Is Elizabeth Holmes guilty of fraud? A jury is deliberating.

Dec 21, 2021
The trial of the Theranos founder is seen as a bellwether for Silicon Valley.
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is accused of duping patients and investors.
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The Enron scandal: 20 years later, what’s changed?

Sep 23, 2021
Very little, according to Bethany McLean, the first financial reporter to ask questions about Enron's accounting practices.
Former Enron CEO and Chairman Kenneth Lay is sworn in before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in 2002.
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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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In Virginia, the theft of an iPhone can result in a felony charge for life

Mar 15, 2018
Virginia’s felony threshold for property theft is tied with New Jersey for the lowest in the nation at $200. There’s bipartisan support to raise it to $500 this year, but that’s still far below the threshold for most states.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently struck a bipartisan deal to raise the state’s felony larceny threshold in exchange for restitution reform.
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Utah introduces white-collar crime registry

Mar 28, 2016
Why was the online database created, and how effective will it be?
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes in Salt Lake City, Utah (2014). Reyes says that the state's new "White Collar Crime Offender Registry" will aim to help consumers avoid financial predators. 
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Justice Department changes tack on white-collar crime

Sep 10, 2015
New guidelines for prosecutors follow criticism after the financial crisis.

Justice Department targets white-collar criminals

Sep 10, 2015
A new DOJ memo encourages prosecutors to more aggressively go after executives.

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The whistleblower's tale: How an accountant took on Halliburton

Apr 21, 2015
Tony Menendez blew the whistle on Halliburton’s accounting practices. The fight cost him nine years of his life.