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Bill Nye, Science Guy, accuses Disney of $9-million fraud scheme

"Hollywood accounting" led to Bill Nye being underpaid by at least $9,350,565, according to a lawsuit against Disney and a number of affiliated companies. Nye, the star of the extremely popular "Science Guy" television series in the 1990s, accuses Disney of using a variety of mischaracterizations, false charges and shady accounting practices to avoid paying him and the show's other owners their fair share of the profits.

Former CFO convicted of embezzling from employer

When it comes to high-ranking employees in a business, there must be some measure of trust. Many of these people have access to money and significant assets, and there is little to stop them from abusing this trust. Most Houston executives in positions of authority perform their jobs with high ethics; unfortunately, there are others who can’t resist the temptation of making some easy money in the form of embezzlement.

Former CFO convicted of embezzling from employer

When it comes to high-ranking employees in a business, there must be some measure of trust. Many of these people have access to money and significant assets, and there is little to stop them from abusing this trust. Most Houston executives in positions of authority perform their jobs with high ethics; unfortunately, there are others who can’t resist the temptation of making some easy money in the form of embezzlement.

Texas woman may get 30 years for embezzling from bank

Many workers have, from time to time, violated an office policy. It could be as simple as breaking the dress code or failing to punch the clock in a timely fashion. Some Texans, however, commit blatant offenses such as embezzlement that not only carry consequences in the workplace but also have legal repercussions. As one recent incident illustrates, employees may steal from both their employer and the business' customers.

International business dispute settled after four years

Lawsuits of any kind are rarely open and shut cases. They require careful consideration, skilled negotiation strategic planning—and can drag on for years. Sometimes the defendant in one case may file a countersuit against the plaintiff. The reasons for filing a countersuit could include the belief that the company was wrongfully sued, to settle other business disputes, or as an attempt to reduce the potential costs of the initial lawsuit.

Several lenders defrauded by McKinney classic car dealer

Business transactions in Houston require a great deal of trust between the parties involved. Oftentimes, millions of dollars changes hands in these types of deals. When one of the parties involved in such deals is being dishonest with the other, it could potentially have a hugely negative impact on both sides. The party perpetrating the fraud not only faces possible criminal charges, but they open the door to business litigation between both sides. The company being defrauded could potentially be faced with enormous financial losses.

64-year-old bookkeeper embezzled more than $425,000 in two years

When employees are entrusted with large sums of money, the temptation to keep some for themselves can often be overwhelming. They are often motivated by debt or greed. Sometimes they even convince themselves that they are entitled to it because they are undervalued as an employee. While most companies focus on employees that they may not trust when they suspect money is going missing, it is usually the trusted employees that have access to financial documents and accounts that are committing the fraud. Embezzlement typically starts small and then increases significantly as the employee becomes more comfortable.

Group suggests solutions to foreign company trade secret theft

Whether it’s committed by a U.S. entity or a foreign company, intellectual property theft is a serious issue that has led to the loss of millions of American jobs each year, and drains billions from our economy. The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property says the theft of trade secrets must be treated as seriously as terrorism and drug trafficking.

Group suggests solutions to foreign company trade secret theft

Whether it’s committed by a U.S. entity or a foreign company, intellectual property theft is a serious issue that has led to the loss of millions of American jobs each year, and drains billions from our economy. The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property says the theft of trade secrets must be treated as seriously as terrorism and drug trafficking.

Millions embezzled from Texas bank by former vice president

Some types of businesses are particularly susceptible to being the victims of fraud and embezzlement. When this happens, the company has every right to file charges against the offending person or entity to regain its losses. Even if insurance has taken care of all or a portion of the funds or assets lost, company owners may still wish to pursue business litigation to prevent it happening again, either to them or another company, by the same source.

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