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  • 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.

  • In Caymans, It’s Simple to Fill a Hedge Fund Board Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Cayman  Islands

    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.

  • Barclays Libor Fallout     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 7:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Peter Madoff Pleads Guilty!     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 12:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details on the Madoff Ponzi scheme.

  • Peter Madoff Expected to Plead Guilty     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    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.

  • Wall Street jailbirds Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:09 AM ET
    The term financial fraud usually brings to mind names like Bernie Madoff, Raj Rajaratnam and Allen Stanford, to name a few. All three men are now doing time in prison for their respective crimes. is serving 150 years for his $50 billion Ponzi scheme. found guilty of insider trading charges, was sentenced to 11 years behind bars. received a 110 year sentence for his $7 billion Ponzi scheme. However, these notorious cases are far from the only ones involving financial crimes. From money managers w

    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.

  • The Mormon Madoff: How Shawn Merriman Scammed Millions Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 10:45 AM ET
    Shawn Merriman

    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.

  • Last Call: Greek Election Day Draws Near Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 1:39 AM ET
    Greece

    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.