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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges San Diego Lawyers and Others in an International Market Manipulation Scheme

03/15/2013

Washington, D.C., March 15, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a group of Canadian stock promoters, two San Diego attorneys, a Bahamas-based broker-dealer, and other participants in an international “pump-and-dump” scheme involving two publicly traded U.S. companies, Pacific Blue Energy Corporation and Tradeshow Marketing Company Ltd.Read more

SEC Issues Guidance Update on Social Media Filings by Investment Companies

03/15/2013

Washington, D.C., March 15, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today published a guidance update from its staff to clarify the obligations of mutual funds and other investment companies to seek review of materials posted on their social media sites.Read more

CR Intrinsic Agrees to Pay More than $600 Million in Largest-Ever Settlement for Insider Trading Case

03/15/2013

Washington, D.C., March 15, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Stamford, Conn.-based hedge fund advisory firm CR Intrinsic Investors has agreed to pay more than $600 million to settle SEC charges that it participated in an insider trading scheme involving a clinical trial for an Alzheimer’s drug being jointly developed by two pharmaceutical companies.Read more

SEC Charges Hedge Fund Firm Sigma Capital with Insider Trading

03/15/2013

Washington, D.C., March 15, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that New York-based hedge fund advisory firm Sigma Capital Management has agreed to pay nearly $14 million to settle charges that the firm engaged in insider trading based on nonpublic information obtained through one of its analysts about the quarterly earnings of Dell and Nvidia Corporation.Read more

SEC Charges Private Equity Firm, Former Executive, and Consultant for Improperly Soliciting Investments

03/11/2013

Washington, D.C., March 11, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against New York-based private equity firm Ranieri Partners, a former senior executive, and an unregistered broker who violated securities laws when soliciting more than $500 million in capital commitments for private funds managed by the firm.Read more