Preet Bharara http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27583/all en U.S. authorities charge three over 'Gozi' computer virus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-authorities-charge-three-over-gozi-computer-virus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details on charges, quotes from U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, FBI official)</p> <p>By Bernard Vaughan</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Three foreign nationals have been charged with creating and distributing a computer virus that infected more than a million computers around the world, including some operated by the U.S. space agency, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-authorities-charge-three-over-gozi-computer-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer crimes Human Interest Preet Bharara Technology Virus Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738573 at http://www.globalpost.com New York mayor race corruption probe snares pols http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/new-york-mayor-race-corruption-probe-snares-pols <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A senior New York State politician was arrested Tuesday on charges that he tried to bribe his way onto the ballot for the Big Apple's upcoming mayoral election.</p> <p>Malcolm Smith, a veteran Democratic senator in the state assembly in Albany, was among six people, including several local officials, charged in the alleged scheme.</p> <p>Prosecutors say that Smith, 56, tried to bribe Republicans to put him on their party's ticket for the November election to replace billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is stepping down.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/new-york-mayor-race-corruption-probe-snares-pols" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business John Catsimatidis Mayors of New York City Preet Bharara AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:15:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799668 at http://www.globalpost.com New York politicians arrested in alleged mayoral race bribe scheme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/new-york-politicians-arrested-alleged-mayoral-race-bribe-scheme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A high-ranking Democratic New York State senator was arrested on Tuesday and charged with trying to buy a place on the Republican ticket in the city's mayoral race, in what prosecutors said was part of a bribery scandal that reflected pervasive corruption in New York politics.</p><P>Five other politicians, three Republicans and two Democrats, were also arrested and charged with collectively accepting more than $100,000 in bribes in meetings that often took place in parked cars, hotel rooms and state offices, according to court papers.</p><P>Authorities described the scheme -- potentially o</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/new-york-politicians-arrested-alleged-mayoral-race-bribe-scheme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health John Liu Labor New York Preet Bharara Social Issues Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:04:09 +0000 Asianet 5801751 at http://www.globalpost.com US busts alleged Russian mob gambling ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/us-busts-alleged-russian-mob-gambling-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US federal prosecutors have charged 34 people allegedly linked to the Russian mob with running a high stakes illegal gambling business catering to multi-millionaires and billionaires.</p> <p>Clients, including Russian oligarchs, wracked up debts worth hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars, the Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday announcing the bust.</p> <p>Faced with the wrath of the Russian mob, the gamblers paid up, the statement said, citing one client, who lost some $2 million and surrendered his plumbing company as payment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/us-busts-alleged-russian-mob-gambling-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gambling Preet Bharara Technology AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:30:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818094 at http://www.globalpost.com NY state senator charged with stealing funds for failed campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/ny-state-senator-charged-stealing-funds-failed-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jessica Dye</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state senator from Brooklyn was charged on Monday with stealing proceeds from sales of foreclosed properties to finance a failed run for district attorney, prosecutors said, making him the state's latest politician to face federal criminal charges.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/ny-state-senator-charged-stealing-funds-failed-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Charles J. Hynes Government John Sampson Labor Law Preet Bharara Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 18:03:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5833136 at http://www.globalpost.com Jury convicts two aides of New York City mayoral hopeful http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/jury-convicts-two-aides-new-york-city-mayoral-hopeful <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Allen</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury on Thursday convicted two former fundraising associates of John Liu, a Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City, a setback in Liu's attempt to emerge from a crowded field to succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor later this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/jury-convicts-two-aides-new-york-city-mayoral-hopeful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fraud John Liu Preet Bharara Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 May 2013 07:54:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5834379 at http://www.globalpost.com SAC's Martoma says U.S. impedes defense in fraud case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/sacs-martoma-says-us-impedes-defense-fraud-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Mathew Martoma said the government is impeding his ability to defend against criminal insider trading charges by trying to link him to an alleged long-running conspiracy for which it has only "vague" details.</p> <p>In papers filed on Monday night in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Martoma said he was seeking more information about federal prosecutors' case against him.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/sacs-martoma-says-us-impedes-defense-fraud-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Corporate crime Labor Law Mathew Martoma Preet Bharara SAC Capital Advisors Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 15:46:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5842947 at http://www.globalpost.com Associate of arms dealer Viktor Bout extradited to New York http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130524/associate-arms-dealer-viktor-bout-extradited-new-york <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Chris Francescani</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S-Syrian citizen accused of conspiring with jailed Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has been extradited to New York from Australia to face charges he conspired to buy aircraft in violation of economic sanctions, federal prosecutors said on Friday.