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Retractions 3 and 4 appear for researcher facing criminal probe; OSU co-author won’t face inquiry


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Alfredo Fusco, a cancer researcher in Italy who is facing a criminal investigation for fraud, has had two more papers retracted. Continue reading

Fraud fells Alzheimer’s “made to order” neurons paper in Cell


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In 2011, a group of researchers at Columbia University reported in Cell that they had been able to convert skin cells from patients with Alzheimer’s disease into functioning neurons —

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Treasury to Comerica: Take our money, please!


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Daniel Wagner,  The Center for Pubic Integrity

The Treasury Department paid Comerica Inc. tens of millions of dollars for a government payment card that left poor and disabled Americans vulnerable to fraud and shoddy customer service, a new inspector general report says.

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Former Madoff associates found guilty of fraud


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Joseph Ax,  REUTERS

Five former aides to investment manager Bernard Madoff were convicted on Monday of charges that they helped their boss conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme for years.

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Obama Administration’s Secret Email Scandal


I cannot remember a time quite like this. Approximately one-third of congressional committees are investigating Obama corruption; every day brings with it a new scandal, each just as serious as the last.

 

There just is no other way to put it. The District of Columbia is drowning in a cesspool of corruption. From new scandals, such as the IRS attacks on conservative groups and Benghazi-gate to unresolved outrages from Obama’s first term, including Fast and Furious and Obamacare, the Obama administration is out of control.

 

And to make matters worse, the president who promised to make transparency and the rule of law the “touchstones” of his presidency has employed every trick in the book to avoid coming clean on any of these scandals

 

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Woodward on the Scandals: 'No One's Coming Clean … We Aren't Getting Straight Talk'


Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard

 

“But it’s all very troubling, and you lump all these things — the IRS, Benghazi, and this — together and what you’ve got is a feeling that no one’s coming clean, that we aren’t getting straight talk,” said Woodward.

 

 

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Civil Rights Firebrand’s Fraud Case in Georgia Now Has Others Treading Softly


In the state where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born and a legacy of lynching still informs politics, it is never easy to suggest that a leader of the civil rights movement might be a thief.

 

That is why Sally Yates, a United States attorney, stepped carefully last week when she brought a 54-page indictment against Tyrone Brooks, a state representative from Atlanta who got his start as a street soldier for Dr. King. “This is a disappointing day,” her statement began. “Representative Brooks has done much good in his life, both as a state legislator and civil rights leader.”

 

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Merck Caught in Massive Scientific Fraud as In-House Authors were Disguised as Independent Scientists (opinion)


Drug giant Merck has been caught red-handed in a scheme to deceive the FDA and the public over the integrity of its scientific studies, say top medical authorities. According to reports that were (amazingly!) published in the Journal of the American Medical Associationand detailed in the Washington Post, Merck waged a “campaign of deception” to disguise its in-house study authors as independent scientists working for universities. This scheme made the studies appear independent and unbiased, allowing them to carry more apparent credibility to FDA officials, doctors and other scientists.

 

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10,000 ID fraud gangs active in US, especially the Southeast


 

There are 10,000 active identity theft crime rings across the United States, with the greatest concentration in a “ring of fraud” that stretches across the Southeast from Virginia to Mississippi, according to a new report by fraud-fighting firm ID Analytics.

 

A majority of these rings are what the firm calls “Friends & Family” groups, not professional criminal organizations, the report concludes. The rings are most highly concentrated in Washington D.C.; Detroit; Tampa, Fla.; Greenville, Miss., Macon, Georgia; and Montgomery, Ala., the report found.

 

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A tragic and stunning case of scientific fraud


Tony Isaacs, Natural News

 

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