May 2017 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

Verto Capital Settles Charges for Ponzi-like Scheme

On May 4, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Verto Capital Management, a New Jersey-based firm, and its CEO have agreed to pay more than $4 million to settle charges that they used new investor money… Read More

Desarrolladora Homex Settle Fraud Charges

On March 3, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Mexico-based homebuilding company Desarrolladora Homex S.A.B. de C.V. has agreed to settle charges that it reported fake sales of more than 100,000 homes to boost revenues in… Read More

MagnaChip & CFO Settle Accounting Fraud Charges

On May 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that MagnaChip, a South Korea-based semiconductor manufacturer, and its former CFO have agreed to settle charges related to an accounting scheme to artificially boost revenue and manipulate the… Read More

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Employees Charged with Insider Trading

On May 24, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced charges in an alleged insider trading scheme involving tips of nonpublic information about government plans to cut Medicare reimbursement rates by former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services… Read More

SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Robert Murray

On May 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed fraud charges against Robert Murray, a Virginia-based mechanical engineer accused of scheming to manipulate the price of Fitbit stock by making a phony regulatory filing. According to the… Read More

SEC Charges David Humphrey with Securities Fraud

On May 9, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged David Humphrey, a former employee, with securities fraud in connection with his trading of options and other securities. The SEC’s complaint alleges that David Humphrey, who worked… Read More

Barclays Capital Required to Refund Advisory Fees by SEC

On May 10, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an enforcement action requiring Barclays Capital to refund advisory fees or mutual fund sales charges to clients who were overcharged. In a settlement of more than $97 million,… Read More

Miles Nadal Settles $5.5 Million for SEC Case

On May 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Miles Nadal, the former CEO of a marketing company, has agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle charges that his perks were not properly disclosed to shareholders. Public… Read More

SEC Charges Nomura Securities International Inc. Head Traders

On May 15, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged a pair of former head traders who ran the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) desk at Nomura Securities International Inc. with deliberately lying to customers in order to… Read More

Walter Little and Neighbor Charged by SEC for Insider Trading

On May 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Walter Little, a former partner at an international law firm, and his neighbor with making more than $1 million in illicit profits by insider trading around corporate… Read More