04/24/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines the saga of Fort Lauderdale Ponzi-schemer, attorney Scott Rothstein. News of the scandal broke in 2009. One of Fort Lauderdale’s top philanthropists had bilked some 1.4 Billion dollars from investors and charitable organizations. The scams supported his outrageously opulent lifestyle.
01/28/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at the rise of financial fraud and investment scams in the US. Figures show a 62% increase of crimes over the past three years. We’ll speak with a South Florida FBI White-Collar Crime coordinator, as well as certified examiners. The courts are overwhelmed and backlogged with cases. So beware: much of the fraud and scams originate from the Internet.