Nikola Fraud Update

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Trevor Milton convicted of securities fraud after 6-year successful stock market run. His company and concept car was all a lie! Questions: Why do, as the article says, “corporate executives tend to portray activist short sellers as vigilantes?”  Related to the first question, what has Nathan Anderson’s firm done in the past several years? Why… Read more »

Nightmare Logistics: Stay Away from this Gold Standard Moving and Storage!

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How would you like your belongings moved across the U.S. only to find that they were auctioned off before you got them back? That’s what some moving customers are finding with a company calling itself Gold Standard Moving and Storage. Questions: According to the video and article what is Gold Standard and their status? Who… Read more »

A $5 Million Fraud Against Hundreds in California Results from Postal Theft and Fraud

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According to the California Attorney General, 56 individuals involved in a scheme resulting in the theft of nearly $5 million from hundreds of people in a widespread mail theft and postal fraud operation. Questions: How many suspects were arrested as part of the fraud? Out of which counties were the suspects operating? What will the… Read more »

Amityville Horror?

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According to Susan Edelman, witnesses in alleged COVID vaccine fraud case have put 82 NYC educators in potential legal danger. Questions: Why are these educators in potential legal danger? Who committed the fraud? What was the amount of ill-gotten gains derived from the fraud? According to the article, what percentage of the COVID vaccines given… Read more »

Long Awaited Agreement is Only a First Step

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According to Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Aug. 26, 2022, finally signed an agreement with Chinese authorities that will allow the board to inspect and investigate audit firms based in China and Hong Kong whose clients trade on American exchanges. Questions: When will the PCAOB start inspections? What were… Read more »

Insider Trading

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According to the Washington Post, Stephen Buyer, ex-GOP Congressman from Indiana, is accused of exploiting nonpublic information in his role as a corporate consultant to reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits. Questions: Which arm of the government charges individuals with insider trading? During what period did Buyer act on insider trading information? What… Read more »

Attention Cryptocurrency Investors

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According to the New York Times, the fall in Bitcoin was accelerated in recent weeks by the collapse of two major cryptocurrency projects; this sows doubts about the stability of the overall cryptocurrency market. Questions: Bitcoin dropped below $20,000 this week. This is the first time since when? From March 2020 to November 2021, what… Read more »

Attention Zelle Users

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According to the New York Times, when customers say their money was stolen on Zelle, banks often refuse to pay. Questions: What is Zelle? What Federal Rule protects consumers in fraudulent electronic transfers of money? How much money was sent through Zelle and Venmo last year? What is Sim Swapping? What progress has been made… Read more »

Two Sets of Books

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According to the New York Times, a congressional committee looking into wrongdoing within the Washington Commanders N.F.L. franchise referred the case to the Federal Trade Commission. Questions: What did the 20-page letter to the FTC allege? What is the basis of the team’s categorical denial of financial impropriety? If true, what would the allegations mean… Read more »

Fraud and Money Laundering at the Lourve

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Former president and director of the Lourve from 2013 to 2021, Jean Luc Martinez, has been charged with fraud and money laundering in connection with Egyptian artifacts that were trafficked over the past decade. Questions: Under the French legal system, what is ahead for Mr. Martinez? What is Mr. Martinez’s current role? According to Le… Read more »