Why White-Collar Criminals Think the Panama Papers Won't Change Shit
A current prisoner who used to hang with Bernie Madoff asked some convicted financial criminals for their take.
The Holy Cow Issue
A Brief History of Ponzi Schemes
From three-card monte to insurance fraud to more sophisticated financial scams, the goal of a Ponzi scheme is always the same—to make a quick buck.
Lawyer Reveals Details About the Man Behind Bitcoin’s $4.5 Million Ponzi Scheme
Trendon T. Shavers, or Pirateat40, is Bitcoin's Bernie Madoff.
The 20-Year-Old EDM Entrepreneur Accused of Running a $500,000 Ponzi Scheme
Ian Bick has been organizing dances and EDM events for Connecticut teens since he was 15, but the federal government is now accusing him of running a much darker and more complex side hustle.
Are White-Collar Crime Registries the Key to Preventing Another Financial Crisis?
On Wednesday, the Utah State Legislature created a sex-offender-style registry for warning the public about Utah's Gordon Gekkos. The idea might just catch on.
The True Crime Issue
Ephren Taylor’s Disastrous Megachurch Ponzi Scheme
How Ephren Taylor, the son of a small-town minister and self-proclaimed "social capitalist," conned thousands of churchgoers out of their life savings.
Ex-SEC Official Steps Down Amid Questions Over His Work for Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford
Barasch stepped down not long after a five-part series published by VICE uncovered potential violations of federal conflict-of-interest laws by Barasch while representing Stanford. Meanwhile, the vast majority of American investors who got taken in by...
A Respected Law Firm Alllegedly Risked Breaking the Law by Representing a Rogue Banker
New evidence about the shady activities of a former SEC official.
New Disclosures About a Congressman's Relationship with a Now-Imprisoned Texas Billionaire
Former House Majority Leader candidate Pete Sessions has promised to talk about what he did for R. Allen Stanford.