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.
Don’t Get Smoked by Marijuana-Related Investments, SEC Warns
The SEC halts trading of yet another purported pot-related firm and warns investors that newly liberalized marijuana laws beckon fraudsters.
SEC Fines Traders $3M for ‘Spoofing,’ ‘Layering’
Two firms and five individuals tricked investors into buying or selling stocks through orders that were later canceled, SEC says.
SEC Busts Variable Annuity Scam Targeting Terminally Ill
Brokers and an advisory firm used variable annuities with death benefits to cash in on patients' demise, SEC says.