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June 11, 2012 |
Concerned about growing welfare costs, Los Angeles County officials are considering additional measures to root out fraud and impose tougher sanctions on aid recipients who fail to comply with program rules. The proposed changes are supposed to ensure that scarce taxpayer dollars go only to those who meet residency and work requirements of the county's general relief program, which serves as a final safety net for indigent adults who don't qualify for state and federal aid. But advocates for the poor contend the crackdown would end up denying help to some of the region's most destitute residents who are eligible for assistance.
March 19, 2014 |
Kevin Trudeau, the television pitchman who has been both successful and suspect, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for making false claims, Reuters reports . Trudeau was found found guilty of criminal contempt in November in Chicago. The claims in question were made in Trudeau's book "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You To Know About" and the television spots that promoted it. In sentencing Trudeau, Judge Ronald Guzman said, "He is deceitful to the very core, and that type of conduct simply cannot stand.
July 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false allegations against him that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint, which seeks damages for the “prolonged arbitrary detention and torture” of Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot, was filed in federal district court in Florida. Puig's agent, Jaime Torres, said his client was aware of the lawsuit. Torres said that a lawyer retained by Puig is in the process of filing a response.
October 12, 2007 |
A Warsaw court has ordered an opposition party to apologize publicly to the speaker of parliament for making what it said were false claims about him and his dog in a campaign ad, a court spokesman said. The Left and Democrats opposition party claimed in a radio ad ahead of Oct. 21 general elections that Speaker Ludwik Dorn's schnauzer Saba destroyed furniture in government offices he used in his previous post as interior minister, and that Dorn had refused to pay for the damage.
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May 13, 1992 |
A San Diego therapist pleaded guilty to bilking the U.S. government of almost $11,000 and agreed to repay the money, which he obtained by billing for treatments of military clients he had never seen, the U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday. Donald J.
January 15, 2006
Re "Truisms of publishing," editorial, Jan. 12 My daughter and I read "A Million Little Pieces." It is a painful account of an addict and the countless losses the lifestyle promises. The despair I felt while reading it made me wish it were required reading in high schools. That author James Frey made some false claims in his memoir is not important. CATHERINE GOLDSCHLAGER Studio City