Article: U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition And Guilty Plea Of Israeli Securities Trader For Participating In A Global Insider Trading Ring

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U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition And Guilty Plea Of Israeli Securities Trader For Participating In A Global Insider Trading Ring

Department of Justice, 25 June 2021

Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing today of a 15-count superseding indictment charging DOV MALNIK and TOMER FEINGOLD with offenses relating to their roles as securities traders in a wide-ranging international insider trading ring who made millions of dollars in illicit profits by trading based on misappropriated inside information. MALNIK, a citizen of Israel and Lithuania, was arrested in Switzerland on October 7, 2020, was extradited on June 10, 2021, from Switzerland, and pled guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron. FEINGOLD remains at large. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero. Continue reading “Article: U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition And Guilty Plea Of Israeli Securities Trader For Participating In A Global Insider Trading Ring”

Article: Police Across Europe Crush Ponzi Schemes, Recover Lost Money

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Police Across Europe Crush Ponzi Schemes, Recover Lost Money

ZDRAVKO LJUBAS, 18 May 2021

Authorities in Europe have dismantled several investment fraud schemes across the continent and recovered some of the money victims lost. Confiscation of proceeds from crimes is a strategic priority of the European Union, Europol said.

With the help of U.K. law enforcement and Europol, Spanish police recovered some of the over 15 million euro (US$18,2 million) hundreds of victims had lost in a ponzi scheme after a Spanish national living in the U.K. tricked them into making seemingly safe investments with high returns.

Police recovered about six million euro ($7,28 million) or some 40 percent of the money people invested, according to Europol. Continue reading “Article: Police Across Europe Crush Ponzi Schemes, Recover Lost Money”

Article: European police bust major online investment fraud ring

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European police bust major online investment fraud ring

Amer Owaida, 13 May 2021

Europol and several national law enforcement agencies have teamed up to take down an investment fraud and money laundering ring that caused losses of approximately €30 million (US$36 million) to hundreds of victims, according to a press release by the European Union’s law enforcement agency.

The investigation led to the arrest of 11 suspects and involved the search of dozens of locations across Europe and Israel with law enforcement officers seizing a range of ill-gotten gains including jewels, real estate, high-end vehicles and some €2 million (US$2.4 million) in cash. The effort was spearheaded by German law enforcement authorities and supported by their peers from Bulgaria, Israel, Latvia, North-Macedonia, Poland, Spain, and Sweden. Continue reading “Article: European police bust major online investment fraud ring”

Article: Credit Suisse Pressed by Senator on $200 Million Tax Fraud

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Credit Suisse Pressed by Senator on $200 Million Tax Fraud

David Voreacos, 27 April 2021

Credit Suisse Group AG, already under pressure for losing $5.5 billion in the collapse of Archegos Capital Management, must now answer questions from a powerful U.S. senator about a seven-year-old tax evasion scandal.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden wrote Tuesday to Credit Suisse and the Justice Department, asking their leaders to explain how the lender’s banking unit could have pleaded guilty in May 2014 to enabling U.S. tax evasion but failed to disclose more than $200 million in accounts held by an American.

Wyden asked Credit Suisse Chief Executive Thomas Gottstein and Attorney General Merrick Garland about the bank’s handling of accounts held by former business professor Dan Horsky. After whistle-blowers told the Justice Department about the accounts in July 2014, Internal Revenue Service agents approached Horsky in 2015. He cooperated with U.S. authorities and pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2016. Continue reading “Article: Credit Suisse Pressed by Senator on $200 Million Tax Fraud”

Article: $COTI — the undeniable SCAM run by criminals — Investigation Report

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$COTI — the undeniable SCAM run by criminals — Investigation Report

api3cloud, 18 March 2021

Part 1
‘’The criminals’’

I start this article with a disclaimer that this investigative research would not be possible without the help of many. A combined effort on Reddit, Discord, Telegram and Twitter to put together information of undeniable official evidences that COTI is in fact an orchestrated fraud operated by Israeli well known Binary Options criminals. All information provided is backed by public sources and data. This is not FUD. These are undeniable public evidences that the COTI team tried to hide from the public for a long time, the victims of the soon to be known as one of the biggest crypto scams ever seen, need to be informed and law authorities need to act fast.

