Tag Archives: Securities Exchange Act

SEC Charges Microsoft Manager Brian Jorgenson and his Friend Sean Stokke with Insider Trading

SEC v. Brian D. Jorgenson and Sean T. Stokke, Case No. 2:13-cv-02275 (W.D. Wash.).  On December 19, 2013, the SEC announced insider trading charges against Brian D. Jorgenson and Sean T. Stokke.  According to the SEC, Jorgenson got confidential information … Continue reading

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SEC Obtains Emergency Relief against Robert Helms and Janniece Kaelin in Alleged Ponzi Scheme

SEC v. Robert A. Helms, et al., Case No. 1:13-cv-01036-LY (W.D. Tex.).  On December 6, 2013, the SEC announced it obtained an asset freeze and other emergency relief in an alleged Ponzi scheme.  According to the SEC, Robert A. Helms … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Fifth Third Bancorp and its Former CFO Daniel Poston with Fraud for Accounting Practices during the Financial Crisis

In the Matter of Fifth Third Bancorp and Daniel Poston, Admin. Proc. No. 3-15635.  On December 4, 2013, the SEC announced it filed a Settled Administrative Order Instituting Proceedings (“OIP”) against Fifth Third Bancorp and its former CFO Daniel Poston. … Continue reading

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SEC Settles Insider Trading Case against Charles Langston III

SEC v. Charles Raymond Langston III et al., Case No. 1:13-cv-24360 (S.D. Fla.)  On December 3, 2013, the SEC announced the filing of a settled insider trading case against Charles Raymond Langston III.  The SEC also charged his companies with … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Gary Snisky with Defrauding Elderly Investors

SEC v. Gary C. Snisky, Case No. 1:13-cv-03149 (D. Colo.).  On November 21, 2013, the SEC announced it charged Gary Snisky with defrauding elderly investors.  According to the SEC, Snisky targeted retired annuity holders by using insurance agents to sell … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Sam Miri with Insider Trading in Connection with the Galleon Trading Scheme

SEC v. Sam Miri, Case No. 13-cv-8324 (S.D.N.Y.).  On November 21, 2013, the SEC announced insider trading charges against Sam Miri, a former employee at Marvell Technology group for tipping inside information used in connection with Raj Rajaratnam’s insider trading … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Investment Advisers Gregory Adams and Larry Grossman with Fraud

In the Matter of Larry C. Grossman and Gregory J. Adams, Admin. Proc. No. 3-15617. On November 20, 2013, the SEC announced it issued an Order Instituting Administrative Cease-and-Desist Proceedings (“OIP”) against investment advisers Larry Grossman and Gregory Adams.  The … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Mark Megalli with Insider Trading

SEC v. Mark Megalli, (N.D. Ga.).  On November 14, 2013, the SEC announced it filed insider trading charges against Mark Megalli for trading on nonpublic information about clothing company Carter’s Inc.  According to the SEC, Megalli got inside information through a … Continue reading

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SEC Enters into Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Scott Herckis

On November 12, 2013, the SEC announced that it entered into its first deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) with an individual.  DPAs are intended to encourage cooperation with the SEC as it investigates wrongdoing.  In return for such cooperation, the SEC … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Audit Firm Sherb & Co. LLP and Four of its Auditors for Audit Failures of China-based Companies

In the Matter of Sherb & Co., LLP, et al., Admin Proc. No. 3-15609.  On November 6, 2013, the SEC announced the filing of a settled administrative proceeding against Sherb & Co. LLP, and four of its auditors, Steven J. … Continue reading

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