SEC Enforcement: Layne Christensen Fined $5M on Bribery Charge
Meanwhile, the SEC sanctioned Florida-based auditor Eliot Berman for violating federal laws and regs.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: HFT Firm Charged With Manipulating Closing Prices
In another action, FINRA slapped TD Ameritrade for a recordkeeping failure.
SEC Announces 3 Senior-Level Appointments
SEC announced this week a new administrative law judge and two other personnel moves.
SEC, CFPB Enforcement: AgFeed Fined $18M for Fattening Its Stock Price
Meanwhile, the CFPB sued for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending, and a hedge fund manager was charged with pocketing extra fees.
New Hire Roundup: Needleman Named to CFPB Advisory Board
Meanwhile, Dave Rau will head the trust tax group at U.S. Bank Wealth Management.
SEC Enforcement: Kansas Charged With Securities Fraud
In another action, a brokerage firm and its founder were charged with violating net capital requirements and falsifying data in an attempt to mislead examiners.
SEC Enforcement: Court Stops Muni Bond Offer Seen as Fraudulent
In other actions, former brokers were charged with illegally trading on a tip about a $1.2 billion acquisition by IBM.
SEC, FINRA, DOL Enforcement: Iowa Advisor to Repay 68 Pension Plans
In other actions, FINRA censures and fines New York-based Banesto Securities Inc., now known as Santander International Securities Inc., $650,000 for custody failures.
SEC: Banker Made Insider Trades in Accounts of Ex-Wife, Father to Pay Child Support
The banker faces criminal charges and an account freeze. The SEC says he made nearly $1 million in illegal profits.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: 2 JPMorgan Traders Charged With Fraud Over London Whale Losses
The SEC charged the traders for lying about massive derivatives losses and also charged several microcap companies and stock promoters in penny-stock schemes.