Jan 29, 2015

MRI owner to pay $584 million for bilking Japanese investors

A Las Vegas businessman and his company, MRI International Inc., were ordered to pay $584 million after a judge ruled that they defrauded Japanese investors in a Ponzi scheme. Edwin Fujinaga was found liable in October in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit ...

Jan 29, 2015

Thai transvestite arrested on suspicion of scamming Japanese men

Thai police said Wednesday they have arrested a transvestite on suspicion of swindling money from more than 100 Japanese men. The 39-year-old jobless Bangkok man named Utai Nantakan admitted that he has committed fraud against only Japanese men for the past 10 years, deceiving ...

Jan 23, 2015

Email scam netted $214 million in just 14 months: FBI

An email scam that targets businesses with bogus invoices has netted more than $214 million from victims in 45 countries in just over a year, an FBI task force said Thursday. The Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint effort of the FBI and the ...

Dec 29, 2014

Lu begins hunger strike in support of Chen's parole

Former Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu started a hunger strike Sunday as part of a growing campaign for the release from prison of ailing ex-leader Chen Shui-bian. Chen, now 63, who led the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to power in 2000 after 50 ...

Dec 28, 2014

Four officials reprimanded in China over developer's AIDS scare tactics

Police in central China detained five people and four officials were reprimanded after a construction firm reportedly employed HIV/AIDS sufferers to scare residents into vacating their houses, the state news agency reported on Saturday. Forced demolitions are a frequent cause of unrest and anger ...

Dec 5, 2014

Kenya arrests 77 Chinese in alleged hacking case

Police in Kenya are consulting technical experts to determine if 77 Chinese nationals arrested with advanced communications equipment in several houses in an upscale Nairobi neighborhood were committing espionage, an official said Thursday. The Chinese were arrested since the weekend with equipment that Kenya’s ...