The COVID-19 pandemic reveals that human greed remains a virulent strain as schemers, scammers and fraudsters peddle every manner of con in a dark bid to cash in
Earlier this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic began its march across America, famed 1980s televangelist Jim Bakker reappeared to save us all. Bakker, who fell from grace following sex scandals involving church employees and did a stretch in federal prison for fraud and conspiracy, was back on TV preaching ‘End Times’ preparedness instead of spiritual salvation.
Jacob Wohl’s high-profile partisan hijinx put him on the national radar of his political opponents, but it is his alleged criminal fraud in the investment world that have brought him to the attention of prosecutors and regulators
When Jacob Alexander Wohl appears in a Riverside County, California courtroom on October 24 to face criminal arraignment on a felony charge of illegally attempting to sell securities, the moment will open merely the latest bizarre chapter in Wohl’s transition from a high-profile political troll to an allegedly shady investment scammer.
NatGeo’s engaging miniseries captures the chaos of creation during the late 1990s dotcom boom in Silicon Valley and highlights the danger investors still face when desire trumps diligence
It’s hard to say whether Michael Fenne, the most infamous CEO of the early Internet era, was actually as darkly charming in real life as he is portrayed by actor Steve Zahn in Valley of the Boom, the miniseries aired on the National Geographic Channel.
Los Angeles trial attorney Brian Brandt, winner of the largest wrongful death award in California history, knows how critical investigators are to his courtroom success
One fact was never in dispute during perhaps the most epic personal injury trial ever slugged out in a California courtroom: Kylie and Blaine Asam had watched helplessly as flames slowly consumed their family’s SUV on the Foothill freeway and burned their parents and brother to death in the early morning hours of November 22, 2009. While Blaine survived the initial crash, he would not survive the accident: he committed suicide after leaving a note that read he wanted to be with his mom, dad and brother.
A deepening scandal in Broward County, Florida exposes the ever-present danger of executive resume fraud
Beverly Capasso was a respected and experienced health administrator in South Florida. In May 2017, after beating out several competitors she was named interim president and CEO of the troubled Broward Health system, a job that pays up to $955,000 a year.
That is when all hell broke loose.