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Michigan woman accused of posing as FBI agent

Michigan State Police say they recently uncovered a couple involved in unusual criminal activity about 200 miles north of Ann Arbor. MSP said the woman “presented herself as a special agent with the FBI” and her partner worked with her to commit extortion.

Michigan charter school shuts down amid fraud investigation

While we’re all enjoying another beautiful Michigan summer, it comes as no surprise that a school is shuttered. However, this school is an online facility and has reportedly voluntarily shut down operations after State Police launched an investigation into allegations of fraud.

Four facing embezzlement allegations in Michigan case

If you drive north of Ann Arbor for about five hours, you will come to the UP's Sault Ste. Marie. The historic, waterfront town is a popular destination for summer travelers. In fact, its popularity among tourists is part of what made an embezzlement scheme successful, law enforcement officials say.

The aftermath of demonetization in India

One year ago, India made a bold and controversial move. In an attempt to thwart “black money”—which encompasses undeclared wealth, counterfeit banknotes and networks that finance terror activities—the government banned all 500 and 1,000 Rupee notes from use. The hope was that criminals—wanting to avoid exposure—would be afraid to exchange their cash in for smaller denominations and would instead be stuck with heaps of worthless paper.

Trial begins for 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli's lawyer for aiding fraud

Martin Shkreli, aka "Pharma Bro," may be best known for his unapologetic price gouging for the HIV drug Daraprim. The legal system had no claim on him for that, but he was recently found guilty of securities fraud. He was convicted of running a Ponzi-like scheme in which he looted millions of dollars from one of his biopharmaceutical companies in order to distract investors he was defrauding through two hedge funds.

Defining and discussing embezzlement

The phrase "white collar crimes" is an umbrella term that applies to a wide variety of crimes. Securities fraud, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, RICO charges, and trade secret violations are all examples of white collar crimes. Today, we want to focus on one particular type of white collar crime, and it is a common one: embezzlement.

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