All the major features of Purdue's handling of OxyContin conform to similar acts of corporate fraud perpetrated in recent years. Still the story is peculiar in some key respects. Many times corporate fraud originates in some fairly innocent business model. Not so with OxyContin, a dubious affair from the start.
Andrew Caspersen is allegedly guilty of a cartoonish Wall Street fraud scheme.
One way for the Federal Government to raise more tax money and do some good in the process is to place a financial transaction tax (FTT) on the purchase and sale of securities.
A list of the largest bank settlements complied by the Wall Street Journal includes Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Ally Financial, Credit Suisse, HSBC Holdings, UBS, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Was all this conduct "not intentional"?
There are warning signs that your spouse may have committed financial fraud in your marriage; the greater the number of red flags, the more likely that there is something fishy about the family's finances.
Although most anyone can be a target of fraud and identity theft, senior identity theft is on the rise and those ages 50+ are often in the cross-hairs of scammers. The U.S. government is taking steps to help circumvent the high level of fraud aimed at seniors, but it can only do so much -- and progress in this area has been fairly slow.
Your broker has a duty to disclose all risks from investing with him and his company. He also has an obligation to tell the truth. If he misleads you, including failing to disclose a major risk to your investment, you can sue him personally.