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California woman faces sentencing in hoax kidnapping case

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A Northern California woman who pleaded guilty to orchestrating an elaborate hoax about being kidnapped and even seared with a branding iron by her abductors is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. Sherri Papini, 40, is facing a sentence of eight months when... Read More.

Alex Jones faces second trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims

(NEW YORK) -- A second trial to determine what conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay to Sandy Hook families began Tuesday in Connecticut with an attorney for the families calling what Jones said about the deadliest elementary school shooting in the nation’s history "beyond... Read More.

Forest County scam investigation continues

Marienville - The investigation into a scam in Forest County continues today. It's an all-too-familiar hoax in which a 77-year-old female was contacted by the scammers, claiming they were from an attorney's office. They told the victim her granddaughter was in a traffic accident and needed money... Read More.

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in hoax attack

Former Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 150 days in county jail on Thursday for fabricating a 2019 hate crime attack on himself. Smollett was also ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution to the city of Chicago, fined $25,000 and must serve 30 months of felony probation. As... Read More.