White Collar

  • December 15, 2006

    Feds Win First Economic Espionage Case

    Two men arrested while trying to board an aircraft bound for China with stolen trade secrets in their luggage pled guilty Thursday to two counts each of economic espionage, marking the first time someone has been convicted on the charge.

  • December 12, 2006

    Government Offers Peek At Case Against Lord Black

    Troubled media tycoon Conrad Black and his cohorts used non-compete agreements when selling off pieces of Hollinger International to line their pockets with cash, according to a new filing by government prosecutors.

  • December 12, 2006

    Feds Eye Ex-Collins & Aikman CEO: Report

    The former chief executive of bankrupt auto parts maker Collins & Aikman is under investigation for suspected violations of federal securities laws, according to a published report.

  • December 8, 2006

    Lawyer Asks Court To Interview Coca-Cola Employees

    An attorney for a former Coca-Cola Co. secretary accused of conspiring to steal company trade secrets has asked a judge to allow her to interview current employees against the soft drink giant’s wishes.

  • December 7, 2006

    Court Orders House Arrest For Ex-Cendant Exec

    A federal judge has put E. Kirk Shelton on a short leash while he appeals his numerous criminal fraud convictions, confining the former Cendant Corporation chief to his home until the appeals process plays out.

  • November 28, 2006

    2008 Date Set For Milberg Weiss Kickback Trial

    Renowned class action firm Milberg Weiss will find itself on the other side of the courtroom in January 2008 when the firm and two of its star prosecutors head to court to dispute allegations that they paid $11.3 million in kickbacks to plaintiffs in class action suits.

  • November 28, 2006

    Judge: Hedge Fund Manager To Be Jailed For Contempt

    A former head portfolio manager of a failed Florida hedge fund firm has been ordered to jail until he repays some investor money or proves that despite his “good-faith efforts” he is unable to pay.

  • November 27, 2006

    Ex-Cendant Exec Faces Civil Suit, Prison Sentence

    Former Cendant Corp. Vice Chairman Kirk Shelton has been hit with a double dose of bad news. Not only has a New Jersey court refused to toss a guilty verdict in the criminal fraud case against him, federal prosecutors have hit him with a civil suit as well.

  • November 22, 2006

    Ruling Favors Scrushy In Probe Into Juror Behavior

    A federal judge has found “credible evidence” that members of the jury that convicted former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy of bribery and fraud were exposed to extraneous evidence.

  • November 22, 2006

    Appeals Court Upholds Most Of Decision In Fraud Case

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Tuesday affirmed all but two strands of the convictions of three former employees of Evergreen International Spot Trading Inc. in a $110 million investment scheme that came to light after Sept. 11.

  • November 21, 2006

    Canadian Investor Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

    A Canadian money manager and president of Bahamas-based Dominion Investments Ltd. pled guilty Monday to money-laundering charges in federal court.

  • November 20, 2006

    Brokers May Testify In State Agency Bribery Trial

    Two brokers accused of bribing an Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation official may be called to testify at their criminal trial in the coming days.

  • November 16, 2006

    City Sues Kaiser For Dumping Patients On Streets

    A Los Angeles city attorney has brought criminal and civil charges against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals for allegedly dumping homeless hospital patients on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row.

  • November 16, 2006

    HP Chairwoman Pleads Not Guilty In Pretexting Case

    Former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia C. Dunn pled not guilty Wednesday to four felony counts for her alleged role in the company’s board spying scandal.

  • November 15, 2006

    Stock Analyst Arrested In $5M Fraud Scheme

    A freelance stock analyst named as a defendant in a securities civil lawsuit was arrested Monday in New York on unrelated criminal wire fraud charges.

  • November 15, 2006

    Enron Accountant Sentenced To 66 Months In Jail

    Former Enron chief accounting officer Richard Causey was sentenced on Wednesday to 66 months in prison for his role in the accounting fraud that led to the company’s demise.

  • November 15, 2006

    KPMG Tax Shelter Trial Stalls Over Legal Fees

    In the latest twist in the complex KPMG LLP tax-shelter case, a federal judge has indefinitely postponed the trial of 16 former executives in light of a dispute over whether the accounting firm should continue to fund the defendants’ legal expenses.

  • November 14, 2006

    Ex-CA Sales Chief Slapped With 7 Years In Prison

    The former sales chief at CA Inc. was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years in prison for taking part in a $2.2 billion accounting scheme to inflate the software company’s quarterly revenue through backdated sales deals.

  • November 14, 2006

    KeyBank Exec Charged With Embezzling $29M

    A KeyBank vice president was arrested Saturday and charged with embezzling $29 million from the Cleveland, Ohio banking company, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

  • November 10, 2006

    Ex-HP Ethics Chief Pleads Not Guilty In Pretexting Case

    The former ethics chief and in-house lawyer for Hewlett-Packard Co. has pled not guilty to charges that he directed the company’s pretexting scandal.