| 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...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Financially battered by a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed in connection to the Madoff scheme, the New York Mets revealed Friday that the organization was forced to ask the MLB for a loan in November.
"We did receive a loan from Major League...
| Sep 25, 2010
So, OK, the first problem with Nicole Richie's second novel, "Priceless," is that you took, or mistook, actually, its opening chapters -- setting up the tale of an American princess recently returned from Parisian exile to her handsome, devoted Wall...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 12:10 PM
As gas prices across the nation inch higher, the Obama administration will investigate the energy markets for any evidence of manipulation of oil and gas prices through the formation of a new group, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.
| 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...