Private equity's favorite shell game is to take over profitable businesses, sell off their assets, con banks into loaning them hundreds of millions of dollars, cash out in the form of bonuses and dividends, then let the businesses fail and default on their debts. The result is the retail apocalypsewhere predatory giants like Walmart and Amazon are able to topple their vulture-capitalist-weakened prey, creating a feedback loop that enriches the shareholder class and destroys American businesses, leaving workers high and dry. Now the company has announced that it will also default on all severance payouts to the company's 30, employees, including employees who worked at the company for decades, skipping Christmas and Thanksgiving with their families to staff the stores, now slated to get literally not one penny.
Bernard Boursicot revealed in court that he had an affair for nearly 20 years with Shi Pei Pu, a male Chinese Opera star whom Boursicot believed to be female. The amazing deception went beyond the boudoir drag show, for Pei Pu was also a spy who persuaded Boursicot to pass state secrets to the Chinese. A few American newspapers picked up the accounts, and soon readers in the States were fascinated.
Five of the accused rip-off artists were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to grand larceny charges in Manhattan Supreme Court. They are accused of filtering fraudulent transactions through a bogus corporation called 92K Blvd. Israel Fischer, 62, owned the AmEx merchant account linked to the fake company, prosecutors said.
Kelly managed to escape. She had been planning on boarding a flight and unfortunately that looked as if she was running just shortly after she killed someone. So it looked bad. Kelly had injuries and she was psychologically traumatized, but she had gone to the airport for some reason and no one knew why.
Art collectors keep getting richer, and galleries keep getting bigger, and the arts-loving public is paying less and less attention. Against this backdrop, though, many young artists actually are as passionate and individualistic and visionary as the artists of less financially stratified eras. The year-old artist Molly Crabapple is part of this vanguard.
This list of confidence tricks and scams should not be considered complete, but covers the most common examples. Confidence tricks and scams are difficult to classify, because they change often and often contain elements of more than one type. Throughout this list, the perpetrator of the confidence trick is called the "con artist" or simply "artist", and the intended victim is the "mark".
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Ahead of the big game on Sunday, Feb. The trailer is only 30 seconds, but believe me: It's a damn tantalizing bit of film. The visuals of this Super Bowl spot are just as breath-taking as the full-length trailer, the mystery is even more compelling, and Scarlett Johansson has never looked cooler.
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