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  • NY AG suing Barclays over 'dark pools' Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    New York AG Eric Schneiderman will file a securities fraud lawsuit against Barclays for its use of "dark pools" on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, June 25- The New York Attorney General on Wednesday filed a securities fraud lawsuit against Barclays PLC for misrepresenting the safety of its U.S.-based alternative trading system, or "dark pool," to investors. "Barclays grew its dark pool by telling investors they were diving into safe waters," said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

  • NEW YORK, June 25- A former driver for Raj Rajaratnam has sued the one-time billionaire, claiming he was fired for complaining about secret wire transfers the founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund made to fellow prisoners following his conviction for insider trading.

  • NEW YORK, June 24- Bernard Madoff's former accountant pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping the convicted swindler perpetrate his massive Ponzi scheme. Paul Konigsberg, 78, a former senior tax partner at Konigsberg Wolf& Co, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and two counts of falsifying the records of a broker-dealer before U.S.

  • Ex-Madoff accountant pleads guilty to aiding fraud Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 24- Bernard Madoff's former accountant pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping the convicted swindler perpetrate his massive Ponzi scheme. Paul Konigsberg, a former senior tax partner at Konigsberg Wolf& Co, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and two counts of falsifying the records of a broker-dealer before U.S.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- A Manhattan federal judge directed the House Ways and Means Committee and a senior staffer to appear at a July 1 hearing to address their alleged refusal to respond to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission subpoenas into whether a leak about a healthcare policy change may have led to insider trading.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Just because the one-time billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam engaged in insider trading doesn't mean his younger brother did as well, a lawyer for Rengan Rajaratnam told jurors on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Jurors were selected Tuesday in the trial of Rengan Rajaratnam, a former Galleon Group hedge fund manager accused of conspiring with his older brother, Raj Rajaratnam, to engage in insider trading.

  • UPDATE 1-Ex-Madoff accountant expected to plead guilty Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- Bernard Madoff's former accountant is expected to plead guilty to charges in connection with the convicted swindler's massive Ponzi scheme, a U.S. prosecutor said at a Tuesday court hearing. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Bernard Madoff's former accountant is expected to plead guilty to charges that he helped the convicted swindler run his massive Ponzi scheme, a U.S. prosecutor said on Tuesday at a court hearing.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta on Tuesday began serving his two-year prison term for insider trading, and lost his challenge to a $13.9 million civil penalty and permanent ban from acting as a public company officer.

  • Jury selection begins in trial of Rajaratnam's brother Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 17- Jury selection began on Tuesday in the trial of Rengan Rajaratnam, a former Galleon Group hedge fund manager accused of conspiring with his older brother, Raj Rajaratnam, to engage in insider trading.

  • U.S. top court declines to hear Rajaratnam appeal Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact the insider trading conviction of Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam. The court declined to hear Rajaratnam's appeal, meaning a June 2013 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upholding the conviction is the final word in the case.

  • *Ross Stores' sales, Oracle purchase said to be leaked. June 13- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged four San Francisco- area men with insider trading in Ross Stores Inc stock options, and one of the four with insider trading in stock options of a company that was later bought by Oracle Corp..

  • SEC charges four in California with insider trading Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    *Ross Stores' sales, Oracle purchase said to be leaked. June 13- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged four San Francisco- area men with insider trading in Ross Stores Inc stock options, and one of the four with insider trading in stock options of a company that was later bought by Oracle Corp..

  • NEW YORK, May 30- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving billionaire investor Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, a source familiar with the matter said. Spokespeople for Mickelson, the FBI and the SEC declined to comment.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Questions about how to apply securities law to activist investors could complicate any potential insider trading case against billionaire Carl Icahn, pro-golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, legal experts said.

  • Top court sends Gupta to prison during appeals Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    A former board member at Goldman Sachs must report to prison as scheduled next week for his conviction on insider trading charges.

  • June 11- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta has failed to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the June 17 start of his two-year prison term while he pursues an appeal of his insider trading conviction.

  • Global Fraud Survey results 'troubling': EY     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    David Stulb, global forensics leader at EY, discusses the results of the annual Global Fraud Survey and warns that year-on-year improvements are very slow.