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Selected Press Releases

SEC Halts Pyramid Scheme Targeting Asian and Latino Communities


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges and asset freezes against the operators of a worldwide pyramid scheme targeting Asian and Latino communities in the U.S. and abroad. Read more

SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Coal Company and CEO for False Disclosures About Management


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Seattle-headquartered coal company and its founder for making false disclosures about who was running the company.Read more

Protecting the Retail Investor


Chair Mary Jo White, Consumer Federation of America, 2014 Consumer AssemblyRead more

SEC Announces Charges Against Brokers, Adviser, and Others Involved in Variable Annuities Scheme to Profit From Terminally Ill


Washington D.C. — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced enforcement actions against a pair of brokers, an investment advisory firm, and several others involved in a variable annuities scheme to profit from the imminent deaths of terminally ill patients in nursing homes and hospice care.Read more

SEC Charges Lions Gate With Disclosure Failures While Preventing Hostile Takeover Company Admits Wrongdoing to Settle SEC Charges


The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged motion picture company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. with failing to fully and accurately disclose to investors a key aspect of its effort to thwart a hostile takeover bid.Read more