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There's a lot you need to worry about as an entrepreneur. Can you hire the right team and get the equipment, materials, or data to execute your vision? Is it scalable? Is it even really that good of an idea in the first place? Your nascent business may be the victim of a supply shortage, bear market, or plain old fashioned bad luck, but the last thing you're probably worrying about is your startup being a victim of fraud.

Well, you might want to change that.

A new study by the Harvard Business Review shows that startups are uniquely susceptible to fraud. But why?

Lawsuit: Lobster Company Co-Owner Behind $1.5M Embezzlement

Owning a business is like having a second family. No business owners ever want to believe that an employee, or worse yet a fellow co-owner, is embezzling funds from their company. But unfortunately it happens more often than is ever known, and this time, it happened to a lobster company in Maine. The other owners caught on to the shell game, but not before having tens of thousands of their lobsters sold, without ever receiving a dime.

Goop Settles Lawsuit Over Unscientific Health Claims

Gwenyth Paltrow's company, Goop, settled a lawsuit this week brought by 10 California counties for false advertising after numerous medical and consumer protection groups complained that their products didn't do what they claim they could.

Goop agreed to pay $145,000 in fines as well as refund customers that bought three of its products: the Jade Egg, the Rose Quartz Egg, and the Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend. The first two are egg-shaped products that are vaginally inserted and left for varying lengths of time to balance hormones, regulate menstrual cycles, prevent uterine prolapse, and increase bladder control. Wow -- talk about a panacea! The Inner Judge Flower Essence Blend is a blend of essential oils that can either be consumed or put in bathwater. Goop claimed it counteracted depression.

New Tesla Whistleblower Claims Spying, Drug Dealing at Nevada Plant

Tesla is on a good run of bad luck in the public relations department.

In June, whistleblower Martin Tripp alleged that Tesla manufactured batteries with puncture holes and systematically used waste material in vehicles to chase production goals. Tesla responded with a $1 million lawsuit for hacking and stealing trade secrets.

Two weeks ago, Elon Musk almost broke the internet over his tweet to re-privitize the company, which resulted in an SEC investigation.

Last week, in an interview with the New York Times, Musk broke down in tears, saying his work/life balance is "excruciatingly" out of whack, and offered anyone that wanted to take a crack at running the company to give him a call.

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that public accommodations must provide reasonable modifications in their policies, or procedures for those with disabilities and remove structural, architectural, and communication barriers when such removal is "easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty and expense." The Act also allows a private person to bring a lawsuit to enforce these requirements.

And while increasing access for disabled persons is essential, even the best intentions can be manipulated for personal gain. That's what Mike Murphy, owner of Jointed Cue Billiards in Sacramento, California, thinks is happening. The pool hall was sued by Scott Johnson, a quadriplegic attorney who claims the location is not ADA-compliant. Rather than upgrade the facilities or settle with Johnson, however, Murphy is closing the 50-year-old pool hall down.

You may have heard the term 'drug mule' -- a person who, wittingly or not, transports illicit drugs across the border. You may not, however, have heard of a 'money mule.' These folks set up bank accounts to funnel ill-gotten money from U.S. business to international scam artists.

Being a money mule can be incredibly easy, unbelievably lucrative, and most definitely illegal, as over 20 Floridians indicted for a laundry list of federal financial crimes recently found out.

Multiple shootings, assaults, aggravated robberies, narcotics, and other crimes. At least four patrons arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated. One intoxication assault of a police officer. A grand total of 90 arrests at the location since it opened. Perhaps Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg wasn't far off when she called Houston sports bar Bombshells a "crime factory."

Ogg's office filed a public nuisance lawsuit against the bar last week, and obtained a temporary restraining order banning the bar from serving booze until the case is resolved. And rather than serve food exclusively during the ban, the bar's owners chose to shut up shop completely.

How to Reduce the Risk of Cybercrime for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you probably just want to go about your day-to-day operations, running your company, and thinking about ways to expand or improve. The last thing you need is the headache and financial stress caused by some cybercriminal trying to hack into your system. And yes, small businesses are at risk even though large corporations are the ones who garner all the cyber-attack headlines. Luckily, according to Entrepreneur, there are a number of preventative measures you can take to reduce the risk of cybercrime affecting your business.

Another news cycle, another malware story. With everyone from the biggest credit agencies to the smallest home businesses at risk for cybercrime, many small biz owners are reassessing their risk of being hacked. And while preventative measures are essential, they're not always perfect -- that's where insurance comes in.

Cyber insurance can cover everything from pre-incident security audits to post-incident criminal investigations. So how do you figure out if cyber insurance is right for your small biz? Here are five big questions -- and answers -- regarding small business cyber insurance.

Is It Legal to Sell Biohacking Tech or DIY Gene Therapies?

You've probably heard of a wide variety of DIY projects before -- home renovations, car mechanics, furniture builds, and the like. But what about more scientific DIY projects? Can you experiment with DNA and DIY gene therapies? Is it legal to sell these and other biohacking tech? With biohacking gaining popularity, the FDA is attempting to crackdown on the sale of these products, but many enthusiasts argue there is no law against what they're doing.