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Going through one of the worst economic sagas in US history has thrown the country into two types of depressed states: a financial one and a psychological one. It is time to discuss a major systemic overhaul that might require another costly, but equally merited, “bailout” from Washington—one we can’t afford and can’t afford to live without.
In a new classified report to Congress, US intelligence officials reveal that they have seen more than a dozen allegations in three years of misconduct by American intelligence community employees who were moonlighting at outside jobs.
Taking issue with FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, the new Republican head of the House Financial Services Committee told CNBC Thursday that the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law actually creates more uncertainty—not less.
Jared L. Loughner, his head shaved bare and his hands and feet in restraints, was led Monday into a federal courtroom, where he agreed not to contest his continued imprisonment but offered no hint of how he would respond to the murder and attempted murder charges linking him to the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 14 injured. The New York Times reports.
Tom DeLay—the former Republican Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives — has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Prosecutors charged Jared L. Loughner, a troubled 22-year-old college dropout, with five federal counts on Sunday, including the attempted assassination of a member of Congress, in connection with a shooting rampage on Saturday morning that left six people dead and 14 wounded.
Sometimes its good to remember that there are real villains in the world. On Thursday, the SEC fined one villain named Paul George Chironis and barred him from acting a stockbroker for life.
R. Allen Stanford, the Texas financier accused of defrauding investors in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, has become addicted to antianxiety medication while in federal detention. The New York Times reports.
Could a small Manhattan hedge fund be keeping the fact that it was raided by federal agents a secret from investors?
The judge in the upcoming criminal trial of accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has set a hearing for next Thursday on Stanford's motion to delay the trial, which is scheduled to begin January 24.
Many financial firms, eager to avoid the whiff of scandal, have suspended or pulled back on the use of expert networks, the New York Times reports.
Julian Assange has signed book deals worth more than £1 million ($1.5 million) in the US and UK, to allow the WikiLeaks founder to cover his legal fees and maintain the whistleblowing site, reports the Financial Times.
Judgement day for some Madoff family members, a growing backlash over corporate crime and the financial crisis becomes a distant memory.
Federal prosecutors asked for the exam after Stanford's court-appointed attorney argued the Texas financier is too heavily medicated to assist in his own defense at a criminal trial scheduled for next month.
the New York Times reports.
Although it was the Department of Justice and the FBI that took the lead on four insider-trading arrests Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission is also conducting its own inquiries, the commission's director of enforcement said Friday.
Behind the screen, the burdens of life as Bernie Madoff’s son — the continuing suspicion from the public, the harsh accusations in numerous lawsuits, and his exile from the world of Wall Street — steadily became unsustainable.
Steve Rattner, the veteran investor and co-founder of the private equity firm Quadrangle Group who led the administration's effort to restructure the auto industry, says insider trading charges help clean up bad apples from Wall Street.
A sigh of relief went out as authorities announced new insider trading charges against five people Thursday.
A federal appeals panel has upheld a freeze on the assets of more than 300 employees of Texas financier Allen Stanford, who is charged with running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent certificates of deposit.
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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.