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Mob Con Artist in Prison, But No Insurance Payout for Jewelry Store

Jennifer Lopez probably would have looked great in the five pieces that Crown Jewels Estate Jewelry loaned to a purported Sony Pictures producer for a shooting with the actress in Miami. But there was no shooting and no movie producer. …

Florida Woman Sentenced to 2 Years for Trafficking Counterfeit Goods

A Tampa, Fla., woman was sentenced to two years in prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). According to court documents, in March 2011 HSI special agents …

Jewelry Thieves Strike Homes in Atlanta Suburbs

Authorities say jewelry thieves struck two homes in north Fulton County neighborhoods within one week, stealing $70,000 in gold and other precious metals from one family. Homeowner Rick Vaughn tells CBS Atlanta that his wife came home from a vacation …

Courtney Love Found Liable for Missing New York Jewelry

A New York judge has ruled that rocker Courtney Love is liable for jewelry that she borrowed to wear to a charity event and never returned. But Judge Doris Ling-Cohan in Manhattan state Supreme Court said a special referee must …

3 More Arrested in $2.8 Million Georgia Jewelry Heist

Forsyth County officials say three more arrests have been made in the theft of more than $2.8 million worth of jewelry. Michael T. Holloway, Connie Holloway and Amanda Hogan, all of Smyrna, were arrested Thursday and charged with one count …

Jewelry Industry to Self-Regulate on Toxic Cadmium

Efforts by the jewelry industry to voluntarily limit the toxic metal cadmium in children’s trinkets are finally coming together. Because the limits are voluntary, there is no automatic penalty if jewelry exceeds them. Federal regulators will, however, use the limits …