The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently upheld convictions for defendants who engaged in an illegal pump-and-dump stock manipulation scheme. Defendants, who participated with seven others in a conspiracy to...more
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell may not have violated any Virginia statutes, yet he and his wife both face criminal prosecution under the federal “Honest Services” statute
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, former...more
A $3 billion fraud scheme, more farcical than dangerous and in any case doomed to fail, led to 20-year sentences in federal prison for all four conspirators. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, however, vacated the...more
UBS and Barclays Acknowledge Making False Libor Submissions. Investigations into misconduct at UBS and Barclays have revealed pervasive corruption of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“Libor”), which provides a benchmark for...more
One by one global banks are being ensnared in the LIBOR prosecution net.
Late last year UBS, the Swiss banking giant, entered into a massive settlement in which it agreed to pay approximately $1.5 billion in fines and...more
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