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  • 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.

  • Firing Scandal Rocks Secretive Actuary Group Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 2:40 PM ET

    The American Academy of Actuaries, the public face of a behind-the-scenes profession, is in disarray after quietly sacking its incoming president, then trying to conceal both his ouster and an unpleasant secret from his past.

  • Chinese authorities say the arrests of numerous business executives are part of an anticorruption campaign.  But analysts say they're the outgrowth of power struggles within the Communist Party to weaken rivals and their corporate supporters.

  • Tax Havens Face Global Crackdown: OECD Chief Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 4:50 PM ET

    A global crackdown on bank secrecy and offshore tax havens is gaining steam due to  the worldwide financial crisis, the head of the OECD told CNBC.

  • Dozens of Advisors Added to Stanford Suit Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 9:31 PM ET

    Dozens of financial advisors for the defunct Stanford Financial Group, which sold millions of dollars worth of allegedly fraudulent certificates of deposit to unsuspecting customers, were added to a federal lawsuit by the court-appointed Receiver in the case.

  • Madoff SEC Report Ready, but Public Must Wait Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 8:28 PM ET

    Securities and Exchange Commission Inspector General David Kotz has issued his long-awaited report on how the agency missed the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

  • Mob Eyes Stimulus Money, So Feds Track Cash Flow Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 10:36 AM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet
  • divorce

    The publicity of an investigation of more than 4,000 overseas bank accounts will likely arouse suspicion among many exes, leading to the reopening of a number of divorce cases. But cheated spouses don't have to wait for IRS notification to confront their suspicions.

  • ‘Blood Oath’ Sealed Stanford Deal, Court Is Told Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
    James M. Davis

    R. Allen Stanford’s relationship with the chief regulator of his Antigua bank was closer than most. At a meeting in 2003, they became blood brothers, cutting their wrists and mixing their blood in a “brotherhood ceremony” that Mr. Stanford’s chief financial officer said promoted an elaborate scheme to hide a multibillion-dollar fraud from American and other regulators.

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