Tag: SEC

SEC fraud
March 16, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC files fraud charges in a $58 million penny stock scheme

Furthermore, the Commission alleged that defendants were paid $10 million for promoting thinly traded stocks, which they misled investors to believe had high prospects for success. Paul Levenson, Director of the SEC’s Boston Regional Office, said: These scam artists went to great lengths – using bogus companies, aliases, and spoofing their phone numbers – to…

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SEC fraud
January 26, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC charges former UBS financial adviser with stealing $5.8 million

Eric I. Bustillo, Director of the SEC's Miami Regional Office, commented: As a financial advisor, Nino was entrusted with millions of dollars belonging to his client. As alleged in our complaint, Nino took advantage of that trust by abusing his access to his client’s accounts for personal gain. The financial markets regulator explained that Nino…

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Whistleblower
January 24, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Four whistleblowers receive over $40 million from SEC

The third award SEC issued was $1.5 million to a whistleblower whose information shaped staff’s investigative strategy and significantly contributed to the success of the covered action. The individual provided substantial and ongoing assistance to the SEC by helping them identify issues. Creola Kelly, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, said: Credible tips…

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Whistleblower
January 07, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

Whistleblower receives more than $13 million from SEC

So far, the agency has awarded over $1.2 billion to a total of 238 individuals since the first award was issued in 2012. Payment of the awards is taken out of an investor protection fund set up by Congress. It is financed through monetary sanctions of security law violations paid to SEC. To be eligible…

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SEC Chairman states plans to tackle ‘gamification’
December 16, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC proposes changes to strengthen the laws against insider trading

Additionally, directors and officers will be required to put in writing that they are not aware of any important nonpublic information when they enter into the plans. The proposal also includes updates that would require more comprehensive disclosure about issuers’ policies and procedures against insider trading, as well as their actions around the timing of…

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December 10, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC obtains judgments against BitConnect

Arcaro has already pleaded guilty to BitConnect-related activity, including to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. BitConnect was one of the largest crypto scams. It is estimated that it cheated investors out of $2 billion during its 2017 ICO peak. Arcaro and Future Money have agreed on the entry of judgments. Arcaro is permanently…

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SEC fraud
December 03, 2021 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC files charges in a $7 million digital asset fraud case

According to SEC, Auzins carried out a second scheme, where from April 2019 to July 2019 he fraudulently offered the unregistered securities of Innovamine, which supposedly provides cloud mining program. SEC stated that “Auzins claimed that investors could contribute digital assets to Innovamine, and then the company would perform mining activities and provide investors with…

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