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Billionaire Donald Trump Investment School Sued By NY Attorney General

NEW YORK: New York state's attorney general said on Sunday he has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Donald Trump and his for-profit investment school, accusing them of engaging in illegal business practices.

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NY attorney general sues The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed suit against The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, and Robert Weinstein, alleging the company's executives and board failed to protect employees from movie producer and former CEO Harvey Weinstein.

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New York opens sexual harassment probe of Weinstein Co.

NEW YORK: The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at the Weinstein Company, the movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, and sent the company a subpoena on Monday, a source familiar with the investigation said.

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No criminal charges against former Kencana Petroleum's executive director

PETALING JAYA: The Securities Commission (SC) has dropped insider trading charges against the former executive director of Kencana Petroleum Bhd Datuk Yeow Kheng Chew and two others following instructions from the Attorney-General.

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Switzerland probes six for suspected bribery of foreign officials in 1MDB probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Switzerland is investigating six people on suspicion of bribing foreign officials and other offences, as part of a money laundering investigation into Malaysian state fund 1MDB, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

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JPMorgan agrees US$13bil settlement over bad mortgages

In late September, JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon walked into the office of US Attorney General Eric Holder. "We're willing to take our lumps," he said, according to a person briefed on the matter.

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Evidence that Najib received 1MDB funds was ignored, probe panelists say

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) found evidence in late 2015 that RM42 million ($10.6 million) was transferred from a former subsidiary of state fund 1MDB into an account of then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, but its recommendation for further investigation was rejected by the attorney general, a member of a panel that reviewed the commission’s case files told Reuters.

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New York to sue BofA, Wells Fargo over mortgage practices

NEW YORK: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Monday he plans to sue Bank of America Corp and Wells Fargo and Co for violating the terms of a settlement designed to end mortgage servicing abuses.

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Coinbase denies trading cryptocurrencies for its own account

NEW YORK: Coinbase Inc, one of the biggest US cryptocurrency exchange operators, denied engaging in proprietary trading after New York’s attorney general said the firm accounted for almost 20% of transactions on its own platform.