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Jury convicts former Tamarack suitor of wire fraud

An Idaho man once entrusted to oversee retirement accounts has been convicted of wire fraud for raiding those funds and using the money to enrich himself and help finance his scheme to acquire the failed Tamarack Resort. A federal jury ...

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Rising costs weigh on US homebuilder confidence

U.S. homebuilders are concerned that limited land and rising costs for building materials and labor will slow sales in the short term. Still, their outlook for sales over the next six months has climbed to the highest level in more ...

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Republican money backs immigration push

As Congress readies for a drawn-out immigration debate, an expanding network of Republican fundraisers is pressing for a path to legal status for millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally. Business leaders and donors who raised tens of ...

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Medical groups file lawsuit over tax status

Two Boise-based health care organizations formed by St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital have filed a lawsuit against the Idaho Tax Commission disputing the state agency’s determination they aren’t tax-exempt and owe $400,000. The Idaho ...

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Private prison admits to false staffing records

The private company that operates Idaho’s largest prison admitted April 11 that it falsified nearly 4,800 hours of staffing records over seven months last year in violation of its annual contract with the state. The admission by the Nashville, Tenn.-based ...

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Defense wraps case in Tamarack suitor’s trial

An Idaho retirement fund trustee accused of raiding those accounts three years ago to help his failed bid to acquire Tamarack Resort insists he acted responsibly and with the ultimate goal of delivering significant investment return to the funds. Defense ...

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Executives from real estate company DBSI indicted

A federal grand jury in Idaho has indicted the former president and three top executives of a failed Boise-area real estate company on charges that they misled investors and conspired to dupe them out of millions of dollars during the ...

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Intermountain Healthcare to pay feds $25.5M

The largest health and hospital system in Utah is agreeing to hand over $25.5 million to the federal government to settle claims it improperly contracted with doctors. Intermountain Healthcare released information about the settlement and claims April 3 in a ...

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EPA issues new permit for suction dredge miners

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new permit and rules for recreational miners who use small-scale suction dredging equipment to explore for gold in rivers and creeks across Idaho. The federal agency’s permit imposes a set of new rules, ...

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