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  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 23- A former Jefferies Group Inc managing director convicted of defrauding investors who traded mortgage bonds through a government program established after the 2008 financial crisis was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison.

  • In a decision late Wednesday, Chief Judge Janet Hall of the U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut, ruled prosecutors sufficiently proved that Jesse Litvak, 39, had lied to customers about the prices of residential mortgage-backed securities, in an effort to make more money for Jefferies and for himself.

  • June 30- U.S. prosecutors have recommended that Jesse Litvak, the former Jefferies Group Inc trader convicted of defrauding investors in mortgage bond trades after the financial crisis, be sentenced to nine years in prison and a $5 million fine.

  • June 17- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a 55 percent rise in quarterly profit on improved investment banking revenue. Bigger banks such as Citigroup Inc and JPMorgan Chase& Co expect a 20 percent fall in market revenue due to geopolitical events, global economic uncertainty and low price volatility.

  • Jefferies profit rises on investment banking revenue Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    June 17- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a 55 percent rise in quarterly profit on improved investment banking revenue. Net income rose to $61.3 million for the second quarter ended May 31 from $39.5 million a year earlier, the company said on Tuesday. Net revenue grew about 10 percent to $723 million.

  • March 12- Jefferies LLC will pay $25 million to resolve U.S. criminal and civil investigations into its mortgage bond trading, after one of its former traders was convicted for defrauding clients, and authorities said they are investigating whether other individuals broke the law.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 7- A federal jury on Friday found former Jefferies Group Inc trader Jesse Litvak guilty of defrauding clients on mortgage bond trades made after the financial crisis. "Today's verdict shows plainly and powerfully that Wall Street professionals are not above the law," U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly in Connecticut said in a statement.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 7- A federal jury found former Jefferies Group Inc trader Jesse Litvak guilty of defrauding clients on mortgage bond trades, a victory for the government as it probes whether banks cheated their customers in the years after the financial crisis.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 4- Lawyers for Jesse Litvak wrapped up their defense of the former Jefferies Group Inc trader on federal fraud charges without his taking the stand, putting the case on track to go to the jury by late Wednesday.

  • March 4- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a 23 percent jump in first-quarter profit as investment banking revenue grew. The bank said its holdings in Knight Capital and Harbinger Group Inc, were marked down by $15 million.

  • March 4- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a 23 percent jump in first-quarter profit as investment banking revenue grew. The bank said its holdings in Knight Capital and Harbinger Group Inc, were marked down by $15 million.

  • *Jesse Litvak accused of securities fraud, TARP fraud. NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb 27- Lawyers defending Jesse Litvak at the former Jefferies Group Inc trader's federal fraud trial on Thursday accused the firm of firing him and then helping prosecutors out of concern that it might otherwise lose a major client.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb 27- Lawyers defending Jesse Litvak at the former Jeffries Group Inc trader's federal fraud trial on Thursday accused the firm of firing him and then helping prosecutors out of concern that it might otherwise lose a major client.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb 25- Jesse Litvak, a former trader at Jefferies Group Inc, made extra commissions and profits by defrauding big Wall Street firms such as JPMorgan Chase& Co and AllianceBernstein Holding LP on bond trades, a U.S. Treasury Department agent testified at Litvak's fraud trial.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb 25- Jesse Litvak, a former trader at Jefferies Group Inc, made extra commissions and profits by defrauding big Wall Street firms such as JPMorgan Chase& Co and AllianceBernstein Holding LP on bond trades, a U.S. Treasury Department agent said at Litvak's fraud trial.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb 19- A senior AllianceBernstein Holding LP executive testified on Wednesday that former Jefferies Group Inc banker Jesse Litvak misled him into overpaying for bonds, prompting him to press for an investigation.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 18- A former Jefferies Group Inc investment banker "cheated, misled and defrauded" clients to boost profit in a $2 million scheme that took advantage of a federal program created in response to the 2008 financial crisis, federal prosecutors told jurors on Tuesday at the start of his criminal fraud trial.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 18- Former Wall Street investment banker Jesse Litvak "cheated, misled and defrauded" clients and lied to the government in a $2 million trading scheme after the 2008 financial crisis, federal prosecutors told jurors on Tuesday at the start of his criminal fraud trial.

  • Attorney in Connecticut and a civil settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, subject to that agency's approval. Attorney's office, a $4 million fine to the SEC, and $11 million to counterparties harmed by suspect trades.

  • Berkowitz's no-hedge hedge fund up 33% Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    A year ago, Berkowitz formally attempted to simultaneously manage both a hedge and mutual fund. So far, so good.