Category: Charges

January 05, 2023 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC charges CoinDeal Crypto Scheme creator in a $45 million fraud

According to SEC, CoinDeal was never sold and no distributions were made to its investors. Furthermore, the defendants misappropriated millions of dollars of investor funds for personal use. Chandran even used the investment funds t buy cars, real estate, and a boat. Daniel Gregus, Director of the SEC’s Chicago Regional Office, said: We allege the…

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December 21, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

FMA sues Tiger Brokers for AML/CFT breaches

Margot Gatland, FMA Head of Enforcement, said: The anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism regime is an important pillar to maintaining the integrity of New Zealand’s financial markets, so we take non-compliance seriously. Our case alleges Tiger Brokers failed to appropriately vet customers, respond to activities that should have raised concerns, and maintain records…

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October 12, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Ztegrity slapped with a $940K fine for FX pool trading fraud

The forex scheme According to the CFTC, the fraudulent scheme ran from October 2019 to June 2021. The operators used different websites and social media platforms to advertise their forex trading pool “The Black Club” and “The Forex Savings Club.” They were marketed as a version of a savings account that offered a greater yield…

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Hong Kong regulator SFC
September 30, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

HK SFC charges thirteen people in a ramp-and-dump syndicate case

The SFC alleges that the syndicate members organised and executed the schemes in the shares of two Hong Kong-listed companies through different social media platforms. They manipulated the trading of a large volume of those shares by using a substantial number of nominee accounts. The regulator stated: In implementing the schemes, the syndicate members were…

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September 15, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC charges Loop Capital Markets in first case against broker-dealer municipal advisor violation

Furthermore, SEC discovered that Loop Capital did not maintain a system reasonably designed to supervise its municipal securities activities. The regulator noted that its procedures were inadequate, using insufficient methods to identify potential violations of the municipal advisor registration rules. LeeAnn Ghazil Gaunt, Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Public Finance Abuse Unit, said: The municipal…

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BNY Mellon Investment Adviser charged with omissions in ESG by SEC
September 13, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC announces charges against Oppenheimer & Co., BNY Mellon, TD Securities, and Jefferies

Gurbir S. Grewal, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, said: I applaud the excellent work of the Division’s Public Finance Abuse Unit in bringing these first-ever actions in the $4 trillion municipal bond space. We encourage underwriters to examine their practices and to self-report any failures to us before we identify them ourselves. LeeAnn…

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