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SEC Sues Investment Adviser Who Turned Thief

  On February 2, 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) charged Sentinel Growth Fund Management and its founder Mark J. Varacchi  with stealing money from investors to settle a private lawsuit among other things. The SEC alleges… Read More

Former Shell Company, Terminus Energy and Its Officers Charged With Securities Fraud

On February 14, 2017 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC) charged Terminus Energy, Inc and four corporate officers with securities fraud. According to the SEC, Terminus Energy and its four officers misleading investors about the research, development,… Read More

SEC Final Judgment Entered Against Graduate Leverage

On December 23, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered final judgments against Graduate Leverage, LLC, GL Capital Partners, LLC, GL Investment Services, LLC, Taft Financial Services, LLC, and GL Advisor Solutions, Inc. These… Read More

Final Judgment Entered Against Gregg Mulholland Posted by Brenda Hamilton

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York entered a final judgment against defendant Gregg R. Mulholland, a penny stock promoter charged in an SEC action with illegally selling more than… Read More

Final Judgment Entered in “Prime Bank” Fraud – By: Brenda Hamilton

On January 13, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered a final judgment against Minnesota resident James M. Louks and his company, FiberPoP Solutions, Inc. Louks and FiberPoP are defendants in an SEC civil… Read More

Traders Charged With Hacking Lawyers – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

  On December 27, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged three Chinese traders with fraudulently trading on hacked nonpublic market-moving information stolen from two prominent New York-based law firms, racking up almost $3 million in illegal profits. … Read More

General Cable Corporation Settles FCPA Charges – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

Posted by Brenda Hamilton One December 29, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation agreed to pay more than $75 million to resolve parallel SEC and U.S. Department of Justice investigations related to its violations… Read More

Blackbird Capital Partners LLC and Owners Charged in Ponzi Scheme

On November 28, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) obtained a temporary restraining order and an emergency asset freeze in a $3 million offering fraud and Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Andrew Kelley, Paul Shumway and their company… Read More

President of TelexFree James Merrill Pleads Guilty to Running Pyramid Scheme

On October 24, 2016, James M. Merrill, of Ashland, Massachusetts, the former president of TelexFree, Inc. and TelexFree, LLC, pled guilty to criminal charges related to his operating a pyramid scheme through TelexFree. On May 9, 2014, Merrill… Read More

Marc Broidy Charged with Defrauding Investors in 3 Separate Schemes

On October 27, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged a Los-Angeles based investment advisory firm and its owner, Marc Broidy with fraudulently overbilling clients and stealing assets from their trusts to pay such personal expenses as his… Read More