Selected Press Releases

May 17, 2011
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...
April 29, 2011
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...
April 19, 2011
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...
March 29, 2011
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...
March 28, 2011
Washington, DC, March 28, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court order freezing the assets of two online payday loan companies and their owner...
March 17, 2011
Washington, DC, March 17, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four executives at a Louisville-based steel processing company and four of their family and friends with illegal...
March 16, 2011
Washington, DC, March 16, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three senior executives at Akron, Ohio-based Fair Finance Company with orchestrating a $230 million fraudulent...
March 15, 2011
Washington, DC, March 15, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a hedge fund investment advisory firm and its two founders with orchestrating a multi-faceted scheme to defraud...
March 7, 2011
Washington, DC, March 7, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today amended its complaint against a Stamford, Conn.-based investment adviser and its principal, Francisco Illarramendi, to...
March 3, 2011
Washington, DC, March 3, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a settlement with the chief executive officer of an Atlanta-based homebuilder to recover several million dollars...
March 1, 2011
Washington, DC, March 1, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a Westport, Conn.-based business consultant who has served on the boards of...
February 18, 2011
Washington, D.C., February 18, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a group of seven individuals who perpetrated a fraudulent pump-and-dump scheme in the stock of a sham...
January 27, 2011
Washington, D.C., January 27, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has published a staff study recommending steps to help investors better access information about...
January 27, 2011
Washington, D.C., January 27, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has published a staff study recommending steps to help investors better access information about...
January 22, 2011
Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission submitted to Congress a staff study recommending a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct for broker-dealers and investment...
January 10, 2011
Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged additional individuals and entities in its SEC v. Galleon insider trading case, including a New York hedge fund...
January 6, 2011
Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Long Island, N.Y.-based broker has agreed to settle charges against him for defrauding a congregation of...

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