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  • While hedge fund employees breathed a sign of relief today when they learned that none of their numbers had gone down in the big insider trading sweep today, a close read of one of the criminal complaints filed in federal court today reveals that New York hedge funds have a mole in their midst.

  • iPad

    One of the technology executives arrested Thursday in an insider trading sweep allegedly leaked advanced information about Apple’s iPad and revamped iPhone.

  • Steven Rattner

    Steve Rattner, the veteran investor and co-founder of the private equity firm Quadrangle Group who led the administration's effort to restructure the auto industry, says insider trading charges help clean up bad apples from Wall Street.

  • A sigh of relief went out as authorities announced new insider trading charges against five people Thursday.

  • Meet Walter Shimoon Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 12:53 PM ET

    Walter Shimoon is one of the suspects arrested on Thursday in connection with the government's latest insider trading crackdown.

  • Appeals Court Upholds Freeze on Stanford Employee Funds Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 2:20 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    A federal appeals panel has upheld a freeze on the assets of more than 300 employees of Texas financier Allen Stanford, who is charged with running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent certificates of deposit. 

  • US Growth Dependant on Solid Education Plan: Milken Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 5:11 PM ET

    Legendary investor Michael Milken told CNBC Tuesday to expect inflation next year.

  • US Widens Stanford Probe to Brokers Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 6:26 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    US securities regulators have broadened their investigation into the alleged $8 billion Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford, the Texan billionaire, to include brokerage executives who invested their clients’ money in Stanford International Bank products, reports the Financial Times.

  • Gavel

    A concurrence by a brilliant judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may be a warning to federal authorities that they are over-stepping their bounds in pursuit of insider trading.

  • The New Insider Trading: China Connections Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    Even while the federal government is apparently cracking down on expert networks and other types of independent research firms that offer customers an inside track on various economic sectors, sell-side research firms are pushing ahead with these same types of promises. The twist, however, is that they aren't promising the inside track on companies traded on US equities markets.

  • Stanford Incompetent to Stand Trial: Defense Attorney Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 12:52 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The defense attorney for accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford says his client is not competent to stand trial next month, and he is asking for a court hearing to prove it.

  • Cash for Clues: Law Gives Money to Whistleblowers Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 2:01 PM ET

    Tucked within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law mid-summer, are new provisions, gone largely unnoticed by many, with monetary incentives that make it easier for employees to come forward with damaging information about there employer.

  • 'You Can Do Great Business Staying Clean': Siemens CEO Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 9:32 AM ET

    In late 2006, the German engineering giant Siemens, one of world’s largest companies, was engulfed in a corruption scandal.

  • Stock Trader

    So-called marketing trips by senior executives, sponsored by the big investment banks certainly not small research firms like Broadband Research are very common, and are often great trading opportunities, writes John Kinnucan.

  • Insider Trading Explained Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 9:14 AM ET

    Ira Stoll of The Future of Capitalism has put together a nice little video explaining the government's latest crackdown on alleged insider trading.

  • Attorney: Stanford Too Drugged to Defend Himself Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:53 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Newly released documents detail 12 years of fits and starts at the Securities and Exchange Commission as financier Allen Stanford was allegedly running a global Ponzi scheme.

  • Wiretaps Said to Widen Insider Trading Inquiry Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
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    Secret, court-approved wiretaps put in place more than two years ago are now being used by prosecutors in a widening inquiry of securities fraud and insider trading involving hedge funds and consultants that provide industry research, according to court documents and interviews with people close to the investigations. The New York Times reports.

  • Terror in the Gray Area of Insider Trading? Friday, 26 Nov 2010 | 11:41 AM ET

    The recent insider-trading dragnet conduct by federal authorities, in the most public way, has created a wave of fear stretching from Goldman's offices in lower Manhattan through the hedge-fund strip of Connecticut and beyond.

  • Ex-House Leader DeLay Convicted of Money Laundering Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | 9:00 AM ET
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    Tom DeLay, one of the most powerful and divisive Republican lawmakers ever to come out of Texas, was convicted Wednesday of money-laundering charges in a state trial, five years after his indictment here forced him to resign as majority leader in the House of Representatives, the New York Times reports.

  • Insider Trading Improves Investor Confidence Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | 3:45 PM ET

    Holman Jenkins today joins the chorus calling the latest insider trading dragnet "insane."