August 2017 Archives - Going Public Lawyers

Lek Securities Motion to Dismiss Denied

On August 25, 2017, the Honorable Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion by Lek Securities Corporation and its Chief Executive Officer, Samuel Lek, to dismiss the… Read More

Deerfield Management Company Agrees to Settle Charges

On Aug. 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that hedge fund advisory firm Deerfield Management Company L.P. has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million to settle charges that it failed to establish, maintain, and… Read More

Jeremy Drake Charged With Fraud

On Aug. 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged investment adviser Jeremy Drake with defrauding two clients, a high profile professional athlete and the athlete’s wife, by deceiving them about the investment advisory fees they were paying. … Read More

Beaumont Financing Authority Settles Charges

On Aug. 23, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Beaumont Financing Authority, a municipal financing authority in Beaumont, California, and its then-executive director have agreed to settle charges that they made false statements about prior compliance… Read More

Adesh Tyagi Receives Final Judgement

On August 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has obtained a final judgment against Adesh Tyagi, the former CEO of a penny stock company charged with making false claims in press releases and engaging in manipulative trading in… Read More

Vergeous LLC, et al. Charged with Offering Fraud

On August 16, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Vergeous LLC and Dream Team Partners LLC, two Florida-based video game development companies, and their principal have agreed to pay approximately $293,000 for misleading investors in video game… Read More

Banca IMI Securities to Pay $35 Million

On Aug. 18, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that broker Banca IMI Securities Corp, an indirect, wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle charges… Read More

Daniel Rivas Center of Insider Trading Scheme

On August 16, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced insider trading charges against seven individuals, Daniel Rivas being one, who generated millions in profits by trading on confidential information about dozens of impending mergers and acquisitions.  Data… Read More

KPMG Charged with Audit Failures

On Aug. 15, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that KPMG has agreed to pay more than $6.2 million to settle charges that it failed to properly audit the financial statements of an oil and gas company,… Read More

DiMaria and Gamsey Receive Final Judgements

On August 16, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it has obtained final judgments against DiMaria and Gamsey, two former executives of Bankrate Inc. In September 2015, the SEC charged the two executives, Edward DiMaria and… Read More