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Peru’s former first lady faces jail over Odebrecht corruption

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A Peruvian prosecutor has requested three years in prison for former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia and two former ministers for alleged corruption in awarding state contracts to the disgraced Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. read more »

The Long, Strange Saga of ‘Flash Crash’ Spoofer Navinder Sarao

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In a Chicago courtroom in January, nearly a decade after the flash crash, Navinder Sarao received a remarkably lenient sentence of one year of home confinement. What explains such a light sentence for the man blamed for causing one of the most turbulent days in market history? read more »

Mississippi hospital owner defrauded Medicare of $10.8M, jury finds

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The owner of a 25-bed critical access hospital in Gulfport, Miss., cheated Medicare out of more than $10 million, a federal jury found March 12

The 13-year-old lawsuit was originally filed under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act. read more »