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  • Paulson: Our Role in Goldman CDOs Was 'Appropriate' Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 3:11 AM ET

    Hedge fund firm Paulson & Co. said its role in the collateralized debt obligations sold by Goldman Sachs was "appropriate and conducted in good faith," according to a company letter sent to investors and obtained by CNBC.

  • SEC and Allen Stanford: See Inspector General's Report Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission knew that Allen Stanford was involved in a Ponzi scheme as far back as 1997, according to a report released Friday by SEC Inspector General David Kotz.

  • The Cost-and-Benefit Arguments Around Enforcement Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:03 AM ET

    The war on drugs has always been expensive and its effectiveness debatable, but in the current budget-crunch environment, it's more of a target than ever. Proponents of legalization say billions of dollars could be saved in law enforcement costs. Opponents say the fight is working and worth it.

  • States Where Pot is a Slap on the Wrist Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:03 AM ET

    Marijuana laws differ drastically state-to-state. Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico and Oregon are the most lenient, but Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are catching up.

  • The Pot Dealer Next Door Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:01 AM ET

    Drug dealers these days are far from the stereotypes of blinged-out urban kids and long-haired dirtbags. Many are moms, teachers, construction workers,  and municipal employees, supplementing their regular income.

  • U.S. Attorney announces charges against former Societe Generale trader Samarth Agrawal for stealing company information.

  • Blankfein Urges Goldman Employees to Stay Focused Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 1:19 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein addressed employees in a voicemail message, urging them to remain focused in the wake of civil fraud charges filed against the investment bank by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • SEC Ignored Complaints About Stanford: IG Report Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | 7:12 PM ET
    R. Allen Stanford

    The Securities and Exchange Commission knew that Allen Stanford was involved in a Ponzi scheme as far back as 1997, according to a report released Friday by SEC Inspector General David Kotz.

  • Former Auto Czar Investigated in Pension Probe Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 3:34 PM ET

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo confirmed his office is investigating former Obama administration auto industry advisor Steven Rattner, in a growing probe into illegal kickbacks involving the state pension fund.

  • HP's Moscow Offices Raided Over Bribe Claim Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 4:24 AM ET

    The offices of Hewlett-Packard in Moscow were raided by Russian investigators on Thursday looking into alleged bribery involving a sale of equipment to a Russian government agency.

  • Alan Dershowitz Joins Allen Stanford Defense Team Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 5:53 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Indicted banker Allen Stanford, who this week switched criminal defense attorneys for the third time, has added a top legal scholar to his defense team.

  • Protecting CEOs: Security Spending On the Rise Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 10:41 AM ET

    American corporations cut back on a number executive perks in 2009, in response to the economic downturn. One benefit, however, remained a top priority: personal security for chief executives.

  • Whistleblower Program Is Flawed: SEC Watchdog Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 6:29 PM ET
    David Kotz

    A new audit report by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Inspector General reveals what whistleblowers like Harry Markopolos of Madoff fame already knew: the SEC's program for rewarding tipsters is badly flawed.

  • Stanford Request for New Lawyers Gets Hearing Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 8:57 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The federal judge in accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford's criminal case says he wants some answers before agreeing to Stanford's request for yet another new legal team.

  • New Agreement Offers Hope for Allen Stanford Investors Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 4:13 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Victims of the alleged $7 billion Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme may get a greater voice in how what's left of their investments will be divvied up.

  • Galleon Group

    A former I.B.M.  senior executive pleaded guilty on Monday to providing confidential information about Advanced Micro Devices  and Lenovo to a friend who was a hedge fund consultant and an alleged participant in a wide-ranging insider trading scheme.

  • QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Enron? Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 12:54 PM ET

    How much do you know about one of the biggest business scandals of all time? Take our Enron quiz and find out.

  • UBS Banker Used Coded Email for Insider Trades: US Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
    gavel and money

    Using coded email messages referring to securities and money as "frequent flyer miles" and "potatoes," a high-ranking UBS investment banker and a trader made $870,000 in illegal profits from trades on tips about six UBS healthcare client acquisitions, U.S. prosecutors said.

  • The Bust-Out Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

    What the Mafia can teach us about corporate fraud.

  • Holy Shank! Prisoners Are Big Winners of This Recession Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    We’ve heard a lot about the losers from state budget cuts but here’s an unlikely winner: state prisoners.

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  • "$UDDEN DEATH"/ "HIP HOP HUSTLE" - NCAA basketball coaches are among the victims who get financially slam dunked in a $39 million scam out of Houston. And a wannabe rap star claims he's working with a famous Hollywood star to collect money to produce a movie about his 'gangsta' life. But there is no movie only hip-hop star livin'.

  • 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.

  • The $1.5 million raised to produce a movie was a scam. Instead Eric Jagclicic spent investor money on fancy cars, exotic pets, and more.

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