Category Archives: fine

Fine For Posing as Jesus Paid Through Crowdfunding

Draw your own conclusions about this: A man in Spain posted a picture of himself on social media posing as Jesus and was sued by a religious brotherhood. The poster “pleaded guilty to a crime against religious sentiment, and was … Continue reading

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Court Wrist Slaps Crowdfunding Fraudster

A Cincinnati court wrist slaps a woman who defrauded the public with her crowdfunding campaign. Although being convicted of  misdemeanor child endangerment and telecommunications fraud (a felony), the mother of a child who she claimed had terminal cancer and subjected … Continue reading

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SEC Says Bitcoins Are Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that bitcoins are securities and subject to Federal (and probably State) regulation. The SEC investigated the offering by the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a “virtual” organization embodied in computer code and executed on a … Continue reading

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Sudanese Journalist Released From Jail By Crowdfunding

What’s really cool about crowdfunding is how it’s taken off in all directions – not only all over the world but for all sorts of things. Further that, a Sudanese journalist who was jailed because she refused to cooperate with … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Prevent “Lunch Shaming”

I guess we’ll be seeing more of this in the next four years: a teacher in Texas is crowdfunding to pay off school lunch debt to prevent kids from being “lunch shamed.” KXAN reports that “At some Texas schools, students … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Criminal Case Results In Acquittal

In what appears to be a first of its kind, the family of a bicyclist who was killed in a traffic accident crowdfunded his prosecution. The driver was acquitted. In the United Kingdom, Gail Purcell struck Michael Mason, 70, as … Continue reading

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Political Crowdfunding Entices Contract Breach

Is it right to ask someone to breach his/her contract? Can it please be over? Aside from getting hit up every day (sometimes numerous times/day) for political donations, there is now a GoFundMe campaign to pay the legal expenses and/or … Continue reading

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