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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges China-Based Company and Executive for Concealing Loans to Benefit His Family


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a China-based natural gas company and an executive for defrauding investors by secretly loaning company funds to benefit his son and nephew while failing to disclose the true nature of the loans.Read more

SEC Charges Scotland-Based Firm for Improperly Boosting Hedge Fund Client at Expense of U.S. Fund Investors


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Scotland-based fund management group for fraudulently using one of its U.S. fund clients to rescue another client, a China-focused hedge fund struggling in the midst of the global financial crisis.Read more

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


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


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


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