Federal authorities have hit a Costa Rica-based company that provides guarantee bonds on life insurance settlements with civil and criminal actions accusing it of running a $670 million fraud scheme.
A U.S. Army contracting officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for accepting money and gifts in exchange for influencing Army contracts.
Charter airline Miami Air International Inc. has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $125,000 criminal fine for illegally storing and disposing of hazardous oxygen generators and personal breathing equipment.
Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.'s ex-chairman, Lee Bentley Farkas, is seeking to subpoena documents from Troutman Sanders LLP and others that he says could rescue him from a life sentence over his role in a $2 billion fraud scheme.
Former Julius Baer Group employee Rudolf Elmer has been found guilty of coercion and breaching bank secrecy for handing over accounts data from the financial institution's Cayman Islands trust subsidiary to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks in 2007.
Less than two weeks from trial for his role in an alleged $200 million securities scam, a former Lancer Group manager has asked a court to turn over settlement agreements between co-defendants, witnesses and a court-appointed receiver.
With the media clamoring for charges against former American International Group Inc. CEO Joseph Cassano, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP ignored the talking heads and helped Cassano avoid prosecution, one of several high-profile wins that earned the firm a spot as one of Law360's White Collar Groups of 2010.
A Hollywood producer who collected more than $3.4 million from investors for a phony television series based on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been resentenced to four years in prison for probation violations.
A sobbing Danielle Chiesi changed her plea to guilty Wednesday over allegations that she helped Raj Rajaratnam and others in the hedge fund industry pull off Galleon Group LLC's massive insider trading scheme.
A Florida judge has dismissed a suit against Alcatel-Lucent SA, ruling that a Costa Rican government-owned utility cannot use the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act criminal investigation against the telecommunications giant as a springboard for racketeering claims.
Venable LLP has landed the former state’s attorney for Prince George’s County in Maryland to strengthen its white collar and government investigations team.
A series of high-profile victories for clients hailing from companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Dell Inc., Broadcom, Citigroup Inc. and more has won perennial powerhouse Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP a spot among Law360’s White Collar Groups of 2010.
Federal prosecutors have charged a former Chicago hedge fund manager with perpetrating an investment fraud scheme in which he allegedly swindled more than $3.5 million from 48 individuals who invested in funds he claimed to operate.
The Second Circuit has ordered the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to re-examine its jurisdiction over part of a multidistrict litigation involving Italian dairy giant Parmalat Finanziaria SpA's bankruptcy and related allegations of securities fraud.
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday brought criminal conspiracy charges against two members of an Internet hacking group for allegedly attacking servers at AT&T Corp. and accessing the e-mail addresses of about 120,000 iPad users.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that it has created a new unit to review the most serious cases of prosecutorial misconduct against its attorneys and determine how they should be disciplined.
A federal judge has slapped the founder of NextStep Financial Services Inc. with more than 16 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that cost more than 250 victims around $6.4 million in losses.
Federal prosecutors in a case against a former Jacksonville, Fla., port official accused of taking bribes moved for an order of forteiture Tuesday, seeking approval to seize $143,500 if they get a conviction on any of the indictment's 44 counts.
A former contracting officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been sentenced to six months in prison for awarding three contracts to companies run by his wife.
A federal judge on Tuesday denied two bids by former Lancer Group fund manager Martin Garvey to throw out an indictment linking him to a $200 million investment scam, saying his arguments for dismissal were inadequate.