Trump says Comey ‘guilty of crimes,’ warns DOJ he won’t ‘stay away’ forever

President Trump, in a fiery exclusive interview with “Fox & Friends,” blasted former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday morning as a “liar and a leaker” who is “guilty of crimes” — while issuing a stern warning to the Justice Department about the Russia probe.

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Jeff Sessions is shamefully undermining WEB Du Bois’s legacy | Marc Mauer

A justice department program of research fellowships in the civil rights leader’s name has been twisted to suit the attorney general’s agenda

Since 2002, the US Department of Justice’s WEB Du Bois program has sponsored research fellowships on issues of race and criminal justice. During Republican and Democratic administrations, a diverse group of academics have carried the spirit of the noted sociologist and civil rights leader to the race challenges of the 21st century. Given the racial disparity endemic at every stage of the justice system the DoJ’s investigation of these issues has been praiseworthy.

But with Jeff Sessions as attorney general exploring the roots of this injustice may now be compromised. In the recently released solicitation for the Du Bois fellowships the DoJ invited scholars to engage in research on five issues arising out of the “tough on crime” era that would make a student of the Du Bois legacy shudder.

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DOJ to Turn Over Documents Related to 2016 Election Probes to Congress

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GOP lawmakers say they’ve struck a deal with the Justice Department to hand over key documents related to their investigation into the FBI’s decision-making.

The deal was announced Monday by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy.

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The agreement comes after months of frustration from lawmakers, who have accused the agency of stonewalling the investigation.

Representative Goodlatte subpoenaed the agency last month after receiving only 3,000 of the roughly 1.2 million documents.

Lawmakers are eager to review documents by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is conducting a parallel probe.

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The most memorable and expensive financial fraud cases of all time

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  • Financial fraud is a major crime which often comes with heavy punishment and fines for those involved.
  • Enron, Cendant, and WorldCom are examples of massive companies torn apart by financial fraud and scandal.
  • Other cases include fraudsters trying to sell the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Financial fraud is a serious white-collar crime that often comes with heavy punishment and fines, but the details of the misdeeds can be stranger than fiction.

Recently, numerous charges of fraud — and alleged fraud — have made headlines. In April, Wells Fargo was fined $1 billion to resolve probes into lending abuses. Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos at 19 but her success came to a sudden halt when she was charged with “massive fraud” in March. 

Financial fraud isn’t new, and the extent of the crime can vary significantly. In some cases, billions of dollars are lost and companies end up bankrupt. Most cases have at least one person, but often a group of fraudsters, going to prison.

Some cases involve forged documents, while others focus on trying to sell an item somebody doesn’t own. Ponzi schemes are also common. Even bitcoin has been the source of fraud. 

From corporate scandals, to major forgeries, to individual pyramid schemes, keep reading to see the most notable, and expensive, fraud cases of all time.

Wells Fargo

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The book on this alleged fraud case is still being written. First, the large American bank got caught with millions of fake accounts in an instance of employees trying to meet quotas through cross-selling.

Now, Wells Fargo is under fire for improperly handling fraud cases because it closed many of the accounts in question instead of performing the legally mandated investigation.

The bank settled with regulators to pay a fine of $1 billion to be split by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 

Theranos

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Elizabeth Holmes promised to change the world of medicine with new technology and lured investors like Henry Kissinger and James Mattis and a partnership with Walgreen’s. Holmes performed demonstrations using other company’s technology while claiming it was the work of Theranos.

The SEC charged Holmes with lying to create more than $700 million for Theranos in outside investments. Holmes reached a settlement and agreed to pay a $500,000 fine, hand over 19 million shares of the company, and is not allowed to be an officer of a public company for 10 years.

Kirbyjon Caldwell and Greg Smith

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The SEC recently charged Houston based pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell and self-described financial planner Greg Smith in a scheme that allegedly involved luring innocent people into investing in old Chinese bonds with no worth, with the promise of large returns. Twenty nine mostly elderly investors were swindled out of $3.4 million. 

A DOJ press release states that each defendant could face as many as 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine, and five years of supervised release, among other penalties.

 

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