Scandal

Wells Fargo To Pay $3 Billion In Fake Accounts Scandal

The New York Daily News reports: Wells Fargo will pay $3 billion to settle investigations into its long-running scam that had company employees opening millions of bogus bank accounts in order to meet unrealistic sales goals. Since the fake-accounts scandal was revealed in 2016, the San Francisco-based bank has paid out billions in fines to state and federal regulators, reshuffled …

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PA Diocese Declares Bankruptcy Amid Abuse Lawsuits

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: The Diocese of Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, becoming the first of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses to seek protection from financial claims in the aftermath of a scathing 2018 grand jury report that revealed decades of sexual abuse and cover-up by the church’s top leaders. In its petition with the bankruptcy court, the diocese reported …

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Netanyahu Corruption Trial To Start After March Election

The Associated Press reports: The corruption trial for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, just two weeks after national elections are held, a court said Tuesday. The surprise announcement immediately shook up the final stretch of the contentious election campaign, upending Netanyahu’s attempts to divert attention away from his legal woes. It also could weaken his ability …

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DEA Raids Home Of Anti-LGBT Fox News Doctor

Boston’s Fox affiliate reports: On Thursday, Drug Enforcement Agency officials raided the Newburyport home of Dr. Keith Ablow, the embattled former celebrity psychiatrist caught in a series of sexual assault lawsuits. The city marshal confirms to Boston 25 News the DEA also raided a nearby pharmacy, potentially in connection to the investigation. Dr. Ablow’s medical license was revoked last year …

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Ex-Wrestler Calls Gym Jordan “Bold-Faced Liar” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: A former Ohio State University wrestler accused Rep. Jim Jordan on Friday of lying about not knowing of sexual abuse allegations against a university doctor during his time as an assistant coach there 25 years ago. Adam DiSabato told CNN Friday that he had reported the complaints about the late Dr. Richard Strauss, who was accused of assaulting …

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GOP Rep Spent Campaign Dough On Posh Ski Vacations

Roll Call reports: Over a three-year span, Rep. John Moolenaar spent $22,839 on ski and snowmobile activities, lodging at the Four Seasons, and catering in and around Vail, Colorado, from his leadership political action committee. Members of Congress are prohibited from converting campaign funds for personal use and must be able to verify those resources have not been misused. Moolenaar’s …

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Jim Jordan Accused In Ohio State Sex Abuse Coverup

Yahoo Sports reports: Ohio congressman and former Ohio State assistant wrestling coach Jim Jordan has been accused of participating in the cover up of widespread sexual abuse in OSU’s wrestling program. Jordan was accused by Adam DiSabato, who was the team captain in the late 1980s and early 1990s. DiSabato was appearing in front of a hearing in the Ohio …

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Blue Dress Redo: Trump Rape Accuser Seeks His DNA

Reuters reports: Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney Thursday for Trump to submit a sample …

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ISRAEL: Netanyahu Indicted On Corruption Charges

The Times of Israel reports: Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Tuesday filed the indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust with the Jerusalem District Court. “The indictment was filed a short time ago… as is required by law,” Mandelblit’s office said. The move marks the first time in Israel’s history that a …

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NEW ORLEANS: NFL Team Accused of Helping Catholic Archdiocese Do Damage Control On Pedophilia Suits

The Associated Press reports: The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys for about two dozen men suing the church say in …

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Johnson Also Chatted With Saudi Prince On WhatsApp

The Telegraph reports: Boris Johnson has been in communication with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince over WhatsApp, multiple former UK government figures have told The Telegraph, raising major security concerns in light of the Jeff Bezos hack. One source said they were “99 per cent sure” Mr Johnson sent messages over the platform to Mohammed bin Salman while others noted he …

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Los Angeles City Council Demands World Series Titles
In Wake Of Cheating Ruling Against Houston Astros

Courthouse News reports: The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to demand awarding two World Series titles to the LA Dodgers in the wake of a sign-stealing scandal currently rocking Major League Baseball. The resolution by the City Council comes a week after Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the results of an investigation into the sign stealing …

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Virgin Islands Sues Epstein Estate For Sex Trafficking

Reuters reports: Jeffrey Epstein’s estate was sued on Wednesday by the U.S. Virgin Islands, which claimed that the late accused sex offender raped and trafficked in dozens of young women and girls on a private Caribbean island he owned. The complaint filed by Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George significantly broadens the scope of the financier’s alleged misconduct, saying it …

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Boeing Reports Negative Airliner Sales For 2019

CNBC reports: For the first time in decades, Boeing’s commercial airplane business lost orders over the course of an entire year, a stark example of just how much the 737 Max crisis has hurt the company. For all of 2019, Boeing lost orders for 87 commercial airplanes, meaning it had more cancellations than new purchases, the company said Tuesday. The …

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Astros Fire Managers After MLB Ruling On Cheating

The Associated Press reports: Astros manager AJ Hinch [photo] and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season. In the sport’s largest scandal since the Biogenesis drug suspensions in 2013, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced …

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Big Penalties For Houston Astros In Cheating Scandal

CBS Sports reports: Major League Baseball issued harsh penalties against the Houston Astros on Monday after a lengthy investigation into the team’s use of technology to steal signs. The sanctions include one-year suspensions for Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow [photo] as well as a $5 million fine and the loss of future draft picks. In a …

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Ex-Boeing CEO Crashes Out With $62 Million Payday

The New York Times reports: Dennis A. Muilenburg, who was ousted as Boeing’s chief executive last month as the company contended with the biggest crisis in its history, will depart with more than $60 million, the company said Friday. Mr. Muilenburg will not receive any additional severance or separation payments in connection with his departure, and Boeing said he had …

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Emails Show Boeing Staffers Mocked FAA Safety Regs

The New York Times reports: Boeing employees mocked federal rules, talked about deceiving regulators and joked about potential flaws in the 737 Max as it was being developed, according to over a hundred pages of internal messages delivered Thursday to congressional investigators. “I still haven’t been forgiven by God for the covering up I did last year,” one of the …

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Judge Suspended Over Alleged Courthouse Threesome

NBC News reports: A Kentucky family court judge was suspended temporarily without pay after she was accused of misconduct, including having a threesome in the courthouse. Judge Dawn Gentry, a family court judge in Kentucky’s northern 16th Judicial District, was charged with multiple counts of misconduct in November 2019 by the state Judicial Conduct Committee. She was put on temporary …

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Interpol Issues Warrant For Fugitive Ex-Nissan Boss

CNBC reports: Lebanon received an Interpol arrest warrant on Thursday for ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, a Lebanese judicial source told Reuters. The request, an Interpol red notice that calls on authorities to arrest a wanted person, was received by Lebanon’s internal security forces and has yet to be referred to the judiciary, the source said. Ghosn fled to Beirut …

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