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SEC Charges Gregory Bercowy with Market Manipulation Scheme

On April 4, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Gregory Bercowy with a fraudulent scheme to manipulate the stock price of Aureus, Inc., a penny stock company incorporated in Nevada. The SEC alleges that between August… 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 Amrit Chahal with Fraud

On April 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Amrit Chahal with orchestrating an investment scheme over several years. The SEC’s complaint alleges that, from at least February 2015, Amrit Chahal, of Fairfax, Va., used his company,… Read More

SEC Obtains Final Judgment Against Vincent Cassano Charged with Fraudulent Stock Promotion Scheme

On April 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington entered a final judgment against Vincent Cassano for his role in a fraudulent stock promotion scheme. According to the SEC’s complaint, Lidingo Holdings, LLC hired… 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 Charlie Chen and Shui Foon Mok in Multi-Year Trading Scheme

On April 5, 2018, The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Charlie Chen for making an extraordinarily profitable series of unlawful trades in the securities of Massachusetts-based VistaPrint, N.V. According to the SEC’s complaint, Charlie Chen used private information… 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

SEC Charges Beaufort Securities for Manipulative Trading in Microcap Penny Stocks

On March 2, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission The SEC announced securities fraud charges against Beaufort Securities, a U.K.-based broker-dealer and its investment manager in connection with manipulative trading in the securities a U.S.-based microcap issuer.  The… 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 Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos Inc – Securities Lawyers

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Elizabeth Holmes and  Silicon Valley-based private company Theranos Inc., with raising more than $700 million from investors through an elaborate, years-long fraud scheme in which they exaggerated or made… Read More