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Legal Beat

Ex-politician in prison in adoption scam gets 5 more years

A former Phoenix politician already in prison on a six-year sentence for operating an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands was ordered to serve another five years behind bars for defrauding Arizona’s Medicaid system in a scam to get taxpayer-funded health coverage for the birth mothers, even though he knew they didn’t

Arizona Today with Lyle Rapacki

Interview with Representative Mark Finchem

Dr. Lyle Rapacki, of Arizona Today, interviews Representative Mark Finchem about the alleged election fraud in Maricopa County. Rep. Finchem announces that he is seeking a meeting with the Arizona Attorney General to call for a Grand Jury to be convened to look at the evidence.

Legal Beat

Fake Check Scam

The Prescott Police Department has seen an increase in Fraud Schemes and similar crimes. Criminals that perpetrate these crimes often prey upon a victim’s honesty and good nature. Often times the criminal will demand immediate action and threaten consequences for nonpayment. They will try and make the victim nervous and push them into quick payment.

Opinion

Opinion: Medicaid’s Willful Waste Brings Woeful Want

Every year, Medicaid loses more money to waste and fraud than the GDP of a small country. That’s among the takeaways from a new report from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The healthcare program for the poor made more than $86 billion in “improper payments” this year. That’s one-fifth of its total

Ask Dave Taylor

Did I Really Just Win a $1000 Paypal Gift Card?

[Editor’s note:  Dave Taylor has been writing about computers, scams, and new products for a number of years. His website is Ask Dave Taylor . We will be featuring his articles every week, with his permission.] “Pretty nice, I got an email saying that I’ve won a $1000 gift card from PayPal. I’m afraid to

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