Michael Volpe, Author at The Industry Spread
Michael Volpe
After spending a decade in finance, Michael Volpe has been a freelance investigative journalist since 2009. His work has been published locally in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Crusader, Chicago Heights Patch, and New City. Nationally, Volpe's work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, Crime Magazine, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, and Counter Punch. Volpe has been recognized by whistleblowers as leading the charge in getting their stories out. His first book Prosecutors Gone Wild was published in October 2012, his second book The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers was published in February 2013 and his third book Bullied to Death was published in August 2015.

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The Corcoran Family in Futures and Beyond

November 25, 2019

Furthermore, Corcoran’s son, Pat, is the manager for Chance the Rapper, one of the biggest music stars on the planet.

Both were guests on the latest podcast by the Futures Industry Association entitled FIA Speaks, which is hosted by FIA CEO Walt Lukken.

In the 1980s, the elder Corcoran, said he got involved in a start up partially backed by the Chicago Sun Times, one of Chicago’s two biggest newspapers.

USDOJ Charges Precious Metals Scheme as Criminal Enterprise

November 22, 2019

The US Department of Justice is calling a recent trading scheme a criminal enterprise. RICO is a statute enacted on October 15, 1970, providing enhanced sentencing for any crimes committed which are deemed under RICO, as in furtherance of an ongoing criminal enterprise.

SEC’s Division of Enforcement SECDOE Touts Positive 2019

November 11, 2019

We are pleased to share the Division of Enforcement’s annual report detailing the accomplishments of the Division during Fiscal Year 2019. The more than 1,350 talented women and men of the Division are steadfastly committed to protecting investors and ensuring that our capital markets operate fairly.

USDOJ Unravels Trading Scheme

November 8, 2019

From approximately March 2012 until December 2013, three traders who were members of a single trading team at Tower engaged in a scheme to defraud other participants in the markets for E-Mini S&P 500, E-Mini NASDAQ 100 and E-Mini Dow futures contracts (collectively, E‑Mini futures contracts). The S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 future contracts were traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while the Dow futures contracts were traded on the Chicago Board of Trade.