Posts Tagged ‘fraud’

March 21st, 2023 - 9:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Was this indictment a politically motivated witch hunt, or just prosecuting a thief?

Let’s start with basics: Joe Harding didn’t come from America’s educated or business elite. He’s a junior college dropout who worked in construction before starting his landscaping business (see his profile here). You could say he’s a dirt-under-fingernails type of guy.[...]

December 15th, 2022 - 12:18 am § in Law and Courts, Religion

“Pastor” doesn’t always mean godliness

A Florida pastor and his son have been arrested for “fraudulently obtaining more than $8 million in federal Covid relief funds and attempting to use some of the money to buy a luxury home near Walt Disney World,” NBC News reported on Wednesday December 14, 2022 (read story here). Hey, I [...]

December 1st, 2022 - 8:24 pm § in Law and Courts

Fake vaccine card seller gets prison

Julie Mazi (photo, left), 41, a Napa, California, naturopathic doctor who sold phony Covid-19 “immunization” pills and fake CDC vaccine cards, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (read story here). That wasn’t the sole reason for the stiff sen[...]

August 27th, 2022 - 11:15 pm § in Donald Trump

Who cares if a fake heiress crashed Mar-a-Lago?

“A Ukrainian woman posing as a member of the Rothschild banking family has been outed as a fraud after she allegedly infiltrated former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate,” the New York Post says (see story here). Her Florida driver’s license gives her name as Anna de Rot[...]

June 23rd, 2022 - 12:25 pm § in Health

Fake abortion clinics lure women to inflict anti-abortion propaganda

Google’s search engine sending women to these fake clinics is causing an uproar; watch video below. At least 50 of these deceptive clinics operate in Washington State; see story here. The women who visit these clinics are told “that birth control doesn’t work, that abortion dooms them [...]

June 2nd, 2022 - 11:40 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

The Hunter Biden laptop trail

The purported Hunter Biden laptop, and at least some of the salacious material on it, apparently are authentic, Mother Jones says (in a story here). But the Chinese connection alleged by Trump backers is fake. “The effort to publicize compromising emails, images, and videos from the device in[...]

April 9th, 2022 - 8:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Trumper pleads guilty to skimming border wall donations

Two things prominent rightwing figures seem to share in common is they like the trappings of fancy lifestyles (e.g., yachts) and they pay for them by stealing from their supporters. And as Mother Jones puts it (here), “The right-wing grift, long a staple of the US political scene, reached a k[...]

April 3rd, 2022 - 2:50 pm § in Health

Beware telemedicine fraud (video)

A phone call could cost you thousands of dollars. Watch this segment from the April 1, 2022, NBC Nightly News broadcast to learn how crooks exploit telemedicine to steal your money. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 11th, 2021 - 12:12 pm § in Health

Vaccination is free, fake cards aren’t

If you get scammed by this, you deserve it. “The hidden market for fake vaccine cards has been growing as more states start to enforce vaccine mandates for public gatherings, and employers require proof of vaccination,” the Guardian reported (here), and “many of the people offeri[...]

November 5th, 2021 - 1:28 pm § in Law and Courts

Followup: Derek Chauvin’s tax troubles and strategic divorce

Prosecutors have filed tax evasion charges against convicted killer cop Derek Chauvin and his wife Kellie (photo, left), a former “Mrs. Minnesota,” alleging they concealed nearly half a million dollars of income in the five years preceding Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd. They als[...]