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SEC Adopts Interpretive Guidance on Pay Ratio Rule

4:17 pm Eastern | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved interpretive guidance to assist companies in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure requirement mandated by Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  Under the Commission’s rule implementing the pay ratio requirement, companies are required to begin making pay ratio disclosures in early 2018.  “It’s our priority to make sure that we implement disclosure rules mandated by Congress in a way that is true to the mandate and, to the extent practicable, allows companies to use operational data and otherwise readily available information to produce the disclosures,” said Chairman Jay Clayton.  “Today’s guidance on pay ratio reflects the feedback the SEC has received and encourages companies to use the flexibility incorporated in our prior rulemaking to reduce costs of compliance.”   In particular, the guiread more »

Supervisor Chuck Washington Endorses Dave Brown for Sheriff

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CFTC Commissioner Quintenz to Give the Keynote Address at Symphony Innovate 2017

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Miami Physician Sentenced to 97 Months for Role in Pain Pill Diversion and $4.8 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

21 Sep 13:49 | U.S. News

Miami News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/miami/news/press-releases/miami-physician-sentenced-to-97-months-for-role-in-pain-pill-diversion-and-48-million-medicare-fraud-scheme

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Telecommunications Company Paying $965 Million For FCPA Violations

21 Sep 13:45 | Business

Sweden-based telecommunications provider Telia Company AB has agreed to pay $965 million in a global settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and Dutch and Swedish law enforcement to resolve charges related to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to win business in Uzbekistan. According to the SEC’s order, Telia entered the Uzbek telecommunications market by offering and paying at least $330 million in bribes to a shell company under the guise of payments for lobbying and consulting services that never actually occurred.  The shell company was controlled by an Uzbek government official who was a family member of the President of Uzbekistan and in a position to exert significant influence over other Uzbek officials, causing them to take official actions to benefit Telia’s business in Uzbekistan. “Corporate bribery is not just unfair and illegal, it has terribly corrosive effects on business, government, and read more »

Telecommunications Company Paying $965 Million For FCPA Violations

21 Sep 13:45 | Business

Sweden-based telecommunications provider Telia Company AB has agreed to pay $965 million in a global settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and Dutch and Swedish law enforcement to resolve charges related to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to win business in Uzbekistan. According to the SEC’s order, Telia entered the Uzbek telecommunications market by offering and paying at least $330 million in bribes to a shell company under the guise of payments for lobbying and consulting services that never actually occurred.  The shell company was controlled by an Uzbek government official who was a family member of the President of Uzbekistan and in a position to exert significant influence over other Uzbek officials, causing them to take official actions to benefit Telia’s business in Uzbekistan. “Corporate bribery is not just unfair and illegal, it has terribly corrosive effects on business, government, and read more »

FBI Offers $1,000 Reward in New Mexico Bank & Trust Robbery

21 Sep 13:44 | U.S. News

Albuquerque News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/news/press-releases/fbi-offers-1-000-reward-in-new-mexico-bank--trust-robbery

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Brawley Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $250,000 from Local Farm

21 Sep 13:42 | U.S. News

San Diego News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sandiego/news/press-releases/brawley-man-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-more-than-250000-from-local-farm

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FBI Seeks the Public’s Assistance in Identifying South Side Bank Robber

21 Sep 13:38 | U.S. News

Pittsburgh News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/pittsburgh/news/press-releases/fbi-seeks-the-publics-assistance-in-identifying-south-side-bank-robber-1

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Former Finance Manager at Trophy Nissan Pleads Guilty In Connection With Owning and Running Brothels in Dallas, Texas

21 Sep 13:33 | U.S. News

Dallas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/dallas/news/press-releases/former-finance-manager-at-trophy-nissan-pleads-guilty-in-connection-with-owning-and-running-brothels-in-dallas-texas

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Plantation Middle School Aftercare Worker Sentenced to More than Ten Years in Prison for Attempted Enticement of a Minor

