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Former CPA Indicted for Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts and Filing False Documents with the IRS

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 26, 2019 A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging Brian Booker, a former resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, whose business specialized in international trade, with failing to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs) and filing false documents with […]

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North Carolina Office Manager Sentenced to Prison for Employment Tax Fraud

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 27, 2019 A New London, North Carolina, woman was sentenced to 14 months in prison today for federal employment tax fraud, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin for […]

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Former church chairman indicted in theft of $11.5 million in church money – Los Angeles Times

The former chairman of the board for the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Angeles, has been indicted for stealing more than $11 million in church money. — Read on www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-26/former-church-chairman-indicted-in-theft-of-11-5-million-in-church-money

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Mortgage-Backed Securities

Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are debt obligations that represent claims to the cash flows from pools of mortgage loans, most commonly on residential property. Mortgage loans are purchased from banks, mortgage companies, and other originators and then assembled into pools by a governmental, quasi-governmental, or private entity. The entity then issues securities that represent claims on […]

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Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS)

REVIEWED BY JULIA KAGAN  Updated Jul 16, 2019 What Is a Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS)? A mortgage-backed security (MBS) is an investment similar to a bond that is made up of a bundle of home loans bought from the banks that issued them. Investors in MBS receive periodic payments similar to bond coupon payments. The MBS is a […]

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Asset-Backed Credit Default Swap (ABCDS)

REVIEWED BY JAMES CHEN  Updated Apr 8, 2019 What is an Asset-Backed Credit Default Swap? An asset-backed credit default swap (ABCDS) is a credit default swap (CDS) wherein the reference asset is the asset-backed security rather than a corporate credit instrument. Understanding Asset-Backed Credit Default Swaps (ABCDS) Asset-backed credit default swap (ABCDS) agreements are similar to traditional credit […]

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Credit Default Swap (CDS) Definition

REVIEWED BY JUSTIN KUEPPER  Updated Apr 20, 2019 What is a Credit Default Swap (CDS)? A credit default swap (CDS) is a financial derivative or contract that allows an investor to “swap” or offset his or her credit risk with that of another investor. For example, if a lender is worried that a borrower is going to default on a loan, the lender […]

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Loan Credit Default Swap (LCDS) Definition

REVIEWED BY JAMES CHEN  Updated Apr 10, 2019 What Is a Loan Credit Default Swap (LCDS)? A loan credit default swap (LCDS) is a type of credit derivative in which the credit exposure of an underlying loan is exchanged between two parties. A loan credit default swap’s structure is the same as a regular credit default swap (CDS), except that the […]

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Two Queens Women Plead Guilty in Connection with Plan to Build Explosive Devices Similar to Those Used in Prior Terrorist Attacks in the United States

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 23, 2019 Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Asia Siddiqui and Noelle Velentzas, both citizens of the United States and residents of Queens, pleaded guilty to teaching and distributing information pertaining to the making and use of an explosive, destructive device, […]

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United States Settles with Southeastern Grocers to Reduce Ozone-Depleting Emissions at Grocery Stores in the Southeastern States

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 23, 2019 Southeastern Grocers Inc. and its subsidiaries BI-LO LLC and Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. (together, “SEG”), owners and operators of regional grocery store chains BI-LO LLC, Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarket, have agreed to reduce emissions of potent ozone […]

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Former CPA Indicted for Failing to Report Foreign Bank Accounts and Filing False Documents with the IRS

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 26, 2019 A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging Brian Booker, a former resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, whose business specialized in international trade, with failing to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs) and filing false documents with […]