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Selected Press Releases

SEC Issues Bulletin On Risks Of Investing In Reverse Merger Companies


The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued an Investor Bulletin outlining the risks of investing in companies that enter U.S. markets through so-called “reverse mergers.”Read more

Tenaris to Pay $5.4 Million in SEC's First-Ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement


The Securities and Exchange Commission today entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Tenaris S.A. in its first-ever use of the approach to facilitate and reward cooperation in SEC investigations.Read more

SEC Halts Ponzi Scheme by Co-Founder of China Voice Holding Corp.


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court order freezing the assets of China Voice Holding Corp., which trades in over-the-counter markets and has claimed to have a portfolio of telecommunications products and services in both the U.S. and China. The SEC alleges that China Voice's co-founder and his two associates are operating an $8.6 million Ponzi scheme and misusing its proceeds, in part, to help fund the company's operations.Read more

SEC Seeks Public Comment on Effective Investor Education Programs


Washington, D.C., April 19, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today published on its website a request for public comment on the effectiveness of existing investor education efforts as part of a review mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.Read more

SEC Charges FDA Chemist With Insider Trading Ahead of Drug Approval Announcements


Washington, DC, March 29, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chemist with insider trading on confidential information about upcoming announcements of FDA drug approval decisions, generating more than $3.6 million in illicit profits and avoided losses.Read more