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Anger as Serious Fraud Office head says she’s proud of ‘revolving door’ between regulator and law firms

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The head of the Serious Fraud Office, Lisa Osofsky, has insisted she is proud of the fact that some of the most senior figures at Britain’s financial crime prosecutor have been poached by major law firms, as she insis...

‘More air miles than Alan Whicker’: ex-church official in £5m fraud trial

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A former Church of England official charged with defrauding a charity of more than £5m has been accused of clocking up more flights than Alan Whicker, the late globetrotting broadcaster. Martin Sargeant, 52, who was o...

Cryptocurrency fraud scheme busted by US securities agency

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US authorities have busted a huge cryptocurrency pyramid scheme, charging 11 people for their role in defrauding retail investors for more than $300m worldwide. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announce...

Jury acquits New Orleans’ progressive district attorney of tax fraud charges

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New Orleans’s district attorney, Jason Williams, has been acquitted of all charges in a controversial tax fraud trial, clearing a longstanding cloud over his political future and allowing the progressive prosecutor to...

Serious Fraud Office chief found to have made errors over major corruption trial

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Britain’s most senior anti-bribery prosecutor has been personally criticised in an independent review that examined flaws in a major corruption trial. Lisa Osofsky, the director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), was ...

Rise in insurance fraud fuelled by cost of living crisis, says UK insurer

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A growing number of financially squeezed households are “turning to crime” by submitting bogus insurance claims, with data revealing a sharp rise in cases over the past year. Zurich UK, one of Britain’s biggest insure...

Fox and friends confront billion-dollar US lawsuits over election fraud claims

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In the months following the 2020 US presidential election, rightwing TV news in America was a wild west, an apparently lawless free-for-all where conspiracy theories about voting machines, ballot-stuffed suitcases and...

UK victims lost £1.3bn in 2021 amid surge in online fraud, new data shows

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More than £1.3bn was stolen by con artists last year, figures reveal, with authorised push payment fraud (APP), where victims are tricked into making a payment, rising sharply as pandemic restrictions eased. The amoun...

Chris Bowen to announce review of carbon credits system after expert labelled it a ‘fraud’

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The climate change minister, Chris Bowen, is poised to unveil a sweeping review into Australia’s carbon credit system after an expert whistleblower characterised it as a fraud and a waste of taxpayer money. Bowen conf...

Barr feared Trump might not have left office had DoJ not debunked fraud claims

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Donald Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, thought Trump might have refused to leave office at all had the Department of Justice not immediately investigated and disproved his lies about electoral fraud in his def...

Capitol attack panel details Trump’s pressure on DoJ to support fraud claims

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Donald Trump relentlessly pressured top officials at the justice department to pursue groundless claims of voter fraud in an extraordinary but ultimately unsuccessful effort to cling to power, according to testimony t...

Giuliani told Arizona official ‘We just don’t have the evidence’ of voter fraud

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Attempting to overturn election results in service of Donald Trump’s lie about voter fraud in his defeat by Joe Biden, the former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani told an Arizona official: “We’ve got lots of theories. We ...

UAP wins Victorian Senate seat as Clive Palmer persists with claims of ‘electoral fraud’

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Real estate agent Ralph Babet has won the sixth Senate position in Victoria for the United Australia party, billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer’s party finally claiming a federal seat after spending an estimated $...

‘Bullshit’: William Barr dismisses Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud – video

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The House select committee investigating the 6 January Capitol attack presented video testimony from some of Donald Trump’s top aides, including ex-attorney general and former Trump loyalist William Barr, who said the...

Trump’s raising of $250m for fund that ‘did not exist’ suggests possible fraud

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The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack appeared to make the case at its second hearing that Donald Trump and his campaign engaged in potential fundraising fraud, raising $250m for a Trum...

‘Bullshit’: William Barr dismisses Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud – video

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The House select committee investigating the 6 January Capitol attack presented video testimony from some of Donald Trump’s top aides, including ex-attorney general and former Trump loyalist William Barr, who said the...

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