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union official faces perth court over $400k fraud




a former australian workers union official has appeared in a perth court over the alleged misappropriation of more than $400,000.ralph blewitt, 71, appeared in perth magistrates court on wednesday charged with 31 fraud offences that allegedly took place between april 1992 and december 1994. ralph bl...



perth builder aveling faces court action over 'misleading' websites




perth builder aveling homes will face court over allegations its "independent" review websites misled consumers.the australian competition and consumer commission has launched federal court proceedings alleging "misleading conduct and false or misleading representations" relating to review websites ...



judge oks warrant to reveal who searched a crime victim’s name on google




enlargephilippe huguen/getty imagesshare this storypolice in a small suburban town of 50,000 people just outside minneapolis, minnesota, have won a court order requiring google to determine who has used its search engine to look up the name of a local financial fraud victim.the court order demanding...



seth williams: philadelphia da faces corruption charges




federal authorities have charged philadelphia district attorney seth williams with accepting more than $100,000 in gifts, travel and cash, often in exchange for official favors, according to a bribery and extortion indictment that was made public on tuesday.williams faces charges on 23 counts, inclu...



arrest warrant issued for ex-dockers player shane yarran




an arrest warrant has been issued for former afl player shane yarran after he failed to appear in a perth court over an allegation he stabbed a man.the 27-year-old previously pleaded not guilty to unlawful wounding, and was due to face armadale magistrates court on tuesday for a trial allocation hea...



russian man faces us charges related to citadel malware




federal prosecutors in atlanta say a russian man appeared in court on charges related to malicious software designed to steal personal financial information. u.s. attorney john horn said in a news release that mark vartanyan, known as kolypto, appeared in court tuesday following extradition from nor...



man 'drugged' 11-year-old girl during sexual assault




a perth man who stands accused of drugging and raping an 11-year-old girl at a scarborough park will remain in custody after making a brief appearance in perth magistrates court on thursday.liam jon dreja, 32, of woodvale, was charged last month over the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old g...



former chairman of colorado republican party suspected of voter fraud, forgery




former colorado republican party chairman steve curtis, 57, has been charged with voter fraud and forgery, prosecutors say.curtis, an am radio talk show host, appeared tuesday in weld county district court, where he was advised that he faces two counts in the case: forgery, a class 5 felony, and mis...



police charge woman with almost 900 fraud offences in brisbane's north




a woman has been charged with almost 900 fraud offences after a business in north brisbane allegedly lost more than $300,000 over four years.after an extensive investigation, police will allege between july 2012 and november 2016 an employee at a virginia business, run by a 70-year-old man and 6...



building watchdog cut deal with blackmailer to testify against cfmeu, but case t




the federal government's building watchdog cut a deal to keep a disgraced former union official out of jail in return for testifying against his former colleagues, the federal court has heard.seven of canberra's top cfmeu officials could have been hit with fines of more than $1 million over the alle...



mayawati rakes up evm issue, to move court against 'tampering'




smarting from the drubbing at the hustings, bsp chief mayawati today decided to move court against the alleged tampering of evms and observe a 'black day' every month against the "murder of democracy" by the bjp. mayawati charged that the bjp victory in up polls smacks of "dishonesty" and "fraud" an...



air france-klm faces possible eu fine for air freight cartel




air france.com via wikimedia commonsair france-klm faces a possible multi-million euro fine from the eu for participating in an air freight cartel. other european airlines are also involved, the telegraaf said on thursday.this is not the first time that the eu has looked into air freight transporter...



woman and sons jailed for faking disability to claim benefits




the district court in malmö. photo: emil langvad/tt malmö district court jailed the woman and her two adult sons for fraud after the elder brother pretended to be mentally disabled for more than a decade to receive social benefits. vlasta bandova, a 49-year-old citizen of both slovakia and sloveni...



abc says pauline hanson's one nation election night lockout threatens democracy




the abc has demanded an explanation from pauline hanson's one nation party after its reporters were blocked from attending election celebrations on saturday, describing the move as an attack on independent media.abc reporters were locked out of a west australian election night event in perth, as a ...



worker stole $300,000 from struggling shop: court




an employee continued to steal more than $300,000 from a small trophy business even when its financially struggling owners were forced to put the shop up for sale, a court has heard.leonie marie hartas, 40, of bongaree, appeared in the brisbane magistrates court on monday charged with 895 fraud and ...



labor vows to sell perth stadium, perth arena names to fix wa budget




the wa labor party is planning to sell the naming rights for the new perth stadium and the perth arena in a bid to fix the state's gaping budget deficit.shadow treasurer ben wyatt said the party would create naming right agreements for both venues in a plan to scoop around $10.5 million for the taxp...



bots: biggest player on the cybercrime block




in the world of cybercrime, ransomware, and ddos attacks had the highest profile by far during the past year. there was an entire day devoted to a ransomware “summit” at the recent rsa conference in san francisco.but when it comes to money being lost (and made), bot fraud is king – by a lot.mo...



tesco strike called off to facilitate talks




irish sun saturday 25th february, 2017• both sides agreed to attend discussions after being invited by the labour court• tesco however confirmed that it will not make any changes to pre-1996 terms and conditions• the mandate trade union said that all the protests would be suspendeddublin, irel...



you can finally add dinosaurs to your android wear watchface




you may own an android wear smartwatch, but let’s face it; a lot of the watch faces that are available to download are not exactly fun to view on a daily basis. that’s not the case for a new third-party app that adds not just one, not just two, bit six watch faces with dinosaurs. freaking dinosa...



your brain is unique – here's how it could be used as the ultimate security pass




biometrics – technology that can recognise individuals based on physical and behavioural traits such as their faces, voices or fingerprints – are becoming increasingly important to combat financial fraud and security threats. this is because traditional approaches, such as those based on pin num...



police arrest man who escaped from supreme court




the man who escaped from the act supreme court last friday has been arrested by police. police found the man in the passenger seat of a car during a routine traffic stop in gungahlin just after 3am.  police have arrested the man who escaped from the act supreme court last friday.  photo: suppli...



controversial turkish company buys vertu for £50 million




vertu has built a reputation for making luxury smartphones made of fine materials. despite (or in part because of) the company’s high price points, it hasn’t been able reach success, with the last filing (2014) reporting a loss of £53 million. baferton ltd aims to change this with an acquisit...



katie hopkins faces six-figure bill after losing libel case over tweets - this i




controversial columnist katie hopkins faces a six-figure bill after losing a libel action brought against her over two of her tweets. she was ordered by a high court judge on friday to pay a 24,000 damages to writer jack monroe at the conclusion of a case dubbed "twibel" by media pundits.start the c...



email scheme stole $100 million from two us tech companies




between 2013 and 2015 (possibly earlier), rimasauskas allegedly ran a fake company in latvia that had the same name as an "asian-based computer hardware manufacturer." he used this bogus firm to fool victims into responding to phishing emails, getting them to wire millions of dollars to his bank acc...



elderly man charged over death of piara waters woman




major crime squad detectives have charged an elderly man after a 75-year-old woman was found dead on monday night south of perth.police and an ambulance were called to the property on guerin avenue in piara waters just before 6pm. forensic officers at a house in perth's south. photo: graeme powell...