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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Ponzi Schemer Targeting Church Congregations

04/12/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a self-described “Social Capitalist” with running a Ponzi scheme that targeted socially-conscious investors in church congregations.Read more

SEC Charges China-Based Company and Others with Stock Manipulation

04/11/2012

Washington, D.C., April 11, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged AutoChina International Limited and 11 investors, including a senior executive and director at the China-based firm, with conducting a market manipulation scheme to create the false appearance of a liquid and active market for AutoChina’s stock.Read more

SEC Charges South Florida Man in Investment Fraud Scheme

04/06/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged that a South Florida investment manager defrauded investors by making false claims about his investment track record and providing bogus account statements that reflected fictitious profits.Read more

SEC Charges Texas Bank Holding Company’s CEO and CFO with Misleading Investors About Loan Quality and Financial Health During the Financial Crisis

04/06/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it charged Franklin Bank Corp.’s former chief executives for their involvement in a fraudulent scheme designed to conceal the deterioration of the bank’s loan portfolio and inflate its reported earnings during the financial crisis.Read more

SEC Freezes Accounts of Six Chinese Citizens and One Offshore Entity Charged with Insider Trading

04/06/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court-ordered freeze of the assets of six Chinese citizens and one British Virgin Islands entity charged with insider trading in Zhongpin Inc., a China-based pork processor whose shares trade in the U.S.Read more