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  • SEC: Finding Where the Bodies are Buried  Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky spent time with SEC's Bruce Karpati to learn more about his division, which investigates allegations of fraud committed by investment advisers. Kaminsky reports that if you're breaking the law, the agency will find you.

  • SAC Expects Big Fund Exodus in 2013: Report Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:43 AM ET

    SAC Capital Advisors expects client withdrawals of at least $1 billion in 2013 as the hedge fund battles intense regulatory scrutiny over insider trading allegations, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday, citing people briefed on the matter.

  • In Finance You Just Cannot Regulate for Criminals Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 11:04 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    To Philip Horn, the Braemar Country Club was not just a golf course, it was an extension of his office. Most weeks, Mr. Horn, a financial adviser at Wells Fargo, chatted up potential clients between holes at the upscale club set against the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains. The NYT reports.

  • CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the former hedge fund manager pleaded not guilty to insider trader charges.

  • Mathew Martoma to Be Arraigned on Securities Fraud  Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details on former hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma's arraignment in New York City on insider trading charges.

  • Madoff's Younger Brother Sentenced to 10 Years Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:06 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    Peter Madoff will serve 10 years in prison for his role in his older brother's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, a U.S. judge said Thursday.

  • Ackman Accuses Herbalife of 'Pyramid Scheme'  Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 10:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports hedge fund manager Bill Ackman is trying to make the case that Herbalife's numbers don't add up.

  • UBS Fined $1.5 Billion in Libor Scandal  Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    Bart Chilton, Commodities Futures Trading Commission commissioner, discusses the Swiss bank's fine and role in manipulating global benchmark interest rates.

  • Hedge Fund Managers Found Guilty of Insider Trading Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 5:48 PM ET

    Two former hedge fund managers were convicted on Monday of illegal trading in Dell stock based on secret information supplied by research analysts.

  • Which Country Is Most Corrupt?  Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest list of the world's most corrupt countries and those with the "cleanest" rankings.

  • Former SAC Fund Manager Has Bail Set at $5 Million Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 12:34 PM ET

    Former hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma will have to put up $5 million bail to remain free on insider trading charges.

  • Mathew Martoma Expected in Court Today  Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    Former hedge fund portfolio manager Matthew Martoma is due in court any minute on charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs & Judge Richard Holwell, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg.

  • Insider Trading Legal Strategies: Judge  Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    Richard Holwell, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg partner, explains the courts view of insider trading, and how the government may build its case against former fund manager, Mathew Martoma, who is accused of making more than $276 million in illicit profits.

  • After the Hurricane, Beware of Scams Named for Sandy Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 2:12 PM ET

    Callers touting hurricane-related investments may be scam artists capitalizing on the storm.

  • Next Insider Trading Trial to Begin  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    A look ahead to next week's insider trading trial of Anthony Chaisson, Level Global Investors co-founder, with CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.

  • 8 Ways to Avoid Financial Abuse Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    Follow these rules and you'll greatly reduce the chance that you financial adviser turns out to be a disaster, or, worse, a crook.

  • Protecting Your Reputation Online  Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    Michael Fertik, Reputation.com founder & CEO, discusses the fast way to protect yourself from online cyber attacks.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the U.S. government will award Bradley Birkenfeld $104 million for information he provided about Swiss bank, UBS.

  • Trendy Scammers Go After Crowdfunding, Self-Directed IRAs Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

    State securities administrators listed four new types of fraud among their annual list of investor threats, including crowdfunding scams and gold-related ripoffs.

  • 10 White Collar Fugitives Wanted by the FBI Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 9:33 AM ET
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, and Warren Jeffs — totaling 497 since its creation in 1950. Of these fugitives, 466 have been apprehended or located, according to the FBI. Of these, 154 arrests have been assisted by the public through methods such as the information posted on the website and disseminated “wanted” posters. With the success of the “Most Wanted” list, the bureau began putting phot

    Who are some of these white collar fugitives and what did they do to attract the FBI’s attention? Find out.