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New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting
New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting via Instapaper
corruption  politics  fraud  twitter 
august 2018 by craniac
Arduino’s New CEO, Federico Musto, May Have Fabricated His Academic Record | WIRED
Fried does not remember the encounter fondly, and one moment in particular stuck with her: “He gave us his business card, and it said ‘Federico Musto, PhD.’ So I asked him where he went, and he answered MIT.” Fried is an MIT grad herself, so she asked him who his advisor was and which lab he was in. Musto got quiet, she recalls, and quickly wrapped up the meeting. She let the matter drop, until Musto was declared Arduino’s CEO. She and Torrone did some digging and found numerous instances where Musto was listed as having an MIT PhD. When they contacted the registrars of both MIT and NYU, the universities said they had no record of Musto ever attending.
april 2017 by craniac
Rich Kids of Instagram | Social Media Evidence in Court
One man in a divorce case claimed to be completely broke, but when investigators reviewed all the places where his children had geo-tagged and cross-referenced it with property holdings, they were able to piece together his entire real estate portfolio — which came in somewhere around $60 million.
instagram  fraud  privacy  socialmedia 
april 2016 by craniac
In an Unfortunate Final Four Matchup, No Lessons Learned - The New York Times
Over an 18-year period, ending in 2011, Tar Heels athletes in revenue sports were steered to bogus classes for which they earned grades that were artificially high so those players could meet eligibility requirements.

Coach Jim Boeheim said his current players “weren’t involved in anything” regarding Syracuse’s past academic misconduct, its drug-policy violations and its doling out of improper benefits. For those broken rules, the basketball program forfeited more than $1 million in postseason revenue, lost scholarships (although it won one back per year on appeal) and had its off-campus recruiting privileges limited. Boeheim was suspended for nine games and docked 101 victories.
fraud  corruption  sports 
march 2016 by craniac
It's a Steal! How Columbia House Made Money Giving Away Music | Mental Floss
In March 2000, the 60-year-old Parvin admitted that he had used 16 post office boxes and his own home address to fleece Columbia House and BMG out of 26,554 discs during a five-year span in the '90s. He pleaded guilty to a single count of mail fraud.
fraud  music 
march 2015 by craniac
Who is 'professor' from Michael Brown autopsy? -
Parcells doesn't claim to have any specific license or certification to do the work he does. He knows how to do autopsies from "on-the-job training," watching pathologists and assisting them at various morgues, he said. Sometimes he's been paid for this work and sometimes he wasn't, he added.
"To take out organs and to cut open a body, you don't need to be a pathologist," he said. "Come to an autopsy. I think when you see what I do, you'll realize that I'm not just making this stuff up out of blue, thin air."
fraud  ferguson  racism 
november 2014 by craniac

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