Thomas Krebs

Securities Attorney Briefing 19 December 2016

International Putin’s Revenge Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, his predecessor as Russia’s president stood on a dark street near the White House. In his underpants. Looking for a pizza. It was September 1994, and Boris Yeltsin was in Washington for a state visit with his […]

Securities Attorney Briefing 16 December 2016

International The American Leader in the Islamic State John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the never-before-reported story of his long and troubling journey.At dawn on a warm September morning in 2013, a minivan pulled up […]

Securities Attorney Briefing 8 December 2016

International JPMorgan Hit Hardest as EU Fines Euribor Trio $521 Million JPMorgan Chase & Co., HSBC Holdings Plc and Credit Agricole SA were fined a total of 485.5 million euros ($521 million) for rigging the Euribor benchmark as European Union antitrust regulators wrapped up a five-year investigation into the scandal. The trio colluded to rig the Euribor […]

Securities Attorney Briefing 2 November 2016

International Assad in Person: Confident, Friendly, No Regrets DAMASCUS, Syria — The guns were silent atop Mount Qasioun and the lights on its slopes twinkled over Damascus as President Bashar al-Assad of Syria welcomed a group of Western visitors into his French-Ottoman palace on Monday night, presenting himself as a man firmly in control of his country. He radiated […]

Securities Attorney Briefing 1 November 2016

International Ukrainians shocked as politicians declare vast wealth An anti-corruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent. Some declared millions of dollars in cash. Others said they owned fleets of luxury cars, expensive Swiss watches, diamond jewelry and […]