Securities and Exchange Commission - Securities & Forensic Lawyers

Investment Banker in Insider Trading Scheme

According to the SEC, Woojae “Steve” Jung, an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, used confidential client information to trade in the securities of 12 different companies prior to the announcement of market-changing events. He used his access to… 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

Constellation Healthcare Technologies Executives Charged with Fraud

On May 16th, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged three former executives for Constellation Healthcare Technologies Inc. (Constellation), a Houston- based company, who falsified financial and other information they provided to a private firm while negotiating… Read More

Operation Shell Expel in Retrospect

When Jay Clayton was sworn in as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in May 2017, he was perceived as a business-friendly choice.  While he is indeed committed to creating new opportunities for public companies and… Read More

Thrift Savings Plan Used In Fraud Case

On July 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged four former Atlanta-area brokers with fraudulently inducing federal employees to roll over holdings from their federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) retirement accounts into higher-fee, variable annuity products. The… Read More

Charges Announced Against John Thomas Financial

On August 2, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud and other charges against two individuals and John Thomas Financial, a related company, for their roles in a manipulative trading scheme involving Liberty Silver Corp., a… Read More

CNK Global Trading Suspension

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the temporary suspension of trading in the securities of CNK Global, Inc. (a/k/a American Life Holding Co., Inc.) (ALFE) commencing at 9:30 a.m. EDT on July 28,… Read More

Joey Dodson Charged with Fraud

On July 26, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against Joey Dodson, the founder of a collection of businesses known as Citadel Energy, which provided fluid management solutions to the oil and gas industry in… Read More

Whistleblower Receives $2.5 Million Reward

On July 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an award of nearly $2.5 million to an employee of a domestic government agency whose whistleblower tip helped launch an SEC investigation and whose continued assistance enabled… Read More

Flowers and Nevett Charged with Fraud

On July 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against Flowers and Nevett, two California men, and a company behind an alleged scheme to manipulate the stock prices of two shell companies. The SEC alleges… Read More