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Class-Action Suit Filed Against Bitfinex/Tether, US Enforcement Actions Continue
A class action lawsuit filed on Oct. 6, 2019, against Bitfinex and its sister company, Tether, made waves in cryptocurrency headlines this week.
United States
24 Oct 2019
New DOJ Guidance For Reduced Corporate Fines
On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski announced, at the Global Investigations Review Live in New York, the release of a new policy ...
United States
22 Oct 2019
Regulatory Problems And Solutions In The Cryptocurrency And Digital Asset Arena
Some of the larger players in the cryptocurrency space have formed a council that will opine on whether a crypto asset would meet the Security and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) ...
United States
16 Oct 2019
SEC, DOJ And State Agency Enforcement Actions For ICOs And Crypto Fraud Schemes
In a settlement announced this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered EOS developer to pay a $24 million penalty...
United States
16 Oct 2019
Supreme Court Gives Green Light To Prosecutors "Piling On" In Cross-Border Criminal Enforcement Actions
On June 17, 2019, in Gamble v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S.
United States
20 Aug 2019
Two Years Since Sapin II: Is France Now A Player In The Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement Arena?
In December 2016,[1] the French Parliament passed a landmark anti-corruption law, Law No. 2016-1691 on Transparency, Fighting Corruption and Modernising Economic Life (the "Sapin II" or the "Law"),
United States
5 Jul 2019
IMC Releases Best Practices For Fraudspotting
From the group's name, you might think that IMC meetings are the "glammest" thing ever. Imagine a cheapish hotel conference room out on
United States
3 Jul 2019
U.S. Enforcement Actions Target Cryptocurrency Fraud Schemes And Darknet Markets
This week, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a criminal complaint alleging money laundering and fraud against Swedish citizen Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson and his company.
United States
2 Jul 2019
Colorado Shores Up Employee Protections For Criminal History Inquiries, Wage Theft And Pay Equity During Busy 2019 Legislative Session
Colorado's 2019 legislative session was busy, including producing a trio of new employment laws that tighten regulations on employers in the areas of pay equity
United States
26 Jun 2019
Unlicensed Money Transmitter Sentenced, P2P Exchange Retreats From Iran And A Benevolent 51% Attack
According to a press release published this week, Morgan Rockcoons of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for wire fraud and operating a bitcoin exchange
United States
17 Jun 2019
Enforcement Actions Against Cryptocurrency Crimes Continue Across the Globe
This week, the SEC obtained a court order shutting down a $30 million Ponzi scheme operating out of Florida through Argyle Coin LLC, a purported cryptocurrency business, and its principals,
United States
7 Jun 2019
Court Turns Volume Down On Bluetooth Wiretapping Charges
Bose Corporation is a true American success story. Bose was founded in 1964 by Amar Gopal Bose, the American son of a refugee Bengali freedom fighter,
United States
21 May 2019
FTC Ups Payment Company's Fine After Alleged Violation Of Earlier Settlement
The vast majority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cases that we cover at Ad-ttorneys@Law are over very quickly, with settlements lickety-split.
United States
16 May 2019
Illinois Court Chomps Down On Junior Mint Slack-Fill Claims
We bring you, today, a second installment in Tootsie Roll Industries' (TRI) Junior Mints slack-fill saga.
United States
23 Apr 2019
Tricky Prize Promotion Schemers Settle With FTC For $21 Million
Here's an update on a case we covered last year, part of the Trump administration's big push to battle fraud aimed at the elderly.
United States
1 Apr 2019
Cryptocurrency-Related Crime And Fraud Generates Staggering Statistics
Data published from the first full year under Japan's cryptocurrency exchange reporting regulations has shown a substantial increase in reports of suspected money laundering events –more than tenfold the amount...
United States
11 Mar 2019
Defendant Flips Repeat TCPA Litigant With Fraud Kung Fu
At first glance, it's just a run-of-the-mill Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action.
United States
11 Mar 2019
Canadian Exchange Claims Lost ‘Cold Storage' Funds Amid Fraud Allegations
On Jan. 31, 2019, Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX filed for protection in Nova Scotia under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, which allows companies to restructure in order to avoid bankruptcy.
United States
15 Feb 2019
Courts Remain Skeptical Of Certifying Data Privacy Class Actions
In this era where there appears to be a new data security incident announced each month
United States
10 Jan 2019
Threat Update: Ransomware, Crypto-mining Malware, BTMs And ICO Fraud Schemes
Scammers recently delivered messages to various targets threatening to detonate explosive devices carried by an unidentified "mercenary" unless the targets paid a $20,000 ransom to a bitcoin wallet by the end of the business day.
United States
4 Jan 2019
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