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Selected Press Releases

SEC Freezes Assets of Insider Traders in Nexen Acquisition


The Securities and Exchange Commission today obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of traders using trading accounts in Hong Kong and Singapore to reap more than $13 million in illegal profits by trading in advance of this week’s public announcement that China-based CNOOC Ltd. agreed to acquire Canada-based Nexen Inc.Read more

SEC Charges Phony Company President for Role in Facilitating Fake Investment in Penny Stock Company


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a New York man for his role in a scheme to disseminate news of a fake investment to boost a struggling penny stock company.Read more

SEC Charges New York-Based Firm and Owner in Penny Stock Scheme


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a New York-based firm and its owner with conducting a penny stock scheme in which they bought billions of stock shares from small companies and illegally resold those shares in the public market.Read more

SEC Brings Charges in Puerto Rico-Based Ponzi Scheme Targeting Evangelical Christians and Factory Workers


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Puerto Rico resident and his company with conducting a Ponzi scheme that targeted evangelical Christians and factory workers in Puerto Rico.Read more

New Charges in Insider Trading Case Include Former CEO and Professional Baseball Player


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a second round of charges in an insider trading case involving former professional baseball players and the former top executive at a California-based medical eye products company that was the subject of the illegal trading.Read more