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today’s International Financial Law Prof Blog headlines

Posted by William Byrnes on August 18, 2014


2nd Rabobank Banker Pleads Guilty for Manipulating Yen Libor

A former Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (Rabobank) Japanese Yen London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) submitter pleaded guilty today for his role in a conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud by manipulating Rabobank’s Yen LIBOR submissions to benefit trading positions.

Money, Guns, Gambling and Meth – meet the real life Break Bad Gustavo Fring – Zhenli Ye Gon

I stumbled across a money laundering Reuters story about Casinos while working on Lexis’s Anti Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture Guide due tonight. Realized, I had found a real life Gustavo Fring. Cash3 Legitimate pharmeceutical CEO in Mexico on the one hand, alleged meth manufacturer and distributor on the other. Lost US$125 million gambling in Vegas over two years, had another US$207 million in small bills seized from his home with a cache of automatic weapons. So I dug into it and excerpted the below from various government documents. 

DOJ wants $9.4 million forfeiture of bonuses from SAC Capital’s convicted portfolio manager

Former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager Mathew Martoma, convicted of orchestrating the most lucrative insider trading scheme in U.S. history, should be ordered to forfeit $9.4 million and required to pay a fine, U.S. prosecutors said.

Whose Financing a Legislative Agenda? a research tool

The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all. It has several databases that legislative researchers will find interesting. I point out three (with links) below:

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