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Fakes, Hoaxes, and Impostors

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  • Celebrity 'swatting' hoaxes cause concern for law enforcement

     
    Celebrities are no strangers to invasions of privacy, with paparazzi snapping endless photos and websites publishing detailed information about stars' homes, including their street addresses....
  • Manti Te'o hoax: Scandal has been 'nightmare,' family member says

     
    Relatives of one of the figures in the hoax involving Notre Dame's star linebacker Manti Te'o said the scandal has been a "nightmare" but believe the full truth will eventually get out. A deadspin.com report released Wednesday linked a Palmdale......
  • Yorba Linda family operated illegal towing company, D.A. says

     
    A Yorba Linda family and a business associated accused of operating a fraudulent security and towing company have been charged with crimes related to tax evasion, conspiracy to dissuade a witness and conspiracy to commit a crime, Orange County prosecutors...
  • 'Swatting' at Charlie Sheen, Miley Cyrus homes investigated

     
    The teenager arrested in connection with "swatting" incidents targeting Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber has also been linked to other cases, LAPD said....
  • News and social media run amok

    News and social media run amok
    In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the...
  • Miley Cyrus not home during hoax kidnapping, shooting call

     
    Miley Cyrus hoax: No one was around at the Studio City home of singer and actress Miley Cyrus on Wednesday evening when Los Angeles police descended on the residence in response to what they thought was a potential shooting and hostage situation....
  • Alleged fed action against San Diego pharmacies was an elaborate hoax

     
    An email announcement purporting to reveal a federal crackdown on San Diego pharmacies for a suspicious level of drug sales was a hoax, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday. The announcement was on letterhead similar to that of the U.S. attorney's...
  • Palmdale authorities seek public's help in forgery cases

     
    Forgery suspects sought: Authorities in Palmdale are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects they say are operating a forgery scam in the Antelope Valley area....
  • Teacher fired for porn work can appeal to return to classroom

     
    The Oxnard teacher who was fired for appearing in porn movies has until Feb. 13 to decide whether to appeal a decision dismissing her from the classroom, school officials said. The Commission on Professional Competence, in a 47-page report dated......
  • Mike McGrady, the man behind sexy, '60s literary hoax, has died

     
    Mike McGrady, the man behind the 1969 bestseller "Naked Came the Stranger" -- written as a joke by Newsday staffers and published as though it was the true account of the sexual exploits of a suburban wife -- has died....
  • Manti Te'o on girlfriend hoax: 'Embarrassment is big enough'

     
    Breaking his silence, Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o blamed a Palmdale man for an elaborate hoax over a girlfriend Te'o later learned did not exist. Te'o told ESPN Friday night that he was duped. "I hope he learns," Te'o......