Selected Press Releases

January 17, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that New York-based asset manager BlackRock Inc. has agreed to pay a $340,000 penalty to settle charges that it improperly used separation...
January 17, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Allergan Inc. has agreed to admit securities law violations and pay a $15 million penalty for disclosure failures in the wake of a hostile...
January 17, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that broker ITG agreed to pay more than $24.4 million to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws when it prompted the issuance...
January 13, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay a $13 million penalty to settle charges that it overbilled investment advisory clients due to...
January 13, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Citadel Securities LLC has agreed to pay $22.6 million to settle charges that its business unit handling retail customer orders from other...
January 9, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two New York-based brokers with fraudulently using an in-and-out trading strategy that was unsuitable for customers in order to generate hefty...
January 9, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Connecticut-based investment adviser has agreed to admit wrongdoing and pay more than $575,000 to settle charges that he defrauded a...
January 6, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of more than $5.5 million to a whistleblower who provided critical information that helped the SEC uncover an ongoing scheme.
December 28, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Florida-based businessman has agreed to settle charges that he misused investor funds intended to create U.S. jobs through the EB-5...
December 27, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three Chinese traders with fraudulently trading on hacked nonpublic market-moving information stolen from two prominent New York-based law firms,...
December 27, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a California-based attorney with defrauding investors seeking to participate in the EB-5 immigrant investor program, stealing their money to buy a...
December 21, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a former official of the nation’s third largest public pension fund and two brokers accused of orchestrating a pay-to-play...
December 21, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two men behind a phony day-trading firm with pocketing more than $1.4 million in deposits from hundreds of defrauded investors worldwide.
December 20, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an oil-and-gas company has agreed to settle charges that it used illegal separation agreements and retaliated against a whistleblower who...
December 20, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle charges it used trades involving customer cash to lower the firm’s...
December 19, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the founder of Platinum Partners and two of its flagship hedge fund advisory firms with conducting a fraudulent scheme to inflate asset values and...
December 19, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a technology company has agreed to pay a penalty of $180,000 to settle charges involving its severance agreements that impeded at least one...
December 16, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today barred several market participants from the penny stock industry for their roles in various sham initial public offerings (IPOs) of microcap stocks that...
December 16, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced settled cease-and-desist proceedings against the CEO of a Utah-based broker-dealer and two registered persons associated with the firm for...
December 16, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Deutsche Bank has agreed to settle charges that it misled clients about the performance of a core feature of its automated order router...
December 12, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two New Jersey-based traders with manipulating more than 2,000 NYSE- and NASDAQ-traded stocks and reaping more than $26 million in profits from...
December 9, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of more than $900,000 to a whistleblower whose tip enabled the SEC to bring multiple enforcement actions against wrongdoers.
December 6, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a San Francisco-based firm agreed to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws by failing to register security-based swaps...
December 5, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a whistleblower has been awarded approximately $3.5 million for coming forward with information that led to an SEC enforcement action.
December 5, 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a San Francisco-based information technology specialist who allegedly hacked senior executives at online travel...

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