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Selected Press Releases

SEC Halts Father-Son Ponzi Scheme in Utah Involving Purported Real Estate Investments

12/15/2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a father and son in Utah with securities fraud for selling purported investments in their real estate business that turned out to be nothing more than a wide-scale $220 million Ponzi scheme.Read more

SEC Halts Prime Bank Scheme by Washington D.C. Law Firm and Pennsylvania Company

12/06/2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed charges and obtained an emergency court order to halt a prime bank scheme in which the perpetrators stole investor funds to purchase luxury cars, take a trip to the Bahamas, and pay the bills of a Washington D.C. law firm.Read more

SEC Hosts Nationwide Shadowing Event for High School Finance Students

11/15/2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission today hosted a shadowing event at its Washington D.C. headquarters and several regional offices to enable high school students studying finance to gain some firsthand knowledge about the government’s work to protect investors.Read more

SEC CHARGES TWO FLORIDA MEN IN PONZI SCHEME DEFRAUDING TEACHERS AND RETIREES

08/29/2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Florida men with operating a Ponzi scheme disguised as a purported private equity fund that fraudulently raised approximately $22 million from more than 100 investors, many of whom were Florida teachers or retirees.Read more

SEC Charges Former Mariner Energy Board Member and Son With Insider Trading

08/05/2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former board member at Mariner Energy Inc. and his son with insider trading on confidential information about the impending takeover of the oil and gas company. Read more