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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

Beware of Lawyers Bearing Gifts – Custodianship Shells and Reverse Mergers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) says it doesn’t like over-the-counter shell companies especially when reverse mergers are involved, and would like to see them gone from the marketplace.  To that end, its Enforcement Division cooked up an… Read More

Attorney Adam Tracy & the Nefarious World of Custodianship Shells

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) says it doesn’t like over-the-counter shell companies, and would like to see them gone from the marketplace.  To that end, its Enforcement Division cooked up an initiative it called  “Operation Shell-Expel”.  It… Read More

Attorney Adam Tracy & the Nefarious World of Custodianship Shells

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) says it doesn’t like over-the-counter shell companies, and would like to see them gone from the marketplace.  To that end, its Enforcement Division cooked up an initiative it called  “Operation Shell-Expel”.  It… Read More

Three Fraudsters on a Shopping Spree Met with an Asset Freeze

On July 28, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an asset freeze it has obtained against three men who aren’t registered to sell investments and allegedly went on lavish shopping sprees with more than $5 million raised from… Read More

SEC Charges Andrew Caspersen with Defrauding Two Institutions

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a New York-based securities professional with defrauding two institutions he solicited to invest in a shell company he controlled whose name was deceptively similar to that of a legitimate private equity… Read More

Court Enters Final Judgment Against Fraudster Bruce Strebinger

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on March 21, 2016 that on March 15, 2016, the Honorable Leigh Martin May of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered a final judgment against defendant Bruce… Read More

SEC Charges Edward Durante with Securities Fraud

  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Edward Durante, a recidivist securities law violator with operating a multi-year offering fraud that targeted investors in New England, Ohio and California. The SEC’s complaint alleges that between 2012 and 2014,… Read More

Why Operation Shell Expel Gets an F

Between January of 2000 and present, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has suspended or halted thousands of publicly traded companies under its highly publicized agenda known as Operation shell Expel.  Many were dormant penny stock issuers suspended… Read More

Three SEC Stop Orders, One Mystery? Going Public Attorneys

On May 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) instituted administrative proceedings against two penny stock companies, Visual Acumen, Inc., and First Xeris Corp. (FXER).  The purpose of the actions was to establish grounds for imposing stop… Read More