Tagged: enforcement

SEC Charges the Hydrogen Technology Company, Executives for Allegations Regarding Unregistered “Sales of Crypto Asset Securities”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SECI  has filed charges against The Hydrogen Technology Corporation, former CEO, Michael Ross Kane, and Tyler Ostern, the CEO of Moonwalkers Trading Limited, for allegations regarding the sale of unregistered “crypto asset securities” of Hydro. The SEC also alleges that… Read More

Former CNBC Guest Commentator Hit with Fraud Charges by SEC [u]

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a civil injunctive action against James Arthur McDonald, Jr. The SEC noted that McDonald was previously a guest commentator for CNBC – the leading financial news network. The charges were filed against McDonald and his SEC-registered investment… Read More

Sparkster’s SPRK Token Offering is Target of SEC Enforcement Action, Must Pay $35 Million Penalty, Involved Ian Balina

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has issued a Cease & Desist against Sparkster Ltd., and its CEO Sajjad Daya for offering unregistered digital asset securities. According to the SEC’s complaint, the SPRK token offering took place from April 2018 through July 2018,… Read More

SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Digital Asset Promoter

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed fraud charges against Gabriel Edelman, Creative Advancement LLC, and Edelman Blockchain Advisors LLC, for allegedly defrauding investors out of $4.39 million. According to the SEC, Edelman and his affiliated entities offered and sold securities using false and… Read More

SEC Files Lawsuit Against Chicago Crypto Capital LLC, Claims Unregistered Securities Offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is continuing its pursuit of platforms that are issuing digital assets without being registered as securities. In a lawsuit filed today against Chicago Crypto Capital LLC (CCC) and several executives, the SEC alleges the defendants defrauded investors. According to… Read More

Internet Offering Fraud: SEC Charges Group With Fraud for Bogus Fund that Didn’t Exist

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the Archer Capital Management Group, Archer Growth Fund, and two related entities, HDR Management LLC and Silvermoon Group LLC, with an alleged fraudulent scheme that raised $2.6 million from at least 20 unsuspecting investors. According to the… Read More

Dragonchain Charged with Unregistered Crypto Asset Securities Offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Dragonchain, Dragonchain Foundation, the Dragon Company and founder John Joseph Roets with raising $16.5 million in an “unregistered crypto asset securities offering.” In the complaint, the SEC alleges that Roets, Dragonchain, and the Foundation conducted an unregistered… Read More

Former Coinbase Manager Accused of Insider Trading Pleads Not Guilty: Report

The first case of prosecuted insider trading in crypto took an interesting twist this week as the former Coinbase (Nasdaq:COIN) manager accused of abusing his position at the company to trade in advance of news has pleaded guilty to the charges of insider trading. According… Read More

SEC Says Forsage Was Crypto Ponzi Scam, Charges 11 Individuals

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against Forsage and eleven individuals alleging a cryptocurrency ponzi scam that is said to have pilfered over $300 million from retail investors. According to the SEC’s complaint, in 2020, Vladimir Okhotnikov, Jane Doe aka – Lola… Read More

SEC is Creating Rules via Judicial Precedent: Coinbase Fraud Case

In the past week, CI has reported on the enforcement action initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), involving a former Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) manager and two partners regarding allegations of insider trading. According to the SEC’s complaint, non-public information was accessed prior to release,… Read More

SEC Touts Data Analysis Tools in Detecting Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed multiple enforcement actions involving allegations of insider trading. The charges are also being joined by parallel criminal charges filed in the Southern District of New York. According to the SEC, three actions emanated from the SEC Enforcement… Read More

Coinbase – We Do Not List Securities: Crypto Exchange Counters SEC Assertion in Insider Trading Enforcement Action

In recent days, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an enforcement action alleging insider trading involving a former Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) manager and two other partners. Simultaneously, criminal charges were filed by the US Department of Justice. Buried within the SEC complaint was the statement… Read More

Former Coinbase Exec, Two Others Hit With Insider Trading Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed insider trading charges against a former Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) manager Ishan Wahi along with his brother Nikhil Wahi, and his friend, Sameer Ramani. In a parallel action, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York… Read More

CFTC Comments on Consent Order Regarding Digital Asset Pump and Dump Plot that Involved John David McAfee

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) has issued a statement regarding U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entering a consent order on for a permanent injunction, monetary sanctions, and disgorgement of ill-gotten proceeds against Jimmy Gale Watson of Dallas, Texas…. Read More

$1.7 Billion Bitcoin Fraud: CFTC Announces Charges Against South African Individual and Firm

Largest CFTC Enforcement Action Ever Involving Bitcoin. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced its largest enforcement action regarding Bitcoin ever. According to the CFTC, charges have been filed in a case involving a South African individual, Cornelius Johannes Steynberg, and his organizations involving… Read More

Schwab Penalized by SEC for Robo-Advisor Hidden Fees, Disclosure on Performance

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged three Charles Schwab investment adviser subsidiaries for allocating client funds in a manner that their own internal analyses showed would be less profitable for their clients under most market conditions. Schwab has agreed to pay $187 million to… Read More

SEC Penalizes Audit Firm Related to Longfin Reg A+ Offering

Longfin, a Reg A+ issuer that saw its shares trade on the Nasdaq only to later implode, has generated some more collateral damage as an audit firm providing services to the firm has been penalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Back in 2020,… Read More

SEC Receives Final Judgement Against Crowdfunding Issuer 420 Real Estate

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received final judgments against crowdfunding issuer, 420 Real Estate, LLC, and its CEO, Willard Jackson. The court case, SEC v. Shumake, has previously obtained judgments against Defendants TruCrowd, Vicent Petrescu, and Nicole Birch. According to FINRA, TruCrowd is… Read More

CFTC Charges Gemini Trust with Making False and Misleading Statements

Gemini Trust Company is the target of an enforcement action filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Gemini for making false or misleading statements of material facts… Read More

SEC Receives Final Judgement Against Centra Tech ICO and Founders

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained final judgments on consent against Sohrab “Sam” Sharma, Robert Farkas, and Raymond Trapani in regards to Centra Tech and an initial coin offering (ICO) deemed to be an unregistered security by the SEC. The SEC states that Centra… Read More

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