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  • Madoff Property Auction Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    From an elegant diamond ring to a 1960 Hofstra class ring. A rare Rolex "Monoblocco" watch to a personalized New York Mets jacket. Luxurious furs to fishing rods. Bernard and Ruth Madoff's personal possessions, seized by the Feds earlier this year, will be auctioned this weekend.Proceeds from the sale will be set aside for victims of Madoff's Ponzi scheme, which unraveled nearly one year ago. Some 200 items up for bid include more than 40 watches, along with numerous bracelets, earrings, cufflin

    Luxurious furs to fishing rods. Bernard and Ruth Madoff's personal possessions, seized by the Feds and auctioned off to benefit victims in 2009.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 23- The chief executive of a major Mexican oilfield services company was held for questioning on Saturday in connection with a fraud investigation that forced Citigroup to cut its 2013 profit, the federal attorney general's office said on Sunday.

  • NEW YORK/ ZURICH, March 21- Credit Suisse Group AG agreed to pay $885 million to resolve claims by a U.S. regulator that the Swiss bank misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour. Credit Suisse will pay $234 million to Fannie Mae and $651 million to Freddie Mac, the FHFA said.

  • The SEC has accused the Wyly brothers of using offshore trusts to hide stock sales in four companies closely tied to them. The accord marked the seventh time that the SEC has obtained an admission of wrongdoing from a defendant as part of a new settlement policy unveiled in June 2013 by SEC Chair Mary Jo White.

  • Chevron seeks $32 million in legal fees in Ecuador case Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 19- Chevron Corp is seeking $32.3 million in legal fees from Steven Donziger and others who this month who were found by a judge to have used fraud to obtain a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.

  • NEW YORK, March 18- A U.S. lawyer on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling that he used fraud to secure a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador, a decision that bars him from collecting a $9.5 billion award in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Like Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme itself, the trial of five of his former aides has been virtually unprecedented in its scope. A federal jury of 12 men and women on Monday began deciding whether the defendants are guilty of aiding in Madoff's massive fraud.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Like Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme itself, the trial of five of his former aides has been virtually unprecedented in its scope. A federal jury of 12 men and women on Monday will begin deciding whether the defendants are guilty of aiding in Madoff's massive fraud.

  • NEW YORK, March 13- A U.S. judge wrestled on Thursday with a U.S. Justice Department request that Bank of America Corp pay $2.1 billion in penalties after being found liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- The FBI ranked mortgage fraud as its lowest criminal threat after the height of the financial crisis, even though the U.S. Justice Department had said that investigating mortgage fraud was to be a priority, a report by a department watchdog said on Thursday.

  • Deficiencies found in DOJ mortgage investigation     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new Department of Justice findings on how it handled the investigation of the mortgage fraud crisis.

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- A federal judge on Wednesday reversed a jury finding that Life Partners Holdings and its executives were liable on one count of fraud, dealing a blow to U.S. securities regulators.

  • NEW YORK, March 12- Attorneys for five former aides of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff wrapped up nearly 20 hours of closing arguments on Wednesday, capping their courtroom campaign to convince a federal jury that their clients never knowingly joined in their boss's Ponzi scheme.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 7- A federal jury on Friday found former Jefferies Group Inc trader Jesse Litvak guilty of defrauding clients on mortgage bond trades made after the financial crisis. "Today's verdict shows plainly and powerfully that Wall Street professionals are not above the law," U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly in Connecticut said in a statement.

  • March 7- A whistleblower will be paid $63.9 million for providing tips that led to JPMorgan Chase& Co's agreement to pay $614 million and tighten oversight to resolve charges that it defrauded the government into insuring flawed home loans.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 7- A federal jury found former Jefferies Group Inc trader Jesse Litvak guilty of defrauding clients on mortgage bond trades, a victory for the government as it probes whether banks cheated their customers in the years after the financial crisis.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- A New York businessman must face criminal fraud charges for trying to claim a billion-dollar stake in social media company Facebook Inc, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Paul Ceglia, 40, is accused of forging a 2003 contract with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that supposedly entitled him to part ownership of the company.

  • March 7- A whistleblower will be paid $63.9 million for providing tips that led to JPMorgan Chase& Co's agreement to pay $614 million and tighten oversight to resolve charges that it defrauded the government into insuring flawed home loans.

  • NEW YORK/ MEXICO CITY, March 7- The company at the center of an alleged fraud that forced Citigroup Inc to cut its 2013 profit won billions of dollars in contracts from Mexico's state oil monopoly over the past decade, even after Mexican officials and private lawsuits raised red flags about the contractor's activities.

  • *Four plead not guilty to criminal charges, SEC sues. "You always do in the last hours," the law firm's executive director Stephen DiCarmine replied to the Dec. 29, 2008 email from chief financial officer Joel Sanders, according to investigators.

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