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Guilty Plea In $13m Phony Facebook and Groupon Stock Scheme

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Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that JOHN A. MATTERA pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud in connection with a $13m scheme to defraud investors through false ownership claims of stock in Facebook and Groupon before their initial public offerings, and in other private companies. In connection with his guilty plea, MATTERA agreed to pay restitution to the victims of his offense and consented to the entry of a $13m forfeiture order.

No Recovery Until 2018, IMF Warns

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The International Monetary Fund's chief economist has warned that the global economy will take a decade to recover from the financial crisis as the latest snapshot of the UK economy suggested that growth in the third quarter will be at best anaemic.

Blackstone's Schwarzman: Election Scrutiny of PE May Pay Off

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Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of Blackstone, sat down with Bloomberg News’ Jason Kelly and said that election scrutiny of private equity may pay off: 'There’s a point of view that these business have performed very well for institutions…Ironically, it gave the public and other people a chance to think through these arguments'.

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6 years for woman in Google exec yacht death

The woman charged in the death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in November 2013 pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday, NBC affiliate KSBW reported.