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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Weatherford International With FCPA Violations

11/26/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged oilfield services company Weatherford International with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by authorizing bribes and improper travel and entertainment for foreign officials in the Middle East and Africa to win business, including kickbacks in Iraq to obtain United Nations Oil-for-Food contracts. Read more

SEC Charges Another Tipper in Galleon Insider Trading Scheme

11/21/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former employee at a Silicon Valley-based semiconductor company for his role tipping nonpublic information used in connection with Raj Rajaratnam’s massive insider trading scheme.Read more

SEC Charges Colorado Man in Scheme Targeting Elderly Investors

11/21/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a self-described institutional trader in Colorado with defrauding elderly investors into making purported investments in government-secured bonds as he used their money to pay his mortgage.Read more

SEC Charges Hedge Fund Trader With Insider Trading in Carter’s Stock

11/14/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a New York-based investment professional who used nonpublic information about youth clothing company Carter’s Inc. to give the hedge fund where he worked a $3.2 million trading edge.Read more

SEC Announces First Deferred Prosecution Agreement With Individual

11/12/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a deferred prosecution agreement with a former hedge fund administrator who helped the agency take action against a hedge fund manager who stole investor assets.Read more