State rests in Ponzi-fraud trial of ex-exec Shkreli in New York

Jul 28, 2017

State rests in Ponzi-fraud trial of ex-exec Shkreli in New York

Closing arguments got underway Thursday in the securities fraud trial of Martin Shkreli, a former hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical executive label "The Most Hated Man in America." The 34-year-old, who hunched over in his chair and fiddled with his hair, risks being jailed for ...

Thai police arrest Japanese woman wanted for pyramid scheme

/ Apr 5, 2017

Thai police arrest Japanese woman wanted for pyramid scheme

Thai police say they have arrested a Japanese woman wanted for allegedly running a multimillion-dollar pyramid investment scheme in her homeland. Immigration Department chief Lt. Gen. Nutthorn Prawsunthorn said Wednesday that Setsuko Yamabe, 62, persuaded victims to invest ¥700 million ($6.3 million) in a fund ...

Feb 21, 2017

Spanish court nixes Neymar, Barcelona appeals

A Spanish court on Monday dismissed appeals from Neymar and Barcelona over alleged fraud and corruption in the Brazilian star's transfer from Santos in 2013. The decision brings the possibility of the player and club facing trial a step closer. Neymar's arrival from Brazil's Santos has ...

Jan 17, 2017

Tokyo doctor arrested over alleged fraud following false STD diagnosis

A Tokyo hospital director was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of defrauding a company executive after falsely diagnosing him with a sexually transmitted disease, police said. Michinari Hayashi, 69, head of Shinjuku Central Clinic, allegedly swindled about ¥26,000 in total from the executive in his 60s ...