21 Sep 13:31 | U.S. News

Miami News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/miami/news/press-releases/plantation-middle-school-aftercare-worker-sentenced-to-more-than-ten-years-in-prison-for-attempted-enticement-of-a-minor

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Lewiston Man Sentenced To Five Years for Credit Union Robbery

21 Sep 13:26 | U.S. News

Boston News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/lewiston-man-sentenced-to-five-years-for-credit-union-robbery

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Jeffrey S. Sallet Named Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division

21 Sep 13:21 | U.S. News

New Orleans News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/jeffrey-s-sallet-named-special-agent-in-charge-of-the-chicago-division

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Law Enforcement and Community Members United Against Hate and Intolerance at a Special Event Held at California State University, Bakersfield

21 Sep 13:17 | U.S. News

Sacramento News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sacramento/news/press-releases/law-enforcement-and-community-members-united-against-hate-and-intolerance-at-a-special-event-held-at-california-state-university-bakersfield

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San Diego Finance Executive and Real Estate Broker Charged with $50 Million Fraud

21 Sep 13:17 | U.S. News

San Diego News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sandiego/news/press-releases/san-diego-finance-executive-and-real-estate-broker-charged-with-50-million-fraud

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Las Vegas man sentenced for bank robbery

21 Sep 13:11 | U.S. News

Pittsburgh News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/pittsburgh/news/press-releases/las-vegas-man-sentenced-for-bank-robbery

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Jersey City Police Officer Admits Bribery Conspiracy Involving Off-Duty Work Assignments

21 Sep 13:09 | U.S. News

Newark News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newark/news/press-releases/jersey-city-police-officer-admits-bribery-conspiracy-involving-off-duty-work-assignments

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Eric J. Rommal Named Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Office

21 Sep 13:08 | U.S. News

New Orleans News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/eric-j-rommal-named-special-agent-in-charge-of-the-new-orleans-field-office

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FBI Seeking Citrus Heights Bank Robber

21 Sep 13:06 | U.S. News

Sacramento News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sacramento/news/press-releases/fbi-seeking-citrus-heights-bank-robber

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FBI Searching for 1.8 Million Dollar ATM Courier Van Thief

21 Sep 13:06 | U.S. News

Atlanta News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/atlanta/news/press-releases/fbi-searching-for-18-million-dollar-atm-courier-van-thief

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Roger Arthur Beu, Jr. Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Submit Fraudulent Tax Returns and Failing to Register as a Convicted Sex Offender

21 Sep 13:06 | U.S. News

Knoxville News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/knoxville/news/press-releases/roger-arthur-beu-jr-sentenced-to-41-months-in-prison-for-conspiring-to-submit-fraudulent-tax-returns-and-failing-to-register-as-a-convicted-sex-offender

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Man Wearing Baseball Cap with Bright Red Visor Robs Albuquerque Bank

21 Sep 13:05 | U.S. News

Albuquerque News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/news/press-releases/man-wearing-baseball-cap-with-bright-red-visor-robs-albuquerque-bank

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CFTC Charges Nicholas Gelfman and Gelfman Blueprint, Inc. with Fraudulent Solicitation, Misappropriation, and Issuing False Account Statements in Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

21 Sep 11:47 | U.S. News

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SEC Chairman Clayton Issues Statement on Cybersecurity

20 Sep 19:36 | Business

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton today issued a statement highlighting the importance of cybersecurity to the agency and market participants, and detailing the agency’s approach to cybersecurity as an organization and as a regulatory body. The statement is part of an ongoing assessment of the SEC’s cybersecurity risk profile that Chairman Clayton initiated upon taking office in May. Components of this initiative have included the creation of a senior-level cybersecurity working group to coordinate information sharing, risk monitoring, and incident response efforts throughout the agency.   The statement provides an overview of the Commission’s collection and use of data and discusses key cyber risks faced by the agency, including a 2016 intrusion of the Commission’s EDGAR test filing system. In August 2017, the Commission learned that an incident previously detected in 2016 may have provided the basiread more »

