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  • 2 ex-Anglo Irish Bank directors convicted of fraud Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    DUBLIN— Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank were found guilty Thursday of committing fraud in a loans-for-shares scandal— the first convictions to stem from a banking crisis that brought Ireland to the brink of national bankruptcy.

  • Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman cleared of fraud Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    LONDON— A jury Wednesday cleared former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick of all fraud charges related to a loans-for-shares scheme that preceded the bank's 2009 collapse.

  • GlaxoSmithKline discloses new bribery inquiries Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is looking into allegations of bribery within its operations in Jordan and Lebanon. On Monday the BBC reported that GlaxoSmithKline PLC is facing a bribery investigation in Poland, where a sales representative allegedly paid doctors to prescribe the company's asthma drug Seretide.

  • Former Rothstein CFO charged in $1.2B Ponzi scheme Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been charged with conspiracy in the $1.2 billion fraud. South Florida federal prosecutors filed a court document Wednesday charging Irene Shannon in the case.

  • Market pricing Mexico differently: Fin Min     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    Luis Videgaray, finance minister of Mexico, says the market is pricing the country differently to other emerging markets due to the prospects for growth.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Two former executives of a defunct New York broker-dealer were indicted Monday as part of a widening U.S. investigation into foreign bribery involving their employer and Venezuelan state economic development banks.

  • *Allegations follow corruption accusations in China, Iraq. LONDON/ WARSAW, April 14- GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors to promote its lung drug Seretide, adding to problems for a company already accused of corruption in China and Iraq.

  • Rising prices aid $15B food fraud problem Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    A Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist inspects an international food shipment at the port of Newark

    With rising food rates and an increase in food imports, food fraud is a growing problem that costs the industry up to $15 billion a year.

  • SAC Capital to be sentenced in $1.8B fraud deal Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    A New York judge is set to sentence SAC Capital after it pleaded guilty to criminal fraud charges in a $1.8 billion deal with the government.

  • US judge sentences SAC Capital in $1.8B fraud deal Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The once high-flying hedge fund SAC Capital was sentenced on criminal fraud charges Thursday under a $1.8 billion deal that prosecutors say included the largest criminal fine ever imposed in an insider trading case.

  • Credit card fraud rises to $11 billion: Report     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports data from Javelin Research and Strategy says the cost of debit and credit card fraud in 2013 rose to $11 billion from $8 billion in 2012.

  • Credit card fraud jumps, so what's being done? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Credit and debit card fraud is a multibillion-dollar problem, but putting an exact figure on the cost is not that easy.

  • Why 'Heartbleed' is scary     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and CNBC contributor Natali Morris explain an exposed security flaw affecting most of the internet.

  • *Poland has launched industry-wide investigation. WARSAW, April 9- Polish prosecutors alleged on Wednesday that a local executive with U.S. firm Hewlett-Packard Co. paid bribes worth over $500,000 in exchange for help winning contracts to supply computer equipment to the Polish police headquarters.

  • Ex-Anglo Irish bankers have some charges dropped Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    DUBLIN— A judge has dismissed 13 fraud charges against two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank, the reckless lender that drove Ireland to the brink of national bankruptcy, as authorities continue to seek criminal convictions against directors of the ruined company.

  • ALBANY, N.Y., April 8- New York's highest state court has ruled that a lawsuit by the Algosaibi family conglomerate, claiming that a Saudi billionaire who married into the family committed a $150 million fraud, should be heard in Saudi Arabia.

  • Police say banker killed wife, child before suicide Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    Dutch bank ABN Amro.

    A Dutch banker killed his wife and younger daughter before committing suicide, police said on Monday.

  • FBI finds museum-quality stash on Indiana farm Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    In this aerial photo taken from WTHR Chopper 13, FBI agents work around the home of 91-year-old Donald Miller in Waldron, Ind. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

    FBI investigators say some of the thousands of museum-quality artifacts collected by a 91-year-old man in Indiana may have been acquired improperly.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- A Maryland man will plead guilty to charges of conspiring to commit insider trading, in what marks the 10th criminal prosecution stemming from an insider-trading ring orchestrated by a former Wells Fargo investment banker, the U.S. Justice Department said.

  • April 3- Federal authorities have opened an investigation into a $400 million fraud involving Citigroup's Mexican unit, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.

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