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SEC freezes Longfin (LFIN)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission obtained an emergency freeze of $27 million in trading profits involving the CEO of cryptocurrency company Longfin and three other people, the agency said in a statement Friday. Longfin’s stock was halted on the Nasdaq as of 10:01 a.m. ET on the SEC alert after jumping more than 47 […]

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Timary Delorme and Wedbush Securities, Inc.

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against Wedbush Securities Inc. for failing to supervise employee Timary Delorme after the broker-dealer ignored numerous red flags indicating that Delorme was involved in a long-running pump-and-dump scheme targeting retail investors.  Delorme agreed to settle fraud charges stemming from the same scheme.  This is the second SEC action […]

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Broker Charged With Repeatedly Putting Customer Assets At Risk

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Electronic Transaction Clearing (ETC), a registered broker-dealer headquartered in Los Angeles, has agreed to settle charges that it illegally placed more than $25 million of customers’ securities at risk in order to fund its own operations. Among other things, the SEC found that ETC violated the Customer Protection […]

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Wedbush Securities Inc. fined $1.5 Million by FINRA

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that it has fined Wedbush Securities Inc. $1.5 million for violating the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Customer Protection and Net Capital Rules, and for related supervisory and books and records failures. The SEC Customer Protection Rule creates requirements to protect customers’ funds and securities. To ensure […]

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SEC Charges Ameriprise With Overcharging Retirement Account Customers for Mutual Fund Shares

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Minnesota-based broker-dealer and investment adviser has agreed to settle charges for recommending and selling higher-fee mutual fund shares to retail retirement account customers and for failing to provide sales charge waivers. According to the SEC’s order, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. disadvantaged certain retirement account customers by […]

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