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Selected Press Releases

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

OppenheimerFunds to Pay $35 Million to Settle SEC Charges for Misleading Statements During Financial Crisis

06/06/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged investment management company OppenheimerFunds Inc. and its sales and distribution arm with making misleading statements about two of its mutual funds struggling in the midst of the credit crisis in late 2008.Read more