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Selected Press Releases

SEC Seeks Public Comment on Effective Investor Education Programs

04/19/2011

Washington, D.C., April 19, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today published on its website a request for public comment on the effectiveness of existing investor education efforts as part of a review mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.Read more

SEC Charges FDA Chemist With Insider Trading Ahead of Drug Approval Announcements

03/29/2011

Washington, DC, March 29, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chemist with insider trading on confidential information about upcoming announcements of FDA drug approval decisions, generating more than $3.6 million in illicit profits and avoided losses.Read more

SEC Halts $47 Million Investment Fraud at Utah-Based Payday Loan Companies

03/28/2011

Washington, DC, March 28, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court order freezing the assets of two online payday loan companies and their owner charged with perpetrating a $47 million offering fraud and Ponzi scheme.Read more

SEC Charges Kentucky Steel Company Executives With Insider Trading

03/17/2011

Washington, DC, March 17, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four executives at a Louisville-based steel processing company and four of their family and friends with illegal insider trading in advance of the company’s acquisition.Read more

SEC Charges Three Executives With Conducting $230 Million Investment Scheme at Ohio-Based Company

03/16/2011

Washington, DC, March 16, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three senior executives at Akron, Ohio-based Fair Finance Company with orchestrating a $230 million fraudulent scheme involving at least 5,200 investors – many of them elderly.Read more