White Collar Crime

Find the latest news on a full range of frauds committed by business professionals and government officials, including mortgage fraud, securities fraud and heath care fraud.

Nov 17, 2011

The NBA lockout recently took a turn for the worse. With games cancelled up until December 15, the NBA players rejected an offer from the owners and filed an antitrust lawsuit against the league.

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and a handful of other players filed the lawsuit at federal courts in Oakland and Minneapolis on November 15, alleging the NBA violated antitrust laws and tried to manipulate players by forcing them to take considerable reductions in salary and compensation.

"The big catch there is courts move very slowly," said Paul D.

Nov 8, 2011

Former clients of Bernie Madoff have filed a $19 billion lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase, alleging the bank knew about Madoff's schemes and covered up fraud.

A lawsuit filed by the trustee liquidating Madoff's former business, Irving Picard, was recently thrown out by a judge on the basis that only the victims can bring claims, leading to the lawsuit the new lawsuit being filed.

"JPMC chose to enable Madoff's fraud, not just through the various ways it participated in his activity, but by helping to cover Madoff's naked theft with the imprimatur of a glob

Nov 8, 2011

Andy Samberg, of NBC's long-running show "Saturday Night Live," is facing a copyright infringement charge, following allegations by a St.

Nov 1, 2011

The former city manager of a suburb in Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against the suburb, alleging he's still owed money from his salary.

Robert Rizzo filed the lawsuit October 31 against the city of Bell, saying he's still owed $1.5 million.

Rizzo is facing charges of fraud and misappropriation of funds after allegedly planning a scheme to take more than $6 million from the city to bulk up his salary, as well as salaries of other Bell officials.

"Rizzo's lawsuit is just another example of the gross disregard he has had towards all the working famil

Jul 29, 2011

Sidley Austin, LLP, a law firm in New York that specializes in white collar crime, announced the addition of David Rody to its firm in the role of partner.

Rody is a former United States Attorney's Office Unit Chief for the Southern District of New York where he served since 1998 and participated as lead or co-lead counsel on multiple jury trials of significance.

“It is an honor to be joining a world-class firm such as Sidley to further build on the firm’s white collar and litigation capabilities in New York,” Rody said.