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58-year-old lawyer jailed 18 months for fraud

Gary Stern, a former Chicago attorney has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for arranging a tax fraud scheme that impacted on the finances of several National Football League players. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber who handed the judgement on Wednesday said Stern’s scheme not only defrauded the IRS out of millions of dollars […]
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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:30:39 +0100
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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:35:57 +0100
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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 01:28:24 +0100
Samson Folarin A 31-year-old radio presenter, Muyide Samuel, has lamented the loss of his Toyota Camry 2003 model to a car dealer, Odofin Olatunji, who claimed to be an in-law to a Lagos Divisional Police Officer. The Ibadan, Oyo State-based presenter...
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Lagos begins four-year channelisation of ferry routes
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:41:36 +0100
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‘Aiteo not selling stake in oil block’
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 01:26:44 +0100
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NCC okays telecom operators to trade in spectrum
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:04:04 +0100
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I’m not ready to show my birth certificate –Falz
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 03:05:39 +0100
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I chose to remove my breast to survive cancer –Akeredolu
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:07:48 +0100
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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:23:10 +0100
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Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:13:31 +0100
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