Brenda Hamilton - Securities & Forensic Lawyers

Robert Stewart Receives Final Judgement

On September 28, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) obtained a final judgment against Robert Stewart, the former chief financial officer of a technology company and certified public accountant, who was charged, along with his son, with conducting… Read More

Justin Cary Charged with Insider Trading

On September 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Justin Cary, a California-based Certified Public Accountant, with insider trading ahead of an acquisition offer for an advertising technology company. According to the SEC’s complaint, on January 28,… Read More

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Lied About Sales Metrics

On September 22, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed fraud charges against Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, a Massachusetts-based bio-pharmaceutical company, that exaggerated how many new patients actually filled prescriptions for an expensive drug that was its sole source of… Read More

Woodbridge Ordered to Produce Corporate Documents

On September 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) obtained an order requiring the Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC, of Sherman Oaks, California, to produce the corporate documents of several company executives and employees, including the President and CEO…. Read More

Peter Chang Charged for Insider Trading

On September 20, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Peter Chang, the former CEO of a Silicon Valley-based fiber optics company, with insider trading in company stock by using secret brokerage accounts held in the names of… Read More

Mayank Gupta Settles Insider Trading Charges

On September 13, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Mayank Gupta, a former auditor, has agreed to settle charges that he tipped his relative with inside information about a client on the verge of a… Read More

Scott Newsholme Charged with Stealing Investor Funds

On September 6, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission  (“SEC”) charged Scott Newsholme, a New Jersey-based tax preparer and investment adviser, with stealing more than $1 million from clients to support his gambling habit and other personal expenditures. The… Read More

Louis Navellier Charged for False Performance Claims

On August 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against investment adviser Navellier & Associates, Inc. and its founder and chief investment officer, Louis Navellier. The SEC’s complaint, filed in federal court in Boston,… Read More

Leon Vaccarelli Charged With Fraud

On August 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Connecticut-based broker representative and investment adviser Leon Vaccarelli and his company with fraudulently persuading several elderly customers to invest with him and then spending their money on… Read More

Celator Pharmaceuticals Employees Charged With Insider Trading

On August 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged an accountant and three others with insider trading on market-moving news about Celator Pharmaceuticals, the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company where the accountant formerly worked. The SEC’s complaint, filed… Read More