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  • Frederick Alan Voight, 58, and his firm DayStar Funding LP agreed to pay civil penalties and return alleged illegal gains in sums to be set by a federal judge, the SEC said. The SEC said this included $13.8 million raised since October from at least 260 U.S. investors to fund InterCore's installation of its Driver Alertness Detection System, or DADS, technology in "...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a federal appellate court's insider trading ruling, calling it a "roadmap" for potential criminals that undermined efforts to ensure the "integrity of the security markets." Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a petition seeking review of a December...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- A former employee of a major Silicon Valley law firm was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for illegally trading ahead of mergers that were underway at the firm. Braverman, an immigrant from Ukraine who lives in San Mateo, California, in court apologized for his conduct while employed in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich& Rosati's information...

  • July 29- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Herbalife Ltd and its chief executive officer of misrepresenting the weight-loss and nutritional products maker's sales practices as legitimate when the company was "at its core" a pyramid scheme. The judge also said that CEO Michael Johnson's reducing his Herbalife stake by a net 12 percent over...

  • NEW YORK, July 22- A federal judge on Wednesday rejected hedge fund manager Doug Whitman's effort to throw out his insider trading conviction, and faulted the Whitman Capital LLC founder's "chutzpah" in suggesting that his conduct was not a crime. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan turned down Whitman's argument that his August 2012 conviction and two-year...

  • July 21- U.S. and Israeli law enforcement agencies have arrested four people in Israel and Florida related to securities fraud tied to computer hacks of JPMorgan Chase& Co and other financial institutions, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he did not have details of a scam involving JP Morgan but confirmed three...

  • July 21- U.S. and Israeli law enforcement agencies have arrested four people in Israel and Florida related to securities fraud tied to computer hacks of JPMorgan Chase& Co and other financial institutions, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he did not have details of a scam involving JP Morgan but confirmed three...

  • FBI, ISRAEL MAKE SECURITIES FRAUD ARRESTS TIED TO JPMORGAN HACK- BLOOMBERG.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- TD Bank has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a class action lawsuit accusing it of aiding a Ponzi scheme that allegedly bilked over a thousand European investors of more than $223 million, a lawyer for the investors said on Friday. The preliminary settlement, subject to court approval, resolves accusations that TD Bank, part of Canada's...

  • A baffling case in corporate fraud: NYT's Stewart Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    A baffling case in corporate fraud: NYT's Stewart

    Jim Stewart, New York Times, discusses the "London Whale" case, where no further action has been taken against Bruno Iksil, whose risky bets on complex derivative contracts ended up costing JPMorgan Chase $6.2 billion in losses.

  • July 16- Bank of Montreal agreed to pay $16 million to end a U.S. lawsuit claiming that a lender it bought caused two bankrupt Florida funds to lose money in imprisoned swindler Thomas Petters' $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. Bank of Montreal denied liability in agreeing to settle. The lawsuit by the trustee Barry Mukamal stemmed from Petters' relationship with...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- A son-in-law of indicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver pleaded guilty on Monday to operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of nearly $6 million over seven years. Marcello Trebitsch, 37, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to securities fraud, three months after authorities first accused him of using...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- A Brooklyn, New York man, who passed stock trading tips on napkins and Post-it notes at meetings in Grand Central Terminal before swallowing the evidence, has reached a civil settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC said on Monday Frank Tamayo was unlikely to owe a civil penalty after providing "extensive...

  • July 8- A Las Vegas executive and two associates from Tokyo were indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for running an alleged $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese victims, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The indictment charged Edwin Fujinaga, 68, who once ran MRI International Inc in Las Vegas, with eight counts of mail fraud,...

  • July 6- A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of an Illinois man who prosecutors said made nearly $1.2 million trading on inside information about mergers involving clients of Citigroup Inc, where his brother-in-law worked. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed the conviction of Bassam Salman, who was sentenced in April...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta failed to persuade a U.S. judge to overturn his insider trading conviction for passing tips about the bank's financial results and a crucial investment from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan on Thursday rejected Gupta's argument that his tips...

  • June 25- American Apparel Inc said its ousted Chief Executive Dov Charney filed two more lawsuits against the company alleging defamation, representation in false light and claims for securities fraud. Later, on June 24, he filed a lawsuit in the same court against American Apparel, a former CFO, Standard General L.P and other current and former directors...

  • June 24- Two large New York law firms failed to persuade a federal judge to throw out a malpractice lawsuit seeking to force them to pay creditors of imprisoned swindler Allen Stanford for aiding the Texas financier's $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Stanford, 65, is serving a 110- year prison term following his March 2012 conviction for scheming to sell fraudulent...

  • June 24- Two large New York law firms failed to persuade a federal judge to throw out a malpractice lawsuit seeking to force them to pay creditors of imprisoned swindler Allen Stanford for aiding the Texas financier's $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Stanford, 65, is serving a 110- year prison term following his March 2012 conviction for scheming to sell fraudulent...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- A U.S. appeals court in New York said a former Foundry Networks Inc executive's appeal of his insider trading conviction had raised "serious questions," the latest fallout from a landmark 2014 decision setting a higher standard for such cases. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said David Riley, who was scheduled to begin serving a 6-1/...