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Form S-1 Filing Requirements, Filing Form S-1, S-1 Offering, S-1 …

Private companies often file a registration statement on SEC Form S-1 in connection with their going public transaction.  The most commonly used registration statement form is Form S-1. All companies qualify to register securities on a Form S-1 registration statement. Private companies going public should… Read More

SEC Charges Andrew Kandelapas in Penny Stock Fraud Scheme

On April 13, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Andrew Kandelapas with making false and misleading statements in the company’s SEC filings and press releases and with manipulating the company’s stock. The SEC’s complaint against Andrew Kandalepas,… Read More

John Milne Sentenced to Two Years Imprisonment for Failing to Pay Millions to SEC

On April 17, 2018, a federal district court sentenced the John Milne to two years imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release by failing to pay court-ordered disgorgement in a civil action brought by the Securities… Read More

SEC Charges Clifton Stanley in Multimillion Dollar Ponzi Scheme Targeting Seniors

On April 6, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Clifton Stanley in a $2.4 million Ponzi scheme and in a related, $1.4 million offering fraud targeting retirees. The SEC’s complaint alleges that, from 2010 to 2017, Clifton… Read More

Capital Cove Bancorp LLC and Christopher Lee aka Rashid Khalfani Charged with Defrauding Investors to Pay Over $3.8 Million

On April 11, 2018, a federal district court has ordered Christopher Lee aka Rashid Khalfani, whom the Securities and Exchange Commission charged in 2015 with pocketing money raised from investors, to pay over $3.8 million in disgorgement and… Read More

SEC Charges Saverio Barbera with Insider Trading

On April 5, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Saverio Barbera with tipping his brother and father with material nonpublic information about an upcoming corporate acquisition. The SEC’s complaint, filed in the United States District Court for… 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

Court Grants Summary Judgment Motion against Iftikar Ahmed

On March 29, 2018, a federal district court in Connecticut granted the SEC’s motion for summary judgment as to the liability of Iftikar Ahmed alleged to have fraudulently diverted money from the venture capital funds he advised. The… Read More

William Schantz and Verto Capital Management LLC Settle Claims for Additional Investments in Scheme Involving Life Settlements

On February 27, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey entered an amended judgment against Verto Capital Management LLC and William Schantz, of Moorestown, New Jersey. Verto Capital Management LLC and William Schantz… 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