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SeaWorld and Former CEO James Atchison to Pay More Than $5 Million to Settle Fraud Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and its former CEO have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle fraud charges for misleading investors about the impact the documentary film Blackfish had on the… Read More

SEC Charges Hedge Fund Adviser Gregory Lemelson With Short-and-Distort Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a hedge fund adviser and his investment advisory firm with illegally profiting from a scheme to drive down the price of San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., reaping more than $1.3 million of… Read More

SEC Uses Data Analysis to Detect Cherry-Picking By Broker Michael A. Bressman

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a New Jersey-based broker with misusing his access to customers’ brokerage accounts to enrich himself and family members at the expense of his customers, many of whom had entrusted him with their… Read More

SEC Charges Emil Botvinnik & Jovannie Aquino With Defrauding Customers

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged two brokers for recommending excessive levels of trading that were costly for retail customers but lucrative for the brokers.   In separate complaints filed in federal court in Manhattan, the SEC alleges that… Read More

SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers Who Sold Woodbridge Securities to Main Street Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged five individuals and four companies for unlawfully selling securities of Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC to retail investors.  Woodbridge collapsed into bankruptcy in December 2017 and the SEC previously charged the company,… Read More