Arguably no scandal in the history of the futures industry has done as much damage as the MF Global debacle in the fall of 2011. The reason is that it challenged one of the core underpinnings of the futures industry—that customer segregated funds would remain segregated from the rest of the capital in a futures commission merchant (FCM) so that it would not be at risk even if the FCM itself failed.
Jon Corzine, former New Jersey governor and Goldman Sachs (GS.N) co-chairman, will pay a $5 million civil fine to settle a U.S. regulator's lawsuit over the 2011 collapse of his commodity brokerage, MF Global Holdings Ltd.

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has obtained a federal court Consent Order against Defendant Jon S.

MF Global Inc. Trustee James Giddens declared the liquidation of MFGI "essential complete" after gaining approval of a final 95% distribution to allowed unsecured creditors on top of the 100% distribution ($6.9 billion) for customer claims.

Jon Corzine and other former MF Global Holdings Ltd officials have reached a $64.5 million settlement of litigation brought by investors seeking to hold them liable for the now-defunct futures brok

The secured claims consists of mainly employee wage priority claims and CME Group claims; the unsecured general creditor claims include claims filed by introducing brokers, trade vendors, employees, and others according to the spokesman.
Glenn said earlier this year that he expected an initial $30 million allocation to cover all costs. But with the total now approaching double that, the matter hasn’t moved past discovery yet.
Dodd-Frank was passed in 2010 but new CFTC authority to pursue fraud and manipulation are just coming on line. What will they do with it and what will it mean for the industry.
MF Global Inc. Trustee James Giddens achieves milestone: Final 100% Distribution to all former MF Global Inc. customers begins this month.
PwC, which provided auditing and accounting experts, failed to advise the firm to account properly for its European sovereign debt holdings, leading it to invest too much in them, MF Global said in a complaint.