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  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- A New York lawyer left a suicide note admitting that he had run a $5 million Ponzi scheme and called the investments "all an illusion," prosecutors said on Friday. Charles Bennett, 56, who was rescued Nov. 3 after he jumped into the Hudson River, was arrested and charged with securities and wire fraud in Manhattan federal court. The FBI arrested Bennett...

  • Feds: NY lawyer told of Ponzi ruse in suicide note Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A lawyer who authorities say attempted suicide to evade prosecution for a $5 million Ponzi scheme was arrested Friday at the hospital where he has been recovering since he was pulled from the Hudson River off Manhattan over a month ago. Charles A. Bennett, 56, a former corporate lawyer at a New York City- based law firm, was permitted to remain free of...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 12- A New York lawyer left a suicide note admitting that he had run a $5 million Ponzi scheme and called the investments "all an illusion," prosecutors said on Friday. Charles Bennett, 56, who was rescued Nov. 3 when he tried to commit suicide by jumping into the Hudson River, was arrested and charged with securities and wire fraud in Manhattan federal court.

  • Schneiderman finally flexes muscles on Wall Street Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:36 PM ET
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, seen as a secondary force in policing banks, is taking the lead in possibly his most ambitious case.

  • Apple gone from religion, to nice company: Femina  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 4:20 PM ET

    Discussing the changes in the advertising business, and Apple's brand since the loss of Steve Jobs, with advertising executive Jerry Della Femina, He also weighs in on a recent political ad he released slamming Eliot Spitzer.

  • House GOP delays vote on budget bill  Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    The vote on the continuing resolution to keep the government funded has been delayed, and Eliot Spitzer lost the Democratic Party primary for New York City. CNBC's Seema Mody has the details.

  • Ken Langone's final thoughts  Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, shares his final thoughts on the return of Eliot Spitzer.

  • With tax returns, Spitzer sheds light on finances Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City.

    The details of Spitzer's previously opaque financial life were revealed in copies of his tax returns from the past two years provided to The New York Times on Wednesday.

  • Busted: High-class hooker ring  Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    Investigators are digging to track all the money in the investigation into a New York couple accused of running an international prostitution and money-laundering operation. CNBC's Andrea Day offers insight.

  • NYC pension fund reaps 12.3% return  Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    John Liu, New York City comptroller, discusses the fund's record setting performance and Eliot Spitzer's run for comptroller.

  • Spitzer takes lead among women  Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 4:37 PM ET

    Recent polls show Eliot Spitzer may be back in New York politics, and its women who are leading the votes. Mickey Carroll, Quinnipiac University Polling; and Kellyanne Conway, The Polling Company, discuss whether it surprises them Spitzer has so much female support.

  • Hank Greenberg sues Eliot Spitzer for defamation Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City.

    Here comes Wall Street: Former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg is suing Eliot Spitzer for defamation.

  • Former AIG CEO Greenberg sues Spitzer  Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    Netflix has more than 36 million streaming customers, and former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg has filed suit against Eliot Spitzer. CNBC's Seema Mody has all the details.

  • Ex-'Madam' Shares Her Finance Background  Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks to Kristin Davis, NYC Comptroller candidate, about Spitzer's request for redemption, and her background in finance.

  • Is Spitzer Bad News for Wall Street?  Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 4:20 PM ET

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance; and Elizabeth Holtzman, Former NYC Comptroller discuss Eliot Spitzer's campaign for NYC Comptroller.

  • Eliot Spitzer Ready to Get Back Into Politics  Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer discusses his run for New York City comptroller and whether the public can trust him.

  • Spitzer to New York City: Trust Me... Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:53 AM ET
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City.

    The prostitution scandal that drove him from office will not weigh heavily on voters, Eliot Spitzer tells CNBC. He says voters will come to embrace his knowledge and experience.

  • Stringer: 'Spitzer Will Try to Buy This Office'  Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Democratic candidate for New York City comptroller, Scott Stringer, discusses his campaign strategy with Bill Griffith and Kelly Evans. He feels it is a great opportunity to talk about issues facing New Yorkers.

  • Power Rundown: Largest & Fastest Yacht  Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is running for New York Comptroller, and the world's largest yacht at 590 feet is now also the fastest. CNBC's Robert Frank and John Carney, discuss.

  • Spitzer's 'Madam': I'm Running Against You, Eliot Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Eliot Spitzer and ex-madam Kristin Davis.

    Eliot Spitzer may think the past is in the past as he makes another run for public office, this time for New York City Comptroller, but his alleged madam Kristin Davis disagrees.