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After guilty plea from collector, a hunt for stolen documents’ owners

A guilty plea from a presidential memorabilia collector and author in a scheme to steal from unsuspecting archives for profit leaves investigators with a hunt for the owners of thousands of documents. More than 10,000 documents were seized from Barry ...

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California, New York considering foreclosure-abuse deal

WASHINGTON — California and New York were considering Monday whether to join most other states in backing a long-awaited settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses. The deal would require the five largest mortgage lenders to reduce loans for about 1 ...

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N.Y. attorney general sues banks in foreclosure effort

ALBANY, N.Y.— New York’s attorney general on Friday accused some of the nation’s largest banks of deceit and fraud in using an electronic mortgage registry that he said puts homeowners at a disadvantage in foreclosures while saving banks over $2 ...

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‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ admits to Torah fraud, gets more than 5 years

NEW YORK — A Jewish charity co-founder who claimed he traveled the world as a “Jewish Indiana Jones” to rescue Torahs has pleaded guilty to fraud charges, saying he lied when he claimed he had personally obtained vintage Torah scrolls ...

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