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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Medical Imaging Device Company and Its CEO with Fraud

06/26/2013

Washington, D.C., June 26, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it filed fraud charges on Tuesday against Burbank, Calif.-based Imaging3, Inc., and its founder and chief executive Dean Janes for misleading shareholders about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s view of the company’s medical device.Read more

SEC Charges Top Officials At Investment Adviser in Scheme to Hide Theft From Pension Fund of Detroit Police and Firefighters

06/10/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the leader of a Detroit-based investment adviser for stealing nearly $3.1 million from the pension fund that the firm manages for the city's police officers and firefighters so he could buy two strip malls in California. The SEC charged four other top officials at the firm for helping him try to cover up the theft.Read more

SEC Charges Whittier Trust and Fund Manager in Insider Trading Investigation Into Expert Networks

06/07/2013

Washington, D.C., June 7, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a South Pasadena, Calif.-based wealth management company and a former fund manager with insider trading on non-public information about technology companies. The charges are the agency’s latest in its ongoing investigation into expert networks and hedge fund trading.Read more

SEC Freezes Assets of Thailand-Based Trader for Insider Trading Ahead of Smithfield Foods Acquisition Announcement

06/06/2013

Washington, D.C., June 6, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency court order to freeze the assets of a trader in Bangkok, Thailand, who made more than $3 million in profits by trading in advance of last week's announcement that Smithfield Foods agreed to a multi-billion dollar acquisition by China-based Shuanghui International Holdings.Read more

SEC Warns Investors About Binary Options and Charges Cyprus-Based Company with Selling Them Illegally in U.S.

06/06/2013

Washington, D.C., June 6, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today warned investors about the potential risks of investing in binary options and has charged a Cyprus-based company with selling them illegally to U.S. investors.Read more