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
U.S. authorities at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Attorney General's office probed mortgage securities pricing as early as 2005, perhaps missing a chance to contain the credit crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, slated to be called as a prosecution witness in the criminal fraud trial against five executives for allegedly helping American International Group inflate its reserves, may also be called as a defense witness by at least one of the defendants, CNBC has learned.
Federal prosecutors intend to call billionaire investor Warren Buffett to testify against five former senior insurance executives charged with helping the American International Group to manipulate its financial statements through $500 million in phony transactions, according to court documents.
South Korean prosecutors probing corruption at the Samsung Group raided its brokerage unit Samsung Securities on Friday and did not rule out further search and seizures at Samsung offices, an official said.
Four former executives of JDS Uniphase did not commit securities fraud or engage in insider trading when they sold more than $350 million in JDSU stock before its price plunged in 2001, a U.S. jury said Tuesday.
Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee spent the conglomerate’s slush funds as if they were his own money, a former senior legal advisor to the conglomerate said. Kim Yong-chul said Lee on one occasion spent $64.5 million on artworks for his wife.
U.S. network-equipment maker Cisco Systems said Thursday it suspended one of its Latin American executives due to criminal accusations against him regarding the company's ongoing tax evasion case in Brazil.
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.
Dennis Kozlowski has gone from the pinnacle of corporate power to the prison laundry, where he is washing other inmates' clothes when he's not helping them get their high school diplomas, the disgraced Tyco CEO says in an exclusive interview with CNBC.
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.
The U.S. Justice Department is expected to seek indictments of up to four former BP traders as early as Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition.
Oil major BP faces fines in excess of $300 million to settle civil and criminal probes related to market manipulation charges and a Texas refinery explosion that killed 15 workers in 2005.
A U.S. securities regulator Tuesday warned investors to be wary of scams touting huge potential profits from energy-related stocks, when the onlypeople likely to make money are those running the schemes.
The chief executive of online gaming company Unibet Group has been arrested in the Netherlands on a French warrant, the company said Tuesday.
Singapore's SembCorp Marine removed its finance director, alleging he entered into unauthorized foreign-exchange transactions that could lead to an estimated US$248 million in losses.
The head of French media group Lagardere survived a challenge to his seat on a new board at Airbus parent EADS on Monday despite calls from minority shareholders that he should step down.
Conagra Foods on Wednesday said it is not the target of a federal investigation into possible fraud and corruption in supplying the U.S. military in Iraq, denying information in a newspaper report.
Bank of Cyprus denied on Tuesday civil money laundering charges filed against it by US prosecutors, saying the case was legally and factually without merit.
Citigroup CEO Charles Prince will get more time to help turn around the company's fortunes, according to CNBC On Air Editor Charles Gasparino.
Orthopedic device makers Zimmer Holdings, Stryker, Medtronic and Biomet have been notified that U.S. securities regulators intend to investigate possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.