SEC Chairman Clayton Issues Statement on Cybersecurity

20 Sep 19:36 | Business

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton today issued a statement highlighting the importance of cybersecurity to the agency and market participants, and detailing the agency’s approach to cybersecurity as an organization and as a regulatory body. The statement is part of an ongoing assessment of the SEC’s cybersecurity risk profile that Chairman Clayton initiated upon taking office in May. Components of this initiative have included the creation of a senior-level cybersecurity working group to coordinate information sharing, risk monitoring, and incident response efforts throughout the agency.   The statement provides an overview of the Commission’s collection and use of data and discusses key cyber risks faced by the agency, including a 2016 intrusion of the Commission’s EDGAR test filing system. In August 2017, the Commission learned that an incident previously detected in 2016 may have provided the basiread more »

Former Huntley Resident Indicted on Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

20 Sep 14:27 | U.S. News

Chicago News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/chicago/news/press-releases/former-huntley-resident-indicted-on-bankruptcy-fraud-charges

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Monongalia County man indicted on campaign fraud charges

20 Sep 14:24 | U.S. News

Pittsburgh News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/pittsburgh/news/press-releases/monongalia-county-man-indicted-on-campaign-fraud-charges

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Jury Convicts Rochester Man Of Sex Trafficking Minors And Adults

20 Sep 14:23 | U.S. News

Buffalo News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/buffalo/news/press-releases/jury-convicts-rochester-man-of-sex-trafficking-minors-and-adults

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Eric J. Rommal Named Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Office

20 Sep 14:20 | U.S. News

New Orleans News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/neworleans/news/press-releases/eric-j-rommal-named-special-agent-in-charge-of-the-new-orleans-field-office

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Metairie Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

20 Sep 14:19 | U.S. News

New Orleans News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/neworleans/news/press-releases/metairie-man-pleads-guilty-to-receipt-of-child-pornography

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CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Appoints Matthew B. Kulkin as Director of the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight

20 Sep 13:04 | U.S. News

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Thomas J. Butler Named an Associate Regional Director for Examinations in New York Regional Office

20 Sep 13:00 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Thomas J. Butler has been named an Associate Regional Director for the Investment Adviser and Investment Company examination program in the agency's New York Regional Office.  Mr. Butler is leaving his current position as Director of the SEC's Office of Credit Ratings (OCR), a position he has held since June 2012. "I am delighted to welcome Tom to the team," said Pete Driscoll, Acting Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. "The New York region is responsible for more than 2,800 registered investment advisers with more than $18 trillion in assets under management and over 200 investment company complexes. Tom's significant industry experience and leadership prior to and at the SEC will be invaluable to the experienced and dedicated staff in the New York examination program." Prior to his 2012 appointment as the inaugural Director of OCR, Mr. Butler was a Managing Director at Morganread more »

Thomas J. Butler Named an Associate Regional Director for Examinations in New York Regional Office

20 Sep 13:00 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Thomas J. Butler has been named an Associate Regional Director for the Investment Adviser and Investment Company examination program in the agency's New York Regional Office.  Mr. Butler is leaving his current position as Director of the SEC's Office of Credit Ratings (OCR), a position he has held since June 2012. "I am delighted to welcome Tom to the team," said Pete Driscoll, Acting Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. "The New York region is responsible for more than 2,800 registered investment advisers with more than $18 trillion in assets under management and over 200 investment company complexes. Tom's significant industry experience and leadership prior to and at the SEC will be invaluable to the experienced and dedicated staff in the New York examination program." Prior to his 2012 appointment as the inaugural Director of OCR, Mr. Butler was a Managing Director at Morganread more »

CEO Charged With Using Secret Accounts for Insider Trading in Company Stock

20 Sep 12:15 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former CEO of a Silicon Valley-based fiber optics company with insider trading in company stock by using secret brokerage accounts held in the names of his wife and brother. The SEC alleges that Peter C. Chang, who also was the founder and chairman of the board at Alliance Fiber Optic Products, generated more than $2 million in illicit profits and losses avoided by trading on nonpublic information and tipping his brother ahead of two negative earnings announcements and the company’s merger.   According to the SEC’s complaint, Chang was the company’s largest shareholder and required under the federal securities laws to disclose his ownership of company securities as an officer and director.  Chang allegedly traded company shares secretly in the family member accounts, often times from his work computer after attending board meetings where confidential information was discussed.   He also allegedly tipped his broread more »

