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New Amendments to the Guidelines for Securities Cases to Take Effect Tomorrow >
October 30, 2012
By: Matthew T. Newcomer
A cocktail of events - including the economic downturn and media-friendly criminal trials involving high-profile professionals and wire taps that historically were reserved for prosecuting more traditional criminal organizations - has helped to fuel Congressional and executive branch promises to combat securities fraud more aggressively.
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British Bank Under Fire for Alleged Dealings with Iran >
August 8, 2012
By: Matthew T. Newcomer
The New York State Department of Financial Services announced yesterday that Standard Chartered Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of British bank Standard Chartered PLC, is under investigation for allegedly helping Iran launder $250 billion in U.S. dollars, which the Department believes resulted in potential vulnerabilities involving terrorism, drugs, and corruption.
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The Fifth Amendment Meets Password Protection >
July 6, 2012
By: Abraham J. Rein
Earlier this year, two federal courts weighed in on what surely is an important legal question affecting criminal investigations in the twenty-first century, and one that is significant for potential white collar targets or defendants.
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