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  • Allen Stanford Appears in Rough Shape at Court Hearing Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 6:24 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    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.

  • Madoff Investors Sue SEC for Negligence Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    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.

  • Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal of Enron's Skilling Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 11:32 AM ET
    Jeffrey Skilling

    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.

  • Madoff in Prison Yard Tussle over Stock Market Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 9:16 AM ET
    Federal Bureau of Prison Butner, NC

    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.

  • Hermitage War on Russian Corruption Hits YouTube Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 6:07 AM ET

    William Browder, the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, found a new way to get his allegations of Russian corruption out to the public: YouTube.

  • Kneale: 4 Lessons of the Letterman Scandal Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 11:46 AM ET
    David Letterman

    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.

  • $17 Million 'Gem of Tanzania' Actually Worth $160 Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Gem of Tanzania

    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.

  • Regulator Tried to Steer Stanford Assets to Ally: Court Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 6:38 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    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.

  • 'Auf Wiedersehen, Mike. You're Out' Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    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.

  • Allen Stanford to be Moved to Detention Facility Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 10:21 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Accused fraudster Allen Stanford will be moved to a federal detention facility in downtown Houston "by Thursday," his attorney told CNBC.

  • R. Allen Stanford

    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.

  • Bernard L. Madoff

    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.

  • SEC Set to Target Credit Rating Agencies, Flash Trades Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 12:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Former Beneficial CEO Tied to Massive Tax Probe Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 10:45 AM ET
    Finn M. W. Caspersen

    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.

  • New Warning About Internet Ad Scams Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 3:38 PM ET

    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.

  • Will Pot TV Show Bring 'High' Ratings? Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    Marijuana

    Tips for cultivating marijuana. Testimonials by patients about its medical benefits. Cannabis cooking lessons. Even citations for award-winning strains of pot. Viewers here can now watch, every week, what amounts to a pro-weed news program.

  • Casinos and Lotteries Try New Tactics to Lure Customers Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    Casinos and lotteries in most states are reporting a downturn in revenue for the first time, resulting in a drop in the money collected by state and local governments, according to new state data.

  • Madoff, Caught on Tape, Reveals Ways to Dodge SEC Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

    Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff knew how to deal with pesky Securities and Exchange Commission investigators, and in a 2005 phone conversation caught on tape and obtained by CNBC, he tells associates his secret.

  • David Einhorn

    A recent court ruling that forced two ratings companies to defend fraud claims is a "game-changer" for the industry, said David Einhorn, head of Greenlight Capital.

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