SEC, FBI Bust Hacking Ring That Stole Earnings Reports Then Sold Them
An international hacking operation stole pre-release earnings information on companies from newswire services then conducted insider trades.
SEC Enforcement: Phony Hedge Fund Manager Charged With Duping Small Businesses Out of $4M
In another action, a Canadian trader has agreed to settle SEC charges in a short-selling scheme.
SEC Enforcement: Court Fines Advisor for Misleading Clients Into Switching Firms
Meanwhile, SEC charges four with posing as portfolio managers to steal inside information and then trading on it.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Compliance Director Charged With Bilking Clients
The SEC also charged a New York securities lawyer with running pump-and-dump schemes out of his office.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Franklin Resources, Chairman Sued for $150M Over Long-Ago Stock Bequest
In another action, FINRA expelled a firm for stock manipulation and barred its CEO, who looted the firm to pay for tattoos and pet care.
Brooklyn Man Passed Illicit Stock Tips on Napkins: SEC
The SEC charged a Brooklyn man with passing tips at Grand Central Terminal as the middleman in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme.
SEC Enforcement Roundup: Hedge Fund Manager Fined $44 Million in China Scheme
Among recent enforcement actions taken by the SEC were charges against a Miami-based entrepreneur for defrauding investors.
SEC Enforcement Roundup: High School Dropout ‘Advisor’ Busted for Fraud
The SEC charged a man who was high school dropout and a phony “investment advisor” who spent his clients’ funds on drugs and gambling; and a group of former high school buddies were charged with engaging in insider trading.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement Roundup: Bristol-Myers Squibb Exec Charged
There was an international flavor to some of the recent actions taken by the SEC and FINRA, including freezing $38 million in assets in an international insider trading case and charges involving a Chinese reverse merger company.
SEC Enforcement Roundup: Real Estate Ponzi Scheme; Hawaiian Boiler Room
Continuing investigations and charges against a China-based company and its executive and a Hawaii resident and the firms he used were among the enforcement activities reported by the SEC during the week.