Scam Diego Entries for February, 2011

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Lerach: Don't Blame Public Union Members. Blame Wall Street

Former San Diego securities plaintiff lawyer Bill Lerach has a powerful piece in Saturday's (Feb. 26) Huffington Post. Title: "Blame ...

Royale Energy on Two-Day Roar

Stock of oil and gas producer Royale Energy zoomed 41.8% today (Feb. 24) following positive gas news. The stock jumped ...

Local Home Prices Drop in December

San Diego County home values declined 0.7% from November to December, according to data released this morning by Standard & ...

Mozilo Criminal Case Said Dropped

The brilliant Rolling Stone article by Matt Taibbi (see my post of Feb. 17, two posts down) has already proved ...

Trustee Plucked Trust Accounts to Gamble at Casinos

Teresa Laggner, a probate court trustee, pleaded guilty today (Feb. 18) to looting trust accounts and gambling the money at ...

Gary Aguirre Major Source in Taibbi Blockbuster

Matt Taibbi, who writes for Rolling Stone, has become one of the most outspoken critics of Wall Street -- and ...

Patent Agent, Brother Plead Guilty in Sequenom Scam

A former patent agent for biotech Sequenom, Aaron Scalia, and his Baltimore-based brother, Stephen Scalia, pleaded guilty today (Feb. 15) ...

Many Jobs Are More Dangerous Than Police, Firefighting

In defending their large salaries, pensions and early retirements (say, at age 50), government safety workers cite the dangers of ...

Wisconsin Governor Proposes Deep Benefit Slashes

According to the New York Times, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is proposing deep slashes in public employee benefits, and ...

Gores in Intense Talks to Buy Detroit Pistons

Tom Gores, whose Beverly Hills-based Platinum Equity owns the Union-Tribune, has received an additional 14 days to reach an agreement ...

Still Another SD Ponzi Schemer Headed for Slammer

Scott Bottolfson was sentenced to five years in prison today (Feb. 11) after pleading guilty to defrauding 30 investors of ...

CCDC Cancels Propaganda Tour

Centre City Development Corp. has canceled its recently-announced series of sales spiels around the city. They were to be called ...

San Diego Hotel Figures Perk Up

According to numbers from Smith Travel Research, San Diego hotel business picked up moderately last year. Average occupancy rose from ...

Employment Data Have Economists Scratching Heads

The U.S. unemployment rate in January unexpectedly fell to 9% in January. Economists had expected it to rise to 9.5% ...

Callaway Golf Shafts Its Shareholders Again

Carlsbad's Callaway Golf has a habit of boasting to its shareholders that it compensates executives based on performance. Not so. ...

Startling Naming Rights Deal May Boost Downtown LA Stadium

The Los Angeles Times reveals this morning (Jan. 31) that in a press conference today, Farmers Insurance will announce a ...

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