Chasing Dodgers: The taxmen at the Internal Revenue Service can get some records on Swiss bank accounts under a ruling Monday by U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan, and prosecutors say it is one more step toward identifying and prosecuting tax dodgers who use anonymous offshore accounts, The Associated Press reports.
Plea for Spill: The Department of Justice and BP will try today to convince U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance to accept a guilty plea agreement by BP that includes $4 billion in fines related to the 2010 Gulf oil spill, The Times-Picayune reports.
SEC Shielded: The he U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the Securities and Exchange Commission cannot be sued under the Federal Tort Claims Act for investments lost in the massive Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, Reuters reports.
Outlaw Lawyer: The Federal Bureau of Investigations needs the public's help to find disbarred Iowa lawyer Dennis Bjorklund, infamous for outrunning process servers and having a court describe him this way: ""He lies with reckless abandon," the Quad-City Times reports.
Privacy Unit: Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler created a new "Internet Privacy Unit" to prevent private digital information from falling into the wrong hands and address the gaps in company privacy policies, The Washington Post reports.