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Press Releases Official announcements highlighting recent actions taken by the SEC and other newsworthy information.

SEC Prevents Trader’s Profits From False Filing
Posted by on 05/24/2016 at 8:45 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a court order to freeze the profits of a trader who allegedly manipulated a technology stock through a false regulatory filing traced to a computer in Pakistan.   The asset freeze issued today in federal court in Manhattan ensures that […]

Two Individuals Share Whistleblower Award of More Than $450,000
Posted by on 05/20/2016 at 4:35 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it will jointly award more than $450,000 to two individuals for a tip that led the agency to open a corporate accounting investigation and for their assistance once the investigation was underway. The whistleblower award is the third […]

Mayor in Illinois Settles Muni Bond Fraud Charges
Posted by on 05/19/2016 at 7:20 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the mayor of Harvey, Ill., has agreed to pay $10,000 and never participate in a municipal bond offering again in order to settle fraud charges. The SEC alleges that Eric J. Kellogg was connected to a series of fraudulent bond offerings […]

SEC Announces Insider Trading Charges in Case Involving Sports Gambler and Board Member
Posted by on 05/19/2016 at 3:50 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a professional sports gambler who allegedly made $40 million based on illegal stock tips from a corporate insider who owed him money. The SEC alleges that the sports gambler, William “Billy” […]

SEC Awards More Than $5 Million to Whistleblower
Posted by on 05/17/2016 at 5:45 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will award between $5 million and $6 million to a former company insider whose detailed tip led the agency to uncover securities violations that would have been nearly impossible for it to detect but for the whistleblower’s […]

Statement on Trade Reporting in the U.S. Treasury Market
Posted by on 05/16/2016 at 7:30 PM

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that they are working together to explore efficient and effective means of collecting U.S. Treasury cash market transaction information. As part of those efforts, the agencies are […]

Agencies Invite Comment on Proposed Rule to Prohibit Incentive-Based Pay that Encourages Inappropriate Risk-Taking in Financial Institutions
Posted by on 05/16/2016 at 6:00 PM

Six federal agencies are inviting public comment on a proposed rule to prohibit incentive-based compensation arrangements that encourage inappropriate risks at covered financial institutions. The deadline for comments on the proposed rule, which was submitted for publication in the […]

Whistleblower Earns $3.5 Million Award for Bolstering Ongoing Investigation
Posted by on 05/13/2016 at 6:10 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a whistleblower award of more than $3.5 million to a company employee whose tip bolstered an ongoing investigation with additional evidence of wrongdoing that strengthened the SEC’s case. The SEC noted that whistleblowers should be […]

SEC Charges Two Attorneys With Defrauding Escrow Clients
Posted by on 05/13/2016 at 5:20 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against two attorneys accused of making undisclosed risky investments and in some instances outright stealing money they obtained in escrow accounts from small business owners seeking commercial loans. The SEC alleges that Jay […]

SEC Charges Shell Factory Operators With Fraud
Posted by on 05/12/2016 at 6:05 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a California stock promoter and a New Jersey lawyer who allegedly were creating sham companies and selling them until the SEC stopped them in their tracks. The SEC alleges that Imran Husain and Gregg Evan Jaclin […]

SEC Charges Father, Son, Others in Tribal Bonds Scheme
Posted by on 05/11/2016 at 4:15 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a father and son and five associates with defrauding investors in sham Native American tribal bonds in order to steal millions of dollars in proceeds for their own extravagant expenses and criminal defense costs. The SEC alleges that Jason […]

SEC Announces Agenda for May 18 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies
Posted by on 05/11/2016 at 2:48 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the May 18 meeting of its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will focus on the definition of an “accredited investor” and on unregistered securities offerings under Regulation D. Under the federal securities […]

SEC: Financial Adviser Defrauded Pro Athletes and Lied to SEC Examiners
Posted by on 05/06/2016 at 5:05 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based financial adviser accused of taking money without permission from the accounts of several professional athletes in order to invest in movie projects and make Ponzi-like payments. According to […]

SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money
Posted by on 05/04/2016 at 3:02 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two men with pocketing investor money they raised for limited liability companies they owned and controlled that purportedly held warrants to purchase the common stock of a technology startup company. The SEC alleges that James R. Trolice and […]

SEC Adopts Amendments to Implement JOBS Act and FAST Act Changes for Exchange Act Registration Requirements
Posted by on 05/03/2016 at 7:35 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved amendments to revise the rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration, and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  These amendments implement provisions of the […]

SEC and Law Enforcement Partners Crack Stock Promotion and Kickback Schemes
Posted by on 05/03/2016 at 5:10 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against 10 individuals involved in schemes to trick investors into buying shares of a particular company stock.   The schemes were allegedly fraught with cash bribes and other kickbacks to registered representatives and […]

Silicon Valley Executive Settles Insider Trading Charges
Posted by on 05/02/2016 at 7:35 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Silicon Valley executive has agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars to settle charges that he traded on inside information received from a board member at a Minnesota-based company that was trying to solicit a competing bid in […]

SEC: Accounting Firm, Partner Conducted Deficient Surprise Exams
Posted by on 04/29/2016 at 3:50 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an accounting firm and one of its partners who conducted surprise examinations of client assets at an investment adviser have agreed to settle charges that they performed inadequately as the adviser’s president secretly stole money […]

SEC Seeks Public Comment on Plan to Create A Consolidated Audit Trail
Posted by on 04/27/2016 at 3:45 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to publish for public comment a proposed national market system (NMS) plan to create a single, comprehensive database that would enable regulators to efficiently track all trading activity in the U.S. equity and options market. The plan for the […]

SEC Announces Agenda for April 26 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee
Posted by on 04/21/2016 at 9:00 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda for its Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee meeting on April 26.  The Commission established the advisory committee to provide a formal mechanism through which the Commission can receive advice and recommendations on […]