• The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    A former managing director for Morgan Stanley has pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy in yet another case highlighting the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act—the federal law that makes it a crime to bribe foreign officials.

  • Hedge Funds, Banks Avoid New Derivatives Rules Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday finalized long-awaited rules that will dictate which companies dealing in derivatives will be subject to costly capital, margin and business conduct requirements.

  • Identity Theft Tops List of Tax Scams Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Cyber Monday

    The IRS has registered active identity theft cases in 22 states since January and says its fraud filters caught 262,000 fake returns in 2011 compared with 49,000 in 2010. Authorities say that's just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Skilling Presses on Despite Supreme Court Defeat Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 11:42 AM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling

    After being rejected by the high court, Jeffery Skilling and his attorney will go back to the original court where he was convicted to file a defense motion for a new trial based on new evidence.

  • Supreme Court Declines Second Look at Skilling Case Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 10:37 AM ET
    Jeffrey Skilling

    The Supreme Court has rejected another appeal from Jeffrey Skilling, the ex-CEO of disgraced energy giant Enron.

  • US Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Books Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Visitors try out various ebook readers on display.

    The U.S. government has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and various electronic book publishers, claiming they conspired to raise prices and limit competition. 

  • Appeals Court Gives SEC-Citigroup Deal New Life Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Citigroup Building

    A federal appeals court said Thursday that a judge likely overstepped his authority when he blocked a $285 million settlement over toxic mortgage securities after concluding that it was bad policy for a regulatory agency to accept a deal that does not include an admission of liability.

  • SEC Hits SharesPost, Felix Over Facebook Offerings Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    U.S. securities regulators took enforcement action against an online trading platform and two private funds offering Facebook shares on Wednesday, the first action in a year-long probe into the lightly regulated world of private company-share trading.

  • Allen Stanford Investors Face Long Haul to Recover Money Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 10:03 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Tuesday's conviction of Texas financier Allen Stanford on 13 out of 14 counts provides a small measure of vindication for investors in the $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

  • Allen Stanford Found Guilty in Ponzi Scheme Case Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Allen Stanford has been found guilty of 13 out of 14 counts in one of the biggest financial frauds in US history.

  • Allen Stanford

    The jury in the Allen Stanford fraud trial said Monday it is deadlocked, but the judge told the jury to continue deliberating.

  • Top Luxury Brands Targeted in Counterfeiting Scheme Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    A young couple makes a purchase at a Burberry luxury store.

    Some of the country’s top luxury brands have been the victims of an elaborate global counterfeiting and smuggling scheme, the Department of Justice said Friday.

  • FBI Agents Arrest Research Analyst John Kinnucan Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 6:38 AM ET
    John Kinnucan

    FBI agents have arrested research analyst John Kinnucan at his Oregon home on Thursday evening, and is being detained overnight.

  • 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.

  • Allen Stanford

    The agency that insures U.S. brokerage accounts has again rebuffed demands it provide coverage to investors in Allen Stanford's alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme, making it increasingly likely the issue is headed to court.

  • CFTC 'Going to Go After' MF Global: Commissioner Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
    MF Global

    Criminal charges are likely involving MF Global, the bankrupt broker-dealer that went bust due to bets it made on European debt, outgoing Commodity Futures Trading Commission head Bart Chilton told CNBC.

  • Judge Delays Questioning in Gupta Case Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 10:20 PM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    The federal judge overseeing the civil and criminal insider trading cases against former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta has put much of the civil case on hold, in a victory for prosecutors.

  • Allen Stanford

    Despite nine months of court-ordered drug treatment, accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford is not yet competent to face charges he ran a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, his attorney told CNBC.

  • Penn State Fires Long-Time Football Coach Joe Paterno Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:38 PM ET
    Joe Paterno

    Penn State trustees fired legendary football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.

  • Allen Stanford Completes Drug Treatment? Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 5:35 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    CNBC has learned accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has been moved from the Bureau of Prisons medical center in North Carolina where he has been undergoing drug rehabilitation treatment since early this year.

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