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SEC Charges Mark Burnett, Jeffrey Miller, Christian Romandetti, Frank Sarro, Anthony Vassallo, and Elite Stock Research

On November 15, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission  (“SEC”) brought charges against a Long Island, New York-based boiler room previously sued for defrauding elderly and unsophisticated investors. The charges allege that First Choice Healthcare Solutions Inc. CEO Christian Romandetti,… Read More

Jason Wallace Charged for Pump and Dump Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a civil injunctive action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Jason Wallace alleging that he violated the antifraud and registration requirements of the federal securities laws… Read More

Sheren Tsai and Colin Whelehan Charged with Insider Trading in Home Security Company

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced charges on September 22, 2016 against Sheren Tsai and Colin Whelehan for insider trading in advance of the acquisition of a home security company based on confidential information tipped to the trader by her… Read More

Settlement Reached in Vladimir Eydelman Insider Trading Case

On October 23, 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a settlement with a stockbroker who was previously charged with insider trading in advance of over a dozen pending corporate transactions. These charges found Vladimir Eydelman guilty of insider trading and claims… Read More

Keeping A Close Watch On Equity Crowdfunding

With equity crowdfunding now legal, we can expect to see the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) keeping a close watch for unregistered broker dealers and funding portals. In an administrative proceeding a few weeks ago, the SEC ordered… Read More

Hedge Fund Manager Lonny Bernath Charged with Fraud

On October 13, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a hedge fund manager from Charlotte, Lonny Bernath, with defrauding investors in three hedge funds over several years. The SEC filed a complaint stating that between at least… Read More

SEC Charges Nicolas Zanen and His Friend with Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on October 9, 2015 that it has charged Nicolas Zanen, Vice President of Trading at a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc., and his college friend, Francis van Steenberge, with insider trading in… Read More

Former Executives of OCZ Technology Group Charged with Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 6, 2015, charged two former top executives at OCZ Technology Group, Inc. for accounting failures at the now-bankrupt seller of computer memory storage and power supply devices. In a complaint filed in… Read More

Final Judgement Entered Against Amyot And Spencer Pharmaceutical

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced October 1, 2015 that on September 30, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued an order setting final judgments in an enforcement action filed in December 2012 against… Read More

Ranjan Mendonsa and Ammar Akbari Charged with Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on October 1, 2015 that on September 28, 2015, the Honorable Haywood Gilliam of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered a final judgement against defendants Ranjan Mendonsa… Read More