</p> <p>Richard Ammar Chichakli is scheduled to be arraigned in federal magistrate court in Manhattan on Saturday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130524/associate-arms-dealer-viktor-bout-extradited-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms smuggling Politics Preet Bharara Technology Viktor Bout Thomson Reuters Sat, 25 May 2013 00:36:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5845781 at http://www.globalpost.com New York City settles U.S. lawsuit over police pensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/new-york-city-settles-us-lawsuit-over-police-pensions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has settled a lawsuit in which the federal government accused it of improperly reducing retirement benefits for current and former police officers who served in the military after September 11, 2001.</p> <p>Monday's settlement calls for pension benefits for New York City Police Department ("NYPD") officers to be calculated in accordance with a 1994 federal law that protects the rights of civilian employees who are called to active duty.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/new-york-city-settles-us-lawsuit-over-police-pensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law New York City Police Department Preet Bharara Religion War Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:32:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5859396 at http://www.globalpost.com Three plead guilty in New York City payroll fraud case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/three-plead-guilty-new-york-city-payroll-fraud-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nate Raymond</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women pleaded guilty on Wednesday to criminal charges arising out of what prosecutors say was a corrupt New York City payroll project that cost the city more than $600 million.</p> <p>The three are related to Mark Mazer, a former city consultant who prosecutors say played a central role in the scheme, which involved more than $40 million in kickbacks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/three-plead-guilty-new-york-city-payroll-fraud-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Brafman Gerald Shargel Preet Bharara Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:32:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5861822 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Tiffany executive charged in jewelry theft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/former-tiffany-executive-arrested-connection-jewelry-theft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Francesca Trianni</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who once worked as an executive at jeweler Tiffany &amp; Co was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the theft of more than $1 million worth of jewelry from her former employer, authorities said.</p> <p>Tiffany, the fabled New York luxury jewelry store, confirmed it was the company cited in the federal criminal complaint filed against Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, its former vice president of product development.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/former-tiffany-executive-arrested-connection-jewelry-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Jewelry store Labor Law Preet Bharara Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:33:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5873992 at http://www.globalpost.com New York art dealer charged with $30 million fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/new-york-art-dealer-charged-30-million-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jessica Dye</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York art dealer was indicted on Wednesday in connection with an alleged scheme to bilk two Manhattan galleries out of more than $30 million by peddling fake paintings purportedly created by world-renowned artists, federal prosecutors said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/new-york-art-dealer-charged-30-million-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Preet Bharara Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Jul 2013 02:06:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5886837 at http://www.globalpost.com New York man pleads guilty to 'Rebecca' Broadway scam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/new-york-man-pleads-guilty-rebecca-broadway-scam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Erin Geiger Smith</p> <p>(Reuters) - In a case prosecutors called "stranger than fiction," a former New York businessman pleaded guilty on Monday to defrauding the producers of Broadway production "Rebecca - The Musical" by creating an elaborate scheme involving fake overseas investors.</p> <p>Mark Hotton, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and agreed to forfeit $500,000 and to pay an additional $500,000 to the victims of his schemes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/new-york-man-pleads-guilty-rebecca-broadway-scam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business John G. Koeltl Preet Bharara Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Tue, 30 Jul 2013 01:04:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5897189 at http://www.globalpost.com New York man pleads guilty to 'Rebecca' Broadway scam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/new-york-man-pleads-guilty-rebecca-broadway-scam-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Erin Geiger Smith</p> <p>(Reuters) - In a case prosecutors called "stranger than fiction," a former New York businessman pleaded guilty on Monday to defrauding the producers of Broadway production "Rebecca - The Musical" by creating an elaborate scheme involving fake overseas investors.</p> <p>Mark Hotton, 46, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and agreed to forfeit $500,000 and to pay an additional $500,000 to the victims of his schemes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130729/new-york-man-pleads-guilty-rebecca-broadway-scam-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business John G. Koeltl Preet Bharara Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Tue, 30 Jul 2013 01:04:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5897191 at http://www.globalpost.com US wants to seize assets from Russian scheme uncovered by Magnitsky http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/us-wants-seize-assets-tied-russian-tax-refund-scheme "As alleged, a Russian criminal enterprise sought to launder some of its billions in ill-gotten rubles through the purchase of pricey Manhattan real estate," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/us-wants-seize-assets-tied-russian-tax-refund-scheme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Corruption in Russia Preet Bharara Sergei Magnitsky Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:02:00 +0000 Bernard Vaughan, Thomson Reuters 5930108 at http://www.globalpost.com