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Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggling ancient Iraqi artifacts

July 6, 2017 |

Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $ 3-million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled.

Prosecutors filed a civil complaint in New York on Wednesday in which…

L.A. Times – Business

Teen Murdered After Being Fined for Wasting Police Time

March 20, 2017 |

A British teenager accused of wasting police time with a complaint about her ex-boyfriend was murdered by the same man less than six months later, prosecutors say. Shana Grice, 19, was found dead with her throat cut in her Brighton home in August last year, the Independent reports. In March,…


DeMarcus Cousins Fined $50,000 for Cussing Out Fans (Video)

March 9, 2017 |

DeMarcus Cousins lost his cool … twice … and it cost him. The NBA has fined the New Orleans Pelicans star $ 50,000 after footage surfaced showing him telling a fan to “suck my d**k” during Sunday night’s game against the Lakers.  The league…

State Farm isn’t cutting rates fast enough and could be fined billions, insurance regulator says

January 17, 2017 |

The California Department of Insurance says State Farm is not moving fast enough to lower its rates for homeowners and renters and  it could face billions of dollars in fines if it doesn’t speed up the process.

The threat of hefty fines, sent Friday to State Farm, escalates an increasingly bitter…

L.A. Times – Business

Protesters, Police Clash While Pipeline Company Could Be Fined

November 3, 2016 |

Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting dozens with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline’s developer, the AP reports. The confrontation came hours after North Dakota regulators criticized the pipeline…

Mattel among companies fined for tracking data about children

September 13, 2016 |

New York’s attorney general says he has reached settlements with Mattel, Viacom, Hasbro and Jumpstart Games stopping them from using tracking technology on their popular children’s websites. 

The settlements require El Segundo-based Mattel, Viacom and Jumpstart to pay penalties totaling $ 835,000…

L.A. Times – Business

Strawberry grower fined $2.4 million, demanded kickbacks from Mexican workers

August 31, 2016 |

A Northern California strawberry grower has been fined $ 2.4 million  and ordered to repay kickbacks and rent he demanded from Mexican workers he hired under a federal visa program for agricultural employees,  according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Gonzalo Fernandez, who operated Fernandez Farms…

L.A. Times – Business

Four airlines fined for giving inaccurate compensation information

August 27, 2016 |

Four of the nation’s largest airlines were fined by the Federal Aviation Administration for giving passengers inaccurate information about how much compensation they should get for being kicked off an overbooked flight or having their luggage lost or damaged.

Alaska Airlines was fined $ 40,000; American…

L.A. Times – Business