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Elder fraud

U.S. authorities announced a year-long “largest-ever” elder fraud crackdown resulting in criminal and civil charges against 260 defendants for defrauding more than 2 million victims out of $750 million, as reported here. The total annual loss to elder Americans is … Continue reading

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Thieves in law arrested in Spain

This article reports 130 arrests and searches of 70 properties in Spain and France, following investigation of the Armenian faction of the Russian organized crime group “Thieves in Law,” described as “the largest and most dangerous group in Europe right … Continue reading

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Drunk tanks in the UK

On weekends and holidays in the UK, 70% of hospital emergency room cases involve intoxication, according to this article. The National Health Service is considering expanded use of “drunk tanks,” facilities designed specifically for the over-inebriated, already operating in a … Continue reading

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Hate crime post-Brexit

Hate crimes reported to police in the U.K. increased almost 60% in the week after the Brexit vote, and were 40% higher in July 2016 compared to July 2015, according to this article. Anti-immigration violence has received the most attention … Continue reading

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