RIVERHEAD, N.Y.— A New York man has been sentenced to decades behind bars for a land investment fraud that cheated clients out of their retirement savings. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota says Paul White of Huntington, New York got a sentence of 21 to 63 years Thursday. White claimed to be a financial adviser operating under the name of Professional...» Read More
For nearly two years after Bernard L. Madoff confessed to running the largest Ponzi scheme in history, Ruth Madoff — who fell in love with him at 13 and married him at 18 — stood by her husband, a man the rest of the world saw as a cold-blooded monster. After years of silence and seclusion, Mrs. Madoff agreed to talk with a reporter for The New York Times
CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the story on the SEC's investigation into Avon.
The FBI's “10 Most Wanted List” has included some of the world’s most notorious criminals, including Osama Bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Warren Jeffs, totaling 494 since the list’s creation in 1950.
Readers keep sending in questions about the outlook for the Iraqi dinar. It's cloudy. Really cloudy.
Readers have been asking about the outlook for the Iraqi dinar. The short answer: not good, in every sense of the word.
The tables may be turned on one former SEC official. He may soon be investigated by the Justice Department for a potential conflict in the Madoff case: He was responsible for the agency's proposal for victim compensation even though he had a financial interest in the outcome.
The U.S. agency that insures U.S. brokerage accounts said it is still deciding whether to reverse an earlier decision to deny coverage to tens of thousands of investors in Allen Stanford's alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
CNBC's Kate Kelly takes a look at the rogue trading that could spell disaster for UBS and its troubled investment bank.
UBS says it may not be profitable in Q3 thanks to a $2 billion loss from unauthorized trading. Insight with David Greenberg, Sterling Commodities president; and a look at the midday market movers.
A bright graduate joins an investment bank, but not in the glamorous, fast-moving – and ultimately profitable - trading role that he wanted. Rather, he is put into the "middle office," managing the IT systems that keep the trading desks running. Eventually, though, he is given a break, joining the bank's "delta one" trading desk, playing arbitrage between cash equities and equity derivatives.
CNBC's Carolin Schober has the story on a UBS trader arrested on suspicion of committing fraud.
A former senior executive of a Chinese company that listed on the Nasdaq in 2005 says investors need to stay wary of new initial public offerings (IPOs) from the mainland, because many firms keep multiple sets of books.
The man whose emails detailing Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme were ignored by the Securities and Exchange Commission has a new target — foreign exchange fraud, and he has Bank of New York and State Street in his sights.
The SEC is launching a new program Friday to encourage whistleblowers to report corporate fraud, including a website with instructions on how potential whistleblowers can make millions from their tips.
A federal district judge dismissed a securities fraud charge against Goldman Sachs yesterday on grounds that the plaintiffs hadn’t show the transaction occurred in the United States.
Carson Block, the founder of Muddy Waters, says he never knew anyone would be interested in his reports on U.S.-listed Chinese companies.
Reverse mergers might have gotten a bad reputation because of questionable deals from China, but don’t write off the entire business, say industry insiders.
A day after saying he would block the nominations of two Securities and Exchange Commission members, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter lifted the hold Wednesday. The move came after the SEC said the thousands of investors in the alleged Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme should be entitled to insurance coverage under the federal law that protects U.S. brokerage clients.
A grand jury has indicted a Phoenix-based TV pitchman accused of running a nationwide scheme to sell essentially worthless Internet-based businesses to more than 200,000 people.
Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate investigative subcommittee, said there was “real hope” law enforcement authorities would act on his panel’s report accusing Goldman Sachs of misleading investors and Congress, the FT reports.