In the fight against food fraud, producers are getting high-tech

Nov 22, 2023
Between edible microchips, invisible ink and more, the food supply chain is becoming more transparent than ever.
High end foods such as caviar, regional cheese and wines are trying new methods to thwart dupes.
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What to know about the Sam Bankman-Fried trial

The founder of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX faces fraud allegations in New York.
Above, Sam Bankman-Fried after a court appearance on June 15 in New York City.
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Inside the biggest municipal fraud scheme in U.S. history

What we can learn about how fraud happens and how can cities guard against it.
The scandal, which unfolded in the sleepy town of Dixon, Illinois, saw the city's comptroller steal $53 million over her 20-year career.
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What makes a financial fraudster? It's more complex than you might think.

Apr 6, 2023
“Fool Me Once" by Kelly Richmond Pope looks at the world of financial fraud — and how seemingly regular people can become perpetrators.
Kelly Richmond Pope, an accounting professor, author and filmmaker, wrote about how fraudsters, victims and whistleblowers come in many forms.
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"Due diligence" is part of the vernacular. But what does it really mean?

Apr 5, 2023
Recent scandals involving FTX and Frank leave some wondering if enough research was done on the startups, and who was supposed to do it.
JPMorgan recently bought the financial planning startup Frank for about $175 million but says its owner lied about its number of users.
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The Wirecard scandal revisited, two years later

We spoke to Dan McCrum, one of the journalists who first reported on the Wirecard scandal, about how his team's investigation unfolded.
A new Netflix documentary, "SKANDAL! Bringing Down Wirecard" depicts the 2020 effort to expose fraud at one of Europe's biggest financial services providers.
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What Elizabeth Holmes' guilty verdict means for Silicon Valley

Jan 4, 2022
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was convicted of four counts of fraud in a case that's viewed as a landmark test of Silicon Valley startup culture.
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was convicted of four counts of fraud in a case that's viewed as a landmark test of Silicon Valley startup culture.
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Inside the trial of Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes

Sep 14, 2021
And what the case means for Silicon Valley.
Holmes, who was acclaimed as one of Silicon Valley's rare female CEOs, is accused of fraud in the spectacular failure of her medical-technology company, Theranos.
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Supreme Court limits FTC's ability to make fraudsters reimburse consumers

Apr 23, 2021
In its unanimous ruling, the court says the FTC could always ask Congress for more authority to recover money for victims.
Over the past five years, the FTC says it’s returned over $11 billion to victims using the method that the court just struck down.
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