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Selected Press Releases

SEC Announces Largest-Ever Whistleblower Award

09/22/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an expected award of more than $30 million to a whistleblower who provided key original information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action. Read more

SEC Sanctions 19 Firms and Individual Trader for Short Selling Violations in Advance of Stock Offerings

09/16/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the latest sanctions in a continuing enforcement initiative uncovering certain hedge fund advisers and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it during a restricted period.Read more

SEC and SBA to Partner on Events on Small Business Capital Raising Under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

09/16/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced today they will jointly host events to inform small business owners and entrepreneurs about new options that are and will become available for capital raising under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.Read more

SEC Obtains Asset Freeze Against Company in Turks and Caicos Islands Behind South Florida-Based Ponzi Scheme

09/16/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency asset freeze against a company located in Turks and Caicos Islands in connection with its operation of a South Florida-based Ponzi scheme.Read more

Tennessee-Based Animal Feed Company Agrees to Pay $18 Million to Settle Accounting Fraud Case

09/15/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Tennessee-based animal feed company has agreed to pay back $18 million in illicit profits from an accounting fraud that resulted in an SEC enforcement action earlier this year.Read more