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Selected Press Releases

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

SEC Charges Bank Holding Company in Delaware with Improper Accounting and Disclosure of Past Due Loans

09/11/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced accounting and disclosure fraud charges against a Delaware-based bank holding company for failing to report the true volume of its loans at least 90 days past due as they substantially increased in number during the financial crisis.Read more

SEC Announces Charges Against Corporate Insiders for Violating Laws Requiring Prompt Reporting of Transactions and Holdings. Nearly Three Dozen Charged in Enforcement Initiative to Root Out Repeated Late Filers

09/10/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against 28 officers, directors, or major shareholders for violating federal securities laws requiring them to promptly report information about their holdings and transactions in company stock. Six publicly-traded companies were charged for contributing to filing failures by insiders or failing to report their insiders’ filing delinquencies.Read more

SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Biotech Company and Former Executive Who Failed to Report Insider Stock Sales

09/10/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Massachusetts-based biotech company and its former CEO with defrauding investors by failing to report his sales of company stock.Read more