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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Hedge Fund Firm CR Intrinsic and Two Others in $276 Million Insider Trading Scheme Involving Alzheimer's Drug

11/20/2012

Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Stamford, Conn.-based hedge fund advisory firm CR Intrinsic Investors LLC and its former portfolio manager along with a medical consultant for an expert network firm for their roles in a $276 million insider trading scheme involving a clinical trial for an Alzheimer’s drug being jointly developed by two pharmaceutical companies. The illicit gains generated in this scheme make it the largest insider trading case ever charged by the SEC.Read more

SEC Sanctions Two Investment Advisers for Impeding Examinations

11/20/2012

Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today sanctioned two investment advisory firms for impeding examinations conducted by SEC staff.Read more

SEC Charges Ring of High School Buddies with Insider Trading in Health Care Stocks

11/19/2012

Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three health care company employees and four others in a New Jersey-based insider trading ring of various high school friends generating $1.7 million in illegal profits and kickbacks by trading in advance of 11 public announcements involving mergers, a drug approval application, and quarterly earnings of pharmaceutical companies and medical technology firms.Read more

SEC Charges New York-Based Fraudster Who Spent Investor Funds on Drugs and Gambling

11/19/2012

Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a purported investment adviser in New York with defrauding investors who he convinced to invest in his start-up businesses while in reality he was spending their money on illegal drugs and gambling.Read more

SEC Halts Prime Bank Scheme in Georgia

11/19/2012

Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the operators of a long-running prime bank scheme with defrauding investors who were promised sky-high returns on loans to a secret European trust. It also is seeking an emergency court order to freeze the operators’ assets for the benefit of investors.Read more