NEW YORK— The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses.» Read More
*Iron ore deliveries at Qingdao Port unaffected by probe. QINGDAO/ HONG KONG, China, June 9- China's Qingdao Port has sealed its Dagang bonded metal storage area and suspended delivery of metals from the section, as authorities investigate an alleged fraud into financing of copper, aluminium and alumina, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
QINGDAO, China, June 9- China's Qingdao Port has sealed its Dagang bonded metal storage area and suspended delivery of metals from the section, as authorities investigate an alleged fraud into financing of copper, aluminium and alumina, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
HANOI, June 9- A Vietnamese court jailed a tycoon and former banker for 30 years on Monday for his part in a series of elaborate financial scams worth $1.1 billion that have become one of the country's most high-profile banking scandals.
The lawsuit, filed against the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, comes days after U.S. prosecutors opened criminal and civil probes into at least 15 banks and payment processors as part of a wide-ranging consumer fraud investigation.
NEW YORK, June 5- The former chief financial officer of Refco Inc avoided prison on Thursday in light of cooperation he provided prosecutors after admitting to his role in a $2.4 billion fraud that led to the 2005 collapse of the futures and commodities broker.
ATLANTA, June 5- The state of Michigan filed felony racketeering and fraud claims against Chesapeake Energy Corp on Thursday, in the latest legal fallout from Chesapeake's ambitious attempt to acquire drilling rights amid the U.S. fracking boom.
LONDON, June 5- Britain's anti-fraud agency is examining information from a global investigation into the possible manipulation of currency markets, in the first sign it might follow the United States in launching a criminal investigation.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 4- A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a big victory by voiding a judge's pathbreaking decision to reject the regulator's $285 million fraud settlement with Citigroup Inc..
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 4- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said a federal judge abused his discretion by rejecting a $285 million fraud settlement between Citigroup Inc and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over securities sold before the financial crisis.
NEW YORK, June 4- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said a federal judge abused his discretion by rejecting a $285 million fraud settlement between Citigroup Inc and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. District Judge Jed Rakoff was wrong to require the SEC to establish the "truth" of its allegations as a condition of approving the settlement.
Former Bush administration official Josh Valdez alleges his ex-employer cheated the government out of millions annually, charges the company denies.
News of the settlement talks comes just a few months after a Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Law Judge handed down a harsh 112- page ruling that chastised the firms for failing to share audit work that SEC investigators believe could help them uncover accounting fraud.
NEW YORK, May 29- A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for having conducted two illegal kickback schemes to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
The Justice Department's investigation, known as " Operation Choke Point," is more than a year old and aims to crack down on fraud by going after firms that handle and move money for various suspect businesses.
The SEC and Goldman Sachs declined comment. The SEC accused Tourre, a vice president at Goldman, of concealing from investors that Paulson& Co, the hedge fund of billionaire John Paulson, was involved in putting Abacus together and was betting against it.
*Action follows bribery claims in China and other countries. LONDON, May 27- Britain's fraud office has launched a formal criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline, posing a new challenge to the drugmaker, which already faces claims of bribery in China and four other countries.
LONDON, May 27- Britain's Serious Fraud Office has launched a formal criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline Plc, posing a new challenge to the drugmaker, which already faces allegations of bribery in China and elsewhere.
WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. The Southern District Court in Florida said Hunter Wise Commodities LLC and three related companies, as well as two of their managers, defrauded thousands of retail customers, and ordered them to pay $52.6 million in restitution.
WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission notched up a legal victory on Thursday, as a court ordered a group of precious metals firms and their owners to pay $108 million in fines and restitution for fraud.
NEW YORK, May 19- A federal appeals court said Bank of America Corp was not liable to shareholders for allegedly concealing a $10 billion fraud lawsuit by American International Group Inc, whose filing led to a 20- percent one-day plunge in the bank's stock price.