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Portuguese Police Detain Ex-Premier in Fraud Case

INTERNATIONAL | By Barry Hatton | Nov 22
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal's Attorney-General's office said Saturday.

Utah Attorneys Won’t Use Anti-Gay ’Fake Science’ In Appeals Case

The widely disputed and oft-discredited study by Professor Mark Regenerus on the alleged negative effects same-sex parenting will not be used by the state of Utah during arguments starting Thursday to uphold its ban on same-sex marriage.

Seminar Promises to Help Undo Some Gays in 3 Short Days

LOCAL | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 2
Ever want to help people deny their nature, but didn’t have the time or desire to study psychology? Do professors with state professional counseling association credentials confuse you? Do you live in the D.C. area and have some time to kill?

Flim-Flam Man Fired After Faking Federally Funded HIV Cure

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 10
An Iowa State University assistant professor resigned after admitting he falsely claimed rabbit blood could be turned into a vaccine for the AIDS virus.

Omaha Gay-Rights Group Seeks Return of Donations

An Omaha gay-rights group is seeking the return of some $1,800 donated to a woman convicted of lying about being attacked by masked men who carved anti-gay slurs into her skin.

Ex-Iowa Official Guilty in Gay Marriage Fraud Case

CRIME | By Ryan J. Foley | May 7
A former rural Iowa court official pleaded guilty Monday to forgery for filing false documents to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple from central Florida, in the first case of its kind in Iowa.

Iowa Court Official Accused of Gay Marriage Fraud

NATIONAL | By Ryan J. Foley | Oct 18
An Iowa court official is accused of helping a same-sex couple from Florida to get a marriage certificate without stepping foot in the state.

A Ponzi Scheme Targeted Ft. Lauderdale Gay Community

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 11
A Florida man has been charged with conducting a Ponzi scheme, which targeted the gay community in Wilton Manors.

Dozens charged with largest Medicare scam ever

HEALTH | By Tom Hays | Oct 14
A vast network of Armenian gangsters and their associates used phantom health care clinics and other means to try to cheat Medicare out of $163 million, the largest fraud by one criminal enterprise in the program’s history, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.

Medicare’s private eyes let fraud cases get cold

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 8
They don’t seem that interested in hot pursuit. It took private sleuths hired by Medicare an average of six months last year to refer fraud cases to law enforcement.

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