social welfare could be cut by up to €1bn

It is hoped that efforts to reduce fraud and decrease rental supplements could return savings of €1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Japan: Political strongman Ozawa faces trial Japan

Japan: Political strongman Ozawa faces trial

Ichiro Ozawa – Japan’s so-called “shadow shogun” – has denied charges of violating fundraising laws and says the allegations against him are politically motivated.

From TheJournal.ie Retired US naval officer convicted of fraud over 9/11 injury claims Fraud

Retired US naval officer convicted of fraud over 9/11 injury claims

Charles Coughlin claimed he was injured twice after a plane struck the Pentagon on 11 September and was awarded medals for his bravery that day.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the social welfare fraud probe a good idea?

It has been revealed that the current crackdown on social welfare fraud has already yielded millions of euro in savings. With an entire new fraud unit to be established, we’re asking you: Is the crackdown a good idea or is it targeting the vulnerable?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Anglo-Irish execs should be made to co-operate Opinion

Column: Anglo-Irish execs should be made to co-operate

As we approach the third anniversary of those infamous meetings to prop up Anglo-Irish Bank, former trader Nick Leeson asks why the investigation is proving “spectacularly lethargic”.

From TheJournal.ie Garda team investigating potential €5m fraud from Anglo Anglo

Garda team investigating potential €5m fraud from Anglo

A former senior official, now deceased, is suspected of having skimmed funds from Anglo’s customer deposits.

From TheJournal.ie Two charged in connection with welfare fraud Welfare Fraud

Two charged in connection with welfare fraud

Five people were arrested this morning in Dublin as part of an ongoing investigation into fraudulent welfare claims.

From TheJournal.ie Conrad Black sent back to jail for defrauding investors Conrad Black

Conrad Black sent back to jail for defrauding investors

The fallen newspaper mogul is given 3.5 years in jail, but his two years already served will be discounted.

From TheJournal.ie JP Morgan agrees €107m settlement over fraud charges Housing Bubble

JP Morgan agrees €107m settlement over fraud charges

The bank was accused of not telling customers that a hedge fund had chosen some assets in a major securities deal.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Friday Take 5

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock

From TheJournal.ie Court quashes Galway County Councillor Michael Fahy's conviction Courts

Court quashes Galway County Councillor Michael Fahy's conviction

Appeals court quashes the 2008 conviction for obtaining county council funds by false pretences, without ordering a new trial.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Criminal investigations into Anglo Irish Bank are taking too long - and I should know Opinion

Column: Criminal investigations into Anglo Irish Bank are taking too long - and I should know

Former trader Nick Leeson, who spent six and a half years in jail for bringing down Barings Bank, says we can’t afford to delay prosecutions of financial crime.

From Business ETC Bernard Madoff insists he is not a sociopath Madoff

Bernard Madoff insists he is not a sociopath

The disgraced financier has denied he is a sociopath – and says that some victims of his pyramid scheme should carry much of the blame.

From TheJournal.ie Silvio Berlusconi faces tax fraud charges as trial resumes Italy

Silvio Berlusconi faces tax fraud charges as trial resumes

The Italian prime minister faces four trials – with charges including fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

From TheJournal.ie Santander CEO banned from banking by Spanish court Fraud

Santander CEO banned from banking by Spanish court

Alfredo Sáenz is sentenced to eight months in jail, and banned from banking for life. His response? ‘I’m going nowhere.’

From Business ETC US bank says Drumm should not have protection from credit card debt David Drumm

US bank says Drumm should not have protection from credit card debt

Chase Bank has joined bankruptcy proceedings brought by Drumm in the US, RTÉ’s US correspondent reports.

From TheJournal.ie Man detained in relation to 2008 contaminated pork crisis Bad Pork

Man detained in relation to 2008 contaminated pork crisis

Man arrested in Monaghan while four others held in Northern Ireland in cross-border investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Rome court launches Berlusconi fraud probe Italy

Rome court launches Berlusconi fraud probe

…But the Italian Prime Minister insists the investigation is politically motivated.

From TheJournal.ie €23m of Vatican funds seized, top banker in fraud probe Vatican

€23m of Vatican funds seized, top banker in fraud probe

Italian police have seized millions of euros from the Vatican’s account in Rome.

From TheJournal.ie 'Serious concerns' over fraud allegations in Afghan elections Afghan Elections

'Serious concerns' over fraud allegations in Afghan elections

Reports flood in of fake voting cards and widespread fraud in Afghan General Election.

From TheJournal.ie 230,000 Japanese centenarians missing Fraud

230,000 Japanese centenarians missing

Is there something strange happening in Japan?

GEORGE CLOONEY drew in the crowds as he arrived at a Milan court to testify in  fraud case on Friday.

Three people were in court accused of using Clooney’s name to promote a line of clothing without his permission. The “GC Exclusive by George Clooney” line was marketed in 2008.

Clooney testified through the help of a translator.

He said that he felt was important to testify in person as his fans stood to be exploited by the fraud.

The presiding judge – who said that the courtroom seemed like a film set with the Clooney present – banned filming in the court room, which was predominately female.

Clooney in court.

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