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Selected Press Releases

SEC Obtains Freeze on Proceeds from Unlawful Distribution of Biozoom Securities

07/03/2013

Washington, D.C., July 3, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against eight Argentine citizens who unlawfully sold millions of shares of Biozoom, Inc. in unregistered transactions. The SEC also obtained an emergency order to freeze assets in the U.S. brokerage accounts of the eight defendants and two other Argentine citizens who had Biozoom shares but had not yet sold them. The action follows last week’s suspension of trading in Biozoom due to concerns that some shareholders may be unlawfully distributing its securities.Read more

SEC Freezes Assets Of Insider Traders in Onyx Pharmaceuticals

07/03/2013

Washington, D.C., July 3, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of traders using foreign accounts to reap approximately $4.6 million in potentially illegal profits by trading in advance of the Sunday, June 30, 2013 announcement that Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. had received, but rejected an acquisition offer from Amgen, Inc.Read more

SEC Announces Enforcement Initiatives to Combat Financial Reporting and Microcap Fraud and Enhance Risk Analysis

07/02/2013

Washington, D.C., July 2, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced three new initiatives that will build on its Division of Enforcement's ongoing efforts to concentrate resources on high-risk areas of the market and bring cutting-edge technology and analytical capacity to bear in its investigations. The initiatives are:Read more

SEC Charges Medical Imaging Device Company and Its CEO with Fraud

06/26/2013

Washington, D.C., June 26, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it filed fraud charges on Tuesday against Burbank, Calif.-based Imaging3, Inc., and its founder and chief executive Dean Janes for misleading shareholders about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s view of the company’s medical device.Read more

SEC Charges Top Officials At Investment Adviser in Scheme to Hide Theft From Pension Fund of Detroit Police and Firefighters

06/10/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the leader of a Detroit-based investment adviser for stealing nearly $3.1 million from the pension fund that the firm manages for the city's police officers and firefighters so he could buy two strip malls in California. The SEC charged four other top officials at the firm for helping him try to cover up the theft.Read more