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  • Stanford Fraud Case Puts Old Friends at Odds Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 12:05 PM ET
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    Allen Stanford's former college roommate James Davis is now the chief prosecution witness against him. Davis will testify that he witnessed and participated in Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme, the New York Times reports.

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  • 12 white collar fugitives wanted by the FBI Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:49 PM ET
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  • Stanford to Testify in Own Defense at Ponzi Trial Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 4:47 PM ET
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    Allen Stanford plans to testify in his own defense against charges he ran a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, one of his defense attorneys said in court today.

  • FBI Making New Arrests in Insider Trading Probe Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    The FBI is arresting up to four individuals in its ongoing investigation of insider trading in the hedge fund industry, CNBC has learned.

  • Judge Denies Stanford Defense Team Withdrawal Motion Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 5:31 PM ET
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  • SFO Targets Criminal Company Dividends Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 2:05 AM ET

    The UK’s fraud investigator intends to confiscate shareholder dividends paid by companies convicted of criminal offences, after it won approval for a landmark court action, the Financial Times reports.

  • Stanford's Attorneys Ask to Quit Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 8:34 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Less than two weeks before his trial in one of the biggest alleged investment frauds in U.S. history, attorneys for financier Allen Stanford say they want out of the case.

  • FBI Says Hacking Attack on IMF Started in China Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:20 PM ET
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  • Allen Stanford

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  • Stanford Says His Constitutional Rights Were Violated Saturday, 7 Jan 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Accused Ponzi mastermind Allen Stanford, who is scheduled to go on trial in two weeks on charges he ran a $7 billion scam, says the case should be dismissed because his constitutional rights were violated.

  • Home to some breathtaking landscape, New Zealand is also host to violent gangs. But some groups are now trying to re-brand themselves and set a possible example worldwide.

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  • Government Opposes Stanford Bid to Delay Trial Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 7:33 PM ET
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    Federal prosecutors say a bid by accused Ponzi mastermind Allen Stanford to delay his criminal trial until late April ignores the interests of thousands of investors in the alleged $7 billion scam.

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