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Juul Fights Mafia Law Designation in Suits Against Its Marketing

Juul Labs Inc. has the Mafia to thank for the most potent legal claims accusing the e-cigarette maker of igniting an epidemic of youth nicotine addiction. The company will try to persuade a federal judge Monday that consumers and school …

Hackers ‘Without Conscience’ Target Health-Care Providers

When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario for managing director Malcolm Boyce. The coronavirus crisis was just beginning to take hold in …

Corruption Claims, Mailbox Send Hawaii Power Couple to Trial

He was Honolulu’s Rolex-wearing police chief, an avid surfer who chatted with beat cops in Pidgin, Hawaii’s creole language. She was his deputy city prosecutor wife, who drove a Maserati and led an elite unit targeting career criminals while showering …

Texas Police Charge 4 in High-End Bike Theft Ring

Four people have been charged in a high-end bicycle theft ring in which investigators say they rented bikes from Texas businesses and sold them online. Austin police say one person was arrested after renting two bicycles valued at $3,100 each …

Canada Insurer Crushes Stolen SUVs Recovered From Organized Crime

Economical Insurance took the extraordinary step of destroying two stolen vehicles that were recovered from individuals with links to organized crime. A 2005 Cadillac Escalade and a 2005 GMC Denali were crushed at Bodyline Auto Recyclers in Hamilton, Ontario to …

Report Examines Connection Between Organized Crime and Insurance Fraud: NICB

There is a strong correlation between organized crime and staged auto accidents, according to a National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) report examining the impact organized crime groups have on insurance fraud. Covering the period from Jan. 1, 2008, through June …

Florida Governor Witnesses Examples of Insurance Fraud

Cars collided in full view of Florida’s highest ranking officials at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, showcasing the dangerous crimes of insurance fraud through staged accidents. Florida continues to lead the nation in staged accidents and abuse of the …