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  • Snowden Vetter Risks U.S. Contract Ban

    US Investigations Services LLC, the company that vetted Edward Snowden, risks a federal contracting ban following U.S. fraud accusations, according to former government officials.

  • Vetting Failures Prompt Agency to Reclaim Some USIS Work

    A U.S. agency is reclaiming some work from the contractor that vetted national-security worker Edward Snowden and the gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.

  • Security Firm Sued by U.S. Over Bad Background Checks

    United States Investigations Services LLC, whose background checks helped National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis get security clearances, was accused of fraud by the government in a whistle-blower lawsuit.

  • Goldman Sachs, Insider Trading, Facebook, BNY in Court News

    A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. computer programmer was freed after his conviction for stealing the bank’s high-speed trading code was reversed by a U.S. appeals court.

  • Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Barclays, Wal-Mart in Court News

    Kareem Serageldin, the ex-global head of Credit Suisse Group AG’s CDO business charged in a bonus- boosting fraud tied to a $5.35 billion trading book, was surprised by the U.S. indictment since he has been cooperating with investigators for four years, his lawyer said.

  • ‘Gossip Girl’ Couture Is Back-To-School Boon

    Angela Ricci is shopping for lacy tops, ruffled skirts and floral dresses to wear when she begins her senior year of high school in Pittsburgh. One thing she won’t be buying: jeans.

  • Gupta, Rajaratnam, TCW, Deutsche Bank, BNY in Court News

    Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director once accused of feeding inside information to Galleon Group LLC’s Raj Rajaratnam, will face federal charges, a person familiar with the matter said, making him the highest-ranking executive to be named in the probe.

  • JPMorgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Synccora, BofA, Citigroup in Court News

    UBS AG, Switzerland’s biggest bank, sought immunity from prosecution by Canadian regulators probing a potential conspiracy to rig the price of derivatives globally, three people with knowledge of the inquiry said.

  • BofA, JPMorgan, Boeing, Galleon, HealthSouth in Court News

    Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. , along with three other U.S. mortgage servicers, proposed paying $5 billion to settle a probe of their foreclosure practices by state and federal officials, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • BNY Mellon, MF Global, Bank Capital, Silver: Compliance

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp., the world’s largest custody bank, is in early stage talks with federal prosecutors to settle accusations the bank overcharged customers for foreign-exchange trading, according to a person briefed on the discussions.

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