A photograph of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein is displayed during a news conference. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

A judge in New York has set a date for the arraignment and bail hearing of Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell, court officials sa(...)

Bernie Madoff was jailed in 2009 after his firm was found to have engaged in a $65 billion  Ponzi-type investment scam that evaded detection for decades.

Bernard Madoff, who defrauded investors of more than $19 billion in history’s biggest Ponzi scheme, has asked for early release from his 150-year pris(...)

Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan Criminal Court, using a walker, following a hearing on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

A $25 million (€22.5 million) settlement to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s b(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump’s efforts to keep his tax returns private received a setback on Monday when a New York court blocked his attempts to stop th(...)

Thursday’s lawsuit makes Musk one of the highest-profile executives to be accused by the SEC of securities fraud. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday sued Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk, accusing him of securities fraud. The accusation was (...)

Gary Davis from Kilpedder, Co Wicklow pictured at the Four Courts in 2015. File photograph: Collins

An Irishman was extradited to the United States on Friday nigth to face charges that he helped run the now-defunct Silk Road, an online black market w(...)

US president Donald Trump’s long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Michael Cohen, an attorney for US president Donald Trump, has been under criminal investigation for months, federal prosecutors disclosed in a filing (...)

An undated photograph of New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah. Photograph:  AFP/NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the man suspected of Monday’s bombing of a New York commuter hub. Akayed Ullah (27), from B(...)

John Rusnak: pleaded guilty in 2002 to defrauding AIB’s former US unit where he had worked, Allfirst Financial. He was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. Photograph: Baltimore Sun

AIB received only a fraction of the $872 million (€781.7 million) it had sought from Citigroup when it agreed last year to settle a 12½-year case aga(...)

Juan  Thompson was a reporter for the Intercept news website until he was fired last year for allegedly inventing sources and quotes. File photograph: The Intercept

A former US journalist pleaded not guilty on Monday to making bomb threats against Jewish organisations in the US while posing as his ex-girlfriend in(...)

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