Daily Archives: October 7, 2019, 4:04 pm

U.S. Supreme Court rejects insider trading appeal by Las Vegas gambler – Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Las Vegas sports gambler William “Billy” Walters’ appeal of his 2017 insider trading conviction that landed him a five-year prison sentence in a case that also drew attention because of his ties to billionaire investor Carl Icahn and golfer Phil Mickelson. Walters had asked the justices to review a lower court’s…

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In Theranos Civil Case, Cooley Says Elizabeth Holmes Has Growing Unpaid Legal Bill | The Recorder

Cooley chairman Stephen Neal, Palo Alto partner-in-charge John Dwyer and associate Jeffrey Lombard filed the motion on Sept. 30 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, claiming that “Ms. Holmes has not paid Cooley for any of its work as her counsel of record in this action for more than a year. “Further, given Ms. Holmes’s current financial situation, Cooley has…

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Meet the former prosecutor who became the face of crypto VC investing

Haun’s view on cryptocurrency has evolved, and so has her career path. After spending much of her professional life prosecuting prison gangs, corrupt officials, and the mafia, she’s now the first female general partner at Silicon Valley investing powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz. Haun runs the $350 million cryptocurrency fund that launched last summer and was an early part of Facebook’s libra…

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