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, […]
It didn’t take long for the SEC to target meme stock traders. The SEC filed charges in New Jersey alleging that the defendant became aware of the increased market volume and volatility driven by so-called “meme stocks” – stocks that were being actively promoted on social media platforms. He allegedly […]
There was an interesting article at Bloomberg.com, which contends that insider trading is everywhere, and no one seems to care.
Having spent the better part of three decades as a securities attorney, and an investor, it seems to me that all three statements are not true. The stock market is not rigged, insider trading is not everywhere, and lots of people care about insider trading.
You notice a deposit to your Venmo account that you do not know. Shortly thereafter you get a message from someone you do not know, claiming that the deposit was made by accident, and could you please send it back? Being the kind person that you are, you send it […]
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 […]
Former Pharmaceutical Global IT Manager Settles SEC $8 Million Insider Trading Case, Criminal Case Still Pending
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against Dayakar R. Mallu, of Orlando, Florida, who generated gains and avoided losses totaling over $8 million by trading in the securities of his former employer, Mylan N.V., ahead of four public announcements between Oct. 3, 2017, and July 29, […]
An investment advisor based in New York and Santa Fe, N.M., has been charged with swindling dozens of clients out of more than $8 million by recommending investments in a fund he controlled and then transferring the assets out to pay for personal expenses. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the […]
The SEC has been known to attempt to regulate by litigation, a tactic that causes significant problems for their targets, and undermines the integrity of the SEC’s mission. Insider Trading of a Competitor’s Stock? Last week the SEC charged a former employee of Medivation Inc. with insider trading in advance […]
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Thomas Nicholas Salzano, 2:21-cv-12189 (D.N.J. filed June 7, 2021) The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Thomas Nicholas Salzano, of Secaucus, New Jersey, with using a sham loan document containing a forged signature in a fraudulent attempt to entice a $150,000 investment in a real estate […]
The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed a settled action against UBS Financial Services Inc. for compliance failures relating to sales of a volatility linked exchange-traded product (ETP). This is the sixth matter arising from the Enforcement Division’s ETP Initiative. As described in the SEC’s order, the ETP at issue […]