| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Scott London, a Los Angeles partner in one of the nation's largest accounting firms, says it began four years ago.
By his account, a friend with money trouble was poking around for information on Herbalife Ltd. and Skechers USA Inc., two Los Angeles-...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
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.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:50 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:12 PM
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....
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2011
Several Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been entangled in fraud allegations in the last year, a spike that the department's watchdog says may be linked to overtime cuts pushing cash-strapped deputies to commit crimes.
One deputy torched his...
| Mar 5, 2011
A company co-owned by the vice president of a Los Angeles community college collected more than $500,000 for working on a public construction program that she oversaw on her campus, records and interviews show.
The company, M. Delvin & Associates, was...
| Oct 29, 2011
Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
| Nov 30, 2011
Dr. Louis J. Cella Jr., an Orange County physician, hospital developer and political donor whose convictions on tax evasion and Medicare fraud charges in the late 1970s set off a cascade of corruption investigations that altered the county's political...