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SEC Announces Settlement in Fraud Case Against Cornelius Peterson

On January 31, 2018, the Commission filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts charging Cornelius Peterson and his former colleague, James Polese, with securities fraud for engaging in various schemes to… Read More

SEC Charges Jeffrey Goldman And Christopher Eikenberry With Fraud in Fake Trading Accounts Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged two Michigan men with fraud for their roles in a fake accounts scheme perpetrated by a phony day-trading firm, Nonko Trading. The SEC alleges that Jeffrey Goldman of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and Christopher… Read More

Sanofi Charged With FCPA Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Paris-based pharmaceutical company Sanofi has agreed to pay more than $25 million to resolve charges that its Kazakhstan and the Middle East subsidiaries made corrupt payments to win business. According to the… Read More

SEC Charges Technology Fund Adviser Michael B. Rothenberg, Founder in Fraudulent Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the founder of San Francisco-based venture capital funds and his investment advisory firm with overcharging investors to fund personal projects, including sending millions of dollars to his own virtual reality production company…. Read More

SEC Charges William McFarland and Others With $27.4 Million Offering Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on July 24, 2018 that New York entrepreneur William Z. (Billy) McFarland, two companies he founded, a former senior executive, and a former contractor agreed to settle charges arising out of an extensive, multi-year… Read More

Constellation Healthcare Technologies Executives Charged with Fraud

On May 16th, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged three former executives for Constellation Healthcare Technologies Inc. (Constellation), a Houston- based company, who falsified financial and other information they provided to a private firm while negotiating… Read More

SEC Charges Gregory Bercowy with Market Manipulation Scheme

On April 4, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Gregory Bercowy with a fraudulent scheme to manipulate the stock price of Aureus, Inc., a penny stock company incorporated in Nevada. The SEC alleges that between August… Read More

John Milne Sentenced to Two Years Imprisonment for Failing to Pay Millions to SEC

On April 17, 2018, a federal district court sentenced the John Milne to two years imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release by failing to pay court-ordered disgorgement in a civil action brought by the Securities… Read More

SEC Charges Clifton Stanley in Multimillion Dollar Ponzi Scheme Targeting Seniors

On April 6, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Clifton Stanley in a $2.4 million Ponzi scheme and in a related, $1.4 million offering fraud targeting retirees. The SEC’s complaint alleges that, from 2010 to 2017, Clifton… Read More

Capital Cove Bancorp LLC and Christopher Lee aka Rashid Khalfani Charged with Defrauding Investors to Pay Over $3.8 Million

On April 11, 2018, a federal district court has ordered Christopher Lee aka Rashid Khalfani, whom the Securities and Exchange Commission charged in 2015 with pocketing money raised from investors, to pay over $3.8 million in disgorgement and… Read More