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  • WASHINGTON, April 3- A Maryland man will plead guilty to charges of conspiring to commit insider trading, in what marks the 10th criminal prosecution stemming from an insider-trading ring orchestrated by a former Wells Fargo investment banker, the U.S. Justice Department said.

  • NEW YORK, April 2- A former investment banker at Evercore Group pleaded guilty on Wednesday to criminal charges that he engaged in insider trading and used proceeds to pay a one-time mistress to support their child.

  • District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the "substantial additional information" provided by the SEC, "the unique circumstances of this case, and further guarantees of prompt payment of the proposed fines" justified approval, according to an order made public on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 2- A New York state judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by an investor in a fund managed by Tremont Group Holdings, one of the largest feeders of funds into Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

  • District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the "substantial additional information" provided by the SEC, "the unique circumstances of this case, and further guarantees of prompt payment of the proposed fines" justified approval, according to an order made public on Wednesday.

  • District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the "substantial additional information" provided by the SEC, "the unique circumstances of this case, and further guarantees of prompt payment of the proposed fines" justified approval, according to an order made public on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- JPMorgan Chase& Co must face a lawsuit from shareholders accusing it of securities fraud by misleading them about its ability to manage risk, which surfaced when it lost $6.2 billion in the "London Whale" scandal.

  • SEC fraud trial over Texas tycoons to start Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:53 AM ET
    Samuel Wyly in 2010

    The case, which dates back years, accuses Samuel Wyly and his late brother, Charles, engaged in a $550 million fraud.

  • Still, it's the more mundane details such as due diligence in hiring that could choke Oppenheimer and Morgan Stanley if regulators extend their investigations, lawyers said.

  • BOSTON, March 25- Weight loss and nutrition company Herbalife launched a website on Tuesday that details its business practices and counters claims made by billionaire investor William Ackman that it is running an illegal pyramid scheme.

  • Ex-Goldman director's insider conviction upheld Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta to overturn his insider trading conviction.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta to overturn his insider trading conviction. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan declined to comment.

  • Rajat Gupta appeal denied     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Rajat Gupta's conviction for insider trading in the Galleon case has been upheld.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta to overturn his insider trading conviction. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the claim by Gupta, also a former global managing director of consulting firm McKinsey& Co, that his trial judge improperly admitted wiretap evidence.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Five former aides to investment manager Bernard Madoff were convicted on Monday of charges that they helped their boss conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme for years.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Five former aides to investment manager Bernard Madoff were convicted on Monday of charges that they helped their boss conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme for years.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Five former aides to investment manager Bernard Madoff were convicted on Monday of charges that they helped their boss conceal his massive Ponzi scheme for years.

  • Five former Madoff lieutenants convicted     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports 5 former Madoff employees have been convicted of conspiring to falsify records and defraud clients.

  • Former Madoff aides convicted of assisting fraud Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 24- Five former aides to investment manager Bernard Madoff were convicted on Monday on charges that they helped their boss conceal his massive Ponzi scheme for years.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn reports 5 former Madoff employees have been found guilty of criminal conspiracy.

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