The Weed Industry Now Has Its Own White-Collar Crime

As pot goes mainstream, it's not that surprising some industry players are allegedly engaging in 'Wolf of Wall Street'-style trickery.


Breaking Down the Charges Against Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli

America hates Martin Shkreli because he jacked up the price on a lifesaving drug, but he was arrested Thursday morning because of an unrelated scheme that the feds say amounts to securities fraud.


The Fight to Make Corporate America a Little More Democratic

An inside look at the battle over proxy access, and what it could mean for American capitalism.


I Was an Insider Trader, and You Can Be One Too

When I arrived on the Street in 1994, insider trading was as commonplace as jaywalking. There were things that might have seemed a bit questionable to an outsider, but they qualified as part of the game.


The 'Hacking' Involved in Stealing Celebrity Nude Photos Isn't Even Impressive

I talked to former hacker and leading internet security blogger Nik Cubrilovic about the process of stealing celebrity nudes, and to hear him tell it, the hacking skills required are pretty remedial.


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.


The Week In GIFs

The Week In GIFs


The Derailment of the SEC – Part IV

New allegations that a former SEC official lied to federal investigators; the unlikely source is his own law partner.


Tidal Waves of Ponzi Scheme Greenbacks Washed Over the Antiguan Government

The former most senior banking regulator of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua, Leroy King has recently had preliminary discussions with US authorities about accepting a plea agreement for taking bribes to turn a blind eye to and cover up since...


How an SEC Official in Texas Worked Both Sides and Betrayed the Public Trust

A senior SEC official quashed an investigation in early 2005 of a $7 billion Ponzi scheme masterminded by Houston financier R. Allen Stanford after securing a lucrative partnership with a law firm of which Stanford was a client.


VICE Exclusive: How a Former Official Manipulated the System for His Clients and His Own Financial Benefit

Law firm's leaked documents demonstrate how the "revolving door" of SEC culture leaves investors unprotected and makes Wall Street executives rich.