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White Collar Crime

Judicial Duplicity: It's Worth Protesting

Michael Santos | Posted 12.24.2011 | Crime
Michael Santos

Citibank admitted to selling mortgage bonds under fraudulent pretenses, but the government goes easy on the mighty banks of Wall Street.

Occupy Reality TV: We Need a Cops-Type Show for Corporate Criminals

John Eskow | Posted 12.20.2011 | Comedy
John Eskow

We need a Cops type show for big-time criminals -- the thieves and swindlers who have robbed innocent Americans of their money, their homes, their hope, and their self-respect.

Man Convicted Of Running Bogus $100 Million Bank Over His Computer

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | Crime

Money doesn't grow on trees and you can't print it on your computer either. That's the lesson Danny Ray Hardin, 52, learned Wednesday in Kansas Ci...

To Stop Corruption, Fight the Power, Not the People

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and in a world where the gap between the powerful and powerless grows wider each day, corruption in political and economic institutions spreads much faster than shame.

Former San Francisco Attorney Indicted For Running Ponzi Scheme

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.10.2011 | San Francisco

With the stunning indictment that came down on his head late last week, Robert Tunnell Jr.'s days as a high-flying lawyer-turned-investor have likely ...

Conrad Black To Report Back To Prison In September

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge says former media mogul Conrad Black must head back behind bars in two months. A sentencing order released Monday say...

Former Citigroup Vice President Charged With Embezzling $19 Million

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jessica Dye) - A former vice president at Citigroup Inc was charged with bank fraud on Monday for allegedly embezzling more than $19 mil...

Crime in Decline? Not Necessarily

David O. Friedrichs | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
David O. Friedrichs

We have experienced recent major waves of white-collar crime, and have reason to believe that such crime -- with many devastating consequences -- may well be on the rise.

DOJ is Wasting Time and Money on Edwards Case

David Callahan | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

I'm all for cracking down on political corruption and the insidious ways in which money subverts our democracy. But even within this category of wrongdoing I can think of plenty of bigger fish to fry than John Edwards.

Zach Carter

Major Bank Appears To Have Retaliated Against Foreclosure Fraud Expert By Targeting Her Son | Zach Carter | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

This article has been updated WASHINGTON -- Deutsche Bank appears to have retaliated against a high-profile foreclosure fraud expert, whose years-l...

Chicago Swindler Gets 23 Years For $77M Ponzi Scheme

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Tearful, angry victims of a $77 million Ponzi scheme that targeted hundreds of often working-class Italian-Americans crowded into a Ch...

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

What's Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books....

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Sun Tzu writes that if you do not know your enemy, AND you do not know yourself, you are destined to fail. The United States of America is not a Repu...


Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alfred Gingold

Readers of my last Chase Home Weasel Update on Huffpo know that we are four weeks past the talk with the Tax Department's dulcet JoAnne, during which ...

Citibank: Will Anyone Hold Rubin and Prince Accountable?

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

When bankers think they can get away with rampant fraud and get paid very well to do it, they'll do it. Robert Rubin's best defense is that he really isn't all that bright -- he's either an idiot or a criminal.

Did Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 Campaign Break the Law?

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Aram Roston

At the New York Observer we've been taking a close look at Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his finances, and what we've found raises more and more distur...

SEC and Bounty Hunters

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Riches for ratting promises to become a new industry. Banking "bounty hunters" will spring forth and help find people who have information, tell authorities and then split the reward.

Contracting Abuses Could be Solved With New Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants has gone on for over a decade. H.R. 2568 is a deficit neutral and much needed solution to these long standing abuses.

Wall Street Is Laundering Drug Money And Getting Away With It

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Wachovia Bank is accused of laundering $380 billion in Mexican drug cartel money, and is expected to emerge with a slap on the wrist thanks to a government policy which protects megabanks from criminal charges.

Was It A Crime? Will Any Exec At Goldman Sachs Go To Jail?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Will Goldman survive the assault? Will the threat of criminal charges being pursued against the world's leading investment bank spill over onto others on Wall Street? Is the criminalization of the crisis underway, or is all this just a maneuver?

Stanford, Texas Billionaire, Attempts To Get Out Of Jail A Third Time

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — Texas financier R. Allen Stanford's attorneys said Tuesday that jail has reduced their client to a "wreck of a man" who is severely de...

How I Met the Biggest Devil

Daniel Ammann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Ammann

Marc Rich, the world's most powerful oil trader who had systematically avoided reporters and had given his last interview over twenty years ago, finally opened up about his businesses and his private life.

The Most Scandalous White-Collar Cases Of 2009 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bernie Madoff is only one of the white-collar offenders exposed this year for bilking the country out of millions. Whether stealing from dying family...

White Collar Criminals: America's Most Wanted | Lawrence Delevingne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Worried Dick Fuld and Jimmy Cayne will never be charged? Fortunately, we've found some new alleged white collar criminals to bear the brunt of your w...

Nicholas Cosmo: Ponzi Schemer's Bail Is Reconsidered by Judge After He Violated Conditions Of Release

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A federal judge says a New York businessman accused of orchestrating a $413 million Ponzi scheme has violated conditions o...