Securities Fraud - Securities l Corporate l Business Law

SEC Accepts Settlement Offer Against Ricardo Goldman

On November 29, 2018, the SEC determined to accept the Offer of Settlement which was submitted by Ricardo Goldman. A resident of Miami, Florida,Ricardo Goldman was a broker with an unregistered broker-dealer, American Capital Group. From at least… Read More

Hurricane Restoration Company and Executives Settle SEC Accounting Fraud Charges

The former CEO and CFO of a now-defunct Dallas and New Orleans-based disaster remediation and construction business, Home Solutions of America, Inc have agreed to pay disgorgement and penalties to settle accounting fraud charges brought by the SEC…. Read More

SEC Announces Settlement in Fraud Case Against Cornelius Peterson

On January 31, 2018, the Commission filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts charging Cornelius Peterson and his former colleague, James Polese, with securities fraud for engaging in various schemes to… Read More

SEC Charges Mark Burnett, Jeffrey Miller, Christian Romandetti, Frank Sarro, Anthony Vassallo, and Elite Stock Research

On November 15, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission  (“SEC”) brought charges against a Long Island, New York-based boiler room previously sued for defrauding elderly and unsophisticated investors. The charges allege that First Choice Healthcare Solutions Inc. CEO Christian Romandetti,… 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

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 Buffalo Advisory Firm and Principal With Fraud Relating to Association With Barred Adviser Walter Grenda

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against a Buffalo, New York, investment advisory firm and its owner for misleading firm clients about its association with a barred investment adviser, who is also being charged for violating the… Read More

SEC Charges Howard Appel in Stock Manipulation Scheme

On  July 27, 2018 The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Howard Appel with manipulating the stocks of three microcap companies while on supervised release following his criminal conviction for a prior securities fraud. According to the SEC’s complaint,… Read More

SEC Charges Michael Scronic with Engaging in Ponzi-like Scheme

On April 4, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Michael Scronic with fraud stemming from lies to retail investors about the value of their investments in a Ponzi-like scheme. The SEC alleges that, starting in approximately 2010,… Read More

SEC Charges Marc Tager and Jersey Consulting with Defrauding Investors in “Soil Remediation” Scam

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against Marc Andrew Tager and Jersey Consulting LLC, a Utah-based company and several solicitors of the company’s securities in an ongoing offering fraud that has already targeted more than 80 individual… Read More