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04/14/2015

SEC Halts Investment Scheme Targeting Military Personnel

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a man living in central Texas accused of telling false tales about his stockbroking experience to lure current and former U.S. military personnel into investing with him. Read more

04/09/2015

SEC Halts Microcap Scheme in South Florida

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against the operators of a South Florida-based microcap scheme, including three boiler room brokers caught trying to conceal from investors that they have been barred from the industry.Read more

04/07/2015

SEC Obtains Asset Freeze in Ponzi Scheme Involving Loans to Professional Athletes

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a former professional football player and others, alleging they operated a Ponzi scheme that raised more than $31 million from investors who were promised profits from loans to professional athletes. Read more

04/07/2015

SEC Charges L.A.-Based Pacific West Capital Group With Fraud in Sale of Life Settlement Investments

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Los Angeles-based Pacific West Capital Group Inc. and its owner Andrew B. Calhoun IV with fraud in the sale of “life settlement” investments. Read more

04/06/2015

SEC Charges Firms and Individuals for Defrauding Investors in Cellular Licensing Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged 12 companies and six individuals with defrauding investors in a scheme involving applications to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for cellular spectrum licenses.Read more