Wheelmen
Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever is a non-fiction book about American cycling and Lance Armstrong, as well as his teammates including Floyd Landis...
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1980 Pennsylvania Lottery scandal
The 1980 Pennsylvania Lottery scandal, colloquially known as the Triple Six Fix, was a plot to rig the Daily Number, a three-digit game the Pennsylvania Lottery offers. All of the balls except four a...
Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is a coalition of insurance organizations, consumers, government agencies and legislative bodies working to enact anti-fraud legislation, educate the public, and ...
Pixelon
Pixelon was a dot-com company founded in 1998 that promised better distribution of high-quality video over the Internet. It gained fame for its extravagant Las Vegas launch party, followed by its sudd...
Securities Fraud Deterrence and Investor Restitution Act
The Securities Fraud Deterrence and Investor Restitution Act was H.R. 2179 and is a bill currently on the Union Calendar. Its official titles as introduced, is To enhance the authority of the Securiti...
Rod Blagojevich corruption charges
Rod Blagojevich, former Governor of Illinois, is an American politician. He and his Chief of Staff John Harris were charged with corruption by federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. As a result, Blago...
Rod Blagojevich corruption charges - Wikipedia
ImClone stock trading case
A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Attorney probe of trading in the shares of ImClone Systems resulted in a widely publicized criminal case, which resulted in prison terms for media ce...
Monticello University
Monticello University was an unaccredited diploma mill incorporated in Hawaii, but based in Kansas, whose operator Leslie Edwin Snell (aka Dax Snell) was found guilty in 2000 of issuing invalid degree...
Stanley Meyer's water fuel cell
The water fuel cell is a technical design of a "perpetual motion machine" created by American Stanley Allen Meyer (August 24, 1940 – March 20, 1998), around which a case of controversy deve...
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1868 North Carolina railroad bonds scandal
The 1868-1869 North Carolina railroad bonds scandal took place in North Carolina after Milton S. Littlefield and George W. Swepson defrauded North Carolina of $4 million by issuing fraudulent bonds fo...
Horse murders
The horse murders scandal refers to cases of insurance fraud in the United States in which expensive horses, many of them show jumpers, were insured against death, accident, or disease, and then kille...
Identity Theft Resource Center
The Identity Theft Resource Center is a United States non-profit organization founded to provide victim assistance and consumer education through its toll-free call center, website and social media. T...
Making false statements
Making false statements (18 U.S.C. § 1001) is the common name for the United States federal crime laid out in Section 1001 of Title 18 of the United States Code, which generally prohibits kn...
Mowry City, New Mexico
Mowry City is a ghost town first in Dona Anna County, then Grant County and finally in Luna County, New Mexico, about 25 miles (40 km) north of Deming. Mowry City was formerly, Rio Mimbres a stop...
Swampland in Florida
Swampland in Florida refers to decades-old but still recurring real estate scams involving swamp lands misrepresented as being possible to develop, or "buildable". These scams became widely known and...
Peregrine Financial Group
Peregrine Financial Group Inc., commonly known as PFGBest, was an Iowa-based financial firm that operated for over 20 years. It was shut down in July 2012 after it was put under investigation for a $2...
Madison Guaranty
Madison Guaranty was a savings and loan association (thrift or S&L) financial trust company in Little Rock, Arkansas.Starting in 1982 and operated by Jim McDougal-Susan McDougal Madison Guaranty S...
James Kirk diploma mills
Thomas James Kirk II (also known as Thomas McPherson) operated several fraudulent higher education organizations (diploma mills), including LaSalle University in Mandeville, Louisiana (not to be confu...
Columbia State University
Columbia State University was a diploma mill based in California that used a Louisiana mailing address. It operated from the mid-1980s until it was closed by court order in 1998.Although its name impl...
Omega Trust
Omega Trust was a fraudulent US investment scheme in Illinois. Clyde D. Hood is a former electrician from Mattoon, Illinois. In 1994 Hood formed Omega Trust and Trading Limited and began to lecture to...
Equity Funding
Equity Funding Corporation of America was a Los Angeles-based U.S. financial conglomerate that marketed a package of mutual funds and life insurance to private individuals in the 1960s and 70s. It col...
HealthSouth
HealthSouth Corporation, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is the United States' largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitative hospitals. Operating in 28 states across the country and in Puerto R...
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False Claims Act
The False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–3733, also called the "Lincoln Law") is an American federal law that imposes liability on persons and companies (typically federal contractors) who de...