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  • How Did Social Security Come to Be?
    How Did Social Security Come to Be?

    Did you ever wonder how Social Security came to be? Back in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt along with members of Congress passed a law known as the Social Security Act. The primary reason for ...

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Crackdown
    Prescription Drug Abuse Crackdown

    As this blog has noted several times, there has been a rampant increase in prescription fraud. Related to this, there has been a concerted by law enforcment and prosecutors throughout the country to ...

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  • Eighteen Child Porn Websites Shut Down
    Eighteen Child Porn Websites Shut Down

    In New York a man was recently arrested and indicted for running eighteen child pornography websites. The websites were being marketed to people that spoke Chinese that were living in the U.S. The FBI ...

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  • Christian Rock Promoter Pleaded Guilty To $1 Million Ponzi Scheme
    Christian Rock Promoter Pleaded Guilty To $1 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Lauren Baumann created an investment pool that turned out to be a class Ponzi scheme. She would get loans from investors based on claims that the money would be used to create a Christian "battle of ...

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  • What Is Insurance Fraud?
    What Is Insurance Fraud?

    The cost of insurance fraud in the insurance industry is $80 billion per year. Some forms of insurance fraud, according to the FBI, are Workers' Compensation Fraud , Disaster Fraud, Property Insurance ...

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  • What Is Investment Advisor Fraud (ala Bernie Madoff)?
    What Is Investment Advisor Fraud (ala Bernie Madoff)?

    Bernie Madoff, in 2009, pleaded guilty to securities fraud, investment advisor fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, false statements, perjury, theft, and false filings with ...

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