fraud

Budget-Busting Police Overtime Prompts City Council Pushback

July 10, 2018

Baltimore City Council is proposing monthly meetings to monitor BPD overtime spending, which continues to run millions of dollars over budget

Bitcoin Does Not Protect Against Fraud

June 20, 2018

There is a common misconception that the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is safe and secure and will protect those who trade in it from fraud. However, as white collar criminologist Bill Black explains, Bitcoin is just as susceptible to fraud as any other type of transaction and complacency makes the likelihood of fraud only greater

Bitcoin Frauds Keep Growing

June 19, 2018

William K. Black, June 18, 2018     Kansas City, MO One of the prime myths that white-collar criminologists have to refute repeatedly is that blockchain makes fraud impossible. Blockchain, in some settings, is a costly means of making some frauds much more difficult. Blockchain is useless against the most important frauds. The primitive worship of blockchain…

Consumer Protection Moves to Throw the Weakest Under the Bus

January 21, 2018

In one of his first moves as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, Mick Mulvaney scrapped a rule regulating payday lenders. “This has everything to do with facilitating fraud and predation,” says white-collar criminologist Bill Black

The Real Baltimore

August 31, 2017
From an Atlanta cop saying ‘We only kill black people,’ to a Baltimore sergeant’s indictment for federal racketeering charges, the scandals highlight a need for fundamental reform, says police whistleblower Michael Wood

The Black Financial and Fraud Report

August 14, 2017
Bill Black says the real scandal isn’t just the 20,000 people who wrongfully lost their cars, but that fraudulent financial products are allowed to be sold in the first place

TRNN Webathon

June 9, 2014
Observing corruption, waste and fraud drove NSA whistleblowers Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney to reveal government wrongdoing

Mexico

February 2, 2014
Mexico’s anti-drug cartel and corruption vigilante groups are growing in power and influence, but whose interests do they serve?

Food Stamps Among The Most Effective Economic Stimulus

January 29, 2014
Jason Rano: The vast majority of farm subsidies and crop insurance go to the largest corporate farms.