Saturday, November 17, 2018

Aspirations

Listen to this Story Coming to the United States offers immigrants an opportunity to prosper in a country with more pervasive social freedoms and economic opportunities. However, The Star Tribune tells the story of a Minnesota couple who took the opportunity to use some aspiring...

An Insider’s Opinion

Whenever you are looking to enter a venture you do not have experience in, it's a great idea to get an ''insider's opinion.'? Let's say you want to build a pool. Sure, you've been to many pools, but that doesn't qualify you as a...

Missouri Businessman with Significant Income Charged with Unemployment Fraud

It's not easy being in the fraud business today; apparently, there are tabs to run up in bars by fraudsters – those have to be paid! There are checks to cash and then there are the fraudsters' vacations to Costa Rica – which...

Student Loan Scam Unravels

College is expensive. The costs add up quickly? books, tuition, and food – students have to eat – and room and board can easily reach into the thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, per year. If you've ever been a student or...

Zapped!

 Three of the most common methods for committing business tax fraud are under-reporting income, over-reporting expenses and not reporting taxes at all. The owners of a Japanese steak house in Duluth, Minnesota chose to under-report their business income. They committed tax fraud by using...

Street Deals

The news is always littered with stories about street deals gone wrong? drugs, money and other sordid tales. What the news typically neglects to shed light upon is the world of food stamp fraud street deals. According to a KARE News article, drug deals...

When the Left Hand Doesn’t Know What the Right Hand is Doing

In some situations where there are numerous people working together, it is hard to know what each person is doing to accomplish a shared goal. (Lack of transparency can leave room for lots of dysfunction.) But, in situations where there are smaller numbers of...

Missouri Tax Fraud Aimed at $100 Million Payout

A million dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? A hundred million dollars. According to The Kansas City Star, that amount of money was apparently the target of a nationwide conspiracy to defraud the government that spanned eight states and was...

This Boat Don’t Float

It’s tough for small business owners to keep their companies afloat without qualified, hardworking employees. The owner of a small Minnesota company that provided personal care assistants (PCAs) for disabled clients misrepresented her staff’s qualifications to Medicaid through the submission of $601,000 in fraudulent...

Repeat Offender Forced to Eliminate Food Stamps from Diet

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is funded by taxpayers and provides assistance to American citizens who are struggling to put healthy food on the table for their families. According to 2012 SNAP data, the program assisted...
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