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Citigroup pays $180 million to settle hedge fund fraud case
Business
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Business
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Citigroup pays $180 million to settle hedge fund fraud case

AFP - August 17, 2015

NEW YORK – U.S. securities regulators ordered two Citigroup affiliates Monday to pay $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded investors by falsely claiming a pair of…

US expats in Costa Rica masterminded massive call center fraud
Crime
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Crime
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US expats in Costa Rica masterminded massive call center fraud

Zach Dyer - June 1, 2015

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US-Costa Rican man preyed on elderly in million-dollar sweepstakes fraud
Crime
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Crime
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US-Costa Rican man preyed on elderly in million-dollar sweepstakes fraud

Zach Dyer - September 16, 2014

A dual citizen of the United States and Costa Rica pleaded guilty Monday to a $1.88 million sweepstakes fraud scheme that targeted elderly U.S. residents, according a…

Controversial Italian entrepreneur Matteo Quintavalle dies of heart attack
Crime
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Crime
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Controversial Italian entrepreneur Matteo Quintavalle dies of heart attack

L. Arias - March 28, 2014

Italian entrepreneur Matteo Quintavalle, the subject of several police investigations for his controversial businesses in Costa Rica, died Friday morning of apparent cardiac arrest. Arnoldo Alpízar, communications…

Crime
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US real estate developer accused of fraud in Jacó allegedly targeted Michigan investors

Zach Dyer - March 7, 2014

Investors in the U.S. state of Michigan made up the majority of alleged victims in what investigators are describing as multi-million dollar real estate fraud in the central…

Police crack million-dollar scheme to defraud people in United States
Crime
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Crime
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Police crack million-dollar scheme to defraud people in United States

Zach Dyer - February 12, 2014

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided three homes and an office in Escazú Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into a million-dollar fraud and money laundering scheme…

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