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  • Alleged Swindler Nadel Agrees to Freezing of Assets Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 5:35 PM ET
    Arthur Nadel

    Hedge fund manager Arthur Nadel, arrested last week on fraud charges, has agreed to have his assets frozen.

  • PCCW Buyout Vote Under Swirl of Suspicion Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 12:44 AM ET

    PCCW is holding an extraordinary general meeting Wednesday in relation to a proposed $2.1 billion privatization bid. But the deal is under scrutiny amid claims that unknown parties may have tried to illegally influence the outcome of today's vote

  • Mini-Madoff Denied Bail for Now Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 9:05 PM ET

    Nicholas Cosmo, the Long Island man accused of running a $370 million dollar Ponzi scheme, remains jailed following a bail hearing today.

  • Madoff's Apartment Gets Changing of the Guard Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 2:42 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    As Bernard Madoff awaits his fate inside his Manhattan penthouse, he is getting a new crew to keep him safe.

  • Accused Swindler Cosmo Owed Thousands to Mob Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 4:12 PM ET
    Nicholas Cosmo

    Accused Ponzi-schemer Nicholas Cosmo onced owed tens of thousands of dollars in gambling debt to the Genovese crime family, the latest twist in a scheme federal authorities believed bilked small investors out of $370 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Long Island Investment Firm Boss Surrenders Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:29 AM ET
    Nicholas Cosmo

    The owner of a Long Island investment firm accused of cheating people out of more than $100 million is expected to appear in court Tuesday.

  • Madoff Layoff Includes Legitimate Employees: Report Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 1:25 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Several dozen employees, who work in the legitimate branch of Bernard Madoff's firm, are being laid off, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • An End To The Telenovela Wars? Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

    It's been, a long, pricey road: years of conflict, a four year legal battle culminating in several weeks of court testimony.

  • Skilling Appeals 2006 Conviction to Circuit Court Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 12:19 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, whose 2006 convictions were upheld by a three-judge appelate panel earlier this month, is appealing that decision to the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Investor on the Run Found Alive but with Slit Wrist Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 | 10:33 AM ET
    Marcus Schrenker

    A missing pilot's three-day run from authorities -- and personal and financial ruin -- ended when authorities found him inside an isolated campground tent.

  • Investor Believed to Have Faked Death Sought by Police Tuesday, 13 Jan 2009 | 11:48 AM ET
    Marcus Schrenker

    Federal marshals on Tuesday pressed their search for an investment manager they believe faked a distress call before parachuting from his plane over Alabama and disappeared on a red motorcycle he had stashed in advance.

  • Russian Oligarchs Also Duped by Madoff: Report Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 4:58 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    The woman who pulled in European money for Bernie Madoff has disappeared from view, the New York Times reports.

  • Madoff Trustee Gets $28 Million for Liquidation Costs Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 11:47 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Burton Lifland on Tuesday approved the transfer of $28.1 million to cover expenses tied to the liquidation of Bernard Madoff's investment firm.

  • Appeals Court Rejects DC Missing Pants Case Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    An appeals court says there will be no new trial for a former District of Columbia judge who tried to sue his dry cleaners for $54 million over a lost pair of pants.

  • Web Extra: How to Sue Your Creditors Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    Sometimes, it's the only option you've got left if you're being taken advantage of. But you better be prepared for a long, hard slog.

  • Illinois Lawmakers Want Special US Senate Election Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    The heads of the Illinois state legislature said on Tuesday they will call the General Assembly into session to pass legislation on a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

  • Illinois Governor Tried to Sell Senate Seat: Feds Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 5:32 PM ET
    Rod Blagojevich

    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on criminal charges on Tuesday, including trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Democrat President-elect Barack Obama, federal prosecutors said.

  • Famous Prostitution Scandals Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 12:32 PM ET
    Busted for leading a high-end prostitution ring for numerous famous and wealthy clients in and around Hollywood. Fleiss was sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax evasion but served just 21.

    Here are some of the more notorious prostitution scandals that have made their way into the public's view over the years.

  • Indictments Could Come in UBS Offshore Inquiry Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 3:25 AM ET

    A federal investigation into UBS concerning its sale of offshore private banking services to wealthy Americans is concentrating on senior and midlevel executives and bankers, and could result in one or more indictments, people briefed on the matter said on Monday, the New York Times reported.

  • Hollywood Studios And RealNetworks Trade Lawsuits Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:58 AM ET

    The six major Hollywood studios sued RealNetworks, parent of the Rhapsody music service, to prevent it from distributing a new DVD copying software called RealDVD which launches Tuesday.