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Selected Press Releases

SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against New York Businessman - Placement Agent Also Charged and Barred From Securities Industry

10/31/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced securities fraud charges accusing a New York businessman and his software company of making false statements to investors while raising more than $3 million to fund operations.Read more

SEC and FINRA Warn Investors About Penny Stock Scams Hyping Dormant Shell Companies

10/30/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today issued an alert warning investors that some penny stocks being aggressively promoted as great investment opportunities may in fact be stocks of dormant shell companies with little to no business operations.Read more

SEC Announces Charges Against Investment Advisory Firm and Top Officials for Custody Rule Violations

10/29/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against an investment advisory firm and three top officials for violating the “custody rule” that requires firms to follow certain procedures when they control or have access to client money or securities.Read more

SEC Charges New Jersey Man in Insider Trading Case Involving Pharmaceutical Companies

10/24/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a New Jersey man who generated nearly $700,000 in illicit profits trading in the securities of two pharmaceutical companies that were about to be acquired. The SEC charged his source of nonpublic information earlier this month.Read more

SEC Sanctions Florida-Based Auditor for Circumventing Rules

10/24/2014

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