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Sources: Equifax Execs Who Sold Shares Now Eyed by Feds

There's reportedly a criminal probe into insider trading suspicions

(Newser) - Right after Equifax discovered it had suffered a huge security breach , three senior executives dumped nearly $2 million in shares —and now the feds are looking to see if there was any criminality involved. Per Bloomberg , sources familiar with the investigation say the Justice Department will be seeking evidence... More »

Alleged Insider Trader Maybe Did Too Much Googling

Didn't cover up online search history for 'insider trading' too well, prosecutors say

(Newser) - If you don't want the SEC to pick up on the fact that you've carried out an unusual trade, you probably shouldn't Google "how sec detect unusual trade," or "insider trading in an international account." Those are the phrases that federal prosecutors allege... More »

SEC May Have Issue With Tesla's Actions After Autopilot Crash

Sources say SEC is investigating possible rules breach

(Newser) - Tesla notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after its first fatal crash involving Autopilot mode , but it didn't bother telling investors about the May 7 crash, and that could land the company in hot water. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the Securities and Exchange Commission is... More »

Facebook Makes Move for Zuckerberg's Power If He Leaves

Board wants to curb his voting clout if he departs

(Newser) - It's hard to imagine Facebook without the face of Mark Zuckerberg at its helm, but that's exactly what the site's board of directors is anticipating in its latest proposal to the SEC. Per Reuters , the board submitted a proxy filing Thursday, notifying the federal agency that it... More »

Feds Prod Theranos in Criminal Probe

SEC, DoJ now involved in investigations into blood-testing company

(Newser) - A success story gone sour has taken a new turn for Theranos and founder Elizabeth Holmes, with the SEC and the US attorney's office for the Northern District of California now conducting criminal investigations to determine whether the blood-testing company misled investors and others about its technologies, CNNMoney reports.... More »

Next for Bigfoot Hunter: IPO

Profits could be elusive or nonexistent, analysts warn

(Newser) - If you trust the business sense of a guy who thought a rubber gorilla suit was a Bigfoot carcass, the Wall Street Journal may have uncovered an exciting investment opportunity for you. Tom Biscardi, the self-proclaimed "leading expert" on Bigfoot, has founded a firm called Bigfoot Project Investments and... More »

Olive Garden Investor Slams Chain Over ... Breadsticks

294-page manifesto also complains about asparagus length, logo, pasta water

(Newser) - Everyone who was lucky enough to nab an Olive Garden all-you-can-eat pass , get ready. Starboard Value, an investor trying to wrest control from Olive Garden's parent company, submitted a nearly 300-page filing to the SEC yesterday outlining that it takes umbrage with the restaurant's unlimited breadstick policy, stating... More »

JPMorgan Probed Over Hiring Practices in China

SEC investigates hire of powerful Chinese official's kids

(Newser) - Still under scrutiny for the London Whale fiasco , JPMorgan is now facing a new scandal: the SEC's anti-bribery unit is apparently now investigating whether the bank hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help it win business in the Middle Kingdom. The New York Times has its hands... More »

SEC Digging for a Mole on Wall Street

Issues subpoenas to get to the bottom of health care leaks

(Newser) - The SEC is trying to ferret out who leaked word of a coming government health care decision to stock traders, allowing them to get an unfair jump on the competition. The agency has issued subpoenas to a number of companies and individuals related to the case, the Washington Post reports.... More »

Obama to Pick Prosecutor to Head SEC: Report

Mary Jo White to head SEC, Richard Cordray to head CFPB

(Newser) - Is the SEC about to get tougher? President Obama intends to nominate former US Attorney Mary Jo White to head the organization, sources tell the AP . White spent nearly a decade prosecuting white collar criminals in Manhattan, and has a reputation as a particularly dogged prosecutor of financial fraud cases... More »

SEC Chief Schapiro Resigns

President Obama names Elisse Walter to replace her

(Newser) - Mary Schapiro is stepping down as SEC chairman, she announced today, making her the first major departure from the Obama administration and one that it was seemingly fully prepared for. President Obama immediately promoted SEC Commissioner Elisse B. Walter to the job, reports the New York Times , which adds that,... More »

SEC: National Radio Host Misleads Investors

Ray Lucia's plan won't provide seniors 'income for life': regulators

(Newser) - Popular radio host Ray Lucia says his investment plan can "generate inflation-adjusted income for life"—but the SEC says that claim is misleading, and wants to stop him from using it, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the SEC, the nationally syndicated Lucia "performed scant, if... More »

Knight Capital on Brink After Millions of Accidental Trades

Talk of regulation heats up after brokerage debacle

(Newser) - Forty-five minutes. That's how long it took Knight Capital to lose $440 million on Wednesday when its new trading software went haywire, making millions of unintended trades, and leaving it at the brink of collapse. Now the company is fighting for its survival, and debate is heating up about... More »

Facebook IPO Proves Need for Overhaul: Lawmakers

Darrell Issa raises concerns for small investors

(Newser) - Lawmakers led by Rep. Darrell Issa have penned a letter to the SEC urging an overhaul of the IPO system, saying Facebook's shaky public offering underlines the raw deal handed to small investors, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Republican House Oversight chair wrote that investment banks "dictate... More »

Justice Department Opens JPMorgan Probe

Meanwhile, Jamie Dimon survives shareholder vote

(Newser) - Maybe Jamie Dimon will go on trial after all? That's getting way ahead of things, but the Justice Department has opened an inquiry into the JPMorgan trading scandal, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . It's currently unclear what legal violations it's looking into, but the probe will... More »

SEC Dumps Millions on Consultants

And critics say it's not getting its money's worth

(Newser) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is, by its own admission, something of an organizational mess right now, so it's done what many corporations have done: called in consultants. In less than a year, the SEC has spent more than $8.5 million on consultants, Reuters reports, hiring first the... More »

SEC Letting Big Banks Skirt Fraud Penalties

'New York Times' analysis finds 350 instances of banks getting free passes

(Newser) - The Securities and Exchange Commission has repeatedly allowed Wall Street's biggest banks to avoid penalties specifically intended to punish and deter fraud, a New York Times analysis of SEC records reveals. Over the past decade, the SEC has on almost 350 occasions granted waivers exempting big financial companies from... More »

Real-Life 'Rudy' Settles SEC Fraud Case for $383K

Daniel Ruettiger, 12 others accused of 'pump-and-dump' scheme

(Newser) - Daniel Ruettiger—the man who inspired the 1993 movie Rudy, about an undersized student who earned a spot on Notre Dame's football team—is paying a full-sized $382,866 to settle fraud charges with the SEC, reports the Wall Street Journal . Ruettiger and 12 accomplices were charged with a... More »

SEC Sues Ex- Fannie, Freddie CEOs

Firms wildly misrepresented exposure to subprime loans: feds

(Newser) - Federal regulators are suing former Fannie Mae boss Daniel Mudd and ex-Freddie Mac CEO Richard Syron for vastly downplaying the volume of subprime loans their firms held. Freddie Mac suggested it was exposed to between $2 billion and $6 billion in subprime loans; the figure was more like $244 billion.... More »

Galleon Founder Slapped With $92.8M Civil Penalty

Convicted insider trader hit with record SEC fine

(Newser) - Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam has broken another record. The former billionaire, who received the longest-ever prison sentence for insider trading last month, has been ordered to pay the largest-ever Securities and Exchange Commission civil penalty for insider trading, reports the New York Times . The $92.8 million... More »

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