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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

04/03/2015

Updated Investor Alert: Beware of Companies Using the SEC Seal

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this updated Investor Alert to help investors identify fraudsters’ unauthorized use of the SEC seal as a way to convince prospective customers that a fraud, including an advance-fee loan scam, is legitimate.Read more

03/31/2015

Investor Bulletin: Bankruptcy for a Public Company

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate investors about what happens when a publicly traded company declares bankruptcy.Read more