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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Oregon-Based Expert Consulting Firm and Owner with Insider Trading in Technology Sector


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged John Kinnucan and his Portland, Oregon-based expert consulting firm Broadband Research Corporation with insider trading. The charges stem from the SEC’s ongoing investigation of insider trading involving expert networks.Read more

SEC Tightens Rules on Advisory Performance Fee Charges


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it is tightening its rule on investment advisory performance fees to raise the net worth requirement for investors who pay performance fees, by excluding the value of the investor’s home from the net worth calculation.Read more

SEC Charges California Hedge Fund Manager Connected to Galleon Insider Trading Case


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a hedge fund manager and his Menlo Park, Calif.-based firm for their involvement in the insider trading ring connected to Raj Rajaratnam and hedge fund advisory firm Galleon Management.Read more

SEC Charges Smith & Nephew PLC with Foreign Bribery


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged London-based medical device company Smith & Nephew PLC with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when its U.S. and German subsidiaries bribed public doctors in Greece for more than a decade to win business.Read more

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


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