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Computer Guru Gets SEC Asset Freeze

The SEC has very strong enforcement power over those who it believes violated, or are violating, the federal securities laws. Brent Kovar, who has had prior run-ins with the securities law, and his mom, were the subject of an emergency action, a temporary restraining order and asset freeze to halt […]

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What is a Ponzi Scheme

A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned by the operator. Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns […]

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Can a Non-Citizen Be An Accredited Investor?

There is no residency or citizenship requirement in the definition of an accredited investor. Many entities and individuals are accredited investors. Rule 501 of Regulation D defines the term. For individuals, accredited investors include: Any director, executive officer, or general partner of the issuer of the securities being offered or sold, or any director, executive officer, […]