U.S. District Judge Sentences Infinity Q Founder to 15 Years

Imprisonment is the result of securities fraud. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote sentenced James Velissaris, the founder of Infinity Q Management, to 15 years of prison for misleading…

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Supreme Court Explores Reach of Industrial Part Trademarks

Parts makers argue they are not responsible for international infringements. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc. on Tuesday, where German-based…

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Treasury Sanctions Mexican Cartels for Time-Share Fraud 

Scam proceeds financed fentanyl trafficking.  The Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury sanctioned eight Mexican companies and three members of the Jalisco Cartel…

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FTC Fines Fortnite Maker for Privacy Violations

Epic Games opts to pay $520 million fine to settle allegations. Epic Games, the company behind the popular video game “Fortnite”, agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission…

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Danske Bank Will Pay $2 Billion for Fraud

The Justice Department announced the bank’s guilty plea. The U.S. Justice Department announced this week that Danske Bank, a global financial institution based in Denmark, agreed to forfeit…

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Secret Service Confirms COVID Money Stolen by Chinese Hackers

Tens of millions have been recovered in the case. The Secret Service confirmed a report this week that a China-based hacking group stole tens of millions of dollars…

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Federal Trade Commission Investigating Crypto Firms

Officials looking into allegations of deceptive conduct.  The Federal Trade Commission said they have opened investigations into unspecified cryptocurrency firms over allegations of “possible misconduct.” The commission has received…

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DHS Extends Deadline for REAL ID for Travelers

The time to comply has been pushed back two years.  The Department of Homeland Security announced that it is extending the deadline for traveling passengers to secure their…

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FTC Sues Vonage over Junk Fees

Commission submits court order requiring Vonage to refund $100 million. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a court order against Vonage, alleging that they regularly use predatory…

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FCC Proposes Plan to Stop Spam Texts

Rule would require spam numbers to be blocked by network companies. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to help curb spam calls and text messages. The…

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