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  • Hedge Boss Preying on African-Americans Arrested Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 1:53 PM ET
    Fredrick Scott posted photos on his website of himself with the former Knicks star Patrick Ewing.

    Federal prosecutors say Fredrick Douglas Scott, the founder of ACI Capital, stole his client's money.

  • BlackRock Buys MGPA, Creating $25 Billion Fund Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    BlackRock Inc. headquarters in New York City.

    BlackRock has bought private-equity real estate fund MGPA in a deal that boosts its presence in Asia and continental Europe.

  • The jeweler who made more than $1 million from allegedly illegal tips is minutes away from entering a plea, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • 'My Father Is Dead to Me': Son of Peregrine Thief Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    Russell Wasendorf Sr., Former CEO of Peregrine Financial Group.

    Russell Wasendorf Jr., whose father went to prison for stealing $215 million from clients of the Peregrine Financial Group, has pleaded innocent and is attempting to start over.

  • Enron's Skilling in Deal to Exit Prison in 2017 Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 2:20 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO, Jeff Skilling (L), and his attorney, Daniel Petrocelli.

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling would be out of prison in 2017—more than 10 years early—under a proposed sentencing agreement submitted to a judge in Houston.

  • Enron Whistleblower Speaks to CNBC  Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the former Enron CEO may be working on an agreement to leave prison earlier than expected. And Sherron Watkins, former Enron whistleblower, reacts to the news Skilling may strike a deal.

  • Possible Deal in the Works For Enron's Skilling  Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    In an exclusive report, CNBC's Scott Cohn has learned the former CEO of Enron may be getting out of prison much earlier than expected.

  • Former Enron CEO May Leave Prison Early  Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    Under the terms of a possible agreement, Jeffrey Skilling could be getting out of prison much earlier than expected, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn. (4:29)

  • Goldman Sachs Statement on Ex-Goldman Trader  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports Matthew Taylor is leaving the courthouse after entering a guilty plea to one count of wire fraud, and Goldman Sachs has made a statement.

  • Ex-Goldman Trader Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the latest details from a statement issued by Matthew Taylor's attorney on his client's guilty plea to one count of wire fraud.

  • New Life For SAC's Cohen's Old Problems  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the details on a court decision reviving some old allegations against SAC's Steve Cohen. (1:21)

  • Steven Cohen Returns to Court  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports a U.S. appeals court has revived part of the case against SAC's Steven Cohen.

  • Ex-Goldman Trader Arrested  Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 9:19 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the latest details on the surrender of Matthew Taylor to FBI agents.

  • Galleon Founder's Brother Charged With Insider Trading Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Rengan Rajaratnam

    The brother of convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam was indicted Thursday on insider trading charges.

  • CNBC: Mixing Business With Treasure  Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    CNBC Prime's Treasure Detectives host, Curtis Dowling

    Curtis Dowling discusses the mission of his new CNBC Prime reality series which uses high tech science to dig into the history of potentially counterfeit items.

  • Supreme Court Limits SEC Penalties on Aging Fraud Case Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    The Supreme Court limits the SEC by voting the five-year clock to act on fraud starts when the fraud takes place rather than when it is discovered.

  • Gupta Ordered to Pay Goldman Sachs $6.22 Million Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 6:25 PM ET

    A federal judge ordered former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta to reimburse $6.22 million to the bank to help cover its legal expenses related to his criminal insider trading case.

  • Madoff Indirect Investors Lose Court Appeal Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff in 2009

    People who lost money by investing in funds that funneled their money to Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme are not entitled to recover for their losses in the manner that direct victims of the massive fraud can recover, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

  • Protecting Your Investments From Cyberterrorists Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Should investors be extremely concerned about the widespread theft of information from corporate networks?

  • Bernard Madoff

    A new distribution announced Tuesday by court-appointed trustee Irving Picard will bring the total amount returned to investors past $5 billion for the first time.