On February 13th, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced a filing and charges against Matthew R. White of M.W. Global Futures LLC (MWGF) for fraud. MWGF requested and obtained money from six pool participants, and then went on to use the funds in his personal bank and trading accounts. Only a small amount of
The Department of Justice has reportedly opened a criminal investigation into claims over whether companies including Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Sanderson Farms conspired to fix poultry prices. The probe was disclosed in a civil court filing in Chicago, where lawsuits against more than 12 companies in the poultry industry are pending. The civil lawsuits
Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry lead an educational and interactive training at the Nebraska Attorney General’s office focusing on legal implications of Bitcoin and other emerging issues related to block chain technology. The Office of the Attorney General, and personnel from the Nebraska Highway Patrol, Nebraska Department of Revenue criminal investigators, and Homeland Security participated in an interactive training by Perry, and representatives from Coinbase and Chainalysis, discussing criminal, fraud, and consumer protection issues with the emerging technology. The daylong event occurred in Lincoln on May 16, 2016.