In this article I will deep dive on the extensive criminal background of COTI team.

When was COTI created? In 2017, the exact month Israel authorities banned Binary Options the COTI team needed the next scam to pull. ICOS were hot at the time, easy money and easy preys.

SIMONA WEINGLASS: Twitter @simonaweinglass /// Email simona@timesofisrael.com

A reputable white collar crime and corruption investigative journalist for the biggest newspaper of Israel, and the responsible for taking down COTI founders Binary Options scams back in 2017 reports

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Article: Short-seller Muddy Waters takes aim at Nano-X Imaging after Citron

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Short-seller Muddy Waters takes aim at Nano-X Imaging after Citron

Manas Mishra, 22 September 2021

(Reuters) – U.S.-listed shares of Israel’s Nano-X Imaging Ltd NNOX.O fell nearly 20% on Tuesday after short-seller Muddy Waters joined Citron Research in raising doubts over the company’s diagnostic product.

Muddy Waters likened the company to Nikola Corp NKLA.O, whose founder Trevor Milton stepped down on Monday amid scathing reports from short-sellers.

“We conclude that NNOX (Nano-X) has no real product to sell other than its stock,” Muddy Waters said in a report on Tuesday.

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Web: Our Financial Oligarchy; Emperors of a Brave New World

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Our Financial Oligarchy; Emperors of a Brave New World

They own the regulators; they own the brokerage houses; they own the clearing houses; they own all of your investments; and it’s even been shown that they can exert complete control over the government.

To understand how these banks exert complete control over our financial system, one must first understand the securities clearance system.

In the United States of America, there is only one central clearinghouse: The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, and for almost 50 years they have maintained a virtual monopoly over this essential service.

It is a private corporation that is owned by these mega-banks and brokers.

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Article: ReWalk Robotics Completes One-for-Twenty-Five Reverse Share Split

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ReWalk Robotics Completes One-for-Twenty-Five Reverse Share Split

GLOBE NEWSWIRE, 29 May 2019

YOKNEAM ILIT, Israel and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (RWLK) (“ReWalk” or the “Company”) reported today that it has completed the reverse share split of ReWalk ordinary share at a ratio of one-for-twenty-five shares, which will take effect on April 1, 2019. The Company also increased its authorized and registered share capital and amended its Articles of Association to reflect the reverse share split and the increase in share capital. Following the reverse share split and increase in authorized share capital, the total number of ordinary shares that the Company is authorized to issue will be 60 million shares, the par value per share of the ordinary shares will be NIS 0.25 and the authorized share capital of the Company will be NIS 15 million.

Article: Solidus Raises $3 Million in Seed Financing to Tackle Digital Asset Market Manipulation

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Solidus Raises $3 Million in Seed Financing to Tackle Digital Asset Market Manipulation

Business Wire, 25 February 2019

Solidus Labs, provider of a machine learning-powered trade surveillance platform tailored for digital assets, secured a $3 million seed round of financing led by Hanaco Ventures. Additional participants in the round include Global Founders Capital, as well as angel investors and Wall Street veterans David Krell and Norman Sorensen. With the proceeds Solidus’ team of former Goldman Sachs engineers is set to address a major challenge preventing greater institutional and mainstream adoption of digital assets – trade manipulation and market integrity.

