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 »

Lori Loughlin, husband plead guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

BOSTON (Reuters) – “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband on Friday pleaded guilty to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme to secure spots for... 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 »

U.S. SEC out for justice over Steven Seagal’s cryptocurrency marketing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Steven Seagal, the star of action movies including “Above the Law” and “Out for Justice,” has agreed to pay $314,000 to resolve charges of “unlawfully touting”... 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 »

Attorney General Barr taps outside prosecutor to review case against ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney William Barr has tapped the top federal prosecutor in St. Louis to review the Justice Department’s politically-charged case against President Donald Trump’s former national... Read more »

Justice Dept. drops probe of ex-FBI official McCabe, a top Trump target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its criminal investigation of a top target of President Donald Trump, former No. 2 FBI official Andrew McCabe, at... Read more »