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2009-03-19 10:10:50

The owner of a New York restaurant says he is offering free meals to victims of the Ponzi scheme masterminded by Bernard Madoff. Nino Selimaj, owner of Italian restaurant Nino's 208, said patrons who can show proof that they were victimized by Madoff, who pleaded guilty to running one of the largest Ponzi schemes on record, are welcome to order anything from his menu free of charge, CNN reported Thursday. Whatever is on the menu is available to victims of Madoff's scandal ...

2009-03-09 15:05:00

Outlines Broad Actions to Reduce Costs and Maintain Strong Cash Position SAN MATEO, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) today announced a series of proactive measures being taken to enhance the company's position in the challenging operating environment.

2009-03-08 12:56:49

High-profile Florida philanthropist Michael Bienes says he never suspected arrested investment guru Bernard Madoff of running an alleged scam. In an interview published Sunday in South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Bienes said he lost more than $10 million and is near bankruptcy because of money given to Madoff, who is accused by federal securities investigators of operating a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Asked if he ever doubted Madoff, Bienes, 72, responded, "Doubt Bernie Madoff? Doubt Bernie? No.

2009-02-18 21:55:01

A New York man is facing charges he stole a six-story apartment building and then tried to get a $1 million mortgage on it, city officials said Wednesday. Fernando Maldonado, 47, of Brooklyn allegedly filed a phony deed with the New York City Finance and Buildings departments and then tried to defraud a lender, the city said in a news release.

2009-01-24 12:15:38

A lawyer says the two sons of disgraced U.S.

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2009-01-05 15:10:00

After Bernard Madoff, founder of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC, was arrested in December for allegedly heading up a $50 billion “Ponzi scheme”, many investors were left reeling.

2009-01-02 07:42:48

Austria's government says it has taken over a bank that reportedly invested $2.1 billion in American Bernard Madoff's allegedly fraudulent securities firm. The demise of Bank Medici shows the reach of the alleged Ponzi scheme that includes losses of about $30 billion so far, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Madoff, under house arrest, turned over a list of his assets to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

2008-10-08 00:00:21

By Sarah Lawson St. Joseph consumers are being warned about a scam involving phony advertisements for employment as a secret shopper, mystery shopper, or investigative shopper. The St.

2008-07-28 12:00:34

By Susan Meeker, Colusa County Sun-Herald, Colusa, Calif. Jul. 25--Technology may be the wave of the future, but it is also a tool used to steal money.

2008-07-01 15:00:21

By ANGEL RIGGS E-mails purportedly from the IRS and a DHS contractor are fraudulent. OKLAHOMA CITY -- Bogus Web sites designed to trick people into providing account information have become an epidemic, a fraud expert warned Monday.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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