Crime Corporate Fraud

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    U.S. federal regulators will announce a settlement on Friday with former Fannie Mae  executives over their alleged roles in a 2004 multibillion-dollar accounting scandal, a person familiar with the settlement said on Thursday.

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    Daniel Bouton will give up SocGen's chief executive role after 15 years but stay on as chairman. Finance Director Frederic Oudea will take the operational helm.

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    A South Korean special prosecutor investigating alleged corruption at the Samsung Group on Thursday indicted Lee Kun-hee, the group's chief and one of the country's most powerful businessmen, for tax evasion and breach of trust.

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    The resignation of General Re's CEO, apparently in response to pressure from Federal prosecutors, is generating some heated debate on whether Washington should stay out of Warren Buffett's boardroom.   See Closing Bell's heated discussion on the issue.

  • General Re Chairman and CEO Joseph Brandon, who had once been seen as a possible successor to Warren Buffett, has resigned.  He apparently fell victim to pressure from the Federal government to have him ousted.

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    Among the byproducts of the U.S. housing crisis is a surge in scams that cheat people out of their money, their homes, or both, under the guise of offering to rescue them from foreclosure.

  • A floor trader who served on the board of the New York Mercantile Exchange agreed to serve five months in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to fraud and evidence tampering related to commodities trading.

  • The Federal government is trying to get Warren Buffett to fire one of his top executives on a question of integrity, according to The Wall Street Journal. Citing "people familiar with the situation," today's Journal says, "Federal prosecutors are pressuring Berkshire Hathaway to replace the chief executive of its reinsurance subsidiary, General Re."  General Re CEO Joseph Brandon has not been formally charged with any crime, but the Journal says, "Prosecutors identified Mr. Brandon as an unindicted alleged co-conspirator" in a series of bogus deals designed to artificially inflate AIG's earnings and its stock price.

  • A proposed ballot measure in Colorado seeks to create what supporters hope will be the nation’s toughest corporate fraud law.

  • Investors hope the second quarter will be better than the first, when markets went on a rollercoaster of writedowns, trading scandals and record oil prices. Here are CNBC Europe's best videos of the first quarter.

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    Attorneys for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling will argue Wednesday that his 2006 conviction should be overturned because of “shocking” and “egregious” misconduct by prosecutors.

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    US investment bank Lehman Brothers said it had filed a lawsuit on Monday to claw back $352 million from Japanese trading house Marubeni in the wake of a finance scam.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Canada's Biovail, two current senior executives and former Chief Executive Eugene Melnyk with engaging in a number of fraudulent accounting schemes, the agency said on Monday.

  • Prominent attorney Melvyn Weiss has agreed to plead guilty in a lucrative kickback scheme involving payments to plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits against some of the largest corporations in the nation.

  • Attorneys for jailed former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling say the government illegally withheld key evidence that would have proven he is innocent.

  • A federal grand jury and the Securities and Exchange Commission have been investigating the anti-money laundering practices of Fidelity Investments, according to a report in the Boston Business Journal.

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    Though Wall Street has been quick to judge the character failings of Gov. Eliot Spitzer following his alleged participation in a prostitution ring, the man’s record as a crime-fighter against Wall Street and Corporate America drew mixed reviews.

  • MF Global says a rogue trader rang up $141.5 million in losses in the broker's own account. The New York-based company says a wheat trader was able to conduct unauthorized trades on Wednesday thanks to a failure in the entry-order system the broker uses to vet trades. MF Global fired the trader.

  • China and South Korea are investigating complaints that hundreds of Korean-invested factories have closed down, leaving workers without pay. 

  • A federal jury has found five former insurance company executives guilty of a scheme to manipulate the financial statements of the world's largest insurance company.