U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York News

Client alleges Nevada law firm entered into agreement to dismiss case without consent

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 8, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A citizen of Las Vegas alleges a Nevada law firm caused her case against a medical company to be dismissed with prejudice without her consent.

Boulder got things rolling, but momentum for suing Big Oil lacking in the rest of Colorado

By John O'Brien | Aug 7, 2018

The rest of Colorado seems to have little interest in following the lead of three communities in the state that have sued Big Oil over the alleged effects of global warming.

Two trials, same result: Sheldon Silver guilty of using public office to make millions from asbestos lawsuits

By John O'Brien | May 12, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – For a second time, a jury has convicted former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of corruption for using his status as a lawmaker and asbestos attorney to rake in millions of dollars.

As Sheldon Silver heads to retrial, NYC's asbestos court still a plaintiff's playground

By Dan Fisher | Apr 28, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The retrial of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to begin Monday on charges including allegations he collected millions of dollars in improper payments from a prominent asbestos law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg.

Benecol adheres to federal regulations, J&J says as it fights class action

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 14, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Benecol food products have filed motion to dismiss a class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Visually impaired plaintiff says online glasses retailer's website violates ADA; Legal reform group says lawyers only after money

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2017

NEW YORK – A prospective federal class-action lawsuit filed in New York City last week claims a retailer of online glasses violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and New York laws by not providing proper website access for the visually-impaired.

No rest for MyPillow as it fights 'lawyer-driven' lawsuits around country

By John O'Brien | Jun 29, 2017

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Targeted by class action lawyers in several states, MyPillow is defending itself against claims that its special offers violate the consumer protection laws of several states.

Sheldon Silver, a high-ranking N.Y. politician and asbestos lawyer, found guilty of corruption

By John O'Brien | Nov 30, 2015

Sheldon Silver, a once-powerful politician who worked at one of the most prominent asbestos law firms in the country, was found guilty of corruption by a federal jury on Monday.

Bank of New York Mellon to pay $714 million in fraud settlement

By Shaun Zinck | Mar 24, 2015

The Bank of New York Mellon will pay approximately $714 million to settle cases brought against it by the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Attorney's Office, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara said last week.

DOJ files second claim over Novartis kickbacks

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 30, 2013

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a second lawsuit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals over alleged kickbacks to health care providers.

Wells Fargo sued by U.S. Attorney

By Nick Rees | Oct 9, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank.

Poker buddies accused of insider trading swap

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Sep 5, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday accused a California man with giving inside information about Nvidia Corporation's earnings to a poker buddy.

Attorney convicted in $66M mortgage fraud scheme

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jul 17, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Attorney Michael Raphan has been found guilty of conspiring to commit bank fraud and wire fraud in connection with a $66 million mortgage fraud scheme.

Poker site's CEO arrested at JFK

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jul 3, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Raymond Bitar, the Chief Executive Officer of Full Tilt Poker, was arrested Monday at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced.

Hedge fund CEO gets a year and a day for insider trading

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jan 17, 2012

NEW YORK -- The CEO of a Denver-based hedge fund has been sentenced to a year and a day for insider trading.

N.J. man sentenced for failing to report Swiss bank accounts

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jan 13, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced Wednesday that a New Jersey man was sentenced to eight months in a community confinement center for failing to report to the Internal Revenue Service Swiss bank accounts he maintained and controlled.

Three Swiss bankers indicted for $1.2B conspiracy

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jan 4, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has indicted three Swiss bankers for conspiring to hide more than $1.2 billion in assets from the IRS.

Guilty pleas reached in $10 million bank fraud

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 27, 2011

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has announced a guilty plea in a bank fraud and bank bribery scheme.

Madoff controller pleads guilty

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 20, 2011

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Enrica Cotellessa-Pitz, the former controller at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, on Monday pleaded guilty in federal court to falsifying books and records and making false filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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