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Selected Press Releases

Stockbroker Stole Investor Money for Home Renovations

11/23/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a former stockbroker accused of stealing investor money to remodel his house and pay other bills.Read more

Atlanta Businessman Charged in Nursing Home Investment Scheme

11/20/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against an Atlanta-based businessman accused of misusing investor funds raised to purchase and renovate senior living facilities.Read more

Assets Frozen in Alleged Immigration Scam

11/19/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it has obtained a court order freezing the assets of a South Florida woman and her company accused of purchasing a boat and luxury cars with money she raised from investors seeking U.S. residency through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program. Read more

SEC Charges Pump-and-Dump in Marley Coffee Stock

11/17/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against several alleged perpetrators behind a $78 million pump-and-dump scheme involving the stock of Jammin’ Java, a company that operates as Marley Coffee and uses trademarks of late reggae artist Bob Marley to sell coffee products.Read more

Mutual Fund Adviser Advertised False Performance Claims

11/16/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Hartford, Conn.-based investment management firm agreed to pay $16.5 million to settle charges that it misled mutual fund investors and others with advertisements containing false historical performance data about AlphaSector, a major exchange-traded fund (ETF) portfolio strategy.Read more