Selected Press Releases

June 24, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four companies and eight individuals in an $80 million oil and gas fraud orchestrated by a Dallas man who calls himself the “Frack Master” for his...
June 23, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $415 million and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that it misused customer cash to generate profits for...
June 23, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle charges that it was responsible for misleading statements in offering...
June 22, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it has obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of a United Kingdom resident charged with intruding into the online brokerage...
June 21, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a settlement with Juan Rangel, the former President of UNO Charter School Network Inc. and former CEO of United Neighborhood Organization of...
June 21, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court order freezing the assets of an investment adviser it has charged with secretly siphoning millions of dollars from...
June 17, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today approved Investors’ Exchange LLC’s (IEX) application to register as a national securities exchange. At the same time, the Commission issued an updated...
June 16, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a former software company executive and three close friends who made more than a half-million dollars based on...
June 15, 2016
Hedge Fund Managers and Former Government Official Charged in $32 Million Insider Trading Scheme - Separate Asset Mismarking Scheme Yielded $6 Million in Extra Fees
June 13, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that two California-based municipal advisory firms and their executives have agreed to settle charges that they used deceptive practices when...
June 10, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Ethiopia’s electric utility has agreed to pay nearly $6.5 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. securities laws by failing to...
June 10, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze obtained against a Connecticut man accused of misleading people into investing in his company and then taking...
June 9, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a whistleblower award of more than $17 million to a former company employee whose detailed tip substantially advanced the agency’s investigation...
June 8, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to settle charges related to its failures to protect customer...
June 3, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Rhode Island men with insider trading in the securities of deal targets being pursued by the pharmaceutical company where one of them worked.
June 2, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a New York City-based trader with defrauding investors out of millions of dollars by misrepresenting her investment track record, the...
June 2, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a husband and wife accused of misusing two-thirds of the money they raised from investors for the...
June 2, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a North Carolina-based investment adviser with defrauding investors by secretly steering portions of real estate-related investments into deals...
June 1, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Maryland-based private equity fund advisory firm and its owner have agreed to pay more than $3.1 million to settle charges that they...
May 13, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a whistleblower award of more than $3.5 million to a company employee whose tip bolstered an ongoing investigation with additional evidence of...
May 13, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against two attorneys accused of making undisclosed risky investments and in some instances outright stealing money they obtained...
May 12, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a California stock promoter and a New Jersey lawyer who allegedly were creating sham companies and selling them until the...
May 11, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a father and son and five associates with defrauding investors in sham Native American tribal bonds in order to steal millions of dollars in...
May 6, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based financial adviser accused of taking money without permission from the accounts of several...
May 4, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two men with pocketing investor money they raised for limited liability companies they owned and controlled that purportedly held warrants to...

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