Crime and Law

Shipments from China are including an ever-increasing number of counterfeit items, according to Frank Russo, the port director for Customs and Border Protection at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

A view of people visiting the University of Southern California on March 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Federal prosecutors say their investigation dubbed Operation Varsity Blues blows the lid off an audacious college admissions fraud scheme aimed at getting the children of the rich and powerful into elite universities. AAllen J. Schaben | Los …

Bill McGlashan, charged in a sprawling college admissions fraud case, has left the private equity firm TPG. But each side is telling a different story about how he left.

A class-action lawsuit was filed against eight universities in connection with the massive college admission bribery scandal. Criminal charges already were filed against TV stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, and top business executives.

Scott Cohn discusses the 10th anniversary of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi, and how victims are coping a decade later.

Andrea Day reports on an international extortion scheme where callers convince victims that their son or daughter has been taken and demand money to save them.

It’s called virtual kidnapping and it is spreading. The extortion scheme is so effective that many terrified people fall victim to it. Callers convince victims that their son or daughter has been taken and demand money to save them.

Drug dealers are using bitcoin to finance the deadly wave of fentanyl flooding into the country from overseas. We follow the money from Main Street to the dark web and show how the cryptocraze allows drugs to get delivered right to your doorstep.

Boat engine theft — specifically of Yamaha engines — is on the rise. And it’s difficult to catch the thieves.

Think Nigerian scams are unsophisticated? Think again!

Ex-Comverse chief Kobi Alexander has agreed to return to the U.S. to face decade-old charges in a wide-ranging stock option scandal.

Take a deep dive into the underworld of drugs and money laundering as this ex-undercover agent explains how he infiltrated the Medellin drug cartel.

U.S. officials revealed to NBC News that they have taken part in two global meetings about the Panama Papers to plan how to use the huge trove of leaked documents to catch criminals

Bradley Birkenfeld, a former UBS banker who blew the whistle on tax dodges, told CNBC he believes the CIA may be behind the Panama Papers leak.

Bradley Birkenfeld was released from federal prison in August 2012 after serving 2½ years for his role as a Swiss banker hiding millions of dollars for wealthy American clients. Five weeks later, he found himself in the kitchen of a small rental house in Raymond, New Hampshire. At that moment, Birkenfeld was an ex-con. He …