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U.S. District Judge Fitzwater Dismisses SEC's Insider Trading Case Against Mark Cuban

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
This morning, U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater dismissed the Securities and Exchange Commission's complaint that Mark Cuban violated insider-trading laws in 2004, when he sold off $750,000 in stock. Why the heave-ho? You know what, just read the judge's opinion and order for yourself, which I've included below. The...

Ken Paxton Set to Stand Trial on Criminal Securities Fraud

2 years ago by Stephen Young
Ken Paxton's string of good publicity ended Wednesday. Last Thursday in Dallas, Paxton celebrated the arrest of CEO Carl Ferrer on a pimping charge from California. On Friday, the Texas attorney general saw a judge throw out the Securities and Exchange Commission securities fraud lawsuit that was hanging over...

For Those Living in Ground Zero for Drug Trafficking Along the U.S.-Mexico Border, the Illegal Immigration Crisis is Personal

9 years ago by Paul Rubin
On April 27, Janet Napolitano pronounced that the border separating the United States from the Republic of Mexico is more secure than ever. "I say this again as someone who has walked that border," the former Arizona governor told a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the...

SEC Charges a McKinney Man with Running a Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

6 years ago by Luke Darby
Bitcoin, the decentralized online virtual currency, just hit a milestone of monetary street cred: It's allegedly been used in a Ponzi scheme. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has charged Trendon T. Shavers of McKinney for defrauding investors in his Bitcoin company, Bitcoin Savings and Trust...

Federal Judge Won't Toss Insider Trading Case Against Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

6 years ago by Brantley Hargrove
The now-five-year old insider-trading beef against mercurial Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban isn't going away anytime soon. Chief Judge Sidney Fitzwater rejected Tuesday a motion to dismiss the federal case against him, which alleges Cuban dumped his stock in an Internet search engine after getting tipped off by the CEO...

Unions May Be Kidding Themselves by Banking on Getting Jobs Back After Hostess Liquidation

6 years ago by Brantley Hargrove
The bakers union's new president has finally broken his silence following the collapse of Irving-based Hostess, baker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies. It was the bakers, after all, who largely sat out the attempted restructuring in a New York federal bankruptcy court, then dynamited the negotiations by striking last November...

Frisco Attorney With A History of Legal Trouble Indicted In $2.8 Million Alleged Oil and Gas Scheme

7 years ago by Brantley Hargrove
Police rolled into the roundabout encircling Kelly Gordon Rogers' fountain at his sprawling estate in Frisco recently, with warrants charging him with money laundering, securities fraud and aggravated theft in a $2.8 million oil and gas rip-off. The indictments, issued by a Collin County grand jury, provide a laundry list...

Hedge Fund Says Tottering, Dallas-based Electricity Giant is Screwing Creditors

6 years ago by Brantley Hargrove
Aurelius Capital Management, a multibillion-dollar hedge fund and perpetual pain-in-the-ass for distressed companies like Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings, sued the massive utility in federal court Tuesday for $725 million. It claims Energy Future made some sweetheart intra-company loans even as it was technically insolvent. Aurelius, by the way, has a...

World's Biggest Debt Collector in Plano Pays Biggest Fine Ever for Being Just Awful, Won't Have to Admit Actually Being Awful

6 years ago by Brantley Hargrove
Expert Global Solutions. It's got one of those corporate-speak, nonsense names just nebulous enough to defy Yellow-Pages categorization. But it is, among many other things, a debt collector -- the biggest around, in fact -- and it's headquartered in Plano, where the Federal Trade Commission says it has been harassing...

Dallas Mavericks' Owner Mark Cuban Charged With Insider Trading

10 years ago by Richie Whitt
Uh-oh. Breaking news this morning that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Mavs' owner Mark Cuban with insider trading, stemming from a 2004 sale of stock in an Internet company. Me? I dunno the diff between "insider trading" and a "hot stock tip", but I do this ain't...

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