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Jeff Bezos Sued for Defamation by Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez’s Brother

Jeff Bezos was sued for defamation by his girlfriend’s brother in a lawsuit accusing the Amazon.com Inc. chief executive officer of falsely claiming the brother provided lurid photographs to the National Enquirer. The lawsuit was filed late Friday in Los …

11th Circuit Dismisses Suit Alleging Conspiracy to Deflate Auto Body Repair Changes

A federal appellate court affirmed a decision to throw out a racketeering lawsuit brought by a group of 126 auto body collision repair shops against seven of the largest U.S. insurers. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta agreed …

Virginia Attorney Charged in Extortion Plot Over Roundup

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia attorney involved in litigation against Monsanto Co. over health risks associated with Roundup weed killer has been charged by federal prosecutors for allegedly trying to extort $200 million from an unnamed company. Timothy Litzenburg, of …

FBI Reports Cybercrime Losses Nearly Doubled in 2018

The amount of reported losses from cyber crime nearly doubled in 2018 to $2.7 billion, with almost half of that from business email schemes that targeted wire transfer payments, according the FBI’s 2019 Internet Crime Report. The report, prepared by …

Avenatti Doubles Down, Says Nike Targeted Him to Cover ‘Crimes’

California lawyer Michael Avenatti brushed aside accusations by federal prosecutors that he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike Inc., tweeting to thank supporters after he was released on bail and lobbing fresh accusations at the world’s biggest sports …

September 19, 2012 Lunch Discussion: Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion

San Diego, CA, 08/29/12 – The Insurance Brokers & Agents of San Diego along with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation of San Diego will be hosting a lunch discussion on September 19, 2012 with guest speaker Reginald King, the West …

South Texas Attorney Helped Corrupt Judge

A South Texas attorney has pleaded guilty to being a middleman and arranging a payment to a corrupt judge. Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old Jose Martin “Joe” Valle of Harlingen pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Brownsville to aiding and abetting extortion …