April 17, 2021

investigation

Facebook under investigation in Europe over massive personal data leak

Facebook has come under fire for not keeping the personal data of users safe.


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Facebook is under investigation in Europe for a leak that exposed the personal data of more than 530 million global users of its services. The Irish Data Protection Commission, the watchdog responsible for ensuring Facebook abides by European privacy laws, announced on Wednesday that it was opening an inquiry into whether the leak constituted a breach of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Personal information on hundreds of millions of Facebook users, including names, birth dates, email addresses and phone

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Georgia insurance agent sentenced in fraud investigation

(State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division) (State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division)

A Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge has sentenced a Suwanee insurance agent to seven years probation for multiple counts of insurance fraud.

After a two-year-investigation, officers arrested 62-year-old Jeffrey Alan Reichel, who operated Core Business Services Inc. and Ironclad Insurance Agency from his Suwanee home.

According to investigators, they began looking into Reichel after complaints that he made multiple business owners believe they had worker’s compensation insurance coverage while they were still uninsured, stealing thousands of dollars from his victims.

In April

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Trump Tower Chicago loan now included in New York City prosecutors’ finance investigation

CHICAGO — The Manhattan district attorney’s office subpoenaed documents from an investment company that loaned the Trump Organization millions of dollars for its Chicago skyscraper in a sign that the investigation into the former president’s finances continues to expand, people familiar with the investigation told CNN.

Prosecutors issued the grand jury subpoena to Fortress Investment Management late last year, the people said, as part of their wide-ranging investigation into former President Donald Trump and his company.

Investigators’ interest in how Trump and his company treated the Chicago loan is an expansion of an inquiry that encompasses multiple aspects of

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Aragon co-owner under investigation for money laundering

CHICAGO – A co-owner of the famed Aragon Ballroom is under investigation for allegedly laundering money.

According to a federal search warrant, exclusively obtained by WGN Investigates, the co-owner, Ivan Fernandez, and his associates took cash to clean on multiple occasions.

The money came from an unidentified source who purported to have drug money.

But in reality was working with the FBI.

“It makes me sad, knowing the history in that place and the folklore that went through it,” says Jack Riley, former head of the DEA in Chicago.

He was not involved in the matter and was briefed on

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Two men from Hyde County charged after insurance fraud investigation

Two men from Hyde County have been arrested on felony charges of allegedly committing insurance fraud, after reporting a pick-up truck was stolen after it was found in the Pamlico Sound.

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced Friday the arrest of Jahle Lamont Gibbs, 32, and Benjamin Edward Poe, 29, both from Engelhard. Gibbs was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense. Poe was charged with conspiracy and aiding and abetting Gibbs.

According to the arrest warrant, Gibbs told Sentry Insurance that his Ford F-350 truck was stolen when it was found under water at

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A Republican donor gave $2.5 million for a voter fraud investigation. He wants his money back.

Like many Donald Trump supporters, conservative donor Fred Eshelman awoke the day after the presidential election with the suspicion that something wasn’t right. His candidate’s apparent lead in key battleground states had evaporated overnight.

The next day, the North Carolina financier and his advisers reached out to a small conservative nonprofit group in Texas that was seeking to expose voter fraud. After a 20-minute talk with the group’s president, their first-ever conversation, Eshelman was sold.

“I’m in for 2,” he told the president of True the Vote, according to court documents and interviews with Eshelman and others.

“$200,000?” one of

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