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  • 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.

  • Key Witness Kumar Receives Two Year Probation     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Anil Kumar will pay a $25,000 fine in connection with the Galleon insider trading case.

  • A Biotech Short-Seller Responds to Critics Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 12:24 PM ET

    Short selling is never going to be a wildly popular investing practice, but it is perfectly legal and essential for the proper function of the capital markets. I asked a biotech short seller for his thoughts on why long investors seem so hostile to short sellers and whether this animosity will compel short sellers to be even more reluctant to voice their opinions publicly.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn has the latest details on the investigation of PFGBest's bankruptcy, after regulators alleged the firm misstated $200 million in customer accounts.

  • Wall Street's Wildest Con     Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    Discussing one of Wall Street's biggest frauds and how the rogue hedge fund manager tried to fake his own suicide to avoid prison, with Guy Lawson, "Octopus" author.

  • Santelli on Regulations, Rules & Rubes     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 11:13 AM ET

    Discussing common sense and effective regulations, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.