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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Former Detroit Officials and Investment Adviser to City Pension Funds in Influence Peddling Scheme

05/09/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged former Detroit mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick, former city treasurer Jeffrey W. Beasley, and the investment adviser to the city’s public pension funds involved in a secret exchange of lavish gifts to peddle influence over the funds’ investment process.Read more

SEC Charges New York Man With Manipulating Biopharmaceutical Stocks and Conducting Unregistered Sales of Securities

05/09/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Manhattan resident with carrying out a complex market manipulation scheme in biopharmaceutical stocks after he was kicked out of the brokerage industry for fraud.Read more

SEC Charges Movie Producer and Ring of Relatives and Business Partners with Insider Trading

05/08/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a Hollywood movie producer along with his brother, cousin, and three others in his circle of friends and business partners for insider trading in the stock of a company for which he served on the board of directors.Read more

SEC Charges Movie Producer and Ring of Relatives and Business Partners with Insider Trading

05/08/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a Hollywood movie producer along with his brother, cousin, and three others in his circle of friends and business partners for insider trading in the stock of a company for which he served on the board of directors.Read more

SEC Charges Florida Stock Scheme Mastermind and 10 Cohorts

05/02/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Florida man and 10 cohorts involved in two separate schemes to illegally sell stock, including one that sought to capitalize on circumstances in Haiti following the earthquake that destroyed much of the country's infrastructure in January 2010.Read more