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Former SFUSD leader pleads guilty to felonies in $15M scandal

The former San Francisco public school leader who admitted in court this…

 

Many employees in the tech industry have stepped forward as whistleblowers because their companies defrauded federal agencies. (Courtesy photo)

Whistleblowers provide an invaluable service

This week’s question comes from Amit in San Francisco, who writes: Q:…

 

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SFPD officer charged with overtime fraud, booked into County Jail

A San Francisco police officer was booked into County Jail on Monday…

 

San Francisco International Airport (Mike Koozmin/ 2013 S.F. Examiner)

SFO security screeners indicted on drug smuggling, fraud charges

A trio of security screeners were busted allegedly allowing undercover agents at…

San Francisco International Airport (Mike Koozmin/ 2013 S.F. Examiner)

Five real estate investors indicted on bid-rigging, fraud charges

Five real estate investors were indicted Wednesday on nine counts of fraud…

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Police warn of scams following Napa earthquake

Napa police are reminding consumers to be aware of a variety of…

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Man found guilty of defrauding elderly victims in SF

A man prosecutors said befriended elderly victims who suffered from dementia so…

Rich Pedroncelli/2010 AP file photoFour San Francisco residents face charges of defrauding food stamps by buying recipients electronic benefit cards and charging false food purchases on them for reimbursement.

Four San Francisco residents charged with defrauding food stamps program

The District Attorney’s Office has charged four San Francisco residents with defrauding…

Rich Pedroncelli/2010 AP file photoFour San Francisco residents face charges of defrauding food stamps by buying recipients electronic benefit cards and charging false food purchases on them for reimbursement.

San Mateo police warn of scam with unpaid bill calls

San Mateo police are warning the public of recent scams from callers…

AP Photo/ Louis LanzanoU.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a press conference

Hedge fund giant SAC Capital to pay $1.8B penalty

SAC Capital Advisors will plead guilty to criminal fraud charges, stop investing…

AP Photo/ Louis LanzanoU.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at a press conference
AP Photo/Seth WenigA sign is displayed in front of SAC Capital Advisors headquarters in Stamford

SAC's history: Dazzling success, dubious actions

Even in the high-flying hedge fund world, where vast pools of capital…

AP Photo/Seth WenigA sign is displayed in front of SAC Capital Advisors headquarters in Stamford
AP/HoverroundThis undated screenshot shows a frame grab from a Hoveround commercial. Members of Congress say the ads by The Scooter Store and Hoveround have lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary spending by Medicare

Scooter ads face scrutiny from government, doctors

WASHINGTON (AP) — TV ads show smiling seniors enjoying an "active" lifestyle…

AP/HoverroundThis undated screenshot shows a frame grab from a Hoveround commercial. Members of Congress say the ads by The Scooter Store and Hoveround have lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary spending by Medicare
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More Asian women targeted in cash, jewelry scam

Two elderly Asian women were reportedly scammed out of cash and jewelry…

Courtesy PhotoTarget: One woman

Septic tank company plays dirty with customers

Talk about a dirty scam. Federal prosecutors in Florida say at least…

Mortgage fraud: FBI says home-loan scams still widespread

WHAT: The FBI’s annual report on mortgage fraud said that even in…

Feds charge 14 in $58 million NY mortgage-fraud ring

WHAT: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced they had dismantled a $58 million…

Mortgage exec sentenced to 30 years for $3 billion fraud

WHAT: Lee Farkas, former chairman of Florida’s collapsed Taylor Bean & Whitaker…

Nobody guilty in death of Russian whistle-blower

WHAT: The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office declared police official Oleg Silichenko innocent…

Malibu financier sued for $9.2 billion fraud

A prominent Saudi Arabian company that claims it was victimized by one…

California National Guard audit reveals alleged fraud

California National Guard officials received a tongue-lashing from state senators about recent…