World Series of Poker Player Charged With Spoofing Gold Market

(Bloomberg) — A Nevada metals trader with a side gig on the world poker circuit was charged Friday with manipulating gold and silver markets using a technique called spoofing. Most Read from Bloomberg The Commodity Futures Trading Commission alleges that Daniel Shak, who also runs a small hedge fund, repeatedly placed orders for gold and … Read more

Eight Contractors Charged in Florida Workers’ Comp Sting Operation

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Eight Florida men have been charged with contracting without a license and failing to obtain workers’ compensation insurance, after a sting operation led by state and local authorities. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Financial Services did not provide details about the … Read more

2 Chicago-Area Teens Charged in Arson at Shuttered Resort

Two teenagers have been charged with arson for allegedly setting a May fire at a shuttered suburban Chicago resort that took firefighters a full day to extinguish. The two boys face charges of arson, burglary, criminal damage to property and three counts of criminal trespass, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office said. Two other boys … Read more

Georgia instructor charged in fatal shooting of 18-year-old student

A university instructor in Georgia has been charged with killing an 18-year-old student who was fatally shot while sitting in a car. The Carrollton Police Department said in a news release that Richard Sigman, 47, is charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of Anna Jones, … Read more

Trial Begins for Truck Driver Charged in New Hampshire Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! The trial for a commercial truck driver charged with causing the deaths in 2019 of seven members of a Marine motorcycle club will open Tuesday, more than three years after the crash in northern New Hampshire. Jurors visited the crash scene Monday and traced Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s … Read more

Former Goldman banker, ex-FBI trainee charged with insider trading

(Reuters) – A former Goldman Sachs banker, a former FBI agent trainee, a technology executive and others were charged on Monday with insider trading in separate schemes that together generated millions of dollars in profits, U.S. prosecutors said. “Each of the defendants charged today corrupted the integrity of the markets,” Damian Williams, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan and one of … Read more

Connecticut Law Focuses on Teens Charged With Repeat Motor Vehicle Thefts

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! Connecticut has updated its criminal justice laws to speed up law enforcement’s responses when young people are charged with repeated motor vehicle theft and other crimes. Gov. Ned Lamont has signed the bipartisan law (Public Act 22-115) that supporters hope will help connect youth with services … Read more

No extra fee to be charged to issue boarding pass at check-in counters

Airlines can’t charge additional amount for issuing boarding passes at airport check-in counters, said Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday. “It has come to the notice of MoCA (Ministry of Civil Aviation) that airlines are charging additional amount for issuing boarding passes from the passengers,” the ministry said on Twitter. … Read more

3 Charged in Scheme to Sell Stolen ‘Hotel California’ Notes

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were charged Tuesday in an alleged conspiracy involving the handwritten lyrics to the classic rock juggernaut “Hotel California” and other hits by the Eagles. Prosecutors said the defendants, despite knowing the material was stolen, lied to auction houses and buyers about the manuscripts’ origins. An indictment filed in state … Read more

‘Yellowstone’ Actor Charged with Disability Payment Fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Yellowstone” actor Q’Orianka Kilcher has been charged with illegally collecting nearly $97,000 in disability benefits while working on the TV show, authorities announced Monday. Kilcher, 32, of North Hollywood, is charged with two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud, according to a statement from the California Department of Insurance. Kilcher … Read more