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Sarao Sentenced to Home Detention

Sarao Sentenced to Home Detention

Navinder Singh Sarao escaped possible detention in a U.S. prison for anywhere from 78 to 97 months when he was sentenced yesterday in Chicago to one year of detention to be served at his parents’ home in Hounslow, west London. The term of the sentence begins today.      

Bcause’s Next Steps in Bankruptcy

Bcause LLC, the failed cryptocurrency trading platform and mining services provider, was back in court on Friday, June 21, on a motion by WESCO, a secured creditor, to be paid now, before the remaining cash in the enterprise is dissipated....

FIA Law & Compliance Conference Kicks Off

FIA Law & Compliance Conference Kicks Off

The 41st annual derivatives industry regulatory confabulation was called to order on Wednesday afternoon in Washington, DC, by Law & Compliance Division President Tammy Botsford. Botsford’s daytime job is executive director and assistant...

Double Jeopardy, Sort Of – U.S. v Thakkar

Double Jeopardy, Sort Of – U.S. v Thakkar

As just about everyone who reads this newsletter knows, the criminal case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against Jitesh Thakkar dissolved last month when the judge dismissed the conspiracy to spoof charge and the jury split (10-2...

Industry-Driven Derivatives Insights

Industry-Driven Derivatives Insights

The following is a discussion of the inaugural quarterly edition of “Derivatives Insight Report” published on April 14, 2019, by Acuity Business Intelligence, a platform for insights and analytics in the derivatives market. The company was...

US v Jitesh Thakkar: Waiting for the Denouement

US v Jitesh Thakkar: Waiting for the Denouement

According to Merriam Webster, the (second) definition of “denouement” is “the outcome of a complex sequence of events.” On Monday, April 8, the twelve members of the jury in the trial (surely “a complex sequence of events”) of Jitesh Thakkar...

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Europe digs in for a long battle with the virus

Europe digs in for a long battle with the virus

First Read $12,791/$300,000 (4.3%) Leticia Manos, Ray Mckenzie and Nils-Robert Persson ++++ Election 2020: Tight Races Set Stage for Continued Period of Volatility By Suzanne Cosgrove - John Lothian News Here's how the presidential election 2020 is unfolding in its...

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