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By Securities Docket on June 29, 2009, 12:06 pm
George Schieren has joined law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner in its New York office. The firm announced today that Schieren has joined its securities litigation and regulatory enforcement practice. Schieren joins Gibson Dunn from Clifford Chance. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Schieren served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel […]
By Securities Docket on June 29, 2009, 11:45 am
Maybe we should rename it “The Full Bernie?”
71-year-old Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison today for his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. U.S. District Judge Denny Chin issued the sentence today in the Southern District of New York.
By Securities Docket on June 29, 2009, 11:04 am
DealBook has a good post summarizing some of the recent white collar sentences for defendants in the financial area. It shows that while Madoff faces up to 150 years in prison, 30 years is the high-end of what other defendants have received. Read the DealBook article
By Securities Docket on June 29, 2009, 9:43 am
Bernard Madoff, age 71, will be sentenced today, and may receive up to 150 years in prison. His lawyers have requested a sentence of 12 years. What do you think the sentence will actually be? Please take our poll.
By Securities Docket on June 29, 2009, 6:55 am
Seeking Funds, Madoff Victims Turn on Each Other; Scrushy Invokes Stevens Case, Asks For New Trial; Investors Compete for a Piece of the Madoff Pie; Wife must testify in investigation into possible insider trading involving her husband; LA District Atty: Cal. Budget Cuts Would Help the Next Madoff Avoid Prison; Saudi retail investor denies involvement in insider trading, but accepts fine; and more.
By Securities Docket on June 28, 2009, 6:55 am
150 years in Prison or Life Term Sought For ‘Extraordinary Crimes’ by Madoff. http://bit.ly/Q01H1 # Madoff’s wife cedes claim to more than $80 million worth of assets, keeping just $2.5 million in cash. http://bit.ly/10gjqO #
By Securities Docket on June 27, 2009, 6:55 am
Web Watch: Best Blog Posts and Columns For the Week Ending June 26. http://bit.ly/nXjij # SEC Speech (Comm. Aguilar): Hedge Fund Regulation on the Horizon — Don’t Shoot the Messenger. http://bit.ly/17VhqQ # Canada: Former CEO of Southwestern Resources Admits to Fraud, Insider Trading. http://bit.ly/LbriQ # Forget the Hat, Now Vijay Offers to Post Bail for […]
By Securities Docket on June 26, 2009, 3:54 pm
Here is the weekly summary for Securities Docket’s Web Watch (”This Week’s Best Blog Posts and Columns”): MARTYN WARWICK, TELECOM TV (June 26, 2009): Ex-Nortel CEO: What? Me? Pay my own legal fees? Don’t you know who I am? The former CEO is back-and squealing. He claims that he is “living a nightmare” because the […]
By Securities Docket on June 26, 2009, 2:08 pm
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) announced yesterday that John Gregory Paterson, the former president and CEO of Southwestern Resources Corp., has admitted to securities fraud and illegal insider trading. The BCSC stated that it has barred Paterson from the business, and that he also owes the BCSC approximately about $3.5 million that he claims […]
By Securities Docket on June 26, 2009, 1:47 pm
We thought it was interesting that golfer Vijay Singh defiantly continued to sport his Stanford Financial hat, but his headwear choices are nothing compared to the latest news that Singh was one of just three people who offered to sign for a portion of Allen Stanford’s’s bail. CNBC reports that Singh agreed to be responsible […]