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Art dealer Guy Wildenstein charged with illegal possession

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 8, 2011 at 9:42am   |   0 Comments

Art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been accused of possessing stolen paintings, the Daily Mail reports.

Good nicknames make goodfellas

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 21, 2011 at 7:32am   |   0 Comments

More than 120 reputed mobsters were arrested Thursday in a massive federal crackdown that encompassed 16 indictments in four jurisdictions.

Geoffrey Canada gets a front-row seat to another financial scandal

By A. James Memmott   |   November 3, 2009 at 8:18am   |   0 Comments

Geoffrey Canada, the CEO of the not-for-profit Harlem Children’s Zone, may be wondering about the cost of connections.

Billionaire Raj Rajaratnam charged in insider trading case

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 17, 2009 at 10:27am   |   0 Comments

Describing it as the “largest hedge fund insider trading case” ever, federal authorities charged billionaire Raj Rajaratnam with conspiracy and securities fraud.

Wissman a high-living witness in a high-profile trial

By A. James Memmott   |   September 21, 2009 at 9:01am   |   0 Comments

A guilty plea to security fraud and a $12 million fine haven’t kept Barrett N. Wissman from traveling to Italy, enjoying a fine merlot and hobnobbing with celebrities.

The mysterious life and death of Danny Pang

By A. James Memmott   |   September 15, 2009 at 8:29am   |   0 Comments

The story of Danny Pang, a West Coast money manager charged with conducting a massive Ponzi scheme, took a dramatic and mysterious turn with his death last weekend.

UBS informant faces possible jail sentence

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 20, 2009 at 9:41am   |   0 Comments

Bradley C. Birkenfeld has entered the pantheon of whistleblowers.

Monica Conyers pleads guilty in Detroit

By Ric Bohy   |   June 26, 2009 at 1:48pm   |   1 Comments

Monica Conyers, Detroit City Council president pro tem and wife of U.S. Congressman John Conyers, pleaded guilty today to bribery conspiracy.

Frederic Bourke tried for bribery, while business partner stays in Bahamas

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 22, 2009 at 6:27am   |   0 Comments

When the economy nosedives, the scams - a la Madoff and Stanford Financial - rise to the surface.

R. Allen Stanford charged with fraud and obstruction

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 19, 2009 at 1:34pm   |   1 Comments

Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, under investigation in an alleged $8 billion fraud, is expected to be arraigned today on federal charges.

Monica Conyers, wife of congressman, offered plea deal

By Ric Bohy   |   June 19, 2009 at 8:46am   |   2 Comments

Monica Conyers is being squeezed by the feds to accept a plea deal before being indicted for bribery.

Ex-Surgeon General Antonia Novello pleads not guilty

By Carol Eisenberg   |   May 13, 2009 at 9:37am   |   0 Comments

Former U.S. Surgeon General Antonia Novello has been charged with forcing New York State employees to work overtime to handle her personal chores when she was state health chief.

Lawyer Marc S. Dreier awaits sentencing after plea

By A. James Memmott   |   May 12, 2009 at 9:19am   |   1 Comments

But for Bernard L. Madoff, Marc S. Dreier might be a household name.

Judge rejects hardship plea from ex-Detroit mayor

By Ric Bohy   |   May 8, 2009 at 6:36pm   |   0 Comments

Convicted felon and former Detroit mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick today lost a hardship bid to reduce $6,000 in monthly restitution payments to the city for his crimes.

Small film ‘Chooch’ at center of big political storm

By A. James Memmott   |   April 27, 2009 at 8:42am   |   0 Comments

Perhaps it’s time to re-release Chooch, an indie comedy that bombed at the box office in 2004.

Glitterati to testify at trial of Brooke Astor’s son

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 16, 2009 at 10:25am   |   0 Comments

The witness list for the trial of socialite Brooke Astor’s son might have been ripped from the Social Register.

DA: NY art dealer used Ponzi-style scheme to bilk investors

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 2, 2009 at 10:48am   |   0 Comments

As Bernard Madoff used stocks to lure investors, prosecutors say Manhattan gallery owner Lawrence B. Salander used works of art.

Holder to drop case against former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 1, 2009 at 3:59pm   |   0 Comments

The slate will be wiped clean for former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. At least in the eyes of the law.

Celebrated Texas attorney Dick DeGuerin to defend Stanford

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 27, 2009 at 9:43am   |   0 Comments

The same day the legendary defense lawyer signed on to represent Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, DeGuerin was already calling media organizations to give them a sneak peek of the defense.

Stanford Financial Group’s No. 2 is cooperating with feds

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 24, 2009 at 2:41pm   |   0 Comments

The turnabout by James M. Davis, a director and chief financial officer of Stanford Financial, is a potential breakthrough for prosecutors pursuing an alleged $8-billion Ponzi scheme run by Texas financier R. Allen Stanford.


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