TRENTON, N.J.— A central New Jersey man has admitted running a $20 million Ponzi scheme. The U.S. attorney's office says the 57- year-old Colts Neck resident persuaded 36 investors to invest $20 million based on promises they would earn 9 percent to 14 percent monthly. Spina was accused of putting only $9.5 million into a trading account and using the remaining...» Read More
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.
Callers touting hurricane-related investments may be scam artists capitalizing on the storm.
A look ahead to next week's insider trading trial of Anthony Chaisson, Level Global Investors co-founder, with CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.
Follow these rules and you'll greatly reduce the chance that you financial adviser turns out to be a disaster, or, worse, a crook.
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.
State securities administrators listed four new types of fraud among their annual list of investor threats, including crowdfunding scams and gold-related ripoffs.
Who are some of these white collar fugitives and what did they do to attract the FBI’s attention? Find out.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Anil Kumar will pay a $25,000 fine in connection with the Galleon insider trading case.
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.
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.
Discussing common sense and effective regulations, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
As hedge funds become a dominant force in the investing universe, directorship services have grown into a big business on the Cayman Islands. And because of a quirk in the island’s tax code, these funds must appoint a board, the New York Times reports.
Discussing the resignation of Marcus Agius, Barclays' CEO, less than a week after the British bank agreed to pay $450 million in fines for its role in fixing interest rate prices, with Gary Gensler, Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman.
CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details on the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
Peter Madoff, the younger brother of Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, is expected to plead guilty later today to securities fraud for his role in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
While not every one of these Wall Street jailbirds had offices in downtown Manhattan, they all dealt in the financial world. Click ahead to see those who have traded in their pinstripes for prison stripes.
Shawn Merriman was head of an investment firm and lay bishop in the Mormon church who persuaded friends, family, and church members to invest with him. It turned out to be a big scam, taking in more than $21 million. Among victims: his own mother.
The markets jump on reports central banks are putting plans in place to prepare for the Greek elections; UK bankers say they will take whatever steps necessary to protect their currency; the video game industry continues its free fall; Allen Stanford is sentenced to 110 years in jail.