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Oakland-Based Tax Preparer Allegedly Bilked Low-Income Customers Out Of Their Earned Income Credit Money

The suit alleges Oakland-based Instant Tax lured low income customers with the promise of quick refunds or small “refund anticipation loans,” but withheld large portions of their refunds.

11/20/2014

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Ex-San Jose Tech Exec Convicted Of Insider Trading In $27 Million Scheme

A former chief information officer at a California-based technology company has been convicted in New York of insider trading charges in a scheme authorities say produced $27 million in illegal profits.

10/02/2014

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Antioch Used Car Dealer, His Wife Facing Nearly 80 Charges In Alleged Odometer Tampering Scheme

An Antioch used car dealer and his wife—suspected in what DMV officials say is the state’s biggest car dealership odometer tampering case in memory—have been hit with nearly 80 charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

08/21/2014

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SF Bar Allegedly Charging Extra For Female Company Shut Down

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Thursday closed a San Francisco bar for 45 days, alleging that patrons were being charged a surcharge on drinks in return for female company.

04/10/2014

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5 Arrested In Credit Card Fraud Scheme Out Of Rohnert Park Hotel

Five Bay Area residents were arrested Saturday for theft using fraudulent credit cards, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.

04/07/2014

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Pair Sentenced For South Bay ‘Low-Ball Estimate’ Moving Company Fraud Scheme

Two men were sentenced in federal court in San Jose to 18 months in prison for a “low-ball estimate” moving company fraud scheme following an investigation dating back to 2003, a U.S. attorney said.

04/03/2014

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New York Judge Rules Apple Conspired With Publishers On E-Book Pricing

The judge at a New York civil anti-trust trial has found that Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices.

07/10/2013

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