SEC Charges Founder, Digital-Asset Issuer With Fraudulent ICO - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a digital-asset entrepreneur and his company with defrauding investors in an initial coin offering (ICO) that raised more than $42 million from hundreds of investors. The SEC's complaint...

SEC Obtains Asset Freeze to Halt Alleged Offering Fraud - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against a California solar panel company and three executives who allegedly defrauded more than 100 investors....

Former Congressman and Two Others Settle Insider Trading Charges - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today settlements with former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, his son Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, all of whom were charged with insider trading and pleaded guilty to related criminal...

Jefferies to Pay Nearly $4 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that broker-dealer Jefferies LLC will pay nearly $4 million to settle charges of improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).   ADRs are U.S. securities that…...

SEC Obtains Touting and Fraud Judgment Against Colorado Cannabis Stock - A Colorado stock promoter and two of his companies agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's charges for fraudulently promoting and trading a cannabis stock. On Dec. 5, 2019, the U.S....

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