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The Law Firm of David R. Chase and Silver Law Group recently filed a FINRA arbitration claim against Independent Financial Group, a securities firm, after its broker improperly recommended the services of an individual who the SEC claims was engaged in a Ponzi scheme. The statement of claim alleges the Claimant was the client of...
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought insider trading charges last week against a NFL player and a former investment banker for trading on material, non-public information in advance of company acquisitions.  The pair allegedly utilized encrypted text communications and FaceTime discussions to engage in the claimed illegal insider trading. In its civil enforcement action, the...
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The Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges yesterday against 1 Global Capital LLC and its former CEO alleging they defrauded approximately 3,400 retail investors, a number of whom invested their retirement monies.  Global Capital, which was engaged in the cash advance business, and Carl Ruderman, its former CEO, are alleged by the SEC to have raised in...
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission last week filed civil charges against the founder of a venture capital fund and his financial advisory firm for over-billing investors to finance his personal business ventures, including funneling millions to his virtual reality company. In its Complaint, the SEC alleged that Michael Rothenberg touted his investment advisory firm as able to identify millennial entrepreneurs...
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The Securities and Exchange Commission recently took a big hit to its enforcement program after a federal court in the Eastern District of New York dismissed its enforcement case with prejudice at the pleadings stage, including its claim for injunctive relief, on statute of limitations grounds. In SEC v. Cohen, et. al., decided last month, the Court ruled that the...
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The securities law firm of David R. Chase, http://www.davidchaselaw.com, is investigating potential arbitration claims against brokerage firms for their offer and sale of American Finance Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq symbol AFIN), a non-traded REIT, which has lost almost half of its value from its initial sales price of $25.00 a share. Non-traded REITs are typically marketed...
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In its relentless pursuit of illegal insider trading, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against a former financial analyst at Stericycle, Inc. and his mother, who he allegedly tipped and who, in turn, traded on the material, non-public information as well. In its charging papers, the SEC contends that in April 2016, Matthew Brunstrum (the son) learned...
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week filed charges against an investment advisory firm and its CEO for unsuitably investing $19 million of retail investor funds, including pension and retirement assets, in speculative investments and reaping large commissions from those securities transactions. In its civil enforcement action, the SEC claims that Temenos Advisory Inc. and its chief...
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In its continued crackdown on illegal insider trading, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just days ago charged an employee of a credit ratings agency with tipping two friends about the non-public plans of the Sherwin-Williams Company to acquire Valspar Corp., which he learned of through his employment.  The SEC also brought a civil enforcement action against his two friends...
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this week filed an emergency enforcement action in federal court seeking to shut down an alleged ongoing fraudulent scheme run by a handful of investment advisors, including Perry Santillo, Christopher Parris, Paul Anthony Larocco, John Piccarreto and Thomas Brenner. The SEC alleges that these individuals were involved in an ongoing...
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