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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Atlanta-Based Adviser with Operating Ponzi-Like Scheme Involving Private Investment Funds

09/19/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a private fund manager and his Atlanta-based investment advisory firm for defrauding investors in a purported “fund-of-funds” and then trying to hide trading losses by creating new private funds to make money to pay back the original fund investors in Ponzi-like fashion.Read more

SEC Charges Atlanta-Based Adviser with Operating Ponzi-Like Scheme Involving Private Investment Funds

09/19/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a private fund manager and his Atlanta-based investment advisory firm for defrauding investors in a purported “fund-of-funds” and then trying to hide trading losses by creating new private funds to make money to pay back the original fund investors in Ponzi-like fashion.Read more

SEC Charges Chicago-Based Investment Firm with Misleading Investors in Private Equity Offerings

09/18/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the co-founder of a Chicago-based investment firm with misleading investors in two private equity offerings, and charged the other co-founder with supervisory failures related to the offerings.Read more

SEC Charges Atlanta-Based Firm for Compliance Failures as Brokers Churned Customer Accounts

09/10/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three former brokers at an Atlanta-based brokerage firm for “churning” the accounts of customers with conservative investment objectives, causing severe investor losses while the brokers collected handsome fees.Read more

SEC Shuts Down San Diego-Based Real Estate Investment Fraud

09/07/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an asset freeze against a San Diego-based firm and its owner accused of running a real estate investment fraud that raised approximately $50 million from hundreds of investors nationwide.Read more