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SEC Stops Ponzi Scammer Selling Notes in Florida Software Company

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Although all Ponzi schemes inevitably collapse, it can be years before investors (or regulators) catch up with the scammer. For example, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a Texas man with running a Ponzi scheme for more than a decade. The alleged scheme centered on efforts to raise money for a Florida-based… Read More »

Michigan Businessman Sentenced to Up to 20 Years for Defrauding Investors

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Litigation Release No. 23250 / April 30, 2015 The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that on April 24, 2015, the Honorable Joseph K. Sheeran of the Bay County Circuit Court in Bay City, Michigan sentenced Joel Wilson to concurrent prison terms of 105 months to 20 years and… Read More »

SEC Advises Brokers, Investors on Risks of Hacking and Other “Cyber” Attacks

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

“Cybersecurity” is a major issue that affects many large, publicly traded companies. Recently Anthem, Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurer, reported a major breach of its security. Hackers managed to acquire personal data—Social Security numbers, telephone numbers, addresses, et cetera—on millions of Anthem customers. This attack comes just a couple weeks after President Obama… Read More »

FINRA Criticized for Being Lenient on Financial Brokers

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

On May 29, 2014, one of five Commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission gave a speech to FINRA’s Division of Market Regulation. While the SEC is the final government regulator of the country’s securities industry, FINRA—or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority—is a key player in U.S. markets. FINRA is not itself a government… Read More »

Federal Agencies Focus on South Florida Securities Fraud

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

In December 2010, several federal government agencies began cooperating with each other to combat securities fraud. Known as the “Southern District of Florida Securities and Investment Fraud Initiative,” or just “the Initiative,” this effort has had tremendous success in the last three-and-a-half years. Recently, the Initiative reported that eighty-five defendants have been charged since… Read More »

FINRA Alerts Investors to Ebola Stock Scammers

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Media outlets throughout the world continue to report on the tragic Ebola outbreak still ravaging West Africa. As recently reported, over 1,200 people have been killed since the virus began rapidly spreading in December 2013—and almost twice that number have been sickened. The virus itself does not appear to be directly affecting the United… Read More »

Dark Pools Brought Further into the Light

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

In recent years, more and more securities have been traded away from the public eye, exposing markets to new kinds of possible securities fraud. As Bloomberg reported in 2012, only 68 percent of all trades occurred on public markets, like the NASDAQ or New York Stock Exchange. This number, down from 74 percent as… Read More »

Power of “Failure to Supervise” Affirmed by Federal Appeals Court

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

When one person is wronged by another—in the securities context or otherwise—fault can sometimes be placed at the feet of more than just the person who actively committed the wrong. For example, the courts and the regulatory agencies overseeing the financial markets (including FINRA and the SEC) have long recognized “failure to supervise” as… Read More »

The Frequency of Ponzi Schemes

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Not every Ponzi scheme—a fraudulent financial operation where the operator pays returns on old investments from new investors—makes the national news. Certainly, the implosion of Bernie Madoff’s scheme in 2009 was uniquely destructive. Investors with Madoff lost approximately $17 billion (the next worst Ponzi scheme of all time also unraveled in 2009, with $7… Read More »

The Difficulty of Getting Around Arbitration Clauses

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Disputes between a broker and investor—like many other disputes in the commercial and financial world—are often resolved through arbitration. Arbitration, which is a court-free, less formal proceeding resolved by a neutral third party, is commonly required by agreements signed at the outset of the broker/investor relationship (and most commonly carried out by FINRA, the… Read More »

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