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  • Gingrich Rips Obama Over Eric Holder Probe Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:01 PM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    By invoking executive privilege over questions about the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” operation, the Obama administration is making a mistake of historic proportions, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.

  • Fraud Whistleblowers: Uncle Sam Wants You Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Department of Justice

    U.S. authorities are ratcheting up their investigation of residential mortgage-backed securities — the bundles of mortgages that were at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis. And they are appealing to the public for help.

  • Health Care Fraud Takes Many Forms Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 3:36 PM ET
    Wheelchair

    From an artificial leg for a person who doesn’t need it to doling out cash to the homeless, fraudsters are finding ways to bilk the U.S. health care system to the tune of an estimated $80 billion a year.

  • Obamacare and the ‘Health Care Hustle’ Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s debate over the constitutionally of the Affordable Care Act and the future of health care in America has dominated the national conversation for weeks. What’s not been as widely discussed is a little known provision in “Obamacare”, which, if overturned completely, could end up costing the taxpayers billions of dollars.

  • What YOU Can Do to Out-Hustle Health Care Hustlers Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 1:25 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    Of all government programs, Medicare is particularly vulnerable to fraud. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim.

  • Medicaid Whistleblower Could Lose Coverage Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 12:21 PM ET

    Richard West, a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran, blew the whistle on the largest home health care fraud in history. Now he's in danger of losing his Medicaid benefits.

  • Medicare Payment System: Aiding or Preventing Fraud? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 6:37 PM ET

    There is the modern war against health care fraud—fraud that saps at least $80 billion a year from government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Health care fraud raid in Puerto Rico

    There is the modern war against health care fraud—fraud that saps an estimated $80 billion a year from government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Rise and Fall of a Multibillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
    Before anyone had heard of Bernie Madoff, Minnesota businessman Tom Petters carried out the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. His company, Petters Group Worldwide, owned brands like Polaroid and Fingerhut, as well as a controlling share of Sun Country Airlines. As federal agents learned, though, these legitimate businesses were propped up entirely by a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme. Petters sold promissory notes through his wholesale brokerage firm Petters Co. Inc., offering stunning returns of

    Before anyone had heard of Bernie Madoff, Minnesota businessman Tom Petters carried out the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history.

  • Insider Trades That Brought Down Raj Rajaratnam Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    As head of a $7 billion hedge fund, Raj Rajaratnam’s phone often rang off the hook, and many of the calls were from corporate insiders who provided a goldmine of market-moving information. Unbeknownst to Rajaratnam, though, federal agents tapped his phone and the Wall Street titan was ultimately found guilty of perpetuating one of the largest cases of insider trading in history. Born in Sri Lanka, Rajaratnam grew up to become a self-made millionaire. He founded Galleon Group, which became one of

    Rajaratnam tapped a vast network of Wall Street insiders to funnel him inside information. Read on to go inside this Wall Street scandal!

  • Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

    Shielding assets from the tax man or from overly inquisitive regulators is a time-honored strategy for the wealthy. Some turn to secretive financial havens like Switzerland or the Cayman Islands. Or there’s always Fernley, Nevada.

  • CNBC's David Faber has the details on the FCC's prohibiting LightSquared from ground-based mobile services.

  • Citigroup Takes $50 Million Loss in Libor Probe Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 2:08 AM ET

    Citigroup was forced to write off $50 million after two traders accused of attempting to influence global lending rates left the bank, according to people familiar with a worldwide investigation that is gathering pace, the Financial Times reports.

  • Brokers Suspended in Libor Inquiry Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 2:50 AM ET
    Taxis wait in Line for passengers

    More than a dozen traders and brokers in London and Asia have been fired, suspended or put on leave by their employers as a multinational probe into alleged manipulation of crucial global lending rates accelerates, the Financial Times reports.

  • Sinking cruise ship in Giglio Porto, Italy

    Unregistered passengers might have been aboard the stricken cruise liner that capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio, a top rescue official said, raising the possibility that the number of missing might be higher than previously announced.

  • Fair Lending Settlement a Whopping $335M  Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 3:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details on the government's settlement against BofA's Countrywide unit.

  • e-Book Pricing Issues  Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 4:45 PM ET

    The Department of Justice confirms that it's probing the amount Apple charges for electronic books, or e-books, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Judge Delays Questioning in Gupta Case Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 10:20 PM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    The federal judge overseeing the civil and criminal insider trading cases against former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta has put much of the civil case on hold, in a victory for prosecutors.

  • For Republicans, Judicial Power Is a Campaign Issue Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 3:52 AM ET
    Gavel

    Republican presidential candidates are issuing biting and sustained attacks on the federal courts and the role they play in American life. The New York Times reports.

  • Is the Sun Setting on Solar?  Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 5:37 PM ET

    Kevin Smith, Solar Reserve CEO, discusses government loan guarantees and the future of thermal energy amid the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal.