• Ex-House Leader DeLay Convicted of Money Laundering Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | 9:00 AM ET

    Tom DeLay, one of the most powerful and divisive Republican lawmakers ever to come out of Texas, was convicted Wednesday of money-laundering charges in a state trial, five years after his indictment here forced him to resign as majority leader in the House of Representatives, the New York Times reports.

  • In what may be today's most titillating—though maddeningly vague—newsflash, SAC Capital Advisors informed investors that they have received a government subpoena.

  • Trading in shares of the Janus Capital Group have been halted, apparently in anticipation of an announcement that federal authorities are looking at Janus as part of their insider trading dragnet.

  • John Kinnucan

    John Kinnucan , an independent analyst, said the FBI approached him and said, "there was a very large insider trading ring investigation that they were conducting and one of my clients was a focus of the probe and they wanted my help in basically incriminating this individual."

  • Analyst Tells of FBI Threats In Insider-Trading Probe Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 12:53 PM ET
    John Kinnucan

    John Kinnucan told CNBC that the FBI said "there would be trouble" unless he agreed to help them incriminate one of his clients.

  • U.S. in Late Stages of Insider Trading Investigation Saturday, 20 Nov 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

    Federal authorities are at an advanced stage of an insider-trading investigation that could result in criminal charges or significant civil fines against Wall Street traders and executives, the New York Times reports.

  • Japan Pushing the Mob Out of Businesses Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | 11:30 AM ET
    Tokyo Sky tree building underconstruction

    When the toasts are raised here next year at the opening of the world’s tallest communications tower, yakuza gangsters will not be celebrating. The New York Times explains.

  • No doubt this is going to become one of those legendary stories of the wealthy being treated differently by the judicial system. And by differently, I mean more leniently.

  • US, Former Enron CEO Square Off Over New Trial Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 6:10 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling

    Errors "permeated" the case against former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, and he should be granted a new trial, Skilling's lead attorney argued before a three-judge appellate panel Monday.

  • SEC Probing Deal Between JPMorgan and Hedge Fund Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 4:08 PM ET

    Sources tell ProPublica that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether JPMorgan Chase allowed a hedge fund to improperly select assets for a $1.1 billion deal backed by subprime mortgages.

  • So What Is Insider Trading? Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 10:26 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Many recent SEC cases have one thing in common: an increasingly broad definition of what insider trading actually means.

  • 'Mini-Madoff' Sentenced to 14 Years Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 7:23 PM ET
    Arthur Nadel

    Disgraced fund manager Art Nadel was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of over $160 million.

  • US Probes Whether Failed Bank Execs Hid Bad Loans Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Department of Treasury Inspector General are investigating whether or not certain national bank executives lied to or misled bank examiners, CNBC has learned.

  • Madoff's Palm Beach Estate Sold by US Marshals Friday, 15 Oct 2010 | 5:23 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    U.S. Marshals have sold Madoff's Palm Beach home for $5.65 million dollars. Proceeds of the sale will go to the Dept of Justice Fund to benefit Madoff victims.

  • In this guest author blog, Elkind writes, "Eliot Spitzer and Carl Paladino, liberal Manhattan Democrat and upstate Tea Party Republican, don’t have a lot in common. But they’re both rich. They’ve both endured sex scandals. They’ve both run for governor of New York. And they share a visceral dislike for two powerful men in Empire State politics."

  • Ex-Car Czar Said to Settle With SEC in Pension Case Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 6:18 PM ET
    Steven Rattner

    Steven Rattner, the former car czar, has agreed to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over kickback claims involving the New York State pension fund, a person with knowledge of the negotiation said Wednesday.

  • Texting and Driving: Is a National Ban Next? Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 11:51 AM ET

    Texting and driving is as dangerous and driving while drunk, Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, told CNBC Monday. Such sentiment, fueled by the increasing number of cell-phone-related accidents, is part of what is driving a nation-wide ban on combining the two activities.

  • Before Auction, Lennon Has Brush With FBI Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 11:37 AM ET
    John Lennon

    On Wednesday morning a small pop-culture memorabilia shop in Midtown opened an 836-lot auction timed to what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday, which is Saturday. The prized item was a set of Lennon’s fingerprints made in 1976 as part of his application for citizenship. Minimum bid: $100,000.

  • F.T.C. Accuses Tax Relief Company of Empty Promises Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 7:30 AM ET

    In recent years, some 20,000 people have turned to American Tax Relief after seeing the company’s advertisements on television where actors portraying clients say the company reduced their back taxes , reports the New York Times.

  • Why Do Rogue Traders Only Lose Money? Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 10:59 AM ET

    Rogue traders are a very unlucky bunch.

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  • With investigators eager to confirm that Joel Salinas is running a $39 million investment fraud, he runs out of options and sets off on a final escape.

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