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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Former Credit Suisse Investment Bankers in Subprime Bond Pricing Scheme During Credit Crisis

02/01/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four former veteran investment bankers and traders at Credit Suisse Group for engaging in a complex scheme to fraudulently overstate the prices of $3 billion in subprime bonds during the height of the subprime credit crisis.Read more

SEC Charges Brothers With Short Selling Violations

01/31/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two brothers living in Chicago and New York with naked short selling for failing to locate and deliver shares involved in short sales to broker-dealers.Read more

SEC Charges Former Executives and Accountants With Fraud at British Subsidiary of Medical Devices Company

01/30/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four former senior executives and accountants at the British subsidiary of an Indiana-based manufacturer of medical devices and aerospace products for their roles in an accounting fraud that was so pervasive that it distorted the financial statements of the parent company.Read more

SEC Charges Boiler Room Operators in Florida-Based Penny Stock Manipulation Scheme

01/26/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Fort Lauderdale-based firm and its founder with conducting a fraudulent boiler room scheme in which they hyped stock in two thinly-traded penny stock companies while behind the scenes they sold the same stock themselves for illegal profits.Read more

Diamondback Capital Agrees to Settle SEC Insider Trading Charges

01/23/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Diamondback Capital Management LLC has agreed to pay more than $9 million to settle insider-trading charges brought by the Commission on Jan. 18. The proposed settlement is subject to the approval of Judge Paul G. Gardephe of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. As part of the proposed settlement, the Stamford, Conn.-based hedge fund adviser also has submitted a statement of facts to the SEC and federal prosecutors, and entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.Read more