Penny Stock - Securities & Going Public Lawyers

FBI Informant Guy Gentile’s Indictment Is Tossed by the Judge

Guy Gentile Gets Good News On January 30, 2017, brokerage firm owner Guy Gentile got the good news he’d been hoping for:  Judge Jose Linares of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey had… Read More

Final Judgment Entered Against Gregg Mulholland Posted by Brenda Hamilton

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered a final judgment against defendant Gregg R. Mulholland, a penny stock promoter charged in an SEC action with illegally selling more than… Read More

FBI Informant Guy Gentile Pushes Back

In September, we wrote about Guy Gentile, the owner of two successful stock brokerages, and his troubles with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”).  According to the DOJ, back in 2007-2008, Guy Gentile had become involved in the… Read More

Beware of Lawyers Bearing Gifts – Custodianship Shells and Reverse Mergers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) says it doesn’t like over-the-counter shell companies especially when reverse mergers are involved, and would like to see them gone from the marketplace.  To that end, its Enforcement Division cooked up an… Read More

Attorney Adam Tracy & the Nefarious World of Custodianship Shells

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) says it doesn’t like over-the-counter shell companies, and would like to see them gone from the marketplace.  To that end, its Enforcement Division cooked up an initiative it called  “Operation Shell-Expel”.  It… Read More

Attorney Adam Tracy & the Nefarious World of Custodianship Shells

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) says it doesn’t like over-the-counter shell companies, and would like to see them gone from the marketplace.  To that end, its Enforcement Division cooked up an initiative it called  “Operation Shell-Expel”.  It… Read More

Louis Buonocore and 4 Others Charged for Operating a Fraudulent Penny Stock Scheme

On September 29, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged five individuals for engaging in a fraudulent scheme to illegally profit by manipulating the market and price for the stock of Ecoland International, Inc. (now known as… Read More

SEC Files Subpoena Against Edward Panos and His Wife for Penny Stock Fraud

On August 25, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it filed a subpoena enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Edward Panos and his wife, Allison Panos, and various entities… Read More

SEC Nails Pot Stock Promoters

On July 9, the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) settled with Alexander Hawatmeh and Christopher Mrowca who allegedly received more than $2.5 million by manipulating penny stock  pot stocks.  According to the proposed judgments filed in the US District… Read More

Operation Bermuda Short In Retrospect

Many penny stocks have bad histories, or are associated with questionable players.  Only last December, convicted felon Edward Durante was civilly and criminally charged in a securities fraud and manipulation scheme he’d embarked upon immediately after leaving prison… Read More