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MF Global Customers to get some relief

The trustee liquidating MF Global Holdings Ltd’s broker-dealer unit won court permission to distribute $520 million of cash, providing relief to customers whose accounts have been frozen since the brokerage went bankrupt. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn approved the payout at a hearing on Thursday in Manhattan.   The payout is 60 percent of the $869 […]

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MF Global to receive subpoenas

Federal prosecutors in Chicago and New York have issued subpoenas in the probe of the collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd., people familiar with the case said, a sign of an intensifying Justice Department criminal investigation as authorities try to track down about $600 million in client funds. Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and New […]

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Court Orders California Financial Consultant Timothy Page to Pay $2.9 Million

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that on November 8, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled that Timothy Page, of Malibu, California, and his company Testre LP are liable for violating the registration provisions of the federal securities laws. The Court ordered Page to pay $2.49 million in […]

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Regulators Continue to Examine Lehman Bros. Principal Protected Note Sales

Financial Regulators in 10 states including Florida, Texas, New Hampshire and Missouri, are examining whether brokers improperly sold structured notes; securities that package debt with derivatives which are typically offered to individual investors. This financial product was marketed to customers as a solid and secure investment.  They are called a ‘100 percent principal protected absolute […]

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$8.5 Million New Jersey Ponzi Scheme Exposed

A Philadelphia estate lawyer accused by New Jersey of heading an $8.5 million Ponzi scheme that targeted retirees has been charged with money laundering in a separate case. An indictment unsealed Monday alleges that Michael Kwasnik stole more than $1 million from a client whose trust he was overseeing, using the money instead to pay […]

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