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  • March 19- A Morgan Stanley stockbroker and a clerk at a prestigious New York law firm were charged with insider trading in corporate mergers, in an alleged four-year scheme involving a middleman who would chew up napkins on which he passed illegal tips.

  • March 19- A Morgan Stanley stockbroker and a clerk at a major New York law firm were charged with insider trading in corporate mergers, in an alleged four-year scheme involving a middleman who would chew up napkins on which he passed illegal tips.

  • March 19- U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday charged a Morgan Stanley stockbroker and an employee at a prominent New York law firm with insider trading in more than one dozen mergers and corporate transactions, resulting in more than $5.6 million of illegal profit.

  • Two charged in insider trading scam     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports 2 men have been charged with securities fraud that netted them $5.6 million.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Like Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme itself, the trial of five of his former aides has been virtually unprecedented in its scope. A federal jury of 12 men and women on Monday began deciding whether the defendants are guilty of aiding in Madoff's massive fraud.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Like Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme itself, the trial of five of his former aides has been virtually unprecedented in its scope. A federal jury of 12 men and women on Monday will begin deciding whether the defendants are guilty of aiding in Madoff's massive fraud.

  • NEW YORK, March 13- A former analyst affiliated with billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP has agreed to pay more than $203,000 and be banned from the securities industry to settle insider trading charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Deficiencies found in DOJ mortgage investigation     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on new Department of Justice findings on how it handled the investigation of the mortgage fraud crisis.

  • NEW YORK, March 12- Attorneys for five former aides of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff wrapped up nearly 20 hours of closing arguments on Wednesday, capping their courtroom campaign to convince a federal jury that their clients never knowingly joined in their boss's Ponzi scheme.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn discuses Allen Stanford's fraud case, considered to be one of the biggest ponzi schemes ever. In this discussion with Ralph Janvey, receiver in the Allen Stanford case, Cohn tries to get to the heart of who Allen Stanford really was.

  • Where's the money? CNBC's Scott Cohn discuses Allen Stanford's fraud case, considered to be one of the biggest ponzi schemes ever.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- Five former aides of infamous swindler Bernard Madoff used an "avalanche of lies" to help him carry out his decades-long Ponzi scheme, each with a specific role to ensure that investors, auditors and regulators were kept in the dark, a prosecutor said on Tuesday in the closing phase of their trial.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager Mathew Martoma asked a U.S. judge to throw out his insider trading conviction, saying federal prosecutors did not prove he committed a crime and that improper evidence and jury bias tainted the verdict. The request submitted late Thursday night in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan was expected.

  • BOSTON, Feb 28- Billionaire investor William Ackman, who has long claimed Herbalife Ltd is a fraud, on Friday said he would provide proof next month that the nutrition and weight-loss company is running a pyramid scheme in China.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Ponzi scheme. Bongiorno is one of five former Madoff workers on trial in federal court in Manhattan for abetting his fraud, which fell apart in December 2008, costing investors an estimated $17 billion in principal losses.

  • *Jesse Litvak accused of securities fraud, TARP fraud. NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb 27- Lawyers defending Jesse Litvak at the former Jefferies Group Inc trader's federal fraud trial on Thursday accused the firm of firing him and then helping prosecutors out of concern that it might otherwise lose a major client.

  • Supreme Court allows Stanford Ponzi scheme suits Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Indicted financier R. Allen Stanford, accused of leading a $7 billion investment fraud scheme, arrives at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston, March 6, 2012.

    The Supreme Court ruled that the victims of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme can go forward with class-action lawsuits.

  • Former Evercore director charged with fraud Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York

    A former senior managing director at Evercore charged on Friday with securities fraud and other violations, according to a court filing.

  • According to the charges, Hixon, who worked in Evercore's mining and metals group, allegedly arranged trades in shares of Evercore as well as two other companies: Westway Group, which merged last year with EQT Infrastructure II, and Titanium Metals Corp, which was purchased last year by Precision Castparts Corp.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- A former senior managing director at Evercore Group was charged on Friday with securities fraud and other violations for setting up trades in accounts held by an ex-girlfriend and a close relative based on secret information he collected at work, according to a court filing.

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