New Twist in Gupta $590 Billion Nickel Fraud, Reuben Brothers Sue Trafigura

The Saga whereby Trafigura Group was defrauded by around $590 million has taken another twist. Bloomberg reports, citing documents, that Trafigura one of the largest commodity traders in the world is being sued by the Reuben brothers alleging that the fraud didn’t just involve thousands of tons of missing nickel, but also counterfeit shipping documents. Hyphen Trading Ltd., owned by the Reuben brothers accuses a Singapore freight forwarding company of being involved and raises questions about Trafigura’s own actions, saying … Continue reading “New Twist in Gupta $590 Billion Nickel Fraud, Reuben Brothers Sue Trafigura”

Trafigura May Have Been Fleeced for $577 Million in Nickel Fraud

Trafigura Group, one of the largest commodity traders in the world may have been defrauded as much $577 million in a fraud involving nickel and companies it believed were controlled by the metal’s trader Prateek Gupta. Nickel was party to a violent short squeeze last March when LME suspended nickel trading after Nickel prices roughly doubled to all-time highs up 500% in a day. Nickel soared over $100,000 a ton to an all-time high on the London Metal Exchange when … Continue reading “Trafigura May Have Been Fleeced for $577 Million in Nickel Fraud”

Crypto Tokens are Like Pet Rocks says JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon

In an interview Tuesday on CNBC JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon commented on cryptocurrencies and their delusion, as he has warned a number of times. He labelled them “decentralized Ponzi schemes” back in October. A clearly annoyed Dimon with the incompetency of CNBC and their ilk when asked on Crypto, who we should remind was mocked multiple times by crypto zealots and pay for play analysts like those on CNBC responded in kind. When asked about after the FTX mega or … Continue reading “Crypto Tokens are Like Pet Rocks says JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon”

S&P Global Ratings Settles Conflict of Interest Violations with SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged S&P Global Ratings with conflict-of-interest violations. The SEC said the ratings agency violated conflict of interest rules designed to prevent sales and marketing considerations from influencing credit ratings. In the same press conference, the SEC announced S&P Global had settled for $2.5 million quickly putting the story to bed would be the hope. There was no word on why the SEC has been deathly quiet on the FTX fraud, collapse and … Continue reading “S&P Global Ratings Settles Conflict of Interest Violations with SEC”

US Justice Dept Seized $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin in Largest Financial Seizure Ever

The US Justice Department announced it has seized over $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency at today’s prices in what has been touted as the single largest financial seizure ever. They seized bout 94,000 of the 119,754 Bitcoin they alleged as stolen. It would be worth about $4.1B at today’s prices. The DoJ arrested Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, and his wife Heather Morgan. 31, with conspiring to launder cryptocurrency that was stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex. The couple will make an … Continue reading “US Justice Dept Seized $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin in Largest Financial Seizure Ever”

Equifax CIO Charged With Insider Trading, Sells Shares Day Before Disclosure

Former Equifax executive Jun Ying, former chief information officer of an Equifax division known as U.S. Information Solutions has been charged by the SEC with insider trading. He is accused of selling more than $950,000 in stock before the data breach was made public.