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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

Americrude Charged by SEC – Posted by Brenda Hamilton, Securities Attorney

On March 8, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Americrude, Inc. a Dallas-based oil-and-gas company and two of its executives with defrauding investors out of at least $950,000 through a string of fraudulent oil-and-gas securities offerings. The… Read More

SEC Charges Jon E. Montroll and Bitfunder with Bitcoin Fraud

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former bitcoin-denominated platform known as BitFunder and its operator with operating an unregistered securities exchange and defrauding users of that Bitcoin exchange. The SEC also charged the… Read More

SEC Charges Niket Shah and Spark Trading for Targeting Retail Investors

On March 23rd the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges and a preliminary injunction and asset freeze against Niket Shah, a New Jersey resident who it alleges stole more than $250,000 in a Ponzi scheme in which his… Read More

EDGAR Filer, Robert W. Murray Sentenced to Two Years in Fitbit Stock Manipulation Scheme

On March 9, 2018,  Robert W. Murray was sentenced to two years imprisonment in connection with a scheme to manipulate Fitbit securities through false filings on the SEC’s EDGAR system. Murray pled guilty on November 7, 2017. The criminal charges… Read More

SEC Charges McKinley Mortgage with Scheme to Defraud – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

One March 22nd the Securities and Exchange Commission announced settled charges against McKinley Mortgage, the operators of a real estate investment business who engaged in a years-long scheme to bilk hundreds of investors – including many retail investors… Read More

Court Orders Former F-Squared CEO to Pay Over $13 Million

A federal judge has ordered the co-founder and former CEO of investment management firm F-Squared Investments to pay over $13 million after a federal jury found him liable for making false and misleading statements to investors as the public face… Read More