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Selected Press Releases

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

SEC Charges Illinois for Misleading Pension Disclosures

03/11/2013

Washington, D.C., March 11, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the State of Illinois with securities fraud for misleading municipal bond investors about the state’s approach to funding its pension obligations.Read more

SEC Charges New York-Based Private Equity Fund Advisers with Misleading Investors about Valuation and Performance

03/11/2013

Washington, D.C., March 11, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two investment advisers at Oppenheimer & Co. with misleading investors about the valuation policies and performance of a private equity fund they manage.Read more

SEC Charges California-Based Lawyer with Issuing Fraudulent Legal Opinion Letters

03/07/2013

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a California-based lawyer who has been fraudulently churning out baseless legal opinion letters for penny stocks through his website without researching and evaluating the individual stock offerings. Read more