Former NY state comptroller Hevesi pleads guilty to corruption in pay-to-play scandal

Ex-NY comptroller pleads guilty in pay-to-play

Ex-NY Comptroller Hevesi charged with corruption in state pension fund scandal

Ex-NY comptroller charged with corruption

NEW YORK — Former New York state Comptroller Alan Hevesi has been charged with felony corruption in a “pay-to-play” scandal at the state pension fund.

Police agencies break up bank fraud, identity theft ring in NJ; 53 people charged

53 charged in NJ bank fraud, identity theft ring

New Jersey settles SEC charges of securities fraud over municipal bond sales

NJ settles SEC fraud charges over bond sales

Blagojevich could lose home if jurors in his corruption trial convict him

U.S. President Barack Obama

Chicago-area man charged with helping Polish immigrants get New Mexico driver’s licenses

Feds arrest Polish immigrant in NM smuggling case

Utah finds possible state database breach related to list of 1,300 alleged illegal immigrants

Utah finds possible breach in immigrant list probe

France’s Sarkozy fights back on TV amid scandals linked to heiress, campaign funding

France’s Sarkozy fights back amid finance scandal

Sarkozy defends himself on national TV amid scandal linked to heiress, campaign funding

Sarkozy defends himself amid funding scandal

Sarkozy goes on national TV amid scandal linked to heiress, shriveling support

Sarkozy goes on TV amid scandal linked to heiress

Disgraced ex-Orange County sheriff convicted of witness tampering got $215,000 in ‘09 pension

Disgraced ex-Calif. sheriff got $215,000 pension

Program to help poor with electric bills paid $100M to people who were dead, in prison or rich

Feds wasted millions in utilities program for poor

Fraud rings steal Puerto Ricans’ identities for sale to illegal immigrants

Puerto Ricans targeted in massive ID theft schemes

‘Everyone does it’ not a defense for corruption, NY AG argues in pension probe court papers

NY AG: ‘Everyone does it’ not a fraud defense

Lawmakers to review pension agency’s plan to reimbuse board members’ legal expenses

NM pension board sets aside $1.5M for legal costs

Judge confirms order freezing assets of former CalPERS board member being sued by state

Judge confirms freeze on assets in CalPERS lawsuit

Berlusconi says Italians must make sacrifices to restore credibility to euro

Italy makes cuts to dodge euro crisis

ROME — Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday that euro24 billion (nearly $30 billion) in budget cuts aimed largely at its bloated bureaucracy are essential to restore confidence in the euro and to stop Italy living beyond its means.

Sex offender with Census job is nabbed by NJ mom who recognized him from state registry site

Astute NJ mom outs Census worker as sex offender

Former Calif. pension official denies allegations in state attorney general’s fraud lawsuit

Former CalPERS official denies fraud accusations

Calif. AG sues former pension fund officials for fraud, alleging kickbacks to win investments

Calif. AG sues former pension officials for fraud

As PTSD cases rise and rules for claims ease, VA warned that more frauds will slip through

In tide of new PTSD cases, fear of growing fraud

SEC accuses former NFL player, others of committing fraud with Detroit-area pension money

SEC alleges fraud in handling of pension money

Former Obama car czar Rattner still under kickback cloud as new details emerge about conduct

Former Obama car czar remains under kickback cloud

Firm founded by ex-Obama aide Rattner settles with state, SEC in NY pension fund probe

Firm of ex-Obama aide settles NY corruption probe

Alaska woman who took on new identity to escape abuse pleads guilty in bizarre scam

Woman with 2 identities pleads guilty to fraud

Report: Calif. pension fund under federal criminal investigation for investment decisions

Report: Criminal probe targets Calif. pension fund

Ex-official pleads guilty in NY pay-to-play pension probe, admits politics guided investments

Ex-official admits guilt in NY pension probe

Appeals court clears way for pilot to claim emotional distress over improper HIV disclosure

Appeals court: Feds wrong to disclose pilot’s HIV

Illinois Supreme Court says imprisoned former Gov. Ryan not entitled to partial pension

President Barack Obama

Coroner’s jury sees video, hears accounts of deadly Las Vegas federal building shooting

Jury sees video of Nev. federal building shooting

Jobs bill picking up bipartisan support in Senate, would continue anti-terror Patriot Act

Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama

Vegas Strip procession, law enforcement honors set for slain federal court officer’s funeral

Vegas procession, honors set for officer’s funeral

Police identify victims of St. Louis workplace shooting, confirm suspected shooter among them

Cops: Suspected shooter among dead at Mo. plant

Suspect in fatal Mo. plant shooting said to be good neighbor, family man, but unhappy at work

Neighbors: Suspect in Mo. shooting unhappy at work

US marshals identify deputy wounded in fatal Las Vegas federal building shootout

Deputy marshal hurt in Vegas gunfight identified

Officials: Slain Las Vegas federal building shooter who killed guard was on ’suicide mission’

Officials cast Vegas shooting as ’suicide mission’

FBI: Las Vegas federal building shooter had ‘lengthy’ criminal history in Memphis, Sacramento

FBI: Vegas shooter had ‘lengthy’ criminal history

Suspect in Las Vegas federal building shootout lost lawsuit over Social Security benefits

Las Vegas federal building shootout leaves 2 dead

Officials: Gunman in Las Vegas federal building shootout lost Social Security benefits suit

2 dead in Las Vegas federal building shootout

Gunman opens fire at Vegas federal building, killing court officer before he was shot to death

Guard, gunman die in Vegas building shooting

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Two portraits of Rachel Yould emerge; one a victim, one a schemer

Is Rachel Yould a victim or schemer?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Who is Rachel Yould? Is she a victim of domestic violence or a schemer who took on two identities to get rich?

NJ Gov.-elect Christie says he’ll review public pension laws following critical report

NJ Gov.-elect to review public pension laws