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Selected Press Releases

SEC Halts Texas-Based Forex Trading Scheme

07/12/2013

Washington, D.C., July 12, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency asset freeze against an unregistered money manager and his companies in Plano, Texas, who are charged with defrauding investors in a foreign currency exchange trading scheme.Read more

SEC Approves JOBS Act Requirement to Lift General Solicitation Ban

07/10/2013

Commission Also Adopts Rule to Disqualify Bad Actors from Certain Offerings and Proposes Rules to Enable SEC to Monitor New Market and Bolster Investor ProtectionsRead more

SEC Obtains Freeze on Proceeds from Unlawful Distribution of Biozoom Securities

07/03/2013

Washington, D.C., July 3, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against eight Argentine citizens who unlawfully sold millions of shares of Biozoom, Inc. in unregistered transactions. The SEC also obtained an emergency order to freeze assets in the U.S. brokerage accounts of the eight defendants and two other Argentine citizens who had Biozoom shares but had not yet sold them. The action follows last week’s suspension of trading in Biozoom due to concerns that some shareholders may be unlawfully distributing its securities.Read more

SEC Freezes Assets Of Insider Traders in Onyx Pharmaceuticals

07/03/2013

Washington, D.C., July 3, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of traders using foreign accounts to reap approximately $4.6 million in potentially illegal profits by trading in advance of the Sunday, June 30, 2013 announcement that Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. had received, but rejected an acquisition offer from Amgen, Inc.Read more

SEC Announces Enforcement Initiatives to Combat Financial Reporting and Microcap Fraud and Enhance Risk Analysis

07/02/2013

Washington, D.C., July 2, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced three new initiatives that will build on its Division of Enforcement's ongoing efforts to concentrate resources on high-risk areas of the market and bring cutting-edge technology and analytical capacity to bear in its investigations. The initiatives are:Read more