Daily Archives: July 29, 2022, 8:35 pm

Walmart Hires Justice’s Ex-Acting Fraud Chief as Vice President

Walmart Inc. said it hired Justice Department ex-acting chief of fraud Joe Beemsterboer as vice president for government enforcement and legal investigations. Beemsterboer spent more than 12 years at Justice’s fraud section, including a year as acting chief, before leaving last month. He led the health care fraud unit for three years prior to taking leadership roles at the section.…

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‘Congress won’t regulate trades,’ stock ban won’t happen

Amid renewed chatter about the importance of cracking down on legislators’ stock trades, high-ranking staffers tell The Post the likelihood Congress will actually regulate itself is so low, it’s laughable. “You’re not getting members of Congress to self-regulate the money they can or can’t make,” a DC insider told The Post. “Why would they do something that doesn’t benefit them?”…

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Is the SEC’s In-House Court System in Jeopardy?

The significance of the Jarkesy decision cannot be overstated, and for that reason the SEC on July 1 asked the full Fifth Circuit to reconsider the ruling. Depending on the outcome of the petition, the commission could also seek US Supreme Court review. If the Jarkesy decision stands, it could lead to fundamental changes in the way the SEC has…

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SPAC Execs Allegedly Misrepresented Target Company’s Business to Complete Deal | The D&O Diary

According to the latest statistics from SPACInsider, there are currently over 580 SPACs seeking merger partners. Financial media reports have already speculated that many of the searching SPACs may not find a suitable merger partner within the applicable search period. One concern from this combination of circumstances is that some SPACs may feel pressure to do whatever they have to…

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CFTC Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero Announces Joseph R. Cisewski as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel | CFTC

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Goldsmith Romero announced today that Joseph R. Cisewski will serve as her Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel. *** Prior to joining Commissioner Goldsmith Romero’s office, Joe spent approximately 14 years in public service and public interest roles, including in legal roles at the CFTC and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  At the CFTC,…

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Crypto’s nightmare scenario is here- POLITICO

And in the months leading up to the petition, executives had been howling for more explicit SEC guidance, with the threat looming that the federal government would conclude much of the industry amounted to trafficking unregistered securities. ”That’s the Sword of Damocles over this trillion dollar industry,” said Jay Verret, professor of law at George Mason University and a critic…

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US Tech Bill Creates White House Blockchain Adviser Role

A U.S. bill to boost computer chip manufacturing that’s heading to President Joe Biden’s desk will also establish a crypto advisory role inside his administration. The bipartisan legislation, which cleared both chambers of Congress after a House vote on Thursday, will establish a new adviser on blockchain and cryptocurrency issues who will work in the Office of Science and Technology…

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Ex-CFTC Chairman Sees Europe’s MiCA Bill as Threat to US Crypto Industry

Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chief Chris Giancarlo is worried that the European Union’s fast-moving Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) bill could lead to the global export of European-style crypto regulation, hurting U.S. regulators’ ability to effectively create rules of their own. The landmark legal framework, which hasn’t been made law yet, aims to provide regulatory clarity to the growing…

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Bankrupt Crypto Brokerage Voyager Ordered to Cease False Promises About U.S. Banking Insurance – WSJ

U.S. regulators issued a joint letter ordering bankrupt cryptocurrency broker and lender Voyager Digital Ltd. to cease and desist from marketing itself as insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., saying statements on its website and elsewhere were false and misleading. The joint letter released Thursday, from the Federal Reserve and FDIC, said the company’s statements “likely misled and were…

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