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SEC Appeals Judge Rakoff's Rejection of Citigroup Settlement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission appealed a federal judge’s decision to reject its proposed $285 million settlement with Citigroup.   The appeal, filed today in the US Court of Appeals in New York, challenged U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff’s rejection last month of the settlement, which involved claims that Citigroup misled investors in a $1 billion financial […]

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More Madoff Litigation – Trustee Sues Credit Suisse

Lawyers who are trying to recover money for the far-flung victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme have moved to recover $375 million from banking giant Credit Suisse. The trustee who is amassing the pool of money to pay back Madoff investors, filed a lawsuit late Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan against Credit Suisse […]

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SEC v. Securities Investor Protection Corporation

On December 12, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed an application with the federal district court in the District of Columbia to compel the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) to file an application to begin a liquidation proceeding with regard to Stanford Group Company (SGC), a broker-dealer registered with the Commission and a SIPC-member […]

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Tom Petters Conviction and Sentence Upheld by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court Friday upheld the 2009 conviction and 50-year prison sentence of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters, who was found guilty of orchestrating a $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Petters got a fair trial.  A three-judge panel rejected defense claims that the U.S. District Judge Richard […]

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SEC Poised to Sue Securities Investor Protection Corp. (SIPC) over Stanford Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to take the unprecedented step of suing the agency that insures U.S. brokerage accounts to force it to pay victims of Allen Stanford’s  alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme. The SEC plans to sue the Securities Investor Protection Corp. as early as Monday or Tuesday to compel a liquidation […]

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