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Ibrahim Almagarby and Microcap Equity Group LLC Charged by SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Ibrahim Almagarby and his company with acting as unregistered dealers in the sale of billions of shares of numerous penny stock issuers. The SEC’s complaint, filed in federal district court in south… Read More

John Venditto and Oyster Bay Charged by SEC

On November 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced Oyster Bay, New York, and its former top elected official with defrauding investors in the town’s municipal securities offerings by hiding the existence and potential financial impact… Read More

SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for Small Business Forum

On November 20, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the agenda and panelists for the 36th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The November 30 Small Business event will begin at 9 a.m. Central… Read More

SEC Names Paul Cellupica as Deputy Director

On November 20, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Paul G. Cellupica has been named Deputy Director of the agency’s Division of Investment Management.  Mr. Cellupica will oversee a number of the division’s strategic, rulemaking,… Read More

Randall James Settles Fraud Charges

On October 27, 2017, Randall James, Nashville, Tennessee resident, who isn’t registered to sell investments, has agreed to settle charges that he defrauded investors in his company Global Maximus Productions, which purportedly produced pay-per-view entertainment and concerts. The SEC… Read More

Osiris Therapeutics Charged With Accounting Fraud

On November 2, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Osiris Therapeutics, a Maryland-based biotech company, and four former top executives with prioritizing revenue growth over lawful accounting and misleading investors in the process. The SEC alleges… Read More

SEC Files Subpoena Enforcement Action against Wynn Gustafson

On October 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that the SEC filed an action to enforce compliance with a document subpoena issued and served upon Wynn Gustafson in an SEC investigation captioned In the Matter of… Read More

Thomas Buck Settles Charges

On October 31, 2017, Thomas Buck, former Merrill Lynch broker, has agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle SEC charges that he fraudulently schemed to increase his personal income by obtaining excessive commissions and fees from… Read More

JustInfo LLC Charged for a Futures Trading Scheme

On October 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against JustInfo LLC, a Kentucky-based entity, a California-based tax preparer who solicited investors on behalf of the entity, and the entity’s majority owner, for lying to… Read More

John Rogicki Charged with Stealing $9 Million

On October 19, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged John Rogicki, a New York-based investment adviser, with defrauding a non-profit charitable foundation out of $9 million. The SEC alleges that John Rogicki, managing director and… Read More