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Wedbush Securities Charged with Unregistered Sales of Microcap Securities and Failing to Report Suspicious Transactions

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Wedbush Securities Inc., a California-based broker-dealer, has agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle charges arising from the unlawful unregistered distribution of nearly 100 million shares of more than 50 different low-priced microcap companies, and from Wedbush’s failure to file […]

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What Happens If I Ignore an SEC Subpoena?

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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is the federal agency charged with the regulation and oversight of the securities markets, public companies and securities professionals.(…)

” >SEC Enforcement Division is getting tougher on financial firms, investors, and issuers. When you are served with an SEC subpoena, you know that they are not fun to deal with. But you must deal with it. Even if you don’t know or didn’t commit a […]

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Credit Suisse to Pay Nearly $475 Million to U.S. and U.K. Authorities to Resolve Charges in Connection with Mozambican Bond Offerings

Credit Suisse Group AG has agreed to pay nearly $475 million to U.S. and U.K authorities, including nearly $100 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission, for fraudulently misleading investors and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA… Read the Full Press Release Have a securities law question? Call Sallah […]

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EDGAR – The SEC Public Company Database

EDGAR—The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system is a database system used by the SEC that requires all public companies and certain individuals to submit required, time-sensitive documents to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The database is a trove of information regarding public companies, their financials, quarterly filings, […]

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Oil and Gas Executives Settle SEC Charges of Misleading Investors in More Than a Dozen Oil and Gas Securities Offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Thomas Powell and Stefan Toth, and their entities, Resolute Capital Partners LTD LLC and Homebound Resources LLC, with making material misrepresentations and omissions in connection with more than a dozen unregistered oil and gas securities offerings. Powell and Toth were also charged with […]

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Netflix Insider Trading Ring

You cannot trade on material, non-public information, and that includes non-public information concerning the growth in your employer’s subscriber base or information contained in unpublished earnings releases. And if you do, you will undoubtedly be caught, and subjected to some very harsh penalties. Fines, a return of three times the […]