Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert to Plead Guilty to Charges He Paid Hush Money to Sex Abuse Victim

Lawyers for ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert told a federal judge this morning that he will plead guilty later this month in a case where he’s accused of bank fraud and lying to the FBI. Several media outlets have reported that Hastert is suspected of agreeing to pay a man millions to cover up sexual abuse. »10/15/15 12:19pm10/15/15 12:19pm

Plaintiffs Allege That Trump University (Not a Real College) Was One Big Money Scam

In 2004, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump launched a traveling seminar and workshop series called Trump University that claimed to educate students in the secrets of real estate and guide them into becoming Trump-like moguls. The “school” mostly ceased operations in 2011, but continues to be, as the … »9/14/15 2:10pm9/14/15 2:10pm

Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots

After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally… »8/31/15 3:50pm8/31/15 3:50pm

Breaking: Mavis Beacon Isn't a Real Person, Couldn't Give a Shit About Your Typing

For anyone who grew up learning how to type from Mavis Beacon (back in the day when computer programs were advertised in catalogs and came in over-sized boxes), this news will come to you as a bit of a shock: Mavis Beacon never existed. You learned how to type from a fraud. Your life as you know it has been one… »8/24/15 2:55pm8/24/15 2:55pm

I Will Never Forgive Myself For Not Buying The Giudices' $100 Beach House 

Wow, okay, so I’m really trying to hold it together right now, but I just heard that no one bid on Teresa and Joe Giudice’s amazing Jersey Shore beach house at yesterday’s auction, meaning someone (me) could have literally purchased it for the starting bid of $100. DON’T TOUCH ME, I am NOT okay. »8/19/15 4:25pm8/19/15 4:25pm

I'm So Thrilled to Announce That I'll Be Buying the Giudice's Foreclosed Beach House for $100! 

Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe and Teresa Giudice have had a rough time of late, mostly because they are really bad people who committed obscene amounts of fraud and were sentenced to jail time. Their Jersey Shore beach house, on which the couple owes $348,000, is being put up for auction today at 2 PM, and… »8/18/15 1:00pm8/18/15 1:00pm

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Takes a Hell of a Mugshot

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was recently indicted by a grand jury on three felony counts of securities fraud. He was booked into jail Monday afternoon and quickly released on his own recognizance, spending only about 20 minutes in custody. He did take a moment to pose for the above booking photo. What we’ve… »8/03/15 6:15pm8/03/15 6:15pm

FBI Report Shows Online Daters As Top Victims Of Fraud

It’s worse enough having to go through the horrors of online dating, but now you have to worry about getting scammed. The FBI’s annual report for 2014 revealed that people who go online to find romance were at the top of the list of Internet fraud victims. Women over the age of 40 made up 70 percent of the cases. The… »5/20/15 11:35pm5/20/15 11:35pm

Woman Arrested After Tricking People Into Believing She Had Cancer

Lying isn’t always a crime, but when thousands of dollars come pouring in to support someone who lied about dying of cancer, people are going to be pretty pissed. Especially if they also shaved their heads and got tattoos in support of their ill friend. Would anyone really do that, you ask? Meet Meaghan Hudson of… »4/03/15 9:50am4/03/15 9:50am

Woman Sues Ashley Madison for Injuries Sustained Typing Fake Profiles

You probably didn't require this extra-special news bulletin to know that liaison-facilitator Ashley Madison revels in being a pit of sleaze and self-loathing, but here it is anyway: a Brazilian immigrant living in Toronto is suing the company, claiming that she permanently damaged her wrists typing up hundreds of… »11/10/13 3:30pm11/10/13 3:30pm

Another Black Person Who Dared Shop at Barneys Stopped by Police

Just a day after news broke of a lawsuit that alleges that earlier this year, undercover police arrested and detained a black teenager because a Barneys employee didn't believe he could afford a $350 belt, another black Barneys customer has claimed similar treatment. Barneys is apparently the department store… »10/24/13 11:50am10/24/13 11:50am