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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Company Officers and Penny Stock Promoters in Kickback and Market Manipulation Schemes

06/04/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged several penny stock companies and their officers as well as three penny stock promoters involved in various stock schemes in which bribes and kickbacks were paid to hype microcap stocks and illegally generate stock sales.Read more

Miami Hedge Fund Adviser Charged for Misleading Investors About "Skin in the Game" and Related-Party Deals

05/29/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Miami-based hedge fund adviser for deceiving investors about whether its executives had personally invested in a Latin America-focused hedge fund.Read more

SEC Halts Fraudulent Investment Scheme by New York-Based Fund Manager

05/25/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a New York-based fund manager and his two firms for luring investors into a trading program that would purportedly maximize their profits but instead spent their money in unauthorized ways.Read more

SEC Charges Northern California Fund Manager in $60 Million Scheme

05/24/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged an investment adviser in Scotts Valley, Calif., with running a $60 million investment fund like a Ponzi scheme and defrauding investors by touting imaginary trading profits instead of reporting the actual trading losses he incurred.Read more

SEC Charges Two Feeders for One of South Florida's Largest-Ever Ponzi Schemes

05/22/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two individuals who provided the biggest influx of investor funds into one of the largest-ever Ponzi schemes in South Florida.Read more