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Youpla funeral fund collapse: liquidator investigates whether founder committed crime

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The liquidator of failed funeral fund Youpla, which targeted Indigenous Australians, is investigating whether its founder, Ron Pattenden, committed a crime by having it pay more than $20m to an insurance company he co...

‘Empress of terror’: Japanese Red Army founder released from prison

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The founder of one of the most feared terrorist organisations of the 1970s has walked free from a Japanese prison after completing a 20-year sentence for the siege of the French embassy in the Netherlands. Once descri...

Neo-Nazi group National Action’s founder faces jail after guilty verdict

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The founder of a violent neo-Nazi group created to inspire a race war in the UK is facing jail after being found guilty of continuing to be a member of the organisation after it was banned. Alex Davies, 27, who was de...

Archegos founder and CFO charged with fraud after early-morning US raid

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US prosecutors charged the founder and chief financial officer of collapsed investor Archegos Capital Management with fraud on Wednesday morning in a move that is likely to start one of the biggest Wall Street white-c...

Matt Hancock’s stay at mansion of Randox founder revealed by FoI request

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The former health secretary Matt Hancock was given an overnight stay at a country estate owned by the head of Randox, the healthcare firm that had hired the MP Owen Paterson as a consultant. During a two-day visit to ...

Eden Project founder loses planning battle for education centre in Cornwall

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He is the visionary behind the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, two innovative, pathfinding Cornish attractions that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. But Sir Tim Smit’s bid to create a third...

Hillsong founder Brian Houston says megachurch ‘losing its soul’ after it makes his wife redundant

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The founder of Hillsong, Brian Houston, has accused the megachurch of “losing its soul” and says his wife has been made redundant by the church’s board “through no choice of her own”. Houston resigned last month from ...

Paypal founder launches tirade against ‘gerontocracy’ over bitcoin

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Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and a Donald Trump ally, has accused a “finance gerontocracy” including Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon of hindering bitcoin’s progress. The outspoken libertarian tech investor des...

US Capitol attack trial begins for Cowboys for Trump founder

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An elected official from New Mexico headed to trial on Monday with a judge, not a jury, set to decide if he is guilty of charges that he illegally entered the US Capitol grounds on the day a pro-Trump mob disrupted th...

Guy Singh-Watson: Riverford founder still digging for the future

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Guy Singh-Watson has gone totally nuts. He’s striding through a field of saplings, lively spaniel Artichoke bounding around his feet, extolling the virtues and drawbacks of growing walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts. At...

Redrow founder vows to pay for 1,000 Ukraine refugees to come to UK

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The founder of the housebuilder Redrow has promised to pay for 1,000 Ukrainian refugees to come to the UK, after criticising the government for its slow response to the humanitarian crisis created by Russia’s invasion...

‘Cypherpunks have rallied to Assange’: NFT auction raises $52m for WikiLeaks founder

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An online auction of digital art raised more than $52m worth of cryptocurrency to help fund Julian Assange’s legal defense, the winning bid coming from a group of supporters who had pooled their money. The Australian-...

Hillsong founder Brian Houston steps down as leader of church

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Hillsong founder Brian Houston has announced he is stepping down as leader of the church as he defends criminal charges that allege he covered up his father’s child sexual abuse. In a statement made on Sunday, Houston...

Mystery of the second world war ‘trophy’ and the Royal Court founder

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“I am not a man for soldiering, although I do tolerably well at it in a very minor role. But there is nothing about it that pleases me, and much that offends … It is a corrupter of morals in the widest sense and a gro...

Elizabeth Holmes trial: jury finds Theranos founder guilty on four fraud counts

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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, has been found guilty on four of 11 charges of fraud, concluding a high profile trial that captivated Silicon Valley and chronicled the missteps of the now-defunct blood testing ...

LadBible founder worth £200m as shares rise after flotation

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The 30-year-old founder of LadBible, the company born out of a sexist Facebook page that became one of the one of the biggest global publishers on social media, is worth £200m after his business floated on the stock m...

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