US Authorities Probing Wirecard Zero-In on California Businessman

Emails and chat logs also suggest that former Trump Ambassador to Germany and Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell may have met Wirecard COO Jan Marsalek who has now allegedly fled to Russia.

February 11, 2021 1:08 pm By

A businessman charged with large-scale bank fraud appears to be a central figure in the international Wirecard investigation and was reported to Cypriot authorities in 2017 for alleged money laundering. Companies controlled by Hamid “Ray” Akhavan, were also repeatedly flagged in Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in the U.S. and elsewhere […]

Forensic News Roundup: The filibuster returns

January 25, 2021 8:32 am By

The facts come out Former President Trump allegedly conspired with a Justice Department official to fire then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in order to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results. The plan, developed earlier this month, involved sending a letter to Georgia officials, falsely saying that the […]

Forensic News Roundup: Last-minute loyalists and rushed executions

January 20, 2021 9:36 am By

Legal dangers ahead The Manhattan district attorney’s office interviewed Michael Cohen for numerous hours on Thursday, focusing on Trump’s business dealings and relationship with Deutsche Bank. This is the second time that Cohen met with DA Vance’s prosecutors, who are looking to the Trump Organization for possible tax, bank, and insurance fraud, […]

Lincoln Project Founder Accused of Harassment, Grooming

John Weaver sent sexually suggestive messages to at least two dozen men and offered political connections while asking for sexual favors.

January 13, 2021 6:29 pm By

John Weaver, a former top aide to Senator John McCain, Governor John Kasich, and a co-founder of the anti-Trump group the Lincoln Project, sent sexually suggestive messages to at least 30 young men and in some cases, sent unsolicited pictures of his penis, flew political ambitious men to his location […]

Erik Prince’s Legal Jeopardy

January 5, 2021 12:45 pm By

Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater USA, and brother of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos, has come under fire recently for potentially lying to Congress. On April 30, 2019, Representative Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a criminal referral letter to the Department of Justice […]

Forensic News Roundup: Federal execution spree

December 28, 2020 4:04 pm By

Transition sabotage and last-minute regs Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller allegedly ordered the Pentagon to halt cooperation with the Biden transition for the two holiday weeks, leaving just 20 planning days before Biden’s inauguration. Miller claimed the meeting cancellations were “mutually-agreed upon,” but Biden transition director Abraham contradicted him: “Let me be clear: […]

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