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Kemp responds to Trump’s claims of voter fraud in GA

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he will “continue to follow the law” despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the state’s election results.

Kemp’s office released a statement Monday after the president, who lost Georgia to President-elect Joe Biden by less than 13,000 votes, lashed out at him and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — both Republicans — during an interview with Fox News, several outlets reported.

Trump blasted Kemp for doing “absolutely nothing,” adding that he was “ashamed” for endorsing Kemp for governor in 2018.

“Georgia law prohibits the Governor from interfering in elections,” a spokesperson for Kemp’s office

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George Floyd cop Derek Chauvin gets divorce settlement rejected, judge says there’s a ‘badge of fraud’

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA: The police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, has had a divorce settlement between him and his wife, Kellie Chauvin, rejected by a judge in court. The divorce settlement would transfer most of his assets to his wife before his trial in court for the murder of George Floyd. The judge involved in the divorce case also cited the possibility of fraud.

Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce on May 31, shortly after the George Floyd case that inspired widespread protests throughout the United States. According to the Star Tribune, Kellie is asking for sole ownership of both of the couple’s homes — their primary home in Oakdale, and a townhouse in Windermere, Florida, which were bought in both their names after their marriage in 2010. Some have speculated that the true motive behind this divorce is to protect Derek Chauvin’s assets in case

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Trump rails at judges as another court rejects his lawyers’ claims of voter fraud | US news

A day after Pennsylvania’s highest court had thrown out a lower court’s order preventing the state from certifying results from the 3 November US elections, Donald Trump blasted the judges’ decision.

Saturday’s case – which had attempted to throw out 2.5m mail in votes in the crucial state – was the latest of dozens of failed lawsuits by Trump’s lawyers, with judges castigating his lawyers for failing to present evidence of fraud.

With states certifying results, Trump has an ever dwindling route to contest the election as Joe Biden pushes on with preparations for his inauguration as president on 20 January and recruits the team for his administration.

However, on Sunday in his first media appearance since losing the presidential contest to his Democratic rival, the president phoned into Fox News to blame the courts for his campaign’s so far unsuccessful legal challenges, which are based on a series of

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Trump campaign eyes Supreme Court battle after appeals panel tosses Pa. fraud case

The Trump 2020 Campaign looked ahead to a potential Supreme Court fight after a panel of federal appeals judges in Pennsylvania dismissed the campaign’s lawsuit over alleged voter fraud in the presidential election.

TRUMP CALLS INTO PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION MEETING, REPEATING CLAIMS OF VOTING IRREGULARITIES

“The campaign’s claims have no merit,” the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled Friday, despite Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani arguing to a lower court that widespread voter fraud occurred in a state where President-elect Joe Biden won by just over 80,000 votes.

The Trump campaign has the option of asking the U.S. Supreme Court for emergency injunctive relief, which would go to Justice Samuel Alito, who would then likely ask his eight colleagues to weigh in. 

“The activist judicial machinery in Pennsylvania continues to cover up the allegations of massive fraud. We are very thankful to have had the opportunity to present proof

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Blatter, Platini now suspected of fraud in 5-year FIFA case

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Published 12:00 p.m. CT Nov. 27, 2020 | Updated 12:12 p.m. CT Nov. 27, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are facing a more serious charge of fraud after Swiss federal prosecutors this week intensified a five-year investigation into the pair’s past dealings at FIFA.

The open criminal proceedings had been focused on suspected mismanagement and misappropriation, plus an act of forgery by Platini, linked to FIFA paying the French soccer great $2 million with Blatter’s approval in 2011.

Now the investigation has been widened to include suspected fraud.

It follows the former FIFA and UEFA presidents plus witnesses being questioned in recent weeks in Bern.

“(This month), the federal prosecutors’ office informed the parties that, based on the current investigation it is reassessing part of the proceedings,” the Swiss attorney general’s office said on Friday, citing the payment to Platini.

