Lawyer Charged With Bilking Client, 90, to Fund Cat Litter Box Invention
California attorney Delbert Modlin is charged with persuading a 90-year-old man to liquidate his assets and invest the $120,000 proceeds into an improved cat litter box.
CFB Board Creates Another Three-Bucket Mess on Compensation
Rick Kahler’s "fee-only" trouble demonstrates the limitations of the CFP Board’s compensation rules.
4 Ways to Spot Social Media Investing Scams: SEC
SEC warns in a recent investor alert that social media can be a hotbed for stock schemes.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: More Charged in Football-Related Boiler Room Scheme
In other actions, the SEC charged the CEO of penny stock company CytoGenix, and his so-called business partner, with defrauding investors via false press releases.
401(k)s With Company Stock Fading Fast
The practice of putting company shares into retirement plans has been waning for some time, but a recent Supreme Court decision could hasten its demise.
SEC: House Insider Probe Involves Dozens of Funds, Firms
The SEC investigation of the House Ways and Means Committee involves some of the biggest advisors and hedge fund firms in the U.S.
SEC Enforcement: Golf Buddies Charged in Insider Trading Ring
In other actions, a former New Mexico governor was charged in a microcap scheme.
Worries Peak on Puerto Rico Utilities Debt After New Bankruptcy Law
After debt-restructuring bill’s passage, bondholders watch to see if the commonwealth's electric utility will make Tuesday payment; two fund companies sue to declare law unconstitutional.
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 Enforcement: Advisors Get $3.6M Arb Award After Boss Faked Client Complaints
In other actions, Massachusetts has charged Boston-based Cabot Investment Properties with fraudulent sales of real estate investments to seniors.