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Two University of Houston professors have been accused of falsely obtaining approximately $1.3 million from a federal small business program over 13 years,  according to the U.S. Department of Justice .  The pair face 29 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud...
by John Amon (amonj) at Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:17pm 0 comments


Lowe's Home Centers , the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure.  Lead exposure can cause a range of health problems, from behavioral disorders and...
by John Amon (amonj) at Sunday, May 4, 2014 10:11pm 0 comments


So, hey, who needs steroids? Creative ways to cheat are as old as the game itself. Here are five examples — some simply slippery, others more elaborate, and at least one that reads like something out of “Mission: Impossible.”  Gaylord...
by John Amon (amonj) at Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:13pm 0 comments


Phil Ivey calls himself "the greatest poker player of all time," but a casino in Atlantic City has accused him of being something else: a cheat.  In a lawsuit, the Borgata claims Ivey pocketed more than $9.6 million by cheating at baccarat.  When he...
by John Amon (amonj) at Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:01pm 0 comments


Illinois' disclosure laws are on the books to force public officials to report many potential conflicts of interest, and Tinley Park boasts even stricter ethics rules than the state.  The arrangement was brought to light last month by a Tribune report,...
by John Amon (amonj) at Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:57pm 0 comments

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