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Jul 30, 2013

Real Housewives of New Jersey stars appear on federal fraud charges

, July 30 (Reuters) – Two stars of “The Real
Housewives of New Jersey” were released on $500,000 bond each on
Tuesday after appearing in federal court on fraud and tax
evasion charges that could get one of them kicked out of the
United States.

Teresa Giudice, 41, and her husband Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice,
43, held hands during their appearance on a 39-count indictment
at the hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor.

Jul 28, 2013

Martinez resigns as Marlins coach after alleged player abuse: reports

By David Jones

(Reuters) – Miami Marlins batting coach Tino Martinez resigned on Sunday afternoon amid claims he was abusive to several players, according to the Miami Herald and

Martinez, a first-year coach and retired first baseman for the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, handed in his resignation after the agent for rookie second baseman Derek Dietrich contacted the Marlins over an incident that reportedly took place several months back, the Herald said.

Jul 26, 2013

U.S. indicts hackers in biggest cyber fraud case in history

/BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors said on Thursday they have charged five men responsible for a hacking and credit card fraud spree that cost companies more $300 million and two of the suspects are in custody, in the biggest cyber crime case filed in U.S. history.

They also disclosed a new security breach against Nasdaq, though they provided few details about the attack.

Jul 25, 2013

U.S. charges 6 in major credit card, Nasdaq hacking cases

/BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors charged six foreign nationals with hacking crimes, including credit and debit card thefts that authorities say cost U.S. and European companies more than $300 million in losses, and charged one of them with breaching Nasdaq computers.

Prosecutors said the indictments unsealed on Thursday for the payment card hacking were the biggest cyber fraud case filed in U.S. history.

Jul 25, 2013

U.S. charges five in largest credit theft, hacking case

/BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday they have launched the country’s largest hacking fraud case and charged five men in Russia and Ukraine with credit card theft resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for a number of multinational companies.

Victims include Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, Visa Inc, Dow Jones Inc, J.C. Penney Co, JetBlue Airways Corp and Carrefour SA.

Jul 23, 2013

U.S. fines European shipping firms for pollution, falsifying records

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Two European shipping firms were ordered on Tuesday to pay a $10.4 million penalty and given four years probation for illegally dumping oil-tainted bilge water as well as falsifying records.

The firms – Columbia Shipmanagement GmbH of Germany and Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd of Cyprus – admitted to illegal activity on three oil tankers and one container ship, including bypassing the use of required pollution prevention equipment.

Jul 22, 2013

Report recommends more oversight of Rutgers athletic department after scandal

, July 22 (Reuters) – Rutgers University, which
fired its men’s basketball coach earlier this year for abusing
players and berating them with homophobic slurs, should take
more direct oversight of its athletic department, a report
commissioned by the school said on Monday.

Rutgers also should create a risk assessment committee to
improve its response to potential crises, said the independent
report conducted by the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom law

Jun 24, 2013

Rapper ‘Fat Joe’ sentenced to prison on tax charges

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – Hip hop artist Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena was sentenced on Monday to four months in federal prison and fined $15,000 for failure to file tax returns on more than $3.3 million in income.

The 42-year-old rapper faced the possibility of up to two years in prison after pleading guilty in December to two counts of failing to file with the Internal Revenue Service.

Jun 17, 2013

FBI rushes to Newark airport after passenger says poison on plane

NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) – A passenger who screamed that he had poison aboard a plane that was headed for New Jersey’s Newark airport on Monday was taken into custody by FBI agents when the plane landed, law enforcement officials said.

United Airlines Flight 116 was en route from Hong Kong to Newark Liberty International Airport when a passenger “became disruptive,” the carrier said.

Jun 10, 2013

New Jersey police officer charged with murder in road-rage shooting

By David Jones

(Reuters) – A police officer assigned to a county prosecutor’s office in New Jersey has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter for allegedly shooting a man to death in Maryland in what police describe as an incident of road rage.

Joseph Walker, 40, was being held on $1 million bond on the charges stemming from the shooting on Saturday night, Maryland State Police said.

    • About David

      "I write on and co-ordinate coverage of European consumer goods companies from London. These include food groups such as Nestle, Unilever and Danone, drinks companies like Diageo, Heineken and SABMiller, and cigarette groups British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco. I have previously worked in Milan covering Italian financial news and before that specialised on the car industry and the engineering sector, and also have some experience of commodity coverage."
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