Securities fraud

The dais in the hearing room where the House will begin public impeachment inquiry hearings Wednesday, is seen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the bang of a gavel, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff will open the hearings into President Donald Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden's family. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 12, 2019 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The public impeachment inquiry hearings set to begin Wednesday will pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator who helped steer some of the most notable probes of the Obama...
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Perry Santillo walks outside the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, after pleading guilty to a federal fraud charge. Prosecutors say Santillo masterminded a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $115 million from investors around the country. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
November 04, 2019 - 2:31 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The fraudster called himself "King Perry," and for a while he lived like royalty. Perry Santillo masterminded a long-running investment scam that collected more than $115 million from 1,000 investors around the country, using some of the proceeds to fund a lavish lifestyle of...
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November 01, 2019 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider taking away an important tool that federal securities regulators used last year to recoup $2.5 billion in ill-gotten gains in fraud cases. The justices said Friday they will hear an appeal contending that the Securities and Exchange Commission lacks...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019 photo, McGregor Scott, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, stands next to a 1967 Ford Shelby GT 500, that was seized along with other cars by the federal government that are now housed in a warehouse in Woodland, Calif. Two employees of a defunct San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, to participating in what federal prosecutors say was a massive $2.5 billion fraud scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. It’s the largest single-owner car collection ever auctioned by the U.S. Marshals Service, with vehicles to be auctioned off on Wednesday. (Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 8:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two employees of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in what federal prosecutors say was a massive scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. While the company's owners have not been charged, they agreed to let the...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo the General Electric logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. General Electric’s stock is tanking after a report which claims the company has been misleading investors. Investigator Harry Markopolos accused GE Thursday, Aug. 15, of engaging in accounting fraud worth $38 billion. He said GE is heading for bankruptcy and is hiding $29 billion in long-term care losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 15, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A whistleblower who warned regulators about Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme is now accusing General Electric of misleading investors, sending the company's stock on a downward spiral. Investigator Harry Markopolos accused GE on Thursday of engaging in accounting fraud worth $38...
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In this Feb. 27, 2014, photo, then-MRI International Inc. President Edwin Fujinaga is asked for comments by the media upon arrival at Federal Court in Las Vegas. Fujinaga, former head of the Las Vegas and Tokyo investment firm, is due to face a federal judge in Nevada on Thursday, May 23, 2019, after a jury found him guilty in November in a fraud case that prosecutors rank with the nation’s largest-ever, including Bernard Madoff. (Kyodo News via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 4:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme that ranks among the largest-ever fraud cases in the U.S. Defendant...
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May 09, 2019 - 5:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada reversed a magistrate's decision and ordered a father and son from Japan to remain jailed in U.S. custody pending trial on fraud charges in what prosecutors call a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. Attorney Richard Wright, representing former MRI...
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April 18, 2019 - 5:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two former investment executives from Japan pleaded not guilty in Las Vegas on Thursday to criminal fraud charges in what prosecutors have called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. Junzo Suzuki, 70, and his son, Paul Suzuki, 40, arrived in custody in the U.S. on Wednesday,...
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This image provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows part of the wanted poster for Frederick Darren Berg. Federal agents believe Berg, the man who masterminded a $100 million Ponzi scheme and escaped from a federal prison in California, may have fled to South America. Court records reviewed by The Associated Press detail the investigation into the 2017 escape of Berg. The documents say the U.S. Marshals Service has named Berg’s former boyfriend, Darrell Ray Blankenship, as a “person of interest” in connection with the escape. Blankenship has not been charged with a crime. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who masterminded a $100 million Ponzi scheme and escaped from a federal prison in California may have fled to South America and federal officials have named his boyfriend as a person of interest in the case, according to court records reviewed by The Associated Press on...
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March 27, 2019 - 7:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting arguments made by Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was an appeals court judge in a case involving securities fraud. The court's 6-2 ruling Wednesday affirms an appeals court decision against investment banker Francis Lorenzo over false and misleading...
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