Solidus’ web-based platform is already deployed with diverse clients including exchanges, broker-dealers, hedge funds and market makers in Europe, the United States and Israel. The funding round will be used to continue expanding the company’s engineering and machine learning teams, as well as sales, marketing and customer success operations. Solidus is accommodating growing demand from digital asset firms, as those strive to satisfy intensifying regulatory oversight and high compliance standards of traditional financial institutions. Continue reading “Article: Solidus Raises $3 Million in Seed Financing to Tackle Digital Asset Market Manipulation”

Article: Israeli Intelligence Firm Used By Harvey Weinstein Resurfaces In Toronto Suit

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Israeli Intelligence Firm Used By Harvey Weinstein Resurfaces In Toronto Suit

Jacquie McNish, Rob Copeland

Wall Street Journal, 15 November 2017

West Face Capital Inc. filed a motion with an Ontario court Wednesday seeking an order to stop Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube from continuing alleged attempts to covertly obtain confidential information from the Toronto firm’s former and current employees.

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Article: Rewalk Robotics Ltd (RWLK)

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Rewalk Robotics Ltd (RWLK)

SEC, 20 September 2017

We are offering ordinary shares, par value NIS 0.01 per ordinary share. The offering price is $ per ordinary share. Our ordinary shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “RWLK.” The last reported sales price of our ordinary shares on September 19, 2017 was $1.70 per ordinary share.

We are an “emerging growth company” as defined under the federal securities laws and, as such, may continue to elect to comply with certain reduced public company reporting requirements in future reports.

Investing in our ordinary shares involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 6 of this prospectus as well as the risk factors and other information in any documents we incorporate by reference into this prospectus. See “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.”

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Article: Israeli Businessman Nochi Dankner Found Guilty of Stock Manipulation

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Israeli Businessman Nochi Dankner Found Guilty of Stock Manipulation

Jasmin Gueta, 04 July 2016

Nochi Dankner, who was for a decade one of the most powerful business tycoons in Israel, was found guilty on Monday of stock manipulation and other securities-related offenses.

Broke tycoon ejected from Tel Aviv restaurant. In first testimony, Dankner denies role in alleged share manipulation. Nochi Dankner survives South America helicopter crash. The maximum punishment for the offenses is five years’ imprisonment.

In a 280-page decision, Judge Khaled Kabub of the Tel Aviv District Court found Dankner guilty of all the charges that had been brought against him, which centered on his manipulating the share price of his publicly traded IDB Holding Corporation ahead of a secondary offering of its shares in February 2012. Dankner consistently denied any wrongdoing. Continue reading “Article: Israeli Businessman Nochi Dankner Found Guilty of Stock Manipulation”

Article: Four indicted in Psagot market manipulation affair

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Four indicted in Psagot market manipulation affair

Ella Levy-Weinribo, 07 April 2014

The indictment is against David Edry, Shai Ben-David, Aharon Navon, and Saar Weintraub.

Four years after the Psagot Investment House Ltd. scandal erupted come the indictments: the Tel Aviv District Attorney (taxation and economy) has filed an indictment against David Edry, who was vice president of Psagot’s brokerage manager of the company’s nostro account at the time, Shai Ben-David, former manager of Psagot’s brokerage, Aharon Navon, former manager of Deutsche Bank Israel’s trading room, and Saar Weintraub, who was a broker at Deutsche Bank Israel. Continue reading “Article: Four indicted in Psagot market manipulation affair”

Article: Currency wars and the emerging-market countries

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Currency wars and the emerging-market countries

Richard Portes, 04 November 2010

The headlines shout “currency wars”. The US believes China engages in “currency manipulation”. The authorities hesitate to declare this to the US Congress, and the Secretary of the Treasury says “competitive non-appreciation” instead. China accuses the US of excessively loose monetary policy, flooding the world with liquidity. There is some truth in both charges, but some exaggeration.

This is one of the key issues facing the G20. Exchange-rate pressures, global imbalances and rebalancing, spillovers and the desirability of policy coordination – these are at the centre of the economic interdependence between the developed and emerging market countries. All this is in the context of weak US and European recoveries from the Great Recession, the risk of deflation, and the likelihood of more quantitative easing (QE) by major central banks. Domestic issues and inability to get direct action on exchange rates has led the US to propose internationally agreed targets for current-account imbalances. The wheel goes round – these proposals bear some resemblance to those of Keynes at Bretton Woods, which the US then opposed.

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