Dishonest Services: SEC’s Fight Against Public Corruption
We often think of laws to combat corruption as anti-bribery and anti-kickback laws. But the SEC is increasingly using securities fraud laws as a tool.
SEC Sanctions Schwab, TD Ameritrade, 11 Others on Puerto Rican Junk Bond Sales
The SEC Monday sanctioned 13 firms under MSRB's minimum investment rule intended to keep retail investors out of higher-risk offerings.
Wells Fargo Compliance Officer Altered Doc After Insider Trader Slipped Through Cracks: SEC
Document was changed to cover mistakes in reviewing broker’s illegal Burger King trades, SEC says.
SEC Fines Barclays $15M Over Lehman Acquisition Failures
Barclays failed to establish a critical compliance foundation when it acquired Lehman’s advisory business, the regulator says.
Wells Fargo Fined $5M Over Advisor’s Insider Trading, Altered Document
SEC says Wells Fargo Advisors was slow to release required compliance documents and "altered" one related to sales of Burger King stock.
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 Fines Linkbrokers $18 Million for Hidden Fees
Linkbrokers Derivatives purported to charge clients very low commission fees, but actually extracted fees that, in some cases, were more than 1,000% greater.
Harbinger Capital COO to Pay SEC Fine Over Falcone Scheme
Peter Jenson admits wrongdoing in scheme to misappropriate millions from a hedge fund they managed to pay Falcone’s personal taxes.
Morgan Stanley to Pay $275M to SEC in Mortgage Case
Morgan Stanley units understated the number of delinquent loans in two mortgage-backed securities, the SEC says.
SEC Enforcement: Fund Manager Charged With Defrauding Fellow Church Members
In other actions, the SEC fined Rafferty Capital Markets for facilitating trades for an unregistered firm.