As part of the settlement, former Fifth Third Chief Financial Officer Daniel Poston agreed to pay a $100,000 penalty and be suspended from practicing as an accountant for any publicly traded company, the SEC said on Wednesday. The SEC case arose after the U.S. real estate downturn had caused a surge in nonperforming assets at Fifth Third.» Read More
Lawyers who won a class action suit against Tyco International and PricewaterhouseCoopers will be awarded 14.5 percent of the $3.2 billion settlement, plus nearly $29 million in expenses, a judge has ordered.
A judge sentenced former media mogul Conrad Black to 6-1/2 years in prison for obstructing justice and defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International.
VeriFone Holdings on Monday said it will restate some financial statements due to errors in accounting related to inventory, which affect the company's reported costs of revenue.
A federal judge has named two New York pension funds lead plaintiffs for five class-action lawsuits accusing Countrywide Financial, the largest US mortgage lender, of inflating earnings and overstating its ability to weather the housing slump.
Japan Tobacco, instant noodle maker Nissin Food Products and frozen food maker Katokichi announced Thursday a deal under which Japan Tobacco and Nissin will purchase the frozen food producer.
A New York appeals court has upheld the convictions of former Tyco International senior executives Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz, the court clerk's office said Thursday.
Leap Wireless International said Friday it will restate results from 2004 to the second quarter of this year, after making errors in reporting revenue and operating expenses, pushing its shares down more than 31 percent.
Two former officers at a company that supplies body armor to the U.S. Army face charges they inflated the company's stock price and made nearly $200 million in the process.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.
On Oct. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that some say may open the flood gates to a tidal wave of investor lawsuits. Legal experts joined CNBC to debate both sides of the issue.
The Australian bank isn’t doing anything illegal, but its practices are enough to make Cramer nervous.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one of five counts against him for his role in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal.
Children's Place Retail Stores Wednesday fired Chief Executive Ezra Dabah and named board member Chuck Crovitz as interim CEO, sending its shares up as much as 9 percent.
A California appeals court on Tuesday declined to reinstate a long-running case against the Walt Disney over royalties it paid for its popular Winnie the Pooh character.
Electronic Data Systems has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle an investigation into accounting irregularities alleged to have occurred from 2001 to 2003.
CNBC has learned that Maurice "Hank" Greenberg has received a subpoena from the SEC and will be giving his first deposition as part of the SEC’s continuing investigation into what role, if any, he played in alleged accounting improprieties at American International Group.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that Saks Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit that Saks Fifth Avenue understated sales to some vendors and didn't record markdowns properly, inflating its earnings.
A state judge in Michigan has sided with Wal-Mart Stores and dismissed a lawsuit by former marketing executive Julie Roehm over her firing, saying the case should be filed in Arkansas.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission took a step Wednesday toward considering whether U.S. companies could file their financial data using international accounting standards.
Federal regulators are considering allowing public companies to choose between international and U.S. accounting standards for reporting their financial results, a move that could bring a seismic shift in corporate reckoning.