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SEC Files Charges Gannon Giguiere in Busted Microcap Schemes

On July 13, 2018 The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a stock promoter and four others involved in an alleged series of microcap fraud schemes that were foiled by FBI undercover work and an SEC trading suspension. According… Read More

SEC Obtains Final Judgment Against Merrill Robertson Charged With Running $10 Million Fraud

On April 5, 2018, a federal district court in Richmond, Virginia has entered a final judgment against Merrill Robertson, Jr., a former football player charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with defrauding investors, including coaches he knew from his… Read More

Shane Fleming Charged with Insider Trading

On September 29, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Shane Fleming, a middleman tipper, and six traders with insider trading ahead of the announcement that the company would be purchased and taken private. In a complaint filed… Read More

SEC Charges Michael Scronic with Engaging in Ponzi-like Scheme

On April 4, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Michael Scronic with fraud stemming from lies to retail investors about the value of their investments in a Ponzi-like scheme. The SEC alleges that, starting in approximately 2010,… Read More

SEC Charges Amrit Chahal with Fraud

On April 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Amrit Chahal with orchestrating an investment scheme over several years. The SEC’s complaint alleges that, from at least February 2015, Amrit Chahal, of Fairfax, Va., used his company,… Read More

SEC Charges Charlie Chen and Shui Foon Mok in Multi-Year Trading Scheme

On April 5, 2018, The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Charlie Chen for making an extraordinarily profitable series of unlawful trades in the securities of Massachusetts-based VistaPrint, N.V. According to the SEC’s complaint, Charlie Chen used private information… Read More

SEC Charges Marc Tager and Jersey Consulting with Defrauding Investors in “Soil Remediation” Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against Marc Andrew Tager and Jersey Consulting LLC, a Utah-based company and several solicitors of the company’s securities in an ongoing offering fraud that has already targeted more than 80 individual… Read More

SEC Charges Beaufort Securities for Manipulative Trading in Microcap Penny Stocks

On March 2, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC announced securities fraud charges against Beaufort Securities, a U.K.-based broker-dealer and its investment manager in connection with manipulative trading in the securities a U.S.-based microcap issuer.  The… Read More

Guy Gentile Says FBI Double-Crossed Him

Stockbroker Guy Gentile was flying high as 2012 began.  In January, he gave an interview to the Nassau Guardian in which he predicted wild success for his new Bahamas brokerage, SureTrader, a division of Swiss America Securities, Ltd.,… Read More

Investment Advisor Impersonates Angel Investors to Get Clients

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Kimberly Fontenot of Texas has been convicted of defrauding clients of her so-called investment advisory firm, Stellar Grants Inc. According to the FBI, Fontenot lured potential clients by falsely claiming to know numerous wealthy… Read More