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10/24/2013

SEC Charges Stryker Corporation With FCPA Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Michigan-based medical technology company with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when subsidiaries in five different countries bribed doctors, health care professionals, and other government-employed officials in order to obtain or retain business.Read more

10/23/2013

SEC Issues Proposal on Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted unanimously to propose rules under the JOBS Act to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding.Read more

10/22/2013

SEC Charges Diebold With FCPA Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged an Ohio-based manufacturer of ATMs and bank security systems with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials at government-owned banks with pleasure trips in order to illicitly win business.Read more

10/18/2013

SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Collateral Manager Of CDO

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a Morristown, N.J.-based investment advisory firm and its owner for misleading investors in a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) and breaching their fiduciary duties.Read more

10/17/2013

Investor Alert: Beware of Pyramid Schemes Posing as Multi-Level Marketing Programs

The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn individual investors about pyramid schemes, a type of investment scam that fraudsters often pitch as a legitimate business opportunity in the form of multi-level marketing programs.Read more