Thursday, February 16, 2017

SEC News - Stolen Funds, Ponzi Scheme, Overbilling Clients

Financial Adviser Charged With Stealing From Client Accounts
An investment adviser representative has been charged with stealing approximately $5 million from client accounts by initiating unauthorized wire transfers and issuing checks to third parties to cover personal expenses.

Investment Adviser Charged With Stealing Investor Funds
A Connecticut-based investment advisory business and its owner have been charged with stealing money from investors to settle a private lawsuit among other misuses.

SEC Announces Charges in Hamilton Ticket Resale Ponzi Scheme
Fraud charges have been announced against two New York City men accused of running a Ponzi scheme with money raised from investors to fund businesses purportedly created to purchase and resell tickets to such high-demand shows as Adele concerts and the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Citigroup Paying $18 Million for Overbilling Clients
Citigroup Global Markets has agreed to pay $18.3 million to settle charges that it overbilled investment advisory clients and misplaced client contracts.

SEC Charges Two Former Och-Ziff Executives With FCPA Violations
Two former executives at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group have been charged with being the driving forces behind a far-reaching bribery scheme that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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