Tech investors gave Seth Bannon, co-founder of the seemingly surging startup Amicus, over four million dollars, despite knowing almost nothing about him.
A scholarly dispute devolves into criminal impersonation.
Money, fraud and a sacred prophecy.
How a small-town comptroller became the biggest municipal embezzler in U.S. history.
Welcome to Plasenzuela, whose 500 inhabitants enjoyed no-show jobs, spent millions on phantom projects and defrauded Social Security.
The story of one man’s descent into lies and illegal activity – and why it could so easily happen to any of us.
How a con-man convinced Los Angeles that he was prepared to purchase the Dodgers from the now-bankrupt Frank McCourt.
On William H. McMasters, who ten days after being hired as Charles Ponzi’s publicist wrote a scathing exposé in The Boston Post that revealed the biggest fraud, at the time, in American history.
Was Steinbrenner’s Partner the “Madoff of Memorabilia”? Inside a collector’s hoax.
How a Nigerian-American conned upwards of $40 million from banks during the housing boom using publicly available information from the internet, persuasive storytelling, and prepaid cellphones, and then ditched his FBI tail in a casino.