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  • Mortgage Lender First Magnus Files Chapter 11 Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 12:48 AM ET

    First Magnus Financial, one of the largest independent U.S. mortgage lenders, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, the latest home loan provider to collapse as the housing market slumps and credit crisis widens.

  • New Suspicious Payments Uncovered at Siemens: Report Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 3:29 AM ET

    Internal investigators have uncovered more than 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) of dubious payments at Siemens' telecoms and turbines divisions, far more than previously thought, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung said.

  • ImClone's New CEO: Is Buying Company Stock Good Idea? Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 10:35 AM ET
    ImClone

    Late Thursday, ImClone Systems announced it has finally hired a permanent CEO. It'd been without one for about two years. The biotech company which makes the cancer drug Erbitux and became reluctantly famous in the Martha Stewart stock-trading case tapped a guy named John Johnson for the role.

  • Cardinal Health

    Cardinal Health has agreed to pay $35 million to settle charges that it engaged in nearly a four-year fraudulent revenue and earnings scheme, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.

  • KLA-Tencor Former CEO Charged With Fraud by SEC Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 3:21 PM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday that it has charged the former chief executive of KLA-Tencor with fraud for his involvement in a stock options backdating scheme.

  • U.S. Arrests Former Samsung Executive for Embezzlement Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 2:17 PM ET
    Samsung Headquarters

    A former director at a Samsung unit was arrested on a wire fraud charge Thursday on allegations that he had embezzled about $1.5 million from the company, U.S. prosecutors said.

  • Japan Financier Murakami Jailed for Insider Trade Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 11:48 PM ET

    Financier Yoshiaki Murakami, who shook up corporate Japan with demands for greater returns for shareholders, was jailed for two years on Thursday after being found guilty of insider trading.

  • SEC Charges Ex-ESSI CEO and Son with Options Fraud Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 4:14 PM ET

    The former chairman of defense contractor Engineered Support Systems and his son were charged with stock options fraud on Thursday in a widening U.S. securities investigation.

  • Adelphia Founder Heading to Prison Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 3:47 AM ET
    Former Adelphia Communications CEO John Rigas enters Manhattan federal court for his sentencing Monday, June 20, 2005, in New York. Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son face sentencing Monday, almost a year after they were convicted of stealing millions of dollars from the cable company and deceiving investors by hiding its crushing debt. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

    Their appeals all but exhausted, Adelphia Communications founder John Rigas and his son, Timothy, will head to prison on Aug. 13 for their role in one of the largest corporate frauds in U.S. history.

  • Police raided the offices of Germany's Air Berlin as part of an investigation into claims of insider trading ahead of its acquisition of rival dba last year, the carrier said Tuesday.

  • Six-Year Sentence Sought for Hyundai Chief Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 2:46 AM ET

    Prosecutors demanded a six-year prison term for Hyundai Motor Chairman Chung Mong-koo on Tuesday in his appeal trial against a three-year sentence handed down in February for embezzlement.

  • CNBC Exclusive: Kobi Alexander In Namibia Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 11:46 AM ET

    CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is on the trail of a controversial former corporate executive who prosecutors say has fled the country.  Cohn and a producer have traveled to the African nation of Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander.  Cohn has filed his first video dispatch from Namibia and you can see it here only on CNBC.com.

  • CNBC Exclusive: The Search for Kobi Alexander Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 9:36 AM ET

    CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is on the trail of a controversial former corporate executive who prosecutors say has fled the country.  Cohn and a producer have traveled to the African nation of Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander.  Cohn has filed his first video dispatch from Namibia and you can see it here only on CNBC.com.

  • SEC to Fine Nortel Over Accounting Fraud: Report Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 6:20 AM ET

    U.S. securities regulators are planning to fine Nortel Networks  up to $100 million for accounting fraud, Bloomberg reported on its Web site on Friday.

  • Reporter's Diary: 'Kobi' Alexander's Namibia Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 5:40 PM ET

    Former Comverse Technology CEO Jacob “Kobi” Alexander has come to start a new life—and maybe avoid prosecution on options fraud charges in New York.

  • CNBC Exclusive: Kobi Alexander's Lawyer Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 12:08 PM ET

    CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is in Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, who faces charges in the United States that he orchestrated a massive options backdating scheme.    In an exclusive interview, Cohn spoke with Richard Metcalfe, Alexander's lawyer in Namibia.

  • Judge Acquits Swissair Chiefs in Airline Collapse Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 6:20 AM ET

    A Swiss judge acquitted all 19 former executives of failed airline Swissair of criminal wrongdoing on Thursday, ending Switzerland's biggest-ever economic crime trial.

  • The French co-chairman of Airbus parent EADS, Arnaud Lagardere, was questioned for nine hours by stock market regulators as part of an inquiry into alleged insider trading, French media reported Wednesday.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: Legal Maneuvers; the Greenspan Gap Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    We pride ourselves in being able to pick out the news when presented with “raw data” -- be it a live speech, event, interview, or enterprise story. I do have to admit, however, there is one form of “raw” news that I find a bit intimidating: the legal document. ... And: We’re still abuzz today over the market’s Wednesday tanking at the hands of former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan. Our show producers often ask me why the markets made a sudden move, but yesterday’s drop from early gains was downright baffling at first...

  • One of the more fascinating stories of recent years came to a close today, when a former Coca-Cola secretary was sentenced to eight years for trying to steal Coke trade secrets. Joya Williams attempted to sell those secrets to rival PepsiCo for $1.5 million dollars, but was foiled when some very ethical Pepsi employees called Coke to let them in on the scheme. ... Also: Procter & Gamble thinks there might be an opportunity in flavored water -- that comes out of your tap.