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SEC Charges McKinley Mortgage with Scheme to Defraud – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

One March 22nd the Securities and Exchange Commission announced settled charges against McKinley Mortgage, the operators of a real estate investment business who engaged in a years-long scheme to bilk hundreds of investors – including many retail investors… Read More

Court Orders Former F-Squared CEO to Pay Over $13 Million

A federal judge has ordered the co-founder and former CEO of investment management firm F-Squared Investments to pay over $13 million after a federal jury found him liable for making false and misleading statements to investors as the public face… Read More

Robert Magee and Valor Capital Asset Management Settle Fraudulent Cherry-Picking Scheme Charges

On March 8th the Securities and Exchange Commission announced settled charges against Robert Mark Magee, who is the principal, sole owner, and sole employee of Valor Capital Asset Management LLC, an Austin, Texas-based investment adviser for defrauding his… Read More

SEC Charges Robert Ritch in Penny Stock Plan to Pump Stock

On March 9th the Securities and Exchange Commission barred Tobert Ritch, the president of a penny stock company from ever again serving as a public company officer or director after he was caught making false and misleading statements… Read More

SEC Charges Brian Sodi, the Penny Stock “Mailman” With Scalping Investors In Gold Mining Stocks

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Brian Sodi, a penny stock promoter based in Florida with defrauding investors in a pair of gold mining stocks by secretly amassing shares before touting the companies publicly.  He allegedly sold… Read More

Electronic Transaction Clearing -ETC- Charged With Repeatedly Putting Customer Assets At Risk

On March 19th the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Electronic Transaction Clearing (ETC), a registered broker-dealer headquartered in Los Angeles, has agreed to settle charges that it illegally placed more than $25 million of customers’ securities at risk… Read More

Former Equifax Executive, Jun Ying Charged With Insider Trading

On March 14th the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Jun Ying, a former chief information officer of a U.S. business unit of Equifax with insider trading in advance of the company’s September 2017 announcement about a massive data… Read More

What is a Direct Public Offering? Going Public Attorneys

Most small private companies are unable to find an underwriter prior to going public.  A direct public offering (“Direct Public Offering”) provides a viable solution to these companies. Using a Direct Public Offering  can allow the company to sell its shares… Read More

OTC Markets 101 – The Basics of Listing

Posted by Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer OTC Markets Group (“OTC Markets”) requires companies seeking quotation of their securities on the OTCQB® Venture Stage Marketplace (“OTCQB”) have an initial and ongoing $0.01 per share minimum bid price,… Read More

FAST Reduces Form S-1 Rules & Creates Resale Exemption

Last month, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act became law. The FAST Act is primarily a transportation bill but there are changes to the federal securities laws which should assist in the capital raising process… Read More