Former Maverick commissioner admits taking bribes DEL RIO — A former Maverick County commissioner whose arrest last year kicked off a flurry of indictments alleging corruption in the border community admitted Tuesday to taking bribes in exchange for handing out construction contracts inflated by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Prosecutors said that in January 2011, he had two associates sell his truck to a member of the Zetas drug cartel in ...
June 13, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News
A Puffed-up Appeal to Job Fears A TV ad opposing the Senate immigration bill uses inflated numbers in an oversimplified, one-sided appeal to fears about job security. The ad claims that Congress is considering “adding 33 million foreign job seekers” when 20 million Americans can’t find a job. Both those numbers are inflated and misleading. Furthermore, … More >>
June 12, 2013 - FactCheck.org via Yahoo! News
Has Hollywood Gone Frugal? Tips to Save Like Celebs. In a recession-scarred economy, even celebrities are spending wisely and using coupons before succumbing to inflated retail prices. Fashion icons Sarah Jessica Parker, Carrie Underwood, and Lady Gaga made BusinessWeek's Most Frugal Celebrities list with their shameless saving strategies. Take a cue from these red carpet cheapskates with their celebrity money-saving tips and tricks.
June 12, 2013 - LA.com
Andrew Cuomo in Forbes By allowing Washington Mutual to hand-pick appraisers who inflated values, First American helped set the current mortgage crisis in motion,Cuomo said.
Barack Obama in BusinessWeek Obama yesterday said the US would add pressure on China "to make sure that our goods are not artificially inflated in price and their goods" aren't deflated.
Ramalinga Raju in Reuters The gap in the balance sheet has arisen purely on account of inflated profits over a period of last several years,Satyam Chairman Ramalinga Raju said in a statement to stock exchanges on Wednesday.