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Business 03 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Founder of online gambling site jailed

ST. LOUIS: The founder of the online gambling site was sentenced Monday to more than four years in prison, ending a lengthy investigation and prosecution into one of the world's largest offshore sports gambling companies.

Business 12 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

CCM: Check before investing

KUALA LUMPUR: The Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) has advised the public to check out the companies offering investment schemes with relevant government agencies involved in the sector to avoid being cheated.

Business 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Philanthropist Vilar, who gave away more than US$225mil, jailed

NEW YORK: The dramatic rise and fall of opera-loving philanthropist Alberto Vilar culminated Friday in a nine-year prison sentence from a judge who credited his giving spirit but said money managers must learn fraud leads to prison and damages confidence in the economy.

Business 27 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fastweb founder jailed in US$2.7bil money laundering probe

ROME: Businessman Silvio Scaglia has been jailed pending questioning in a probe of an alleged euro2 billion (US$2.7 billion) money laundering operations involving two Italian Internet and phone companies, Italian news agencies said Friday.

Business 14 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Venezuela expropriates Mexican-owned food company

CARACAS, Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez's government ordered the expropriation Thursday of a Mexican-owned food company that is one of the largest operating in Venezuela.

Business 18 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chinese appliance tycoon jailed for 14 years

BEIJING (AP) - A home appliance dealer who once was China's richest businessman was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison after being convicted of insider trading and other offenses, the government announced.

Business 20 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

China cracks down on stimulus-linked graft

BEIJING: China disclosed widespread corruption Thursday linked to its multibillion dollar stimulus, announcing that thousands of officials have been jailed for embezzlement and other abuses.

Business 24 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Kurland jailed for role in Galleon case

NEW YORK: The first Wall Street executive to be sentenced in the sprawling Galleon hedge fund illegal insider trading case was ordered to serve two years and three months in prison on Friday.

Business 09 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Man charged in Disney trade scheme jailed in NY

NEW YORK: A man charged with selling secrets about finances at Walt Disney Co. has been jailed in New York.

Business 11 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

US celebrity adviser faces US$59mil fraud charges

NEW YORK: A jailed financial adviser to the stars has now been charged in a US$59 million noshade size=-1 width=50%>