A Bitcoin trade group met yesterday with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and an array of law-enforcement officials and regulators to discuss oversight of the digital currency.
A money manager and a real estate developer already facing a regulator’s fraud lawsuit were charged with running a $96 million Ponzi scheme and diverting the proceeds to their New York beachfront resort.
A New York asset manager, accused of running unregistered commodity pools, was charged with threatening to kill U.S. financial regulators, including the heads of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mark Kurland, a co-founder of New Castle Funds LLC, was ordered to serve 27 months in prison after pleading guilty in the Galleon Group LLC insider-trading case, becoming the first defendant in the scheme to be sentenced.
A financial adviser from New York’s Long Island was charged in an insider trading scheme for allegedly selling advance earnings tips on public companies to an undercover FBI agent, federal prosecutors said.
Former A.T. Kearney Inc. partner Sherif Mityas was sentenced to three years of probation for trading on inside tips he learned while serving as a consultant to private-equity firm the Carlyle Group, according to a spokesman for federal prosecutors.