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CFTC Gives Whistleblower $240,000 in First Award Under Dodd-Frank

May 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) finally made a whistleblower award under its Dodd-Frank mandate, but released virtually no information about the enforcement action that led to its $240,000 payout.

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Tags: Commodities Trading Fraud · Dodd-Frank Act

Department of Justice Settles Suit with Wells Fargo for $175 Million for Homeowners to Resolve Lending Claims

July 24th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn July 12, 2012 the Department of Justice filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Wells Fargo Bank, subject to court approval, the second largest fair lending settlement in the department’s history. The Department of Justice alleges that between 2004 and 2009, Wells Fargo engaged in fair lending discrimination against […]

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Tags: Commodities Trading Fraud · Securities Fraud · Uncategorized

Federal Court in New York Orders Chicago Resident and Former Floor Broker, Kent R.E. Whitney, to Pay $600,000 for Margin Call Avoidance Scheme

June 6th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetOn May 22, 2012 the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a consent order and permanent trading and registration ban on former Chicago, Illinois floor broker Kent R.E. Whitney.  As part of an elaborate scheme to […]

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Tags: Commodities Trading Fraud · Securities Fraud