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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Operators of Boiler Room Scheme Targeting Seniors to Invest in Football-Related Scam

09/26/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the operators of a South Florida-based boiler room scheme with defrauding seniors and other investors they pressured into purchasing stock in a company that purportedly developed ground-breaking technology for the National Football League to use in the Super Bowl.Read more

SEC Charges China-Based Executives With Fraud and Insider Trading

09/26/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former CEO of an education services provider based in China with stealing tens of millions of dollars from investors in a U.S. public offering, and charged another executive with illegally dumping his stock in the company after he helped steal valuable company assets.Read more

SEC Charges Accountant for Madoff Clients for Role in Creating False Books and Records

09/26/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the longtime accountant for many of Bernard Madoff’s oldest and wealthiest clients for his role in the creation of false books and records used in the massive Ponzi scheme.Read more

SEC Freezes Assets in Ponzi Scheme Targeting Investors in Japan

09/26/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency action to freeze the assets of a Las Vegas-based firm and its sole owner charged with perpetrating a Ponzi scheme against thousands of investors living primarily in Japan.Read more

SEC Charges Two Bank Executives for Financial Misstatements and Failure to Disclose Probable Loss on Troubled Loan

09/24/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two former bank executives at Illinois-based Mercantile Bancorp with failing to recognize in financial statements a probable loss on one of the bank’s largest troubled loans.Read more