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  • SAC Capital's Steinberg guilty on all 5 counts     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports former SAC trader Michael Steinberg has been found guilty on five counts ranging from conspiracy to securities fraud and faces a maximum of 85 years in prison.

  • Jury deliberating on Steinberg fraud case     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    CNBCs Kate Kelly reports a jury is deliberating on the fate of former SAC trader Michael Steinberg who faces 85 years in jail.

  • Judge: DOJ is not 'pulling any punches'     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Hon. Richard Holwell, former federal judge, addresses why he thinks no Wall Street executives have been prosecuted during the recent financial crisis and if there has been a breakdown in the justice system.

  • Ex-SAC trader to cite Cohen testimony in case Saturday, 7 Dec 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    A former SAC Capital Advisors trader wants to cite in court some 2012 testimony given by the hedge fund's founder Steven Cohen, claiming it rebuts the government's case.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn reports new details on just how far Bernard Madoff went to hide his investment fraud.

  • SAC to shutter London office in downsizing move Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    SAC Capital Advisors will shut down its London office by the end of the year as the hedge fund downsizes, according to a memo sent to staff on Tuesday.

  • Madoff litigation could soon impact major banks Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 7:22 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    If the Madoff trustee is successful in suing banks for ignoring warning signs, the liability of financial firms could be enormous in future cases.

  • Fire sale: SAC's Cohen sells art as legal bills rise Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    As legal bills rise, billionaire hedge-fund manager Steven A. Cohen has sold stock, and now artwork, to meet withdrawal requests from investors. NYT.

  • Male, rich and smart? You're a scammer's dream Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    A new report from FINRA Investor Education gives surprising details on who’s most likely to get scammed. You may be more vulnerable than you think.

  • 'Fabulous Fab' seeks to toss SEC fraud verdict Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 2:53 PM ET
    Fabrice Tourre

    Ex-Goldman VP Fabrice Tourre asked a federal judge to dismiss the SEC case against him or set a new trial.

  • China's 'Madoff'' execution raises questions     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:35 AM ET

    CNBC'S Eunice Yoon reports questions remain whether Zeng Chengjie, found guilty of defrauding investors in a Ponzi scheme, was a con man or a victim of China's shadow banking system.

  • Two charged in 'London Whale' case     Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    The U.S. has filed criminal complaints against Julien Grout and Javier Martin-Artajo and will hold a news conference today to discuss details of the case, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • 9 indicted in largest penny stock scheme     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the latest details on a penny scheme totaling $140 million resulting in 9 people indicted.

  • FBI indicts 9 in penny stock scheme     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn has the latest on a penny stock fraud which totaled over $140 million. The Justice Department is calling it the largest penny stock scheme ever.

  • SAC-linked fund closes as shrinkage sets in Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 2:04 PM ET

    Parameter Capital Management, which had managed money for SAC since 2010, traded mainly financial stocks.

  • Ponzi-schemer turns over Warhols, Rothkos Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    A Roy Lichtenstein hanging at Christie's in London

    Convicted Ponzi schemer Marc Dreier is being forced to turn over his multimillion-dollar art collection, including works by Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko, to a victim of his fraud.

  • Tourre found guilty of mortgage fraud     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Ron Geffner, former SEC enforcement attorney, discusses Thursday's verdict after the jury found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable for his role in defrauding investors.

  • 'Fabulous Fab' found liable     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    After a day and a half of deliberation a jury found former Goldman Sachs banker Fabrice Tourre liable on six of seven civil counts linked to a bet on the housing market, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • 'Fabulous Fab' found liable in mortgage-fraud case Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    Former Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Tourre arrives at Manhattan federal court with his lawyers in the civil fraud case against him, in New York, August 1, 2013.

    The former Goldman Sachs bond trader known as "Fabulous Fab" was found liable on six of seven counts of defrauding investors in a mortgage securities fraud case brought by the SEC.

  • Defense rests in 'Fabulous Fab' trial     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    The defense team for former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre accused of defrauding investors in a mortgage deal six years ago rested yesterday without calling any witnesses, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn with the latest details.