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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Founder of Equity Research Firm with Insider Trading

06/26/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Tai Nguyen, the owner of the California-based equity research firm Insight Research, with insider trading. The charges stem from the SEC’s ongoing investigation of insider trading involving so-called “expert networks” that provide specialized information to investment firms.Read more

SEC Halts $100 Million Real-Estate Based Ponzi Scheme

06/25/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against a Utah man and company charged with operating a real estate-based Ponzi scheme that bilked $100 million from investors nationwide.Read more

SEC Charges Two New Jersey-Based Firms and Owner in Stock-Lending Scheme

06/21/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a New Jersey businessman with running a stock-lending scheme that defrauded public company officials and brought restricted stock to the market.Read more

SEC Charges Florida Broker in Astrology-Based Ponzi Scheme

06/21/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged that a former broker in Orlando, FL, defrauded investors in an astrology-based Ponzi scheme.Read more

SEC Charges 14 Sales Agents In $415 Million Long Island-Based Ponzi Scheme

06/12/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged 14 sales agents who misled investors and illegally sold securities for a Long Island-based investment firm at the center of a $415 million Ponzi scheme.Read more