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Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history.

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UK

Calls for ‘refugee scheme’ to help OAPs through fuel crisis

Dr William Bird, who has advised the Government on winter health forecasts, says that the extreme measures are needed because the country is facing a crisis on a similar scale to that of the pandemic. Dr Bird, who founded the health forecasting unit at the Met Office, warned that soaring fuel costs are expected to […]

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Finance

Asda launches its rewards scheme to help people save money on their food shop

Following a successful trial across 16 stores last year Asda Rewards is now available across all 633 of Asda’s UK stores. To earn money off their food shop all people have to do is download the Asda Rewards app and they will be offered incentives like £1.50 off when they spend £50 by September, and […]

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Science

City centre living scheme moves closer as wholesale market redevelopment gets green light | TheBusinessDesk.com

Outline planning approval has been granted for City of Wolverhampton Council’s redevelopment of the city’s wholesale market site to facilitate the first phase of the Brewers Yard city centre living scheme. Computer generated images show what the new Hickman Avenue market could look like. The scheme is designed to accommodate the council’s fleet services operation, […]

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US

Kansas veteran found guilty of defrauding VA for disability benefits

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) – A Kansas veteran who schemed to defraud the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs out of disability benefits and was subsequently charged has been found guilty by a federal jury. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 53-year-old Bruce Hay of was found guilty of six counts of wire fraud and […]

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Finance

Singapore fund scheme lures investors as scrutiny of offshore tax havens grows

Singapore is welcoming more than a dozen investment funds every month under a new scheme designed to lure money from rival low-tax jurisdictions. The city-state in 2020 established a corporate structure, called a Variable Capital Company, that offers local investment managers significant financial incentives and freedom from public disclosures. Until June this year, 590 such […]

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Science

Heat pump fury: Truss urged to scrap ‘unfair’ taxpayer-funded scheme as price cap surges

New horror predictions from experts have revealed that the energy price cap (annual maximum tariff) could soar to £4,200 by January. With the skyrocketing bills largely due to surging costs of wholesale gas across the globe, the Government has been scrambling to wean the country off this energy source with alternative measures. Heat pumps are […]

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UK

Speed limits on country roads to be reduced to 20mph under ‘absurd’ pilot scheme

The plan to reduce the speed limit from 60mph to 20 or 30mph has been introduced in a bid to tackle dangerous driving from joyriders and scrambler motorcycles, which are at risk of colliding with other vehicles. The new restrictions will be trialled across an area about 80 miles south of the M25 between Guildford […]

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Finance

Tory donor charged in Puerto Rico bribery scheme

US authorities have charged a significant donor to the Tory party, alleging that he illegally provided campaign donations to a former governor of Puerto Rico in a scheme to remove a senior banking regulator from his post. The charges brought by the US Department of Justice against Julio Herrera Velutini, a Venezuelan banker who relocated […]

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UK

Electricity meter warning: Prepayment scheme could force Brits to fork out extra £150

The energy price cap is predicted to rise by a startling 70 percent in October, bringing bills to an eye-watering average of £3,359/year, according to analysts at Cornwall Insights. Meanwhile, a growing movement calls on consumers to cancel their direct debit payments on October 1 and refuse to pay their energy bills in protest against […]