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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Two Attorneys With Defrauding Escrow Clients

05/13/2016

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 in escrow accounts from small business owners seeking commercial loans. Read more

Whistleblower Earns $3.5 Million Award for Bolstering Ongoing Investigation

05/13/2016

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 wrongdoing that strengthened the SEC’s case. Read more

SEC Charges Shell Factory Operators With Fraud

05/12/2016

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 SEC stopped them in their tracks. Read more

SEC Charges Father, Son, Others in Tribal Bonds Scheme

05/11/2016

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 proceeds for their own extravagant expenses and criminal defense costs. Read more

SEC: Financial Adviser Defrauded Pro Athletes and Lied to SEC Examiners

05/06/2016

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 professional athletes in order to invest in movie projects and make Ponzi-like payments.Read more