• Cost Spirals for US Victims of Cyberfraud Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | 10:16 AM ET

    Online fraud cases in the US cost victims more than twice as much in 2009 as they did the previous year, underscoring fears that internet crime is growing out of control.

  • Oscar Winners Try to Keep Whale Off Sushi Plates Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 11:49 AM ET
    Animal activist Ric O'Barry and director Louie Psihoyos accept Best Documentary Feature award for 'The Cove' onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

    It is sport among black belt sushi eaters here to see just how daring one’s palate can be. But even among the squid-chomping, roe-eating and uni-nibbling fans, whale is almost unheard of on the plate. It also happens to be illegal.

  • An official with the New Orleans Police Department said Sequent Energy Management President Douglas Schantz's disappearance may be linked to foul play, Dow Jones reported on Monday.

  • For Psychic, Suit Came as Surprise Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | 10:47 AM ET
    Sean David Morton

    He calls himself “America’s Prophet,” a psychic, trained by Nepalese monks in the art of time travel, who can foretell the future of the stock market.  But to the authorities, Sean David Morton is simply a fraud — and a really, really bad psychic.

  • No One Would Listen - Harry Markopolos

    My CNBC colleague Mary Thompson recently interviewed Harry Markopolos who for nearly ten years; tried, and failed, to alert regulators and investors of Bernie Madoff's $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

  • Bribes Let Tomato Vendor Sell Tainted Food Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 10:08 AM ET

    Prosecutors say SK Foods not only paid off buyers in exchange for contracts but also hid problems like mold.

  • Jobs Bill Is 'Not Bipartisan,' GOP Sen. Grassley Says Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 10:42 AM ET

    Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.

  • Stanford Receiver Sues Political Committees Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 6:25 PM ET

    The court-appointed receiver who is tracking down the billions of dollars missing in the alleged Ponzi scheme has filed suit against the major parties' congressional campaign committee seeking the return of $1.6 million in contributions they received from company founder Allen Stanford and his top lieutenants.

  • Rangel: Stanford Donation Went to Charity Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel says he can't turn over political contributions linked to indicted billionaire Allen Stanford, because the money has already been donated to charity.

  • Stanford Seeks Dismissal of SEC Case Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 9:05 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's case against accused fraudster Allen Stanford should be dismissed, according to his attorneys, in part because the certificates of deposit at the heart of the alleged scheme were not securities.

  • Case Is Said to Link HSBC to US Tax Evasion Inquiry Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 1:38 PM ET

    A wealthy investor in Virginia pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal tax evasion involving an international bank, said by a person briefed on the case to be HSBC, one of the world’s largest private banks.

  • Ex-Merrill Broker Indicted on Theft, Bought Ferrari Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 6:57 PM ET

    A former Merrill Lynch broker in Manhattan has been arrested and charged with 11 counts related to his alleged theft of $780,000 from the company, some of which was used to buy a Ferrari, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said Tuesday.

  • Allen Stanford

    One year after the Securities and Exchange Commission accused Texas billionaire Allen Stanford of running a massive fraud through his offshore bank in Antigua, a group of Stanford investors is suing the region's central bank, calling it Stanford's "partner in crime."

  • Former Goldman Programmer Charged with Code Theft Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    An ex-Goldman Sachs programmer was charged on Thursday for stealing propriety computer codes used to support his former employer's high-frequency trading system.

  • Identity Fraud Rises to New High Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 6:10 AM ET
    Woman using a computer

    With criminals growing increasingly sophisticated and organized, identity fraud is once again on the rise, according to a survey released by Javelin Strategy & Research.

  • Galleon's Rajaratnam, Chiesi Face New Indictments Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 5:13 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    A federal grand jury in New York has returned a new indictment against hedge fund mogul Raj Rajaratnam and former consultant Danielle Chiesi, sharply raising the stakes in what authorities had already called the largest hedge fund insider trading case in history.

  • SEC Enforcers Focus on Avoiding Madoff Repeat Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Robert Khuzami

    Since arriving at the S.E.C. a year ago this month, just as the Madoff scandal was grabbing headlines, Mr. Khuzami has cut red tape, created specialized teams to plumb hedge funds and other worrisome areas and tried to make the S.E.C. quicker and more nimble.

  • Europe Testing How Much Tax Is Too Much Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 6:27 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Here we go again. The German government said this week it's going to buy a stolen CD which apparantly contains the names of 1,500 Germans with secret bank accounts in Switzerland.

  • Bank of America flag

    The New York Attorney General's office is filing civil charges against Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis, saying the bank misled investors about Merrill Lynch when it acquired the Wall Street bank in late 2008.

  • US Report Details Money Laundering Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 10:59 AM ET
    Pierre Falcone leaving the Paris courthouse for his 2007 trial for misappropriation of Sofremi funds.

    A suitcase containing $1 million in shrink-wrapped bills, hand-carried into New York by the former president of Gabon for his daughter to buy a Manhattan apartment. Purchases of a stretch Hummer H2 armored limousine and C-130 Hercules military transport planes for a civil war in Angola. And a shell company named Sweet Pink used to funnel millions of dollars into the United States from Equatorial Guinea.

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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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