Securities and Exchange Commission - Securities & Forensic Lawyers

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

SEC Bars David Lubin

On July 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) barred David Lubin, a New York-based attorney, from appearing or practicing before it and acting as an officer or director of a public company after finding that he made… Read More

Charles Banks Charged With Fraud

On July 13, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it has obtained a judgment and industry bar against Charles Banks, an Atlanta-based investment adviser, charged with defrauding a former professional basketball player. According to the SEC’s complaint, Charles… Read More

Fei Yan Faces Insider Trader Charges

On July 12, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced insider trading charges against Fei Yan, a research scientist, who allegedly searched the internet for “how sec detect unusual trade” before making a trade that the agency flagged… Read More

SEC Announces Michael Randles Administrative Proceedings

On June 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deemed it appropriate and in the public interest that public administrative proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934… Read More