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Former Mercury Interactive CEO and CFO settle suit

The Securities and Exchange Commission today settled civil fraud charges against Amnon Landan, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercury Interactive, LLC (Mercury), and Douglas Smith, a former Chief Financial Officer of Mercury, arising from an alleged scheme to backdate stock option grants and from other alleged misconduct. On May 31, 2007, the […]

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SEC charges fund manager in scheme involving risky mortgage-related investment

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against an investment fund manager with offices in California and Arizona who is allegedly deceiving investors about the safety and performance of their investments, which involve risky collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs). The SEC alleges that George Charles Cody Price of La Jolla, Calif., raised $18 million for […]

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FINRA Orders Pruco Securities to Pay $10.7 Million in Restitution

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that it has ordered Pruco Securities, LLC of Newark, New Jersey, to pay more than $10.7 million in restitution, plus interest, to customers who placed mutual fund orders with Pruco via facsimile or mail (paper orders) from late 2003 to June 2011 and received an inferior price for […]

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SEC bring suit against Dallas adviser for high-yield investment scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Dallas investment adviser principal with defrauding investors out of $2.3 million in a high-yield investment scheme. The Commission’s complaint, filed in Dallas federal court, alleges that Delsa U. Thomas, The D. Christopher Capital Group, LLC (“DCCMG”), and The Solomon Fund LP, lied to investors about the safety […]

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U.S. House to consider to big to fail bill

U.S. Representative John Campbell  said he plans to offer legislation intended to shrink too-