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  • Earned Income Tax Credit A Subsidy Rife With Fraud

    Connecticut's Earned Income Tax Credit, established at the behest of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy two years ago, is the height of fiscal irresponsibility and ignorance and doubled down on taxpayer-financed fraud already documented at the federal level. In...
  • The best way yet to proclaim love for a tax cheat

    Ernst & Young LLP received the usual kid-glove treatment given to too-big-to-fail enterprises when it reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over illegal tax shelters it sold more than a decade ago. The government chose not to prosecute the...
  • Broward sheriff's sergeant warns of FedEx email fraud

    Broward sheriff's sergeant warns of FedEx email fraud
    The email that claimed to be from FedEx looked real enough when it arrived in a Broward County sheriff sergeant's personal in-box. It advised that the deputy — who does not want his name used in this story because he works undercover — had a...
  • Con artists recycle old tricks, add a high-tech one

    Michele Holota wishes she had never answered the phone that fateful day. If she hadn't, her computer wouldn't be fried right now. But when the phone rang and the caller ID said "Microsoft," she figured it might be important. What the caller told her...
  • Bel Air payroll firm sued for allegedly keeping clients' tax payments

    Bel Air payroll firm sued for allegedly keeping clients' tax payments
    A Bel Air company that handled payrolls for many employers in the area is being sued by clients for allegedly stealing years of tax payments rather than sending them on to the tax collectors as required — leaving the companies on the hook....
  • Baltimore man, 81, loses his home following lottery fraud

    Baltimore man, 81, loses his home following lottery fraud
    The first caller told Norman Breidenbaugh he had won $2.5 million in a foreign sweepstakes, but there was a catch: Breidenbaugh needed to send $2,000 in fees before collecting his earnings. Other calls followed, promising Breidenbaugh millions more...
  • Howard auditor 'hot line' takes reports of fraud, abuse

    Michael Mershon can get pretty stirred up about lighting. He's been working in the business for more than 30 years, most of that time in Maryland, and said he's seen local governments waste millions of dollars on lighting jobs through contract practices...
  • Part four: Bankruptcy Inc.

    Part four: Bankruptcy Inc.
    Somewhere in the third year of Tribune Co.'s marathon Chapter 11 proceeding, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey looked out at a Delaware courtroom packed with high-priced attorneys and conceded the case had broken down into what he called a...
  • Former Oriole Doug DeCinces indicted on insider trading charges

    Former Oriole Doug DeCinces indicted on insider trading charges
    Former Orioles third baseman Doug DeCinces was indicted Wednesday, along with three friends, by a federal grand jury in California on securities fraud charges, for allegedly cashing in on inside information about the acquisition of an Orange County...
  • Scam victims could get refunds

    When people tell me they think they wired money to a con artist and want to know how they can get it back, I try to break the bad news to them gently. They'll likely never see that money again. That's what they're afraid of when they call. I still...
  • Beltsville's Vocus misses fraudulent news release that touts fake Google acquisition

    Beltsville's Vocus misses fraudulent news release that touts fake Google acquisition
    Vocus, a Beltsville digital marketing company that's growing fast, has a number of useful services for marketers and public relations pros. One of them is PRWeb, a news release service that disseminates business announcements all over the web. The...