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  • WASHINGTON, April 3- A Maryland man will plead guilty to charges of conspiring to commit insider trading, in what marks the 10th criminal prosecution stemming from an insider-trading ring orchestrated by a former Wells Fargo investment banker, the U.S. Justice Department said.

  • April 3- Federal authorities have opened an investigation into a $400 million fraud involving Citigroup's Mexican unit, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the matter.

  • Criminals' preferred ways to make dirty money clean Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    Money laundering can be described as "moving money to disguise what it is" according to FBI agent Douglas Leff and there are simple steps to sniff out these funds.

  • Making dirty money clean     Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    Criminals find all sorts of creative ways to hide their money. Douglas Leff of the FBI discusses various ways criminals take advantage of money laundering opportunities.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- A New York judge has allowed Chevron Corp to sue Patton Boggs over claims that the Washington law and lobbying firm engaged in fraud while trying to enforce a multibillion-dollar environmental judgment for a group of Ecuadorean villagers.

  • Cybercriminals’ new target? Medical records Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Millions of Americans have had their medical records breached since 2009 and the problem is growing. Some warning signs your data have been compromised.

  • Major bust at LAX     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports 6 baggage handlers have been arrested at LAX airport for stealing passenger property after police noticed a 37% jump in thefts last year.

  • Still, it's the more mundane details such as due diligence in hiring that could choke Oppenheimer and Morgan Stanley if regulators extend their investigations, lawyers said.

  • Police bust LAX baggage-theft ring Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Police arrest six people to bust an LAX theft ring that stole an uncounted amount of valuables. The LAT reports.

  • How a mother-daughter crime duo stole millions Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    An inside look at how a mother-daughter crime duo posed as soldiers and swindled money from women who were seeking love on the Internet, according to prosecutors.

  • Scam targeted lonely women     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Andrea Day reports on an international scam where victims were reeled in with loving emails from supposed U.S. soldiers overseas.

  • Bin Laden son-in-law conspired to kill Americans Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans, NBC reports.

  • Money funds to be exempt from rules curbing risk Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:58 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building.

    Regulators are preparing to exempt a majority of money market mutual funds from a central plank of rules intended to curb risk.

  • Former Vitesse executives avoid prison in fraud case Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 25- Two former executives at Vitesse Semiconductor Corp who became cooperating witnesses in the government's prosecution of the company's top management for inflating company earnings and backdating stock options were sentenced to time served Tuesday.

  • New payout could make more Madoff victims whole Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    Victims of the Madoff Ponzi scheme could get back another $349 million under a proposal to a bankruptcy court Tuesday, CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.

  • Ex-Goldman director's insider conviction upheld Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta to overturn his insider trading conviction.

  • Becoming a victim is just one click away Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    You can store your sensitive documents in a safety deposit box. But safeguarding your identity is a moving target.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta to overturn his insider trading conviction. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan declined to comment.

  • Rajat Gupta appeal denied     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Rajat Gupta's conviction for insider trading in the Galleon case has been upheld.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta to overturn his insider trading conviction. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the claim by Gupta, also a former global managing director of consulting firm McKinsey& Co, that his trial judge improperly admitted wiretap evidence.

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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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