Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse has pleaded guilty to helping thousands of U.S. clients evade paying taxes to the U.S. government and agreed to pay a $2.6 billion fine. read more
The FBI says its no-tolerance marijuana policy is forcing the agency to turn away its best hacker recruits. "I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview," FBI Director James Comey told the White Collar Crime Institute on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal. read more
Three large U.S. insurers in prepared congressional testimony say that between 80% and 90% of their new customers who enrolled in health plans through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges have paid their first month's premiums, the New York Times reports. Aetna reported that 500,000 -- or about 80% -- of the more than 600,000 individuals who enrolled in the insurer's health plans through exchanges in 17 states had paid their first month's premium. Health Care Services Corporation -- which offers health plans on exchanges in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- said that among its exchange customers who had a payment date of Jan. 1, about 85% have paid.
A growing number of Bunkerville residents want to see the armed militiamen guarding rancher Cliven Bundy leave Nevada, according to a letter from Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie. Horsford, whose congressional district includes Bunkerville, wrote that his constituents are concerned about Bundy supporters carrying weapons near local churches, schools and elsewhere. read more
Bureau of Land Management: Today we announced the decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our grave concern about the safety of employees and members of the public. ... Ranching has always been an important part of our nation's heritage and continues throughout the West on public lands that belong to all Americans. This is a matter of fairness and equity, and we remain disappointed that Cliven Bundy continues to not comply with the same laws that 16,000 public lands ranchers do every year. After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially.