Federal judge denies Pratt & Whitney effort to dismiss whistleblower suit which says the company falsified inspection report on jet engines

A federal judge has denied Pratt & Whitney’s motion to dismiss a whistle-blower suit alleging that the company falsified inspection reports and selling billions of dollars of possibly defective jet engines to the military between 2012 and 2015. But Judge Janet C. Hall, said the latest version of the complaint by former Pratt engineer of […]

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SEC halts Telegram Group’s business in U.S. stopping its plans to sell cryptocurrency or digital tokens here and possibly elsewhere

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order against two offshore entities conducting an alleged unregistered, ongoing digital token offering in the U.S. and overseas that has raised more than $1.7 billion of investor funds.Telegram and its subsidiary sold approximately 2.9 billion digital tokens […]

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Whistleblower case says Huntington Ingalls biggest US military ship builder falsified tests on submarine coating placing American lives at risk

A whistleblower has filed a False Claims Act in Federal Court alleging that the sound-dampening coating was improperly affixed  causing the coating to “de-bond” and slip off the submarines while underway. According to the complaint, “since the inception of the program, Virginia-class submarines have been plagued with problems with their exterior hull coating system,” including […]

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Blockchain tech company Block.one must pay $24 Million for unregistered initial coin offering of digital tokens raising several billion

The Securities and Exchange Commission ordered blockchain technology company Block.one to pay $24 million to settle charges it conducted an unregistered initial coin offering of digital tokens (ICO) raising the equivalent of several billion dollars over approximately one year.  The company agreed to pay. According to the SEC’s order, Block.one, which has operations in Virginia […]

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BMO Harris Financial and BMO Asset Management Corp to pay SEC over $37 million for failing to disclose conflicts and management fees

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that two BMO advisers have agreed to pay over $37 million to settle charges regarding their failure to tell clients about certain aspects of how the advisers selected investments in their retail investment advisory program, known as the Managed Asset Allocation Program (MAAP), which included the selection of more […]

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Swedish telecom giant Ericsson sets $1.23 billion in reserves to cover fines relating to foreign bribes in China, Greece, Vietnam and more

Ericsson, the Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company has reserved $1.23 billion to cover fines associated with foreign bribes made by the company in China, Djibouti, Indonesia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, based on an investigation. Ericson has a 35% share in the 2-5G mobile market network and is the major competitor to Huaweri, the […]

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SEC charges Price Waterhouse with violating auditor independence rules and PWC agrees to pay $7.9 million to settle the case

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was charged by the Securities & Exchange Commission with improper professional conduct in connection with 19 engagements on behalf of 15 SEC-registered issuers and violating auditor independence rules in connection with engagements for one issuer where the firm performed prohibited non-audit services. The SEC also charged PwC partner Brandon Sprankle with […]

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Furniture business exec who falsified documents evading $1.4 million in duties on Chinese goods sentenced to one year home detention

A furniture business executive who falsified documents to avoid more than $1.4 million in import duties on the Chinese goods he sold was sentenced to a year of home detention Monday. Jeff Zeng, president of Blue Furniture Solutions, was also sentenced to spend two additional years on supervised release for his role in mislabeling customs […]

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Defense contractor International SOS Assistance pays $940,000 settling case on not giving discounts to TRICARE military health insurance

International SOS Assistance, Inc., International SOS Government Services, Inc., International SOS, LP, Air Rescue Americas, Inc. Arnaud Vaissié; and Pascal Rey-Herme (collectively, “International SOS”), will pay $940,000 settling allegations that it overcharged TRICARE, the health care insurance system for members of the military services and their families. The overcharges related to aeromedical evacuation services by […]

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US imposes new sanctions on Irans shipping network selling oil and offers reward of $15 million for info that disrupts the operations

The United States has imposed new sanctions on Irans complex and extensive shipping that it uses to sell oil, and the U.S. will pay $15 million to anyone with information that disrupts the scheme. The reward could be rendered to individuals living within or outside the United States. The Treasury Department placed sanctions on 26 […]

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