Selected Press Releases

October 11, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three individuals who defrauded investors in a company that falsely claimed to be developing a caffeinated chocolate snack and nearing an...
October 11, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two lawyers it alleges helped facilitate a microcap fraud scheme involving undisclosed “blank check” companies secretly bound for reverse mergers.
October 5, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017-189 Washington D.C. — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Westchester, New York-based investment adviser with fraud stemming from lies to retail...
October 5, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017-189 Washington D.C. — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Westchester, New York-based investment adviser with fraud stemming from lies to retail...
October 3, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two individuals with defrauding investors in penny stock companies that claimed to have valuable patents. One of those charged had been barred...
October 2, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission, along with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is leading efforts in the U.S. to...
September 29, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former broker, his company, and his business partner in an alleged real estate investment scheme utilizing high-pressure sales tactics to pilfer...
September 29, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a businessman and two companies with defrauding investors in a pair of so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) purportedly backed by investments...
September 29, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former executive at Life Time Fitness Inc., a middleman tipper, and six traders with insider trading ahead of the announcement that the company...
September 28, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it is providing regulatory relief to publicly traded companies, investment companies, accountants, transfer agents, municipal advisors and...
September 28, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three New York-based brokers with making unsuitable recommendations that resulted in substantial losses to customers and hefty commissions for the...
September 28, 2017
A Massachusetts-based medical manufacturer has agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle charges that it committed accounting fraud through its subsidiaries to meet revenue targets and made...
September 26, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a stock market analyst with insider trading prior to the publication of research reports and articles he authored with the false disclaimer that...
September 22, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today suspended trading in a company amid questions surrounding its statements about sending response teams and equipment to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster...
September 22, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against a Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company that exaggerated how many new patients actually filled prescriptions for an...
September 21, 2017
Sweden-based telecommunications provider Telia Company AB has agreed to pay $965 million in a global settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and Dutch and...
September 21, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved interpretive guidance to assist companies in their efforts to comply with the pay ratio disclosure requirement mandated by Section 953(b) of the...
September 20, 2017
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton today issued a statement highlighting the importance of cybersecurity to the agency and market participants, and detailing the agency’s approach to cybersecurity as an...
September 14, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the investment services subsidiary of SunTrust Banks with collecting more than $1.1 million in avoidable fees from clients by improperly...
September 13, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission is closely monitoring of the impact of Hurricane Irma on investors and capital markets, and continues to monitor the impacts of Hurricane Harvey.
September 7, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that State Street has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle charges that it fraudulently charged secret markups for transition...
September 7, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a former Amazon financial analyst who allegedly leaked confidential information to his former fraternity brother...
September 6, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a New Jersey-based tax preparer and investment adviser with stealing more than $1 million from clients to support his gambling habit and other...
September 6, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a sports radio personality and another New York City man with stealing millions of dollars from investors who were allegedly promised their funds...
August 31, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged an accountant and three others with insider trading on market-moving news about the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company where the accountant...

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