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In the Madoff mould?

The fraud trial begins on Monday of Allen Stanford, the billionaire who bankrolled English cricket.

With the detention of Michael Brown, pictured, Charles Kennedy will have more questions to answer

The life and devious times of Lib Dems' serial fraudster

After more than three years, life on the run comes to an end for party's biggest – and most criminal – donor

British banks hit by mortgage lawsuits from US regulator

Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and HSBC were among 17 giant banks sued last night by a US government agency, seeking billions of dollars in compensation over their packaging and selling of mortgage bonds in the run-up to the credit crisis.

Einhorn pulls out of New York Mets deal

Talks have collapsed on a proposed $200m (£123m) investment in the New York Mets from the hedge fund manager David Einhorn.

German Ponzi man jailed after ripping off Barclays

Germany's version of Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday for running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded Barclays and other investors out of €345m (£304m).

Business Diary: No slacking off early for Osborne

Can you get from Westminster to Wimbledon in 15 minutes? No, nor can George Osborne, which is why it was so generous of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to stick around for Prime Minister's Questions yesterday.

Darius Guppy: Growth - it ain't happening

For reasons I will outline below, the measures which have been advanced to deal with the current financial meltdown, measures that include swathing cuts in public services on the part of our Government, and Basel 3 on the part of the international banking community, are bound to fail.

HSBC pays $62.5m to end Madoff case

HSBC is paying $62.5m (£38m) to settle legal claims from investors who lost money in Bernard Madoff's record-breaking pyramid scheme.

Kevin Bacon doesn't understand 'evil' greed

Kevin Bacon doesn't understand why people want a lot of money.

City lawyer dismissed over £1m in wrongful expenses

A senior lawyer who in the past has worked on a dispute between BP and the Alfa Access Renova shareholders in its TNK-BP venture has been dismissed from the partnership at a leading City firm after wrongly making over £1m in expenses claims.

Madoff wine sale to raise funds for victims

His monogrammed underpants have already been put on the market, and now it's the turn of Bernard Madoff's extensive wine cellar.

Royal romance immortalised in screen cheese

Prince William's wedding provides fodder for a bizarre sub-section of the film industry

Madoff reveals his suffering: I'm in therapy

In his first extensive interview since being jailed in 2008, the disgraced former financier Bernie Madoff has revealed he is receiving weekly therapy sessions.

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