Mark Cuban Cleared of Insider Trading

Posted by Emmanuel Martinez. Mark Cuban who is well known for his high profile lifestyle has recently been acquitted from the charges against him for insider trading. The SEC brought a “civil lawsuit against Cuban in November 2008. A judge dismissed the suit in 2009 but an appeals court revived the case the following year.” Cuban …

Former General Counsel of South Florida Law Firm Sentenced for Fraud

Posted by Connie Huang. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, fraud is “the crime of using dishonest methods to take something valuable from another person; a person who pretends to be what he or she is not in order to trick people; [or] a copy of something that is meant to look like the real thing in …

HSBC Offices Raided Over Money Laundering Allegations

Posted by Connie Huang. HSBC is a bank with locations in Europe. Two branches raided on or about February 18, 2015 by Swiss authorities are located in Geneva. They raided the banks, because the banks are accused of money laundering. Money laundering is “a financial transaction scheme that aims to conceal the identity, source, and …

Thieves Advance in ATM Scams

The European ATM Security Team (EAST) discovered that ATM hackers are now drilling holes in ATM machines near the card reader and installing electronic devices which tap into the “read head” of the magnetic strip reader to steal information.  Normally, thieves would “skim” the information on the magnetic strip through an “overlay” device that would actually …

New FDA Rules Will Change How You Choose Whether to Buy That Bag of Movie Popcorn

Under new FDA rules, movie theaters, chain restaurants, and supermarkets with 20 or more locations will have to provide calorie counts on the foods they sell.  The stores have until November 2015 to comply and provide calorie information on their menus.  Amusement parks, vending machines, bakeries, coffee shops, and convenience stores must also comply with …

Prior Controller of Nonprofit Charged with Embezzlement

Posted by Kimberly McNamara. A former controller of the Hereditary Disease Foundation, a nonprofit group out of New York that encourages and contributes to studies and other research dealing with congenital diseases, has been indicted, this year, for embezzlement of over $1.8 million. The organizations former controller, Karen Alameddine, who was responsible for managing finances from 2005 through …

Libor Lawsuit

Posted by Deena Khalil. On Wednesday, November 6, 2014, there was a court hearing about big-time banks being sued for manipulating a financial benchmark, Libor, by “U.S. municipalities and financial funds who argue they suffered financial damages by receiving lower interest rates on transactions as a result of the suspected manipulation.” Libor is short for …

Media Firms Win Suspension of Comcast Deal Disclosure

Posted by ZaAsia Thompson-Hunter. The Federal Communications Commission(FCC) is trying to enforce the disclosure of media contracts from various media companies. These companies include widely recognized corporations such as Disney, CBS, Comcast, Time Warner, and many more. These highly established media corporations oppose the order because they affirm this action will put them at a competitive …

Stryker Corp. to Repay More than $1 Billion

Posted by Abier Mustafa. Stryker Corp., a device maker company, recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices in July 2012 after warning surgeons they could harm tissue around the hip and cause other health problems to its patients. Patients have complained of severe pain, unusual swelling and excessive metal debris in their blood, blaming …