“Since then both Joseph Blatter

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Mass. U.S. Attorney to hire prosecutor for unemployment benefits fraud

District of Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling is bringing on board a prosecutor to focus on unemployment insurance fraud as fraudulent claims have become rampant during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lelling announced Tuesday his office received the necessary funding for the new hire, who will be charged with prosecuting the fraud schemes and other offenses related to CARES Act benefits.

The prosecutor will work a one-year term, with the potential for serving an additional year.

“Unfortunately, there are those who take advantage of national crises to enrich themselves at the expense of American taxpayers,” Lelling said in a statement. “From the onset of the pandemic, my office has aggressively investigated and prosecuted scams and fraud related to this national crisis, including efforts to steal funds intended for the millions of Americans who suddenly find themselves out of work and without an income. I look forward to doubling down on our prosecutions

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Attorney indicted, key witness murdered as FBI turns up the heat in Louisiana insurance fraud investigation

“…this is warning to anyone who’s involved in this scheme … you may want to have a few sleepless nights between now and a few months out.”

NEW ORLEANS — Dozens of staged accidents. Scores of hustlers. Millions of dollars paid to settle fraudulent lawsuits with fake injuries claims.

And, as a result, the entire state of Louisiana suffering from some of the highest car insurance rates in the country.

“It affects all of us,” former U.S. Attorney Harry Rosenberg said. “It affects you and me and all of your listeners because we’re all going to be paying more insurance as a result of these fraudulent claims.”

Authorities say the scam involves people packing into a car, intentionally side swiping a random 18-wheeler, then claiming injuries in a lawsuit that usually ends in a settlement paid by insurance companies.

The street-level organizers of the scheme, known as “slammers,” are the

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Greenberg Traurig Clears Conflict Inquiry In $1B Fraud Case

Law360 (November 23, 2020, 11:46 PM EST) — A Tennessee federal judge on Friday found that potential conflicts of interest do exist between several attorneys representing a pharmacy owner and pharmacies accused of a $1 billion insurance scheme, but waived the conflicts pertaining to a pair of Greenberg Traurig LLP lawyers.

In the suit, the government alleges that pharmacy owner Larry Smith, seven pharmacies and several other individuals conspired to deceive tens of thousands of patients and more than 100 doctors across the country in an elaborate scheme that attempted to bilk private health care insurers out of $931 million.

Prosecutors raised concerns about possible conflicts of interest in…

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The unraveling of Trump’s voter fraud case

The Trump legal team’s move over the weekend to distance itself from attorney Sidney Powell as it seeks to overturn the Nov. 3 election results is a major blow to the president’s attempt to win a second term.

Ms. Powell, whose 2014 book, “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice,” along with her work as the attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, made her a darling of conservatives. But her assertions that Chinese communists, voting machines once used to flip Venezuelan elections and foreign money were behind President Trump’s defeat lack as much credibility as Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s claim in the 1950s that communists had infiltrated the U.S. State Department.

Last Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to reject some of Pennsylvania’s votes for Joe Biden, calling the effort “a Frankenstein monster.” The lawsuit, as reported by Reuters, had

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Former Virginia attorney indicted on multiple fraud charges

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Virginia attorney on charges that she defrauded elderly clients out of money which she used to buy real estate and make charitable donations, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Cherie Anne Washburn, 44, of Lynchburg, Virginia, is charged with 10 counts of wire fraud, two counts of making a false statement to a mortgage lender and one count of mail fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western Virginia said in a news release. If convicted, Washburn faces up to 30 years in federal prison.

Court documents said that between 2015 and 2018, Washburn defrauded two victims by gaining power of attorney and writing herself multiple checks, and also made herself the beneficiary of one of her victims’ two investment accounts.

Specifically, the indictment alleges that despite the power of attorney agreement, Washburn wrote multiple checks from the victims’ accounts to herself,

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