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Whistleblower News: McKinsey, SoftBank, Overstock, Manipulative Trading

11/13/2019

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McKinsey Faces Criminal Inquiry Over Bankruptcy Case Conduct

NEW YORK TIMES

Prosecutors are examining the consulting company’s behavior in at least two bankruptcy cases.

McKinsey & Company, the elite consulting firm that advises many of the world’s largest and most powerful institutions, is facing a federal criminal investigation of its conduct advising bankrupt companies, according to five people familiar with the matter. read more »

The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole

NEW YORK TIMES

SoftBank poured money into start-ups that use armies of contractors. That has upended the lives of drivers, hotel operators and real estate agents around the world.

The New York Times reviewed contracts and internal company documents, and interviewed more than 50 workers with SoftBank-funded start-ups like Oyo, the delivery firm Rappi and the real estate brokerage Compass in places such as Chicago, New Delhi, Beijing and Bogotá, Colombia. What emerged was a pattern that repeated across the world: a distinctly modern version of the bait-and-switch. read more »

Overstock says SEC subpoenaed it in Oct

MARKETWATCH

Overstock.com Inc. said Tuesday the Securities and Exchange Commission subpoenaed the company in October requesting documents relating to its plan to offer a digital dividend. read more »

SEC Wins Jury Trial in Layering, Manipulative Trading Case

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Jurors in New York federal court returned a verdict in the Securities and Exchange Commission's favor against a trading firm headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine, and two individuals for their roles in an unlawful trading scheme that generated more than $25 million in illicit profit. read more »