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.