July 2017 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

SEC Charges Halliburton Company

On July 27, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Halliburton Company with violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) while selecting and making payments to a local… Read More

Medicus Homecare Trading Suspension

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of Medicus Homecare Inc. (MDCR) commencing at 9:30 a.m. EDT on July 28, 2017 and terminating at 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 10,… Read More

CNK Global Trading Suspension

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of CNK Global, Inc. (a/k/a American Life Holding Co., Inc.) (ALFE) commencing at 9:30 a.m. EDT on July 28,… Read More

Joey Dodson Charged with Fraud

On July 26, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against Joey Dodson, the founder of a collection of businesses known as Citadel Energy, which provided fluid management solutions to the oil and gas industry in… Read More

Whistleblower Receives $2.5 Million Reward

On July 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an award of nearly $2.5 million to an employee of a domestic government agency whose whistleblower tip helped launch an SEC investigation and whose continued assistance enabled… Read More

Alanah, Ascenergy and Gabaldon Final Judgement

On June 12, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it has obtained a final judgment against Ascenergy LLC, Joseph Gabaldon, and Alanah Energy, LLC. The SEC’s complaint alleges that, since at least 2014, Ascenergy and Gabaldon engaged… Read More

SEC Files Second Subpoena Against Andrew Coldicutt

On July 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it has filed a subpoena enforcement action against Andrew Coldicutt and the Law Offices of Andrew Coldicutt. According to the SEC’s application and supporting papers, filed… Read More

Michael Trahan Charged for Insider Trading

On June 7, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against Michael Trahan for insider trading in the securities of The Shaw Group, Inc. (Shaw), a Louisiana-based energy construction company, ahead of a public announcement that… Read More

Flowers and Nevett Charged with Fraud

On July 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against Flowers and Nevett, two California men, and a company behind an alleged scheme to manipulate the stock prices of two shell companies. The SEC alleges… Read More

SEC Bars David Lubin

On July 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) barred David Lubin, a New York-based attorney, from appearing or practicing before it and acting as an officer or director of a public company after finding that he made… Read More