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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges San Diego-Based Investment Adviser

04/15/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a San Diego-based investment advisory firm, its chief executive officer, chief compliance officer, and another employee for misleading investors and breaching their fiduciary duties to clients.Read more

SEC Charges Brokerage Firm Executives in Kickback Scheme to Secure Business of Venezuelan Bank

04/14/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced another round of charges in its ongoing case against several individuals involved in a massive kickback scheme to secure the bond trading business of a state-owned Venezuelan bank.Read more

SEC Charges CVS With Misleading Investors and Committing Accounting Violations

04/08/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged CVS Caremark Corp. with misleading investors about significant financial setbacks and using improper accounting that artificially boosted its financial performance.Read more

SEC, Criminal Authorities Halt Florida-Based Ponzi Scheme Targeting Investors Through YouTube Videos

04/08/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against the operators of a South Florida-based Ponzi scheme targeting investors through YouTube videos and selling them investments in a product called virtual concierge machines (VCMs) that would purportedly generate guaranteed returns of 300 to 500 percent in four years.Read more

SEC Announces Charges Against Honolulu Woman Defrauding Investors Through Social Media

04/08/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Honolulu woman posing as an investment banker and soliciting investors through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media.Read more