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SEC Charges Former Executives of Lucent Polymers, a Plastics Manufacturer with Fraud

On February 12, 2019, the SEC charged two former high-ranking executives,  of an Indiana-based plastics manufacturer with concealing from potential buyers of the manufacturer the fact that the company’s core business model was a sham. According to the… Read More

SEC Charges Network Marketer with Masterminding a Multimillion Dollar Ponzi and Pyramid Scheme

The SEC has charged Eric “EJ” Dalius and seven corporate entities that he controlled with defrauding investors through the promotion and operation of a multimillion dollar Ponzi and pyramid scheme. The SEC alleges that Eric “EJ” Dalius, who… Read More

SEC Charges Self-Described Promoter with Microcap Market Manipulation Scheme

On November 29, 2018, the SEC charged Eric Landis, a self-described penny stock promoter and an entity he controlled with orchestrating a scheme to manipulate trading in at least 97 microcap stocks. According to the SEC’s complaint, Eric… Read More

Borland Capital Group Charged by SEC – Securities Attorneys

On May 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged the owner of a Manhattan-based alternative investment firm with misappropriating close to $6 million in investor funds reserved to finance the construction of an international airport in… Read More

SEC Charges Trinity Capital Corporation with Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 28, 2015 that Trinity Capital Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Los Alamos National Bank, have agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle accounting fraud charges. An SEC investigation found… Read More

Oil and Gas Company and Boiler Room Operator Charged

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on October 1, 2015 fraud charges against an Orange County, Calif. oil and gas company, its CEO, and an Arizona-based boiler room operator. The SEC claims Commodore Financial Corporation, CEO Christopher Schlegel,… Read More

SEC Charges Michael Moore For Monkey Rock & Cytta

On September 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada against Michael J. Moore, formerly a certified public accountant known for auditing many questionable microcap… Read More

EPermaPave Industries Is A Ponzi Scheme – Brenda Hamilton Attorney

-Posted by Brenda Hamilton- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 2, 2015 that U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff has ordered that Defendants Eric Aronson, Fredric Aaron, and Vincent Buonauro must each disgorge all… Read More

SEC Charges Hitachi, LTD. With Violation of FCPA

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 28, 2015 charged Tokyo-based conglomerate Hitachi, Ltd. with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when it falsified documents regarding payments to South Africa’s ruling political party connected with contracts to… Read More

SEC Files Charges Against Ralph Pirtle and Morando Berrettini for Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 25, 2015 that on September 24, 2015, a jury in federal district court in Chicago, Illinois, returned a verdict finding Ralph J. Pirtle and Morando Berrettini responsible for insider… Read More