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  • LONDON, July 30- Britain's Serious Fraud Office is examining material that might trigger a criminal investigation into former and current staff at Lloyds Banking Group, the partly state-owned bank, sources said on Wednesday. The SFO simply said it worked closely with UK and overseas agencies.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- There is currently no evidence of widespread fraud within the U.S. Export-Import Bank, its internal watchdog said, as critics of the bank flagged a wider probe of corruption claims.

  • July 24- A Chicago federal judge has refused to overturn the conviction of Eric Bloom, the former chief executive of money management firm Sentinel Management Group Inc, for defrauding customers out of more than $500 million. District Judge Ronald Guzmán said the jury "clearly" had enough evidence to find that Bloom intended to cheat customers.

  • LONDON, July 24- Britain's leading fraud prosecutor on Thursday charged a British subsidiary of French engineering group Alstom with three offences of corruption and three offences of conspiracy to corrupt after a five-year investigation.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a shareholders' lawsuit claiming JPMorgan Chase& Co board members knew about Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme and ignored red flags signaling his massive fraud.

  • Trader gets two years for TARP fraud Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:08 PM ET
    Former Jeffries Group LLC trader Jesse Litvak arrives at federal court in New Haven, Conn., along with wife Renee, July 23, 2014.

    A former Jefferies Group managing director convicted of defrauding investors was sentenced to two years in prison.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 23- A former Jefferies Group Inc managing director convicted of defrauding investors who traded mortgage bonds through a government program established after the 2008 financial crisis was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison.

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's fraud office is working with authorities in China in a first for such Anglo-Chinese cooperation as it carries out its own investigation into alleged corruption at drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline.

  • *To file criminal changes against Alstom imminently. David Green, who announced on Monday that the SFO would join U.S. prosecutors and regulators worldwide in investigating allegations of misconduct in the $5.3 trillion- per-day foreign exchange market, said he had "reasonable grounds" to suspect that an offence of serious or complex fraud was involved.

  • Herbalife shares rose more than 17 percent to $63.29 in heavy volumes, more than recovering the losses made Monday after Ackman told CNBC he would expose Herbalife as an "incredible fraud" and deal the company a "death blow."

  • Boeing procurement officer pleads guilty to fraud Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing.

  • The SEC was seeking to overturn a lower court's decision from 2012, in which a federal judge rejected a request by the agency to force the Securities Investor Protection Corp to start court proceedings for the fraud victims, some of whom lost millions of dollars.

  • NQ Mobile shares fall after auditor dismissed Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    NQ Mobile, a Chinese mobile software maker facing allegations of fraud, saw its shares fall after it dismissed its independent auditor.

  • Law society revokes Garth Drabinsky's license Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    TORONTO— Ontario's law society has revoked former Broadway theater mogul Garth Drabinsky's license to practice law. He and business partner Myron Gottlieb served several years in prison for fraud that resulted in the demise of now-defunct Livent Inc. The company was behind the hits "Phantom of the Opera" and "Ragtime."

  • Bank settles in California political fraud case Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A California bank that handled the accounts of a former campaign treasurer for several high-profile Democratic politicians has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the bank should have known the treasurer was embezzling money, attorneys for the politicians and the bank said Thursday.

  • Abraxas Discala, the chief executive officer of merchant banking firm OmniView Capital Advisors and former husband of Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played Meadow Soprano on the hit HBO series, was charged in an indictment unsealed in Brooklyn, New York, with 10 criminal counts including securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.

  • Abraxas Discala, the chief executive officer of merchant banking firm OmniView Capital Advisors and former husband of Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played Meadow Soprano on the hit HBO series, was charged in an indictment unsealed in Brooklyn, New York, with 10 criminal counts including securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.

  • LONDON, July 17- A self-styled lord nicknamed Fast Eddie was ordered to pay 13.9 million pounds by a London court on Thursday after masterminding a sophisticated scam that charged advance fees for commercial loans it never provided.

  • LONDON, July 16- Britain's leading fraud prosecutor is evaluating material alleging UK aid might have been channelled to companies linked to James Ibori, a jailed Nigerian former oil state governor, a top government lawyer said on Wednesday.

  • Three women avoid prison in NYC payroll fraud case Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 15- Three women avoided prison on Tuesday for crimes stemming from a massive fraud and kickback scheme involving a New York City payroll project that prosecutors say pushed its costs to $700 million.