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New Jersey man charged with insurance fraud over ‘fake fall’

A New Jersey man has some explaining to do.

He said he injured himself when he slipped on some ice at work, but the video tells a different story.

The video from last year shows 57-year-old Alexander Goldinsky throwing ice on the floor of a break room at a business in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. 

Moments later, Goldinsky stands on the ice before essentially just laying down on the floor. 

Prosecutors say he remained on the floor before being discovered.

He eventually filed an insurance claim to cover hospital and ambulance bills, saying he was injured when he slipped and fell on ice at work. 

Goldinsky was arrested on January 15 and faces insurance fraud charges. 

He’s also facing a charge of theft by deception.


Kerry: ‘Hard-earned revenue’ being stolen from world governments

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday that corruption is robbing governments around the globe of the money they should be collecting for themselves.

“[T]oday we see a corruption level that is stealing the future from people all over the world,” he said in Oslo, Norway. “Hard-earned revenue that should be going to the state – and I’m talking about whether it’s in Yemen, which saw billions of dollars stolen, or in Nigeria – and you can run the list.”


Twitter says espionage charge likely if company doesn’t comply with DOJ’s ‘unconstitutional’ order

Twitter’s attorneys said in court papers filed Tuesday that it believes theJustice Department would bring espionage charges against the social media service if it publicly reveals how many of its users have been subject to government surveillance.

By evoking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the U.S. government is able to compel internet companies like Twitter for the records of account holders under the guise of national security. Through guidelines established in 2014, however, companies are prohibited from saying exactly how many of those requests they receive, and instead are only permitted to report the number of orders in ranges of 1,000.



Trump University fraud claim is revived by court

A New York appeals court has revived a fraud claim against Trump University.

The decision made on Super Tuesday will allow the fraud case filed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in 2013 to move forward. The state accused Trump University of misleading students into paying for programs they thought came from a licensed university.

Schneiderman claims that more than 5,000 consumers were defrauded out of millions of dollars. He called the decision to move forward with the fraud claim a “clear victory in effort to combat fraud.”


Gun smuggling suspect had ties to Hezbollah, agent says

The eldest of four Cedar Rapids family members accused of smuggling firearms into Lebanon is a Hezbollah sympathizer who met with reported members of the terrorist group during a trip abroad, federal agents testified Friday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Murphy called six witnesses to paint Ali Afif Al Herz as loyal to the Lebanese-based Shi’ite militant and political organization. The United States is one of several nations that have classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.


Democrat leader applied for 1,000 ballots day after being slammed in voter fraud case

PERTH AMBOY – Last month, when a Superior Court judge tossed November’s election results for a City Council seat, she also slammed the city’s Democratic chairwoman for engaging in possible vote-by-mail fraud and taking advantage of frail nursing home residents.

Leslie Dominguez-Rodriguez stepped down from her leadership role two days later, but it was still back to business as usual.


A ‘must read’ tells how corrupt Chicago and Illinois are

It’s all there.

Dishonest Chicago aldermen, crooked Cook County pols, sleazy suburban overlords and untoward state officials.

There’s also: infamous shoeboxes stuffed with thousands in embezzled cash, courtesy of the late Illinois Secretary of State Paul Powell; the groundbreaking “Hired Truck” scandal that rocked former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration; and the Mirage Tavern sting, where the Sun-Times and Better Government Association teamed up to snare greedy municipal inspectors.

And let’s not forget the trials and tribulations of two former governors — impeached and imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and his predecessor, George Ryan, who recently completed his hitch in the pen.