Lying through his teeth? (Pun intended. Read on.)

In true consumer fight-back style, Ellen Fein has started a website to criticize Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Ellen is one of the authors of the book “The Rules”, while Rosenthal calls himself the “Dentist to the Stars.” Ellen claims that Rosenthal botched her dental work on her website lyingdentist.com. She says on the site that she … Read more Lying through his teeth? (Pun intended. Read on.)

State Officials Encouraging Illegal Immigrants to Skirt the Laws

According to an article in the Janesville Gazette, Wisconsin officials conducted a class to help illegal immigrants understand how to get a drivers license before April 1, 2007. On April 1, those applying for licenses or renewing licenses must have proof of legal residency. Up until then, such proof is not necessary, therefore illegal aliens can easily get drivers licenses in Wisconsin.

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Quixtar (Amway) Sued For Being an Illegal Pyramid Scheme

From Robert FitzPatrick of Pyramid Scheme Alert: In a crucial development that could rock the entire multi-level marketing business, a class action lawsuit has been filed this month against Quixtar (Amway) charging that the company is running an illegal pyramid scheme. (filed in US District court in the northern district of California on January 10, … Read more Quixtar (Amway) Sued For Being an Illegal Pyramid Scheme

Microsoft “Vista” accused of being illegal in Europe

Microsoft’s competitors in Europe alleged today that the new Vista operating system continues the illegal practices by Microsoft discovered in Europe 3 years ago. The group complaining includes IBM, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Oracle, and Red Hat. In 2004, the European Commission determined that Microsoft purposely made Windows software incompatible with competitors’ server software, as … Read more Microsoft “Vista” accused of being illegal in Europe

Chicago Board of Elections distributes social security numbers

The Chicago Board of Elections distributed computer discs to aldermanic campaigns in 2003 which contained the Social Security numbers of more than a million voters. The voter information on the discs also included names, addresses, and birthdates. Since this inceident, more discs containing Social Secuirty information have been distributed. Officials said that there was no … Read more Chicago Board of Elections distributes social security numbers

Former Prisoner of Nazis Was an Expert in Counterfeiting

A story in the Wall Street Journal tells how an 89-year-old survivor of Nazi concentration camps stayed alive because of his ability to counterfeit money. Adolf Burger and 140 other prisoners forged so much British currency, that 12% of all pound-sterling bills in 1945 were fake.

The goal at the time was to break the trust in British currency, and ultimately damage the country’s economy. However, the quest was unsuccessful as German agents skimmed millions of dollars off the counterfeiting oper

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Ben Glisan of Enron Fame is Released From “Prison”

On Friday, Ben Glisan, Enron’s former Treasurer was released from home confinement. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison, but was released from prison and put under home confinement in September. He has served about 2/3 of his original sentence for his guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud.

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Hewlett-Packard investigator charged with identity theft

Bryan Wagner, the investigator contracted by Hewlett-Packard to help find the source of information leaks, has been charged in federal court with crimes of aggravated [tag]identity theft[/tag] and [tag]conspiracy[/tag]. The conspiracy charge carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The identity theft carries a penalty of up to 2 … Read more Hewlett-Packard investigator charged with identity theft