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Highland Park-based hedge fund manager granted bail

Chicago Tribune – Illinois hedge-fund manager Gregory Bell, who was charged with wire fraud for his role in an alleged Ponzi scheme, was granted $1.5 million bail and required to wear an electronic monitor, a federal judge in Minnesota ruled […]

Ill. fund manager linked to Petters ordered freed

West Central Tribune – A federal magistrate judge ordered the release on bail Wednesday of an Illinois hedge fund manager who allegedly helped Minnesota businessman Tom Petters orchestrate what prosecutors call a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors tried to persuade […]

Investor in Petters’ alleged scheme charged

Kare11.com – An Illinois hedge fund manager who claimed to be the biggest victim of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters’ alleged Ponzi scheme was actually a participant in it, the Securities and Exchange Commission says. Greg Bell and his company, Lancelot […]

Feds raid 2 NY homes owned by Ohio hedge fund firm

Newsday – FBI agents have raided a pair of multimillion-dollar Buffalo-area homes owned by a hedge fund firm from Cleveland. Dozens of agents on Wednesday swarmed the neighboring properties in Hamburg, just south of Buffalo. The U.S. Attorney’s office isn’t […]

California Investment Agent Pleads Guilty in NY Probe

American Chronicle – A Los Angeles businessman has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a pension fund scandal that began in New York and is heading west. Julio Ramirez Jr.’s guilty plea to securities fraud, revealed Tuesday in New York, […]

MassMutual hedge fund sued in loss

Boston Globe – A Boston law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against a hedge fund controlled by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. for placing all of the fund’s assets with Bernard Madoff, who is facing life in prison for […]

In Texas, a king of the Asian commodities market

Seattle Times – Just a third of hedge funds with assets of more than $100 million had positive returns in 2008, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Abraham Trading Diversified Program, a small operation in rural Texas, was up 30 […]

Grand jury: Ind. man deliberately crashed plane

Philadelphia Inquirer – A federal grand jury indicted an Indiana investment adviser Tuesday on charges of deliberately crashing his small airplane in the Florida Panhandle to try to fake his own death as part of a plan to escape financial […]

Samsung Life, Kyobo Shun U.S., Europe for Korea Bonds

Bloomberg- South Korean life insurers are shunning U.S. and European corporate bonds because of a rising risk of default and plowing money into domestic debt. Samsung Life Insurance Co., Korea’s biggest insurer, is diverting $500 million into 10-year government bonds, […]

Ex-Samsung chief handed 3-year suspended jail term

Reuters- Former Samsung Group chief Lee Kun-hee, one of South Korea‘s most powerful businessmen, was handed a 3-year suspended jail sentence on Wednesday for tax evasion, but was cleared of other charges. The court also fined Lee 110 billion won […]

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