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SEC Charges Staten Island-Based Firm With Operating Boiler Room Scheme Targeting Seniors

12/18/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Staten Island, N.Y.-based firm, its former president, and two sales representatives involved in a fraudulent boiler room scheme targeting seniors to invest in speculative start-up companies.Read more

SEC Announces Charges in Alleged Gold Mining Investment Scheme

12/16/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against two individuals and their companies behind an alleged gold mining investment scheme based in Miami.Read more

SEC Charges New Orleans-Based Energy Company and Executives With Fraudulent Stock Manipulation - Houston-Based Attorney Charged With Facilitating Scheme in Gatekeeper Role

12/15/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a New Orleans-based oil-and-gas company and five executives with running a stock trading scheme in which they claimed to have struck oil in Belize in order to manipulate the price of the company’s stock as they illegally sold restricted shares to the public.Read more

SEC Files Securities Fraud Charges Against Owner of Home Restoration Business in Upstate New York

12/12/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced securities fraud charges against the owner of a home restoration business in upstate New York who sold unsecured notes to investors to finance his real estate operations.Read more

SEC Charges Manhattan-Based Attorney With Conducting Ponzi Scheme

12/12/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Manhattan-based attorney with conducting a Ponzi scheme that defrauded some of his legal clients as well as close family members and friends.Read more