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Boston Scientific Corp. and its subsidiaries, Guidant LLC, Guidant Sales LLC and Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. (Guidant), have agreed to pay $30 million to settle allegations that, between 2002 and 2005, Guidant knowingly sold defective heart devices to health care facilities that in turn implanted the devices into Medicare patients, the Justice Department announced today.  Boston Scientific acquired Guidant, a medical device manufacturer, in 2006.

The Department of Justice and 33 State Attorneys General today submitted to the court a proposed remedy to address Apple Inc.’s illegal conduct, following the July 10, 2013, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York decision finding that Apple conspired to fix the prices of e-books in the United States.  The proposed relief is intended to halt Apple’s anticompetitive conduct, restore lost competition and prevent a recurrence of the illegal activities.

A 24-count indictment was unsealed this morning in federal court in Central Islip, New York, charging Brian R. Callahan, an investment fund manager, and Adam J. Manson, a real estate developer, with conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud for their roles in operating a $96 million Ponzi scheme. Both defendants are in custody and will be arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson at the United States Courthouse in Central Islip.

Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Capital One Financial Corporation and two senior executives for understating millions of dollars in auto loan losses incurred during the months leading into the financial crisis.

Miami, Florida - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former corporate executive living in South Florida with insider trading based on confidential information that he learned as part of a professional organization.