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hacker to be sentenced today
2014-05-27 04:42:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US prosecutors are seeking leniency for Hector Xavier Monsegur, claiming in a court filing that the former head of the LulzSec hacking group has been an “extremely valuable and productive” informant for federal law enforcement officials. Monsegur, who is also known as “Sabu,” pleaded guilty to charges of hacking, credit card fraud and identity theft back in 2011, said CNET associate editor Edward Moyer. The mastermind of...

2013-06-18 23:19:36

In keeping with ramped up enforcement by federal prosecutors, The Young Law Group is launching an initiative ferreting out alleged, unlawful kickbacks in the healthcare industry. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Young Law Group, a leader in whistleblower law and False Claims Act litigation, announces a False Claims Act initiative aimed at ferreting out alleged, unlawful kickbacks in the healthcare industry. This YLG initiative builds on back-to-back kickback complaints by U.S....

Facebook Fraudster Arrested For Fabricating Evidence
2012-10-27 06:10:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The man who sued Facebook and its CEO, claiming ownership of 50% of the world's most popular social media website, has been arrested on federal fraud charges, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Bloomberg's Bob Van Voris, Paul Ceglia was arrested by federal agents at his Wellsville, New York home and charged with fabricating evidence related to his ownership claims. US prosecutors told Van Voris that Ceglia had...

Rare Dinosaur To Be Returned To Mongolia After Illegal Sale
2012-06-19 09:52:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com A million-dollar rare dinosaur will likely be returned to its rightful owners after it had been brought into the US illegally and sold to an anonymous bidder at auction last month, according to the US government, which has filed a lawsuit to force return of the fossil to Mongolia. The US lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, follows a restraining order placed on the sale of the dinosaur -- a Tyrannosaurus bataar (or Tarbosaurus) -- by Mongolian...

7 Charged In Staggering $78M Insider Trading Probe
2012-01-19 05:44:55

Federal authorities announced on Wednesday that they had charged seven financial analysts and money managers across the country with a $78 million hedge fund insider trading scheme, in one of the largest sweeps in the government´s years-long investigation of suspicious trading at hedge funds. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the chief federal New York prosecutor, described the ring as "a club where everyone scratched everyone else's back." "Today's charges illustrate something that...

2010-05-18 18:04:00

NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse, the Somali pirate who led the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama container ship in the Indian Ocean, pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to two felony counts of hijacking maritime vessels, two felony counts of kidnapping, and two felony counts of hostage taking. Muse's guilty plea arose from his participation in the April 8, 2009, hijacking of the Maersk Alabama container ship in the Indian Ocean, and the...

2010-03-29 16:15:00

NEW YORK, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Robert Moffat, Jr., a former senior executive at International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), pleaded guilty today to a two-count information charging him with conspiracy and securities fraud stemming from his involvement in the largest hedge fund insider trading case in history. Moffat pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank...

2010-02-22 13:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Thomas E. Perez, the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, announced today that United States District Judge Denise L. Cote has approved a Consent Decree between the United States and Berk-Cohen Associates at Tor View Village Apartments, LLC, to protect the federal Fair Housing Act rights of residents with mental disabilities at Tor View Village...

2009-11-13 11:43:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, Alan D. Lebowitz, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL-EBSA), and Patricia J. Haynes, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced that...

2009-09-22 17:57:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Dennis M. Dowd, formerly the senior manager of human resources of Hitachi America Ltd. (Hitachi America), was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 57 months in prison for defrauding the Hitachi America Group Health and Welfare Plan (the Plan) of more than $6 million. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon. Dowd pleaded guilty...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'