Thursday, April 13, 2017

SEC News - Fraud and Boiler Room Scheme

SEC Charges Pastor With Defrauding Retirees
The SEC announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against a Michigan-based pastor accused of exploiting church members, retirees, and laid-off auto workers who were misled to believe they were investing in a successful real estate business.

SEC Halts Fraud Targeting Seniors
An emergency asset freeze and temporary restraining order have been announced against a Chicago-based investment adviser and his financial management company accused of scamming elderly investors out of millions of dollars.

SEC Halts Boiler Room Scheme Involving State Lottery Tickets
A Florida-based company, its CEO, and its top sales agent now face charges for conducting a boiler room scheme that solicits investments in a business purportedly facilitating online and cell phone sales of lottery tickets in various states.

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