Tag: SDNY

Defendant Charged With Theft Of Cryptocurrency And NFTs Through Spoofing Of OpenSea Marketplace | DOJ

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Christie M. Curtis, the Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of a four-count Indictment charging SOUFIANE OULAHYANE, a/k/a “Soufiane Oulahya,” for a scheme to impersonate the OpenSea marketplace in order to…

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Damian Williams, Prosecutor in the FTX Case, Tackles Major Financial Crimes – The New York Times

Damian Williams, the federal prosecutor overseeing the case of Samuel Bankman-Fried, has been in office only 14 months but he has already handled a series of white-collar prosecutions. When a reporter asked at a news conference on Tuesday where the new case ranked in a district that had prosecuted people like Bernard Madoff, the infamous Ponzi schemer, Mr. Williams said…

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Audrey Strauss Takes Over as Manhattan US Attorney Following Berman’s Dramatic Ouster | New York Law Journal

Audrey Strauss, the former top deputy to Geoffrey Berman, is set to take over the reins of the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office this week, after her old boss agreed to resign Saturday following a 20-hour standoff with U.S. Attorney General William Barr over his removal. via Audrey Strauss Takes Over as Manhattan US Attorney Following Berman’s Dramatic Ouster | New…

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Departing SDNY Criminal Chief Heading to Debevoise | New York Law Journal

The former chief of the criminal division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York is set to join Debevoise & Plimpton, where she will join several former colleagues from the top ranks of U.S. law enforcement in the firm’s white-collar defense and investigations practice. Lisa Zornberg, who was revealed in January to be stepping aside from her…

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Ex-Goldman Sachs employee pleads guilty to insider trading | Reuters

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) employee pleaded guilty on Wednesday to engaging in insider trading based on non-public information about several companies that were clients of the investment bank, Manhattan federal prosecutors announced. Woojae “Steve” Jung, who was a vice president with the bank in San Francisco, has agreed to forfeit $130,000 he made through the illegal trades,…

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Interim Manhattan US Attorney Appoints Senior Counsel | New York Law Journal

In another high-level hire, Geoffrey Berman, the interim U.S. attorney for the Southern District New York, has selected Audrey Strauss, a Southern District alumna who recently worked as chief in-house counsel for a leading aluminum producer, to serve as his senior counsel. A 1971 graduate of Columbia Law School, Strauss worked for the Southern District U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1976…

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. attorney

Gillibrand, the junior U.S. senator from New York, said in an emailed statement to Reuters that she found “deeply disturbing” reports the president personally interviewed Berman for the post of Manhattan U.S. attorney, whose jurisdiction includes Trump’s home, offices and real estate holdings in New York. via Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. attorney

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