UK fraud investigators step up inquiry into Liberty Steel
The Serious Fraud Office opened an investigation last year after Greensill Capital's collapse forced the owner of Liberty Steel, which has thousands of staff in the U.K., to seek a government bailout. British media have reported that Cameron lobbied government officials, including Treasury chief Rishi Sunak and then-Health Secretary Matt Hancock, on behalf of Greensill. The fraud office said Wednesday that it is investigating possible fraud, fraudulent trading and money laundering in relation to companies within GFG, also known as the Gupta Family Group Alliance, including “financing arrangements” with Greensill. Investigators have requested documents, including balance sheets, annual reports and correspondence related to the investigation, the agency said. GFG is led by Executive Chairman Sanjeev Gupta, who was once praised as the “savior of steel” for rescuing struggling steelmakers.wftv.com
Secret Service launches sweeping pandemic fraud investigation
The newly appointed coordinator for the U.S. Secret Service Pandemic Fraud division said law enforcement members of the Cyber Task Force are working leads to track stolen state and national benefits estimated to be between $63 billion to $100 billion or more.
Volusia investigators waiting on Uber’s cooperation as more fraud victims come forward
The Volusia County sheriff said his office is now investigating five cases in what they’re calling a bizarre scam. The sheriff said schemers are using Uber drivers to collect money from victims and bring it to them.
Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a "fraud"
Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a "fraud" for allegedly ripping off students at Trump University. This comes as President Obama jumps into the 2016 presidential race, slamming Trump's proposals as "crazy." CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN with more.cbsnews.com