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SEC Obtains Judgment Against Former CEO John Place

On November 9, 2018, the SEC obtained a judgment against John Place, a former CEO of a brokerage consulting business who was charged by the SEC in August for his role in a multimillion dollar transition management fraud…. Read More

SEC Charges Technology Fund Adviser, Founder in Fraudulent Scheme

The SEC charged Michael Rothenberg, 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. The… Read More

SEC Charges ICO Superstore TokenLot LLC and Owners Lenny Kugel & Eli L. Lewitt With Operating As Unregistered Broker-Dealers

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that TokenLot LLC, a self-described “ICO Superstore,” and its owners will settle charges that they acted as unregistered broker-dealers.  This is the SEC’s first case charging unregistered broker-dealers for selling digital tokens… 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 Orders Merrill Lynch to Return More than $10.5 Million to Harmed Customers

  The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced on June 12, 2018 that Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. will pay more than $15 million to settle charges that its employees misled customers into overpaying for Residential… Read More

Steven Pagartanis Charged for Defrauding Customers

On May 30, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged a former Long Island registered representative with defrauding long-standing brokerage customers in an $8 million investment scam. According to the SEC, Steven Pagartanis, who was an associate with… Read More

SEC Issues Trading Suspension of Locan & American Power Corp

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of American Power Corp. (AMPW) and Locan, Inc. (LOCN).  The SEC trading suspension commenced at 9:30 a.m. EDT on… 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 GenAudio and CEO With Fraudulent Stock Offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil injunctive action on September 25, 2015, in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado relating to the fraudulent offer and sale of stock in GenAudio, Inc. The SEC… Read More