Monthly Archives: August 2013

SEC Charges Former JPMorgan Traders Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout with Fraud

SEC v. Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien G. Grout, Case No. 13-cv-5677 (S.D.N.Y.).  On August 14, 2013, the SEC announced fraud charges against Traders Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, former traders at JPMorgan Chase & Co.  In a parallel action, the … Continue reading

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CFTC Charges Worth Group, Inc., Andrew Wilshire and Eugenia Mildner in Alleged Precious Metal Scheme

CFTC v. Worth Group, Inc., Andrew Wilshire, and Eugenia Mildner, Case No. 9:13-cv-80796 (S.D. Fla.).  On August 13, 2013, the CFTC announced fraud charges against Worth Group Inc., its owner, Andrew Wilshire, and its director, Eugenia Mildner.  According to the … Continue reading

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SEC Files Settled Fraud Action against CFO Dale Ringgenberg and Anchor Bancorp Wisconsin

SEC v. Anchor Bancorp Wisconsin, Inc. and Dale C. Ringgenberg, Case No. 1:13-cv-01241 (D.D.C.).  On August 14, 2013, the SEC announced it filed a settled fraud action against Anchor Bancorp Wisconsin and its former CFO Dale Ringgenberg.  The SEC alleges … Continue reading

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SEC Obtains Emergency Relief against Anthony Davian and His Asset Management Firm

SEC v. Anthony J. Davian and Davian Capital Advisors, LLC, Case No. 5:13-cv-1762 (N.D. Ohio.).  On August 14, 2013, the SEC announced it obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Anthony Davian and his asset management firm for … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Joseph Tocci with Insider Trading

SEC v. Joseph M. Tocci, Case No. 1:13-cv-11924 (D. Mass.).  On August 12, 2013, the SEC announced insider trading charges against Joseph M. Tocci.  The SEC alleges that Tocci traded on the basis of confidential information he obtained when he … Continue reading

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SEC Obtains Emergency Asset Freeze against Steven Heinz

SEC v. Steven B. Heinz, et al., Case No. 2:13-cv-00753 (D. Utah).  On August 8, 2013, the SEC announced it obtained a temporary restraining order and emergency asset freeze against Steven B. Heinz and his company S.B. Heinz and Associates, … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Risk Alert On Options Trading Used To Evade Short-Sale Requirements

On August 9, 2013, the SEC issued this risk alert designed to detect and prevent options trading that attempts to circumvent Regulation SHO which governs short sales.

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SEC Charges Bank of America with Fraud in Connection with Offering of Mortgage-Backed Securities

SEC v. Bank of America et al., Case No. 3:13-cv-447 AVC (W.D.N.C.).  On August 6, 2013, the SEC announced fraud charges against Bank of America and two subsidiaries related to an offering of residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”).  According to the … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Cort Poyner and Mohammad Dolah with Market Manipulation

SEC v. Cort Poyner and Mohammad Dolah, Case No. CV 13-4331 (E.D.N.Y).  On August 6, 2013, the SEC announced fraud charges against Cort Poyner and Mohammad Dolah in connection with an alleged bribery scheme designed to manipulate the market for … Continue reading

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SEC Charges John Rizzo with Running A Boiler Room Scheme

SEC v. John G. Rizzo, Case No. 3:13-cv-01801 MMA BLM (C.D. Cal.).  On August 6, 2013, the SEC announced fraud charges against John G. Rizzo, the former CEO of iTrackr Systems Inc.  The SEC alleges that Rizzo used escrow agents … Continue reading

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