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Facebook Wins Dismissal of Investor Lawsuit Over Privacy Breach

NEW YORK – Facebook Inc and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the likely impact of a privacy breach on its stock price, though the investors will …

Third Defendant Convicted in California Arson Fraud Scheme

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced the last of three defendants involved in an arson fraud scheme, which led to seven Sacramento fires, to four years, nine months in prison. U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. also ordered 76-year-old …

Former New Jersey Mayor Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud Charge

A former northern New Jersey mayor has admitted making false statements to police and an insurance company in a bid to cover up a hit-and-run accident. Former Roselle Mayor Garrett Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to insurance fraud, one day before …

Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Getting FEMA Grants

A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud after illegally obtaining grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and making false statements on workers compensation forms. U.S. Stephanie A. Finley said 57-year-old Curtis Roller pleaded guilty …

Lance Armstrong Asks Judge to Dismiss U.S. False Claims Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong, the former champion cyclist, asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit claiming he defrauded the U.S. by using banned substances in violation of his team’s contract with the U.S. Postal Service. Armstrong, in papers submitted yesterday in …