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U.S.: Wells Fargo Illegally Repossessed 413 Service Members' Cars
Business  (tags: House Committee, Wells Fargo Bank, CEO John Stumpf, financial fraud, crime, illegal vehicle repossession, service members )

- 24 days ago -
The bank, already reeling from a scandal over fake accounts, will pay $4.1 million to settle Justice Department charges that it seized 413 cars owned by service members without a court order, a violation of federal law.
SEC Charges "Frack Master" Chris Faulkner With $80 Million Fraud
Business  (tags: Breitling Energy, charges, Chris Faulkner, fracking, "Frack Master", financial fraud, indictment, ponzi scheme, SEC )

- 110 days ago -
Mr. Faulkner and seven others at Breitling Energy Corp. and three additional related companies were charged with what the SEC says was a massive financial fraud that bilked investors out of $80 million.
HSBC Whistleblower Given Five Years' Jail Over Biggest Leak in Banking History
Business  (tags: HSBC, Banking, Whistleblower, Money Laundering, Financial Fraud, Switzerland, Europe )

- 332 days ago -
The whistleblower who exposed wrongdoing at HSBC's Swiss private bank has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Swiss court. Falciani himself refused to appear in the dock, on the grounds that he would not be allowed a fair trial.
Federal Prosecution Of Financial Fraud Falls To 20-Year Low, New Report Shows
Business  (tags: Mortgage Crisis, Justice Department, Securities And Exchange Commission, Congressional Oversight Panel, Federal Prosecutors, Financial Fraud, Financial Fraud Cases, Fraud Cases, Occupy Wall Street, Tarp, Business News )

- 1805 days ago -
The federal government is on track to file just 1,365 prosecutions for financial institution fraud in fiscal year 2011, according to a new report from a watchdog group. That would be the lowest number of such prosecutions in at least two decades.

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