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By Securities Docket on September 18, 2013, 4:39 pm
It didn’t take new Securities and Exchange Commission member Michael Piwowar long to make his presence felt. Participating in his first open meeting Wednesday, Mr. Piwowar lambasted SEC Chairman Mary Jo White for not giving him enough time to review a rule that would require municipal advisers to register with the agency. via Piwowar attacks […]
By Securities Docket on September 18, 2013, 11:35 am
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By Securities Docket on September 18, 2013, 9:02 am
It is hard to believe that it has almost been five years since the revelation that Bernard Madoff’s wildly successful investment firm was actually a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, but the five-year anniversary of Madoff’s December 2008 confession to authorities is fast approaching. Because securities fraud charges have a five-year statute of limitations, the next few months could […]
By Securities Docket on September 18, 2013, 8:30 am
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By Securities Docket on September 18, 2013, 7:55 am
White-collar defense attorney Leslie Caldwell, who once headed the Justice Department’s elite Enron Task Force, is in line to return to Washington to head the department’s Criminal Division, according to a source with knowledge of the process. via Leslie Caldwell in line to head DOJ Criminal Division — CNBC
By Securities Docket on September 18, 2013, 7:50 am
As the U.S. government remains under pressure to hold individuals accountable for the financial crisis, a federal commission is launching a review that could actually reduce sentences for white-collar criminals. Those pushing for lighter sentences for white-collar offenses such as securities, healthcare and mortgage fraud include not only the American Bar Association, the nation’s largest […]
By Securities Docket on September 18, 2013, 7:31 am
SEC veteran and hedge fund founder Richard Breeden, who was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice in December of 2012 as “special master” of $2.35 billion in forfeited assets, announced a delay in the distribution of those funds to victims of Madoff’s scheme. Breeden is having trouble distinguishing Madoff “victims” from “customers,” which is […]