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Houston-area family duped, buys $2,000 fake World Series tickets

The Houston Astros won last night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers to take a two games to one lead in the World Series. A Spring family that had hoped to be at Minute Maid Park to watch the game shelled out $2,000 for four tickets -- but found out at the gate that the tickets were counterfeit.

Dealing with a grand jury: Avoid unexpected pitfalls

With a grand jury, it might sound like you'll get a fair shot at avoiding an indictment or criminal charges. But any time a grand jury is convened, it's typically not a good sign. Grand juries can be unpredictable and you must be cautious in how you act and represent yourself during grand jury proceedings.

Pyramid schemes, investment clubs and multi-level marketing: A breakdown

A great business idea could make you a lot of money, but there are some schemes that eventually draw the attention of state and federal authorities. Financial fraud takes many forms, and here are a few basic ones of the pyramid variety.

Abuse noted as Congress seeks to curtail asset forfeiture powers

Following is the type of hypothetical that has turned into a harrowing reality for a sufficient number of Americans to warrant a close congressional look at one problematic government program and foster some material changes to it.

Internal investigations: How they work and impact employees

If a company suspects misconduct on the part of an employee, the company may decide to conduct a corporate internal investigation. An internal investigation looks at many different facets of the company to determine if there are criminal acts taking place.

Why an attorney is needed when responding to subpoenas

You may see it in movies or crime dramas on television. A group of FBI agents descends upon a person’s business or office. One agent hands the business owner  a warrant in some type of envelope, then the agents proceed to haul away boxes of documents, computers and even servers,  all while the stunned business owner stands helplessly by.

America's most hated man awaits jury verdict

Is Martin Shkreli “the most hated man in America” because he is a misunderstood man who increased the price of an HIV drug, or because he intentionally deceived investors and ran his companies like Ponzi schemes? These are essentially the questions jurors in a Brooklyn, New York federal court are deciding this week after hearing closing arguments on Monday.

Could 'all cash' real estate purchases be suspicious activities?

Home renovation shows, particularly those describing how real estate investors buy distressed properties in cash before fixing them are quite popular. In fact, they have arguably inspired a wave of “flipping” that has coincided with the housing market resurgence.

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