Reining in Crypto

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According to the New York Times, the SEC fined cryptocurrency lending firm Nexo for violating federal securities law. Questions: Source: Yaffe-Bellany, D. (2023) Crypto Lender Nexo Is Fined $45 Million as Crackdown Widens. The New York Times, Jan. 19 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/business/nexo-sec-crypto-fined.html?)

Coinbase Reaches a Settlement with New York Regulators

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According to the New York Times, Coinbase, a publicly traded cryptocurrency trading exchange based in the United States, has reached a settlement with financial regulators in New York. Questions: Source: Goldstein, M. and E. Flitter. (2023). Coinbase Reaches $100 Million Settlement With New York Regulators. The New York Times, Jan. 4 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/business/coinbase-settlement-anti-money-laundering.html)

What Now for Meta?

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According to the New York Times, Meta’s ad practices have been ruled illegal under E.U. law. Questions: Source: Satariano, A. (2023). Meta’s Ad Practices Ruled Illegal Under E.U. Law. The New York Times, Jan. 4 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/technology/meta-facebook-eu-gdpr.html)

More Than Three Years of Legal Battles End in Settlement

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According to the Washington Post, Juul Labs, an e-cigarette manufacturer, announced that it reached a settlement with almost 10,000 plaintiffs for 5,000 cases alleging nicotine addiction and other health problems. Questions: Which company partially owns Juul? What long-term health consequences have e-cigarettes been linked to? In September, a lawsuit was brought by 33 U.S. states… Read more »

Nikola Fraud Update

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Trevor Milton convicted of securities fraud after 6-year successful stock market run. His company and concept car was all a lie! Questions: Why do, as the article says, “corporate executives tend to portray activist short sellers as vigilantes?”  Related to the first question, what has Nathan Anderson’s firm done in the past several years? Why… Read more »

A $5 Million Fraud Against Hundreds in California Results from Postal Theft and Fraud

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According to the California Attorney General, 56 individuals involved in a scheme resulting in the theft of nearly $5 million from hundreds of people in a widespread mail theft and postal fraud operation. Questions: How many suspects were arrested as part of the fraud? Out of which counties were the suspects operating? What will the… Read more »

Amityville Horror?

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According to Susan Edelman, witnesses in alleged COVID vaccine fraud case have put 82 NYC educators in potential legal danger. Questions: Why are these educators in potential legal danger? Who committed the fraud? What was the amount of ill-gotten gains derived from the fraud? According to the article, what percentage of the COVID vaccines given… Read more »

Unionization Cost Raises at Starbucks?

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According to the Washington Post, Starbucks illegally withheld wages and benefits from thousands of unionized baristas, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleged in a complaint Wednesday. Questions: How many Starbucks locations have voted to join the union? What does the NLRB seek as a result of the complaint? Explain the disparity in wages between… Read more »

A Lawsuit in U.S. District Court to Stop The Merger of Two of the Largest Publishers

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According to The New York Times, Steven King, well-known author, testified as a witness for the government in its lawsuit to stop the merger of two of the largest publishers. Questions: What is the amount of the proposed acquisition? Who are the two publishers and which one is acquiring the other in this consolidation? How… Read more »

Fraud and Money Laundering at the Lourve

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Former president and director of the Lourve from 2013 to 2021, Jean Luc Martinez, has been charged with fraud and money laundering in connection with Egyptian artifacts that were trafficked over the past decade. Questions: Under the French legal system, what is ahead for Mr. Martinez? What is Mr. Martinez’s current role? According to Le… Read more »