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Financial adviser among four jailed for ‘dizzying’ £5m mortgage fraud

18/12/2014(0)
An estate agent and financial adviser are among four fraudsters due to be jailed in Wales today after perpetrating a complex web of mortgage and ID fraud. Targeting unidentified ... Read More
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Company not registered with the CFTC as a Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer ordered to pay over $2.5 Million in Monetary Sanctions

17/12/2014(0)
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that the Honorable Ronnie L. White of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri entered a Consent ... Read More
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Alts fund manager Daniel Thibeault arrested in securities fraud

17/12/2014(0)
The FBI accused GL Capital Partners CEO of creating fictitious loans to divert $12.6 million in assets to business accounts A prominent alternative fund manager in Waltham, Mass., was ... Read More
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New crowdfunding site helps individuals raise money for legal fees

16/12/2014(0)
While reading the book Things a Little Bird Told Me last spring, Chicago attorney Michael Helfand was struck by one of author Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone’s points. Stone, who ... Read More
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UK Lawyers and US Lawyers in the market of private equity

16/12/2014(0)
UK firms are in battle with their US counterparts to win more private equity and related work – and a report suggests ways that the UK lawyers could make ... Read More
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Boiler room fraudsters ordered to pay £843k

15/12/2014(0)
Two men involved in a £70 million boiler room fraud have been ordered to pay £843,000 between them after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud. In 2010 Philip ... Read More
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Boss of hedge fund Weavering battles fraud charges in London court

15/12/2014(0)
Magnus Peterson, battling fraud charges after his $600 million Weavering hedge fund collapsed during the financial crisis, told a court on Friday he could not remember which investors he ... Read More
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Melbourne lawyer jailed for 12 years for $12m Ponzi fraud

10/12/2014(0)
‘Many of your victims trusted you because you were a family member or friend, you exploited their trust for your own personal gain,’ judge tells Philip Linacre A Melbourne ... Read More
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Legal leaders join hands against client snooping

09/12/2014(0)
Legal chiefs and academics today demanded new laws to stop police and security services from spying on meetings between lawyers and their clients. In a declaration to mark European ... Read More
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Commodity Benchmarks Seen Open to Manipulation, Law Firm Says

08/12/2014(0)
Almost two-thirds of commodity market participants say that benchmarks used to set the price of everything from crude oil to ethanol to zinc are vulnerable to manipulation, according to ... Read More
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