| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Kenneth Todd Brunetti and Lois Jean Vance Smyth rekindled a high school friendship after finding each other on Facebook two years ago. Just a few months later, Brunetti shot Smyth in the head and left her for dead in Leakin Park.
After the killing,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Global banking giant HSBC will pay $1.92 billion in a record settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations.
The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that HSBC allowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Mexican drug trafficking...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 8:18 PM
The calendar year is running out, and so is your time to possibly reverse or suspend your foreclosure or even collect a windfall if your bank didn't play fair when it tried to take your home.
If you faced foreclosure actions in 2009 or 2010 by one of...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:05 AM
A Forest woman has been sentenced to one day in prison for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme.
44-year-old Mary Thompson was sentenced Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court in Lynchburg. Thompson, who was a financial specialist, previously pleaded...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:07 PM
(CNN) - Wells Fargo will pay $6.5 million to settle charges that it failed to disclose the risks of complex investments it sold to municipalities, non-profits and other customers, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday.
In 2007, the SEC...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 6:46 PM
Local homeowners may be able to cash in on last week's mortgage discrimination settlement with Wells Fargo.
The bank was accused of steering black and Latino borrowers into subprime mortgages or charging them higher fees and interest rates than white...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:24 PM
About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices.
Under the terms...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Sheriff’s Deputies are still clueless as to who shot and killed a 3-year-old boy on the 4th of July.
They know the boy was riding in a borrowed car with his father when someone holding an automatic weapon opened fire unloading more than a dozen...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 2:37 PM
A 50-year-old man who threatened to shoot patrons and tellers while robbing two Baltimore banks within a block of each other near Johns Hopkins Hospital was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison.
George Jordan, of Baltimore, admitted in U.S....
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:48 AM
I have written about the subject of embezzlement before, and would now like to share some of the frightening numbers.
Let me present the sad statistics which continue unchecked throughout the business community.
If you believe it can’t...