U.S. charges ousted Hollywood executive with defrauding pandemic loan program, BlackRock fund

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have charged the recently ousted owner of a Hollywood movie distributor with defrauding a federal coronavirus emergency relief program and a BlackRock Inc... Read more »

Actress Lori Loughlin, husband to plead guilty to U.S. college admissions scam

(Reuters) – “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband have agreed to plead guilty to U.S. charges they conspired to fraudulently secure their daughters admission to the University... Read more »

Florida business lender accused of accounting fraud settles with SEC

BOSTON (Reuters) – Miami-area direct lending firm TCA Fund Management Group Corp and its affiliates reached a settlement with U.S. securities regulators over allegations of fraudulent revenue recognition that... Read more »

U.S. SEC warns against illegal trading during coronavirus disruption

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator on Monday warned corporate executives against insider trading during disruption caused by the coronavirus, in an unusual statement that underscores the chaos... Read more »

Actress Lori Loughlin among parents to face U.S. college scam trial in October

BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday said actress Lori Loughlin in October will be among eight parents accused of participating in a vast U.S. college admissions bribery... Read more »

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is found guilty in Nike extortion case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Friday found Michael Avenatti guilty in a criminal trial accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc out of... Read more »

U.S. seeks big contempt fines against Turkey’s Halkbank

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Tuesday that Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank should be subjected to escalating fines totaling millions of dollars until it responds in court... Read more »

Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor’s arguments ‘circular’

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a case management conference in advance of her extradition hearing at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia,... Read more »

Malta police chief quits after criticism over journalist’s murder

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta’s police chief has quit following criticism of his handling of the investigation into the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. FILE PHOTO: Lawrence Cutajar,... Read more »

Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cyber crime and bank fraud

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Police in Nepal have detained 122 Chinese men and women in its biggest crackdown on crime by foreigners entering the country on tourist visas, officials said... Read more »