RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 10- A group of international investors and law firms are seeking compensation from Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras under European law for losses allegedly suffered as the result of a giant price-fixing, bribery and political kickback scandal. SPCF believes it has a claim against Petrobras under European securities law because...» Read More
Family members of admitted fraudster Bernard Madoff have insisted that they, too, are victims of the historic Ponzi scheme, and moved late Monday to dismiss a civil complaint alleging that they helped facilitate the fraud.
A television producer has pleaded guilty to trying to shake down David Letterman over the comic's sexual affairs.
The Justice Department is looking into whether hedge funds worked together to drive down the value of the euro, according to a report Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.
My CNBC colleague Mary Thompson recently interviewed Harry Markopolos who for nearly ten years; tried, and failed, to alert regulators and investors of Bernie Madoff's $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme.
Ever since his 1996 Toyota Camry shot up an interstate ramp, plowing into the back of an Oldsmobile in a horrific crash that killed three people, Koua Fong Lee insisted he had done everything he could to stop the car.
Fresh from a grueling appearance before Congress, Toyota's chief executive met with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday and pledged "to advance safety to the next level."
Delaware's short-selling senator thinks the practice is fine so long as predators don't step in and create another Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers-type crisis.
Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.
The court-appointed receiver who is tracking down the billions of dollars missing in the alleged Ponzi scheme has filed suit against the major parties' congressional campaign committee seeking the return of $1.6 million in contributions they received from company founder Allen Stanford and his top lieutenants.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel says he can't turn over political contributions linked to indicted billionaire Allen Stanford, because the money has already been donated to charity.
In the social-media age, Toyota’s crisis-management strategy never had a chance.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's case against accused fraudster Allen Stanford should be dismissed, according to his attorneys, in part because the certificates of deposit at the heart of the alleged scheme were not securities.
A Manhattan judge says it will take some time to decide whether Google can legally build the world's biggest digital library.
An October trial date in New York has been set for Raj Rajaratnam, charged in what prosecutors call history's largest hedge fund insider trading case. The founder of New York-based Galleon Group, entered a not guilty plea to an updated indictment released by prosecutors last week.
One year after the Securities and Exchange Commission accused Texas billionaire Allen Stanford of running a massive fraud through his offshore bank in Antigua, a group of Stanford investors is suing the region's central bank, calling it Stanford's "partner in crime."
An ex-Goldman Sachs programmer was charged on Thursday for stealing propriety computer codes used to support his former employer's high-frequency trading system.
The New York Attorney General's office is filing civil charges against Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis, saying the bank misled investors about Merrill Lynch when it acquired the Wall Street bank in late 2008.
The Supreme Court’s decision to treat business entities as “people” has fired up political pundits and lobbyists on all sides, writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.
A year after its controversial takeover of Merrill Lynch, Bank of America is discussing settling a troublesome state inquiry into the star-crossed deal and the billions of dollars in bonuses that Merrill hurriedly paid its employees, the New York Times reported.
A group of investors in Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme are demanding a powerful Texas congressman give them the same kind of support he showed Stanford when regulators shut down the alleged scam in February.