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Melbourne lawyer jailed for 12 years for $12m Ponzi fraud

‘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

Legal leaders join hands against client snooping

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

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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Two Sydney men plead guilty to insider trading

Two Sydney men, including a former analyst with ratings agency Moody’s, today pleaded guilty to insider trading that netted a profit of more than $180,000. Daniel Joffe, 37, of ... Read More
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Australia probes bitcoin crime links as currency craves legitimacy

A top Australian law enforcement agency is investigating bitcoin’s role in organized crime, a senior official said, just as politicians and financial regulators embrace the digital currency as a ... Read More

Bolster your digital defences

Cyber criminals have the financial services sector firmly in their sights, but there is much that organisations and employees can do to protect themselves from the threat Cyber crime ... Read More

Bitcoin Needs an Aggressive Legal Defense

Across the board, bitcoin requires forceful and aggressive legal defense, not complicity with governments in crafting policy and regulations. It’s going to get a lot rougher for bitcoin in ... Read More

Starr Gets Boost From U.S. Documents in AIG Bailout Case

Maurice “Hank” Greenberg’s argument that the U.S. sought to evade a shareholder vote on its 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc. (AIG) may get a boost from a ... Read More
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Credit Suisse ordered to pay $1.8 billion to finalize U.S. guilty plea

A U.S. judge on Friday accepted Credit Suisse’s (CSGN.VX) guilty plea to end a criminal case accusing it of helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes, and ordered the bank ... Read More
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HSBC says target of French tax fraud probe

HSBC Private Bank, the Swiss subsidiary of British banking group HSBC, said Friday (Nov 21) it had been placed under formal investigation as part of a French tax fraud ... Read More
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