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12/12/2014

SEC Files Securities Fraud Charges Against Owner of Home Restoration Business in Upstate New York

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced securities fraud charges against the owner of a home restoration business in upstate New York who sold unsecured notes to investors to finance his real estate operations.Read more

12/12/2014

SEC Charges Manhattan-Based Attorney With Conducting Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Manhattan-based attorney with conducting a Ponzi scheme that defrauded some of his legal clients as well as close family members and friends.Read more

12/11/2014

Alerta al inversionista actualizada: Las redes sociales y la inversión: Cómo evitar fraudes

La Office of Investor Education and Advocacy de la SEC publica esta Alerta para el Inversionista para ayudarlos a tomar consciencia de los sistemas de inversión fraudulentos que podrían involucrar redes sociales. Los inversionistas minoristas de Estados Unidos están recurriendo cada vez más a las redes sociales, incluyendo Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn y otras redes en línea para obtener información sobre cómo invertir. Las redes sociales se han convertido en una herramienta clave para los inversionistas estadounidenses, ya sea para investigar acciones particulares, investigar antecedentes de los agentes, corredores de bolsa o asesores de inversiones, como guía sobre las estrategias globales de inversión, para obtener noticias actualizadas o simplemente para hablar de los mercados con otras personas.Read more

12/10/2014

SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Buffalo-Based Firm and Co-Owners Accused of Misleading Investors in Hedge Fund. Hedge Fund’s Portfolio Manager Agrees to Settle Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Buffalo, N.Y.-based investment advisory firm and two co-owners accused of making false and misleading statements to clients when recommending investments in a risky hedge fund. The hedge fund’s portfolio manager agreed to settle similar charges.Read more

12/08/2014

SEC Sanctions Operator of Bitcoin-Related Stock Exchange for Registration Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission today sanctioned a computer programmer for operating two online venues that traded securities using virtual currencies Bitcoin or Litecoin without registering the venues as broker-dealers or stock exchanges.Read more