Posts tagged ‘Hoax’

April 13, 2011

GE Rebuffs Tax Refund Report as ‘Hoax’

General Electric called an earlier media report Wednesday that it would repay a $3.2 billion tax refund to the Treasury Department a “hoax.”

Members of an activist group calling themselves the “Yes Men” claimed responsibility for the hoax, according to a report from Reuters.

Earlier Wednesday morning, the Associated Press reported that the U.S. conglomerate—using “a series of foreign tax havens”—would repay the “enormous” refund it received for the 2010 tax year.

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April 9, 2011

WHO SENT A ‘DEROGATORY’ LETTER WITH MYSTERIOUS WHITE POWDER TO U.S. REP. ALLEN WEST?

A suspicious white powder mailed to U.S. Rep. Allen West turned out to be a hoax, ending a three-hour scare on Friday that drew a swarm of local and federal investigators to his campaign office in Boca Raton.

Hazardous materials handlers in blue suits tested the powder around 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot outside his office at 2108 N. Federal Highway. No biohazardous substances were detected, according to Boca Raton Fire-Rescue spokesman Frank Correggio.

“It was not anthrax,” he said. The tests did not reveal what it was.

A letter mailed with the white powder had mentioned the word “anthrax” and included derogatory comments toward West, according to a statement from Chief of Staff Jonathan Blythe.

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