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  • FIFA officials arrested   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    FIFA officials busted for corruption

    The Justice Department has announced charges against FIFA officials, reports CNBC's Wilfred Frost.

  • Is FIFA in need of fresh blood?   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Is FIFA in need of fresh blood?

    U.K. Conservative Member of Parliament Damian Collins says that Wednesday underlined the "total failure" of FIFA to investigate itself.

  • FIFA officials corrupted hosting decisions: Lynch Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    President of International governing body of association football FIFA Sepp Blatter.

    "They corrupted the business of worldwide soccer," AG Loretta Lynch said of FIFA officials charged in a 46-count indictment.

  • Arrests not good for image, but good for FIFA   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    Arrests not good for image, but good for FIFA

    Walter de Gregorio, director of communications and public affairs at FIFA, says that while Wednesday's arrests aren't good for the soccer body's image, the World Cups in Qatar and Russia will continue as planned.

  • FIFA: Election will take place as planned   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    FIFA: Election will take place as planned

    Walter de Gregorio, director of communications and public affairs at FIFA, says that elections will go ahead as planned, and that FIFA cannot confirm names or number of arrests.

  • FIFA hit by scandal, arrests   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    FIFA hit by scandal, arrests

    Walter de Gregorio, director of communications and public affairs at FIFA, says FIFA will provide all information necessary to help with Swiss investigations.

  • Six FIFA officials arrested   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Six FIFA officials arrested

    Six officials from world's football governing body, FIFA, have been arrested in Zurich, in connection to alleged bribes amounting up to more than $100 million. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore discusses.

  • Will Qatar lose the World Cup? Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Indian soccer fans and labourers install a giant replica of the football to be used in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, on a street corner in Kolkata.

    After the arrest of six FIFA officials on corruption charges, Qatar's controversial win of 2022 World Cup hosting rights is looking uncertain.

  • Alibaba fosters local brands to fight fakes Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 7:49 PM ET
    Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.

    Criticized and even sued for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Alibaba has been quietly piloting a plan to curb fakes at source.

  • GM facing criminal charges over ignition woes Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra

    Federal prosecutors have identified criminal wrongdoing in G.M.'s failure to disclose a switch defect, the NYT reports.

  • Protest against pickpockets shuts Eiffel Tower Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Tourists take pictures under the rain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

    The Eiffel Tower is closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.

  • Yalie charged with defrauding CrossFit investors Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:17 PM ET
    Josh Newman in YouTube video for CrossFit NYC

    Authorities arrested Joshua Newman and charged him with defrauding investors out of at least $2 million over a three-year period, NYT reports.

  • What do Toyota and Madoff have in common? Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    Private plane jet

    Civil asset forfeitures have gone up in recent years, and in this report we break down how many asset seizures were valued over $1 million.

  • Hunting down a suspect with drones   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Hunting down a suspect with drones

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports how drones can help experts fight crime.

  • AG Lynch: Banks to pay combined $5.6B in FX penalties   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    AG Lynch: Banks to pay combined $5.6B in FX penalties

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces the settlements with global financial institutions in connection with long-running manipulation of the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) spot market.

  • 5 major banks plead guilty in currency case   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:02 AM ET
    5 major banks plead guilty in currency case

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the fines for banks in the currency manipulation scandal.

  • Lonely hearts conned out of $800 million: FBI Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Cyber security hacking

    Social media scams that target lonely hearts were the leading drivers of Internet fraud in 2014, the FBI reported in a survey of computer crime.

  • Authorities bust $50M worth of heroin in the Bronx Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
    Sacks of money, right, worth $2 million, and 154 pounds of heroin, left, worth at least $50 million, are displayed at a Drug Enforcement Administration news conference, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in New York.

    The DEA and the NYPD seized 70 kilos of heroin with a street value of about $50 million and arrested two in the Bronx.

  • Prostitute gets 6 years in Google exec yacht death Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    Alix Tichelman after her arraignment in Santa Cruz County Superior Court, July 16, 2014, in Santa Cruz, Calif.

    A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge sentenced her to 6 years in prison, according to NBC affiliate KSBW.

  • Patent trolls damaged, but not dead yet Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seal is displayed outside the headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

    Patent trolls took a hit in 2014, but they aren't dead yet. Patent litigation dropped for the first time in five years, according to a new study.

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American Greed

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    A former Army intelligence officer known as "Mr. X" stole millions through a fake veteran's charity and eluded authorities by using an array of false identities. No one figured out who he really was or where he came from until he made one misstep ...

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    When reporter Jeff Testerman visits the home of retired navy commander Bobby Thompson, he finds quarters unfit for an officer.

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    Investigators follow a trail of stolen identities with plenty of twists and turns in the case of fugitive Bobby Thompson, a self-proclaimed retired navy lieutenant commander with a background in intelligence. His fingerprints are nowhere to be found in the United States, Canada or through Interpol.