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Selected Press Releases

SEC Sanctions Florida-Based Auditor for Circumventing Rules


The Securities and Exchange Commission today sanctioned a Florida-based auditor for violating federal laws and regulations requiring lead audit partners to periodically rotate off their audit engagements with a publicly traded company in order to preserve the integrity of the financial reporting process. Read more

Rengan Rajaratnam Agrees to Settle Insider Trading Charges


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that former hedge fund manager Rajarengan “Rengan” Rajaratnam has agreed to pay more than $840,000 and accept securities industry bars in order to settle the agency’s insider trading case against him.Read more

SEC Charges Staten Island Man With Conducting Fraudulent Offerings and Stealing Investor Funds


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the operator of an online stock recommendation business with conducting several fraudulent securities offerings and siphoning some of the money raised from investors for a Caribbean vacation and plastic surgery.Read more

SEC Charges New York-Based High Frequency Trading Firm With Fraudulent Trading to Manipulate Closing Prices - First High Frequency Trading Manipulation Case


The Securities and Exchange Commission today sanctioned a New York City-based high frequency trading firm for placing a large number of aggressive, rapid-fire trades in the final two seconds of almost every trading day during a six-month period to manipulate the closing prices of thousands of NASDAQ-listed stocks. This marks the first high frequency trading manipulation case.Read more

SEC’s FY 2014 Enforcement Actions Span Securities Industry and Include First-Ever Cases - New Investigative Approaches and Innovative Use of Data and Analytical Tools Help Drive Successful Enforcement Year


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that in fiscal year 2014, new investigative approaches and the innovative use of data and analytical tools contributed to a very strong year for enforcement marked by cases that spanned the securities industry. Read more