100 Most Talked About Scandals of the Decade

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81. Equifax’s data breaches
> Year: 2017

Equifax, one of the big credit-scoring companies and supplier of information to financial companies, was hit by a major data breach in which the information of 145 million people was accessed without permission. CEO Richard Smith resigned in the wake of the hacking.

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82. Samsung’s bribery charges
> Year: 2017

Samsung top corporate officers were caught in a bribery scandal that eventually brought down South Korea’s president.

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83. More wrongdoing at Wells Fargo
> Year: 2017

The woes at Wells Fargo continued in 2017, when the California-based bank said it charged about 570,000 customers auto insurance they did not need. The bank’s head of consumer banking and 70 senior managers lost their jobs.

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84. NFL player Hunt assaulted woman
> Year: 2018

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was released by the team after a video surfaced of him assailing a woman in a hotel in Cleveland.

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85. Barr show cancelled over racist tweet
> Year: 2018

The reboot of Roseanne Barr’s “Roseanne” show was going well until the star wrote a racist tweet, scuttling the show.

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86. World Cup corruption claims
> Year: 2018

Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron said the British lost their bid to host the World Cup soccer tournament because the Russians bribed officials at FIFA, soccer’s ruling organization.

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87. Ohio State coach suspended
> Year: 2018

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was suspended during a scandal-tainted season that included his mishandling of domestic charges against a former wide receivers coach. He then retired.

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88. Cano PED suspension
> Year: 2018

Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, one of the greatest second basemen ever, was suspended for 80 games for using performance-enhancing drugs.

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89. Louisville stripped of wins
> Year: 2018

The scandal-plagued University of Louisville men’s basketball program was stripped of its national title following an investigation that found a former assistant coach helped arrange sex parties for players, recruits, and the recruits’ fathers.

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90. Sexual misconduct claims at Google
> Year: 2018

Reports became public about sexual misconduct at Google, including executive Andy Rubin who helped develop the Android operating system. This led to an employee walkout.