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Roomy Khan, the central witness who brought down the Galleon hedge fund, is a former Galleon employee with a history of financial trouble who agreed to cooperate with prosecutors after she was caught making trades using inside information, the New York Times reports.
If Mr. Raj Rajaratnam was trading on insider information, as authorities claim, apparently he was not very good at it, the New York Times reports.
Galleon Group is winding down its hedge fund holdings, the company's embattled CEO Raj Rajaratnam said in a statement.
When former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling appeals to the Supreme Court the 2006 conviction that sent him to prison for a 24-year sentence, his defense will argue that the "honest services" statute under which he was convicted lacks clarity, Skilling's attorney Daniel Petrocelli told CNBC Monday.
Federal prosecutors say they can be ready to try accused fraudster Allen Stanford a year from now, but the Judge in the case has agreed to hold off on setting a trial date for at least 60 days, after defense attorneys said they needed more time to review the millions of documents in the case.
Two former investors are suing the Securities and Exchange Commission for $2.4 billion in damages, claiming the agency acted with negligence while examining Bernard Madoff's investment business.
The Supreme Court will consider throwing out the convictions of former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeff Skilling for his role in the collapse of the onetime energy giant.
Bernard Madoff got into a fight in the prison yard with another inmate over the stock market – and won, the New York Post reported, quoting eyewitnesses.
William Browder, the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, found a new way to get his allegations of Russian corruption out to the public: YouTube.
The takeaway is the brilliance with which the show host handled the whole thing—and the lesson it offers to all senior execs who stumble into personal scandal.
One big investor in Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was having trouble getting his money back from Mr. Madoff at least as early as September 2003, according to a court filing on Thursday by the trustee liquidating the Madoff assets.
An enormous precious stone listed on a now bankrupt company's books for the value of 11 million pounds ($17.4 million) is probably not worth more than 100 pounds, British media reported Friday.
The top financial regulator in Antigua—who allegedly took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford in exchange for hiding the fraud—improperly tried to steer Stanford's assets to a British liquidation firm, according to a ruling by a Canadian court.
I wanted to experience the mundane, the minutiae and the high drama of a murder case from inside the jury box. I thought I had made it through the painstaking and, frankly, boring process of voir dire. The prosecutor told the judge he was satisfied with the jury. But one by one the defense lawyer kept picking off potential jurors. And finally my number came up.
Accused fraudster Allen Stanford will be moved to a federal detention facility in downtown Houston "by Thursday," his attorney told CNBC.
Allen Stanford, the alleged mastermind of a $7 billion fraud, is back in his jail cell after suffering a mild concussion, broken nose and two black eyes in a prison brawl last week, his lawyer said on Monday.
Irving H. Picard, the court-appointed trustee hunting down any remaining spoils of Bernard L. Madoff’s giant Ponzi scheme, plans to sue Mr. Madoff’s two sons, his niece and his brother this week, seeking the return of $198 million.
The SEC will discuss rules to improve oversight of the credit rating industry as well as a proposed ban on flash trades—or buy and sell orders that exchanges send to a specific group of participants before revealing them publicly.
No one can know exactly what Finn M. W. Caspersen, a prominent philanthropist and the heir to the Beneficial Corporation fortune, was thinking when he decided to take his life on Labor Day. But he apparently harbored a secret: He was suspected of dodging many millions in federal taxes.
Exploiting weaknesses in online ad systems is an increasingly common approach for computer criminals around the globe who hope to make a quick buck from the audiences of the sites they attack.
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Joe and Tina Caronna are living the good life: a nice house, a collection of fancy sports cars, and loads of cash for vacations and fun. But while Tina has earned her money as a financial executive, Joe's life as an insurance agent isn't exactly legit. When Tina learns of her husband's fraud ... the results are deadly.
Insurance agent Joe Caronna steals money from friends by selling bogus annuities to feed his expensive lifestyle. He's able to conceal his fraud for years without detection.
When Tina Caronna doesn't return from a shopping trip, Joe enlists friends and family to search for his missing wife.