Division of Enforcement - Securities l Corporate l Business Law

Cashflowbot.com Operator Charged In Ponzi Scheme

On April 14, 2015, the operator of a website at Cashflowbot.com was charged in a ponzi scheme. According to the SEC charges, the perpetrator of the ponzi scheme raised money from more than 3,000 investors between January 2012 and… Read More

Big Apple Consulting, Mark Jablon and Mark Kaley Lose Appeal

On April 9, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Big Apple Consulting USA Inc., MJMM Investments, LLC, Marc Jablon and Mark… Read More

SEC Actions & Administrative Proceedings

Most public companies realize that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) is a law enforcement agency.  Receiving an SEC subpoena is a new experience for most market participants. SEC Actions can involve a case in federal court or an… Read More

Wedding Singer Charged by the SEC with Fraud

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) brought a securities fraud enforcement action against an Oklahoma wedding singer and former investment adviser, Larry J. Dearman, Sr., and his special friend, Marya Gray in connection… Read More

China MediaExpress Issuer Charged with Securities Fraud

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On June 20, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) brought yet another securities fraud enforcement action against a China-based company that went public on the U.S. markets through a reverse merger.  The… Read More

SEC Sues Daniel Peterson for Fraud

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On April 25, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement  (“SEC”) announced that it had charged Daniel Peterson of Spokane, Washington, and his company USA Real Estate Fund 1 with securities fraud…. Read More

The SEC Warns Investors of Oil and Gas Frauds

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog On May 2, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an investor alert warning of the increasing number of frauds involving private securities offerings for oil and gas ventures, as energy-related fraud cases… Read More