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Ex-Bear Hedge Manager Allegedly Sought to Use Funds for Condo

Bloomberg – Former Bear Stearns Cos. hedge fund manager Ralph Cioffi, indicted for an alleged fraud that helped bring down the securities firm, attempted to use his $2 million redemption from a fund he supervised as collateral for a condominium, […]

U.S. Confirms Criminal Cases Against UBS Clients

New York Times – The United States is building criminal cases against more than 150 American clients of UBS as part of a crackdown on tax evasion now made easier by a deal over access to secret account information. U.S. […]

Ex-BDO Seidman’s Mark Bloom Pleads Guilty in Hedge Fund Fraud

Bloomberg – Hedge fund manager Mark Bloom pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that he stole at least $20 million from clients and lied to them, and that he helped sell illegal tax shelters while working earlier at BDO Seidman LLP. […]

Report: Hedge fund owner in Petters case denied bail

Birmingham Business Journal – The owner of a Chicago hedge fund charged with helping Tom Petters fund his $3.5 billion alleged Ponzi scheme was denied bail Tuesday, reversing a bail decision last week, according to media reports. Gregory Bell was […]

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 […]

Lawyer Marc Dreier sentenced to 20 years in prison for $700M hedge fund swindle

New York Daily News – Park Avenue lawyer Marc Dreier was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who scolded prosecutors for wanting to jail him for as long as Ponzi swindler Bernard Madoff. "Is the government serious […]

Chicago Hedge Fund Manager Indicted

New York Times – The managing director of a collapsed Chicago hedge fund, Lake Shore Asset Management, was indicted by a federal grand jury. Prosecutors say the director, Philip J. Baker, operated a $300 million fraud. The 27-count indictment was […]

Bayou Hedge Fund Exec Sentenced

North Country Gazette – The brother of the former chief financial officer of the bankrupt hedge fund firm Bayou Group LLC has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison of his role in concealing a $400 million fraud.   […]

Florida Hedge Fund Fraudster Remains in Federal Custody

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – A former Florida hedge fund manager is being held without bail in a West Palm Beach prison after prosecutors convinced the judge he is a flight risk.  Attorneys for Won-Sok Lee were seeking a continuance for […]

Austrian banker who pleaded guilty in US might walk

SmartBrief – Michael Berger, an Austrian banker accused of securities fraud, might go free without facing any charges, Vienna prosecutors said. Berger pleaded guilty to securities fraud in Manhattan, N.Y., in 2000 after the $400 million collapse of his hedge […]

Ponzi Funds Said Missing

Wall Street Journal – Prosecutors said $160 million is unaccounted for in a Ponzi scheme allegedly run by hedge-fund manager James Nicholson. At a bail hearing Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria E. Douvas said the government’s investigation showed that $293 […]

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