Austin Man Admits to Child Pornography Charges Involving Two Minor Victims, One a Three-Year-Old Child

20 Sep 12:07 | U.S. News

Dallas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/dallas/news/press-releases/austin-man-admits-to-child-pornography-charges-involving-two-minor-victims-one-a-three-year-old-child

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Federal Jury Convicts Dripping Springs Man of Making Threats to Kill Individuals on Fort Hood

20 Sep 12:04 | U.S. News

San Antonio News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sanantonio/news/press-releases/federal-jury-convicts-dripping-springs-man-of-making-threats-to-kill-individuals-on-fort-hood

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Children’s Singer/Songwriter Charged With Receipt And Distribution Of Child Pornography

20 Sep 12:03 | U.S. News

Newark News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newark/news/press-releases/childrens-singersongwriter-charged-with-receipt-and-distribution-of-child-pornography

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Buffalo Man Sentenced For Production Of Child Pornography

20 Sep 12:02 | U.S. News

Buffalo News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/buffalo/news/press-releases/buffalo-man-sentenced-for-production-of-child-pornography

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Garland Woman Admits Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

20 Sep 12:01 | U.S. News

Dallas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/dallas/news/press-releases/garland-woman-admits-role-in-health-care-fraud-conspiracy

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FBI Seeking Information from a Bank Robbery in Doral, Florida

20 Sep 12:00 | U.S. News

Miami News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/miami/news/press-releases/fbi-seeking-information-from-a-bank-robbery-today-in-doral-florida

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Man Wearing Wig Robs Santa Fe Bank

20 Sep 11:56 | U.S. News

Albuquerque News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/news/press-releases/man-wearing-wig-robs-santa-fe-bank

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Federal Authorities Arrest Chicago Drug Fugitive on the Run for More Than a Decade

20 Sep 11:53 | U.S. News

Chicago News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/chicago/news/press-releases/federal-authorities-arrest-chicago-drug-fugitive-on-the-run-for-more-than-a-decade

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Owner of Durable Medical Equipment Company Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

20 Sep 11:51 | U.S. News

Washington News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/washingtondc/news/press-releases/owner-of-durable-medical-equipment-company-pleads-guilty-to-health-care-fraud

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Optometrist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

20 Sep 11:51 | U.S. News

Pittsburgh News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/pittsburgh/news/press-releases/optometrist-pleads-guilty-to-health-care-fraud

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The FBI is Looking for Information on Albuquerque Bank Robber Who Fled on Sport Bicycle

20 Sep 11:51 | U.S. News

Albuquerque News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/news/press-releases/fbi-is-looking-for-information-on-albuquerque-bank-robber-who-fled-on-sport-bicycle

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Indictment Unsealed for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robbery, Bank Robbery, and Brandishing a Firearm

20 Sep 11:50 | U.S. News

New Orleans News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/neworleans/news/press-releases/indictment-unsealed-for-conspiracy-to-commit-bank-robbery-bank-robbery-and-brandishing-a-firearm

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Georgia Man Transported Stolen Vehicle from Pennsylvania to West Virginia

20 Sep 11:50 | U.S. News

Pittsburgh News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/pittsburgh/news/press-releases/georgia-man-transported-stolen-vehicle-from-pennsylvania-to-west-virginia-1

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Smith County Constable Sentenced for Federal Tax Violations

20 Sep 11:48 | U.S. News

Dallas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/dallas/news/press-releases/smith-county-constable-sentenced-for-federal-tax-violations

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Dallas Man Sentenced in Connection with Denton County Highway Expansion Fraud

20 Sep 11:47 | U.S. News

Dallas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/dallas/news/press-releases/dallas-man-sentenced-in-connection-with-denton-county-highway-expansion-fraud

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