Daily Archives: April 25, 2017, 1:36 pm

Sessions Vows to Enforce an Anti-Bribery Law Trump Ridiculed – The New York Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed on Monday that the Trump administration would vigorously prosecute white-collar crime amid concerns that such cases would fall by the wayside in favor of higher-profile priorities like violent crime and illegal immigration. Mr. Sessions affirmed the department’s commitment to prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars corporations from bribing foreign officials to gain…

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A Whack at Dodd-Frank Could Hamstring the S.E.C. – The New York Times

The draft of the Financial Choice Act 2.0, released last week by the House Financial Services Committee and aimed at overturning much of the Dodd-Frank Act, contains provisions that could change how the Securities and Exchange Commission polices the markets. Unlike similar legislation introduced last year by Representative Jeb Hensarling, Republican of Texas and chairman of the committee (which had…

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U.S. charges investment bank vice president with insider trading | Reuters

An investment banking vice president and risk management specialist was criminally charged on Monday with insider trading in Neustar Inc before the advertising technology company agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm. Avaneesh Krishnamoorthy, an Indian citizen living in West New York, New Jersey, made about $48,000 trading Neustar stock and options in a brokerage account held by…

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