Somali pirates are having a record year

Dec 30, 2009
Last night's attack by Somali pirates on a merchant ship in the Indian Ocean is the latest of 214 vessels to be attacked this year. And government crackdowns are barely covering the scope of the problem. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime

New cyber czar has tough job ahead

Dec 22, 2009
The White House has announced that Howard Schmidt, formerly of Microsoft and eBay, will be its new cybersecurity coordinator -- more than six months after President Obama said he was creating the position. Why so long to name Schmidt? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

Lack of funding holds up probe of blasts

Dec 10, 2009
There have been two industrial accidents in Texas recently, but the board in charge of looking at these incidents isn't investigating either one. Why? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Child support suffers in bad economy

Dec 8, 2009
The recession's been tough on single and divorced moms and dads. Many jobless parents are falling behind on child-support payments. But are some using the bad economy as an excuse? Thomas H. Humphreys investigates.
Posted In: Crime

U.S. settles Indian trust lawsuit

Dec 8, 2009
The U.S. government is settling a trust lawsuit with Native Americans for $3.4 billion. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime

SC could scale back anti-corruption law

Dec 8, 2009
The Supreme Court is mulling over whether to scale back or strike down an anti-corruption law. Supporters of the law say it's valuable against corruption cases, while critics say the law is too vague. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime

Supreme Court to decide on reform act

Dec 4, 2009
Capitol Hill lawmakers considering new regulations for the financial industry will be watching the Supreme Court on Monday as it hears arguments in a case about the last, big financial reform law known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Court delves into Florida beach dispute

Dec 1, 2009
A group of homeowners in Florida have sued state and county officials for a beach renovation project they say has deprived them of their property rights. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Crime

Lawyer's death raises tax fraud issues

Nov 30, 2009
The recent death of a Moscow lawyer has caused an outcry in Russia and the U.K. The lawyer was working for a British investment firm and claimed to have evidence that Russian officials perpetrated a massive tax fraud. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime

Will NYC charity fraud hurt donations?

Nov 25, 2009
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that well-known charity the United Homeless Organization is a fraud. The news could have a chilling effect on donations to legitimate groups. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Charity, Crime