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By Securities Docket on July 14, 2009, 9:51 pm
On June 29, federal judge Denny Chin handed down the sentence heard ’round the world: 150 years in prison for Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. In many ways, particularly with respect to Madoff himself, the 150-year sentence provides closure to the saga that has dominated the financial news since his arrest eight months ago. There are, however, many questions that linger.
By Securities Docket on July 14, 2009, 8:09 pm
Securities Docket is pleased to welcome a new sponsor: Daylight Forensic & Advisory. Daylight Forensic & Advisory is an international regulatory consulting and investigative firm, specializing in matters relating to anti-money laundering, bribery and corruption, including FCPA, financial investigations and forensic accounting, fraud risk management, investigative due diligence and e-discovery and computer investigations.
By Securities Docket on July 14, 2009, 6:26 pm
Today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing (“SEC Oversight: Current State and Agenda“) featured prepared testimony by SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro, as well as a lengthy question and answer session. Among the most interesting parts was a statement by Rep. Gary Ackerman of New York, who complimented Mary Schapiro for her accountability. He said words to […]
By Securities Docket on July 14, 2009, 2:21 pm
Cliff Stricklin and Michael MacPhail have joined law firm Holme Roberts & Owen LLP as partners in its Denver office. The firm announced last week that Stricklin and MacPhail have joined the firm’s White Collar and Securities Litigation practice. Both attorneys were previously with Holland & Hart. Stricklin, who will chair the White Collar and […]
By Securities Docket on July 14, 2009, 2:00 pm
Michael Scott, an adviser to former SEC chairman Christopher Cox and then Mary Schapiro, has joined boutique investment bank Miller Buckfire. DealBook reports that Scott will start up a new practice for the bank to advise companies on government relations. While at the SEC, Scott worked on the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the conservatorships […]
By Securities Docket on July 14, 2009, 10:48 am
CNBC’s Scott Cohn reports live from the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, where Bernard Madoff is expected to spend the rest of life. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy
By Securities Docket on July 14, 2009, 9:05 am
In the Southern District of New York yesterday, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff sentenced Marc Dreier to 20 years in prison. Reuters reports that in handing down his sentence, Judge Rakoff stated that “when you turn to the facts of the crime that Mr. Dreier committed, one must still be appalled. It is a huge […]
By Securities Docket on July 14, 2009, 6:55 am
UK: Shake-up was only way to save Serious Fraud Office, director says; SEC to create group to check rating agencies; U.S. judge gives lawyer Marc Dreier 20 years in prison; July 21 Webcast – Securities Litigation Issues Facing Institutional Investors; Madoff to Serve 150-Year Sentence at Butner Federal Correctional Complex in N.C.; Stanford Victims Sue Nation of Antigua; Countrywide builds its defense to SEC case; and more.