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Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - May 9th, 2014


SEC Charges Three Friends and Business Associates of Former Chairman of Home Diagnostics, Inc., in Insider Trading Scheme
May 7, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22987)
John Campani, John Mullin, and Alan Posner have all been charged with trading on insider information concerning Nipro Corporation's acquisition of Home Diagnostics, Inc for combined profits of "more than $105,000." The defendants were allegedly tipped this information by former Chairman of the Board at...

Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - May 2nd, 2014


SEC Charges Barry R. Bekkedam with Defrauding Investment Advisory Clients in Connection with Multimillion Dollar Rothstein Ponzi Scheme
April 30, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22983)
According to the complaint, Barry R. Bekkedam, former SEC-registered investment advisor and former owner, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Ballamor Capital Management, LLC, "fraudulently induced, or assisted in inducing, his advisory clients and others to invest approximately...

Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - April 25th, 2014


SEC Files Action Against Former Stock Promoter Now in Prison for Lying to SEC Investigators
April 23, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22977)
According to the complaint, Robert J. Vitale and Realty Acquisitions & Trust, Inc. "fraudulently raised at least $8.7 million from investors through four real estate securities offerings" by making "materially false and misleading statements and omissions concerning, among other things, the credentials and experience of Vitale...

Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - April 18th, 2014


Federal Prosecutors Charge Massachusetts Resident with Criminal Contempt Based On Violations of Court Orders Obtained by the SEC

April 16, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22973)
Last week, Steven Palladino was charged with 25 counts of criminal contempt "based on his repeated violations of Court orders obtained by the Commission in its civil action against Palladino and, Viking Financial Group, Inc." The SEC's 2011 complaint alleged that the defendants...

Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - April 11th, 2014


SEC Charges Carter's, Inc.'s Former Vice-President of Operations with Insider Trading and Tipping
April 10, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22970)
Richard T. Posey,former Vice-President of Carter's, Inc., has been charged with trading "based on inside information that he possessed as a result of his position at Carter's, and...tip[ping] material nonpublic information to the company's former Vice-President and Director of Investor Relations, Eric M. Martin." Posey...

Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - April 4th, 2014


SEC Charges Two Friends with Insider Trading Ahead of Impending Acquisition Announcement
April 3, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22965)
According to the complaint, Walter D. Wagner and Alexander J. Osborn traded on insider information they learned from investment banker, John W. Femenia, "about the impending acquisition of The Shaw Group Inc." Wagner has agreed to a settle the charges by "disgorging his ill-gotten gains plus interest, with any additional financial...

Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - March 28th, 2014


SEC Obtains Order Enforcing Compliance with Order to Pay Over $5 Million in Disgorgement, Prejudgment Interest, and Civil Penalties
March 26, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22952)
An opinion and order were entered this week "directing Walter Gerasimowicz, Meditron Asset Management, LLC, and Meditron Management Group, LLC to comply with the SEC order requiring them to pay $3,143,029.41 in disgorgement and pre-judgment interest, and a civil penalty of...

Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - March 21st, 2014


Manager of Pre-IPO Investment Funds Settles Fraud Claims
March 20, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22949)
Frank Mazzola,brokerage firm Felix Investments, LLC, and investment adviserFacie Libre Management, Associates, LLC, have been charged with defrauding "investors in funds created to purchase shares of Facebook, Twitter, and other technology companies prior to their initial public offerings." According to the SEC, Mazzola and Felix Investments "arranged to be...

SEC Litigation Releases: Week in Review - March 14th, 2014

SEC Files Subpoena Enforcement Action Against Charles Riel III for Failure to Produce Documents and Appear for Testimony in Investigation of Reinvest LLC Securities
March 14, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22943)
The SEC has filed a subpoena enforcement action against Charles Riel III a/k/a Chuck Riel and REinvest LLC. The SEC previously served Riel and REinvest "with document subpoenas in January 2014" and a subpoena for Riel to "appear for sworn testimony in February 2014." According to the...

SEC Litigation Releases: Week in Review - February 28th, 2014

SEC Settles Claims Against Attorney Retained by Funds Involved in Fraudulent Investment Scheme
February 27, 2014, (Litigation Release No. 22934)
A final judgment was entered against attorney Robert Custis for his involvement in a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Yusaf Jawed through companies Grifphon Asset Management, LLC and Grifphon Holdings, LLC. Custis agreed to the final judgment which permanently enjoins him from future violations of the securities laws and prohibits him from appearing or...

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