The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a criminal probe of trading “anomalies” before the announcement of a deal to buy H.J. Heinz Co., said Peter Donald, a spokesman for the FBI’s New York office.
The probe of SAC Capital Advisors LP, which has led to insider-trading charges against the hedge fund and eight SAC employees, has snared an outside analyst who is accused of giving illegal tips to a former SAC manager.
Three former employees of a New York- based university were charged in a bribery scheme tied to research funded under a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health on magnetic resonance imaging.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the target of multiple U.S. Justice Department investigations, tentatively agreed to pay about $2 billion to resolve probes into whether it ignored warning signs about Bernard Madoff’s crimes, according to a person briefed on the matter.
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.