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12/05/2012

SEC Charges 10 in Insider Trading Ring Around Investment Banker’s Illegal Tips on Impending Mergers

Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged an investment banker who was primarily based in Charlotte, N.C., and nine others involved in an insider trading ring that garnered more than $11 million in illicit profits trading on confidential information about impending mergers.Read more

12/03/2012

SEC Staff to Host Decimalization Roundtable

Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that its staff will host a roundtable early next year to discuss the impact of decimal-based stock trading on small and mid-sized companies, market professionals, investors, and U.S. securities markets.Read more

11/30/2012

SEC Charges Connecticut-Based Business Executive with Insider Trading During Bidding Process

Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Connecticut-based business executive with insider trading ahead of the sale of Patriot Capital Funding Group based on nonpublic information he learned at the helm of a firm involved in the bidding process.Read more

11/30/2012

Brazilian Ex-Banker to Pay $5.1 Million for Insider Trading in Burger King Stock

Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a Brazilian ex-banker for his role in a scheme to illegally trade Burger King securities. The SEC previously charged a Brazilian citizen working in the Miami office of Wells Fargo with tipping him the inside information.Read more

11/29/2012

Updated Investor Alert: SEC Warns of Government Impersonators

SEC staff is issuing this updated Investor Alert because we are aware of continuing fraudulent solicitations that purport to be affiliated with or sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commission staff, as well as particular Commissioners (including a recent bogus email scam using the name of Commissioner Daniel Gallagher).Read more