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Enforcement Actions: Week in Review - December 5th, 2014


SEC Charges California Resident With Fraudulent Sales of Stock
December 2, 2014 (Litigation Release No. 268)
The SEC has charged Vinay Kumar Nevatia for fraudulently selling $900,000 of private shares of CSS Corp. The SEC contends that Kumar, living in Palo Alto under several aliases, sold shares in 2011 and 2012 that he had already sold in 2008. Kumar has never been registered with the SEC.

SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Two Executives in Scheme Involving...

FINRA Enforcement Actions: Month in Review



ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC (CRD #14020, Chicago, Illinois)

ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC consented to a censure and $95,000 fine for allegedly failing "to report short interest positions to the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA on certain settlement dates, and submitt[ing] to FINRA an inaccurate short-interest position report." FINRA found that the firm's supervisory system did not provide for supervision reasonably designed to achieve...

FINRA Enforcement Actions: Month in Review



The Huntington Investment Company (CRD #16986, Columbus, Ohio)

The Huntington Investment Company consented to a $25,000 fine and censure. The firm consented to an entry of "findings that it failed to provide notice to the MSRB via the Electronic Municipal Market Access System (EMMA) that no preliminary official statements or official statements were to be prepared for bond anticipation note offerings in which the firm participated."...

SEC Litigation Releases: Week in Review - March 15th, 2013

Court Orders Former Prudential Securities Broker to Pay Over $763,000 Related to Deceptive Mutual Fund Market Timing Practices
March 13, 2013, (Litigation Release No. 22643)
A final judgment was entered against Frederick J. O'Meally, a former registered representative of broker-dealer Prudential Securities Inc, for allegedly using "deceptive practices to evade blocks by mutual fund companies on his market timing trading." The judgment orders O'Meally to pay over $763,000 in disgorgement,...

SEC Litigation Releases: Week in Review - October 5th, 2012

SEC Charges Unlicensed Financial Advisor James S. Quay for Defrauding Investors in Atlanta Area
October 4, 2012, (Litigation Release No. 22506)
According to the complaint (opens to PDF), James S. Quay, along with his brother Jeffrey A. Quay, conducted a scheme in which they convinced two elderly women to invest $560,000 into a sham limited partnership called Trinity Charitable Solutions. Quay, who has a history of defrauding the elderly, claimed the funds would be used to operate the program,...

SEC Litigation Releases: Week in Review - May 11th, 2012

Georgia Doctor Consents to Order in Settlement of SEC Insider Trading Charges
May 10, 2012, (Litigation Release No. 22364)
In a September 2010 complaint (Litigation Release No. 21644), the SEC alleged that Dr. Bobby V. Khan traded Sciele Pharma, Inc. (a Georgia-based pharmaceutical company) stock based upon material non-public information concerning a tender offer that was to be made by a Japanese company. Yesterday, the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered a consent...

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