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Marble Ridge Capital LP's Dan Kamensky and Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards in New York (Getty; Jewish National Fund)

Hedge fund manager arrested for fraud in Neiman Marcus bankruptcy

A hedge-fund manager has been arrested and charged with fraud in connection to Neiman Marcus’ bankruptcy. Dan Kamensky, the...

Hedge fund manager arrested for fraud in Neiman Marcus bankruptcy
Riza Aziz and (clockwise from left: 912 Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills, Park Laurel in Manhattan and 2 Lygon Place in London (Getty, Google Maps, Realtor)

“Wolf of Wall Street” producer to forfeit $60M in 1MDB probe settlement

Another suspect in the 1MDB embezzlement scandal has agreed to give up assets allegedly linked to the scheme, which...

“Wolf of Wall Street” producer to forfeit $60M in 1MDB probe settlement
731 Lexington Avenue (Google Maps)

Former Turner Construction exec pleads guilty in bribery scheme

A former vice president at Turner Construction has admitted evading taxes on $1.5 million in bribes, in a sprawling...

Former Turner Construction exec pleads guilty in bribery scheme
Savraj Gata-Aura

Bar Works Ponzi schemer sentenced to prison

The first prison sentence has been handed down in connection with the Bar Works co-working Ponzi scheme, with more set to come later this year. British national Savraj Gata-Aura was sentenced to 4 years...

Bar Works Ponzi schemer sentenced to prison
60 Riverside Boulevard and (inset) the island of Nauru (Google Maps)

UWS condo caught up in bribery scandal tied to world’s smallest republic

UPDATED, July 22, 2020, 1:00 p.m.: An Upper West Side condo is entangled in an international money laundering investigation....

UWS condo caught up in bribery scandal tied to world’s smallest republic
Robert Durst appears in court for during opening statements in his murder trial on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles (Photo by Etienne Laurent -Pool/Getty Images)

Robert Durst murder trial could be suspended as LA courts shutter over coronavirus

Real estate scion Robert Durst’s Los Angeles murder case could be suspended, as courts prepare to shutter in the...

Robert Durst murder trial could be suspended as LA courts shutter over coronavirus
Larkin Plaza (Credit: Rendering courtesy of SLCE Architects)

RXR project among developments caught up in alleged Gambino mob scheme

UPDATED, Feb. 14, 2020, 3:59 p.m.: An RXR Realty project in Yonkers is one of several ensnared in the...

RXR project among developments caught up in alleged Gambino mob scheme
Michael Shah (Credit: iStock)

Manhattan DA drops charges against developer Michael Shah

The Manhattan district attorney’s office dismissed all charges Friday against developer Michael Shah months after an ex-girlfriend alleged that...

Manhattan DA drops charges against developer Michael Shah
Fotis Dulos (AP Images/ Erik Trautmann)

Developer Fotis Dulos, charged with killing his wife, is dead

UPDATED, Feb. 1, 2020, 1:15 p.m.: Two days after attempting suicide, a Connecticut developer charged with murdering his wife...

Developer Fotis Dulos, charged with killing his wife, is dead
Fotis Dulos (AP Images/ Erik Trautmann)

Connecticut developer charged with killing wife is rushed to hospital after apparent suicide attempt

The Connecticut developer accused of murdering his estranged wife was rushed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after an apparent suicide attempt. Citing an official...

Connecticut developer charged with killing wife is rushed to hospital after apparent suicide attempt
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