Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 17-23, 2014)

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Former Land Trust Chief Arrested.” By Paul Bass. New Haven Independent. March 20, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 10-16, 2014)

Monday, March 17th, 2014


Texas: $600,000 Stolen From Megachurch.” New York Times/Associated Press. March 12, 2014.
Related story:
Osteen’s Lakewood Church Suffers Theft Of Over $600,000, Shocking Texas Megachurch.” Huffington Post. March 12, 2014.

Lady Gaga denies claims regarding Born This Way Foundation funds; Amid accusations that the singer ‘frittered away’ more than a million dollars on legal fees, consulting and publicity, Gaga insists that critics have misunderstood the tax report.” By Sean Michaels. Guardian. March 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 3-9, 2014)

Monday, March 10th, 2014


Letter Grades for Preventing Sexual Abuse; Horace Mann Alumni Group Will Rate Private Schools.”
By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. March 4, 2014

The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse; Toil, abuse and endurance in the heartland.” By Dan Barry. New York Times. March 9, 2014.

Ex-symphony chief accused of embezzling.” By Henry K. Lee. San Francisco Chronicle. March 6, 2014.

Pre-K Special Education Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge.” By Al Baker. New York Times. March 8, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 24-March 2, 2014)

Monday, March 3rd, 2014


Under scrutiny, animal-rights group goes it alone.” By Chris Bragg. Crain’s New York Business. February 25, 2014.

First PBS, now Brookings: Has another institution sold its soul? Mo’ money for me, less for public pensions: Energy trader and pension “reformer” John Arnold.” By Michael Hiltzik. Los Angeles Times. March 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 17-23, 2014)

Monday, February 24th, 2014


Hackley School Tells Parents of Accusations of Abuse From the ’60s.” By Joseph Berger. New York Times. February 21, 2014.

Hospital Executive Pleads Guilty in Bribes Case.” By John Carreyrou. Wall Street Journal. February 22, 2014.

Brooklyn’s Poly Prep Apologizes in Sexual Abuse Case; Acknowledges Abuse by Former Football Coach and Missteps in School’s Handling of Allegations.” By Sophia Hollander. Wall Street Journal. February 22, 2014.


Monday, February 17th, 2014


Fundraiser Defrauded Puerto Rican Parade; Board Blamed for Financial Mismanagement.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. February 14, 2014.

Former Hindu Temple of Georgia leader faces federal fraud charges.” By Marcus K. Garner. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. February 15, 2014.

Co-founder of nonprofit to fight sex trafficking flees after being charged with child rape.” Oregonian/Associated Press. February 16, 2014.

Trade-Tech foundation’s former leader arrested in embezzlement case; Jiah Rhea Chung is suspected of embezzling nearly $140,000 from a foundation set up to help needy students at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, authorities say.” By Abby Sewell. Los Angeles Times. February 16, 2014,

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 3-9, 2014)

Monday, February 10th, 2014


Op-Ed: Union chief Brian D’Arcy: ‘It’s time to clear the air’ on DWP trusts; An audit shows no wrongdoing whatsoever, the IBEW Local 18 business manager says.” By Brian D’Arcy. Los Angeles Times. February 6, 2014.
Related story:
L.A. city leaders unsatisfied with audit of DWP-funded nonprofits; Officials say records showing how training and safety institutes spent $40 million leave questions unanswered; City Officials Slam DWP Union Manager For Releasing ‘Summary’ Of Financials Amid Spending Controversy.” By Jack Dolan. Los Angeles Times. February 8, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 27-February 2, 2014)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014


District attorney joins battle over DWP nonprofit spending records; An official said the agency is ‘participating in an effort to obtain the records and determine whether a crime has been committed.‘” By Jack Dolan. Los Angeles Times. January 28, 2014.,0,4622884.story#axzz2ruUa6A7k

Ex-Girl Scouts official pleads guilty to embezzling $370,000.” By Richard Winton and Ruben Vives. Los Angeles Times. January 30, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 16-22, 2013)

Monday, December 23rd, 2013


28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam.” By Thomas J. Sheeran. NBC News/Associated Press. December 17, 2013.

Sen. Kevin De Leon denies role in contribution to Calderon group; State Sen. Kevin de Leon, (D-Los Angeles), speaking during a September session, has denied playing a role in a contribution given to a nonprofit tied to Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello).” By Patrick McGreevy. Los Angeles Times. December 17, 2013.

Man Pilfers $370K From Girl Scouts in Dead Brother’s Name: Feds; A man worked as a property manager for the Girl Scouts and allegedly funneled money to bank accounts in the name of his dead brother, federal prosecutors say.” By Jason Kandel. MSNBC. December 18, 2013.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (December 9-15, 2013)

Monday, December 16th, 2013


Man Admits Role in Theft of $7 Million From Charity.” By William K. Rashbaum. New York Times. December 11, 2013.

Educational Publisher’s Charity, Accused of Seeking Profits, Will Pay Millions.” By Javier C. Hernandez. New York Times. December 12, 2013.

Democratic Candidate Paid Herself Handsomely Out Of Own Charity.” By Ryan Grim and Elise Foley. Huffington Post. December 14, 2013.