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Black Market


Conservation Group Claims Google Helping Fuel Illegal Ivory Trade Abroad

A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand: It says the Internet search giant is helping to fuel a dramatic surge in ivory demand.


California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Deal With Telecom Firm Could Curb California Prison Cell Phone Black Market

With black market cell phones helping some of California’s most dangerous criminals stay connected to the outside world, corrections officials have announced a plan to block illegal cell phone calls by inmates.


San Francisco Muni

Two Accused Of Counterfeiting SF Muni Transfer Tickets

Following a CBS 5 investigation, two suspects are charged with orchestrating a counterfeiting operation that was costing the SFMTA thousands of dollars a week.

KPIX 5–06/21/2011

A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

Black Market Selling Illegal Muni Transfer Tickets

Street sellers run a brisk business at commuter hubs all over San Francisco, a black market that sells Muni tickets for half the regular $2 fare.

KPIX 5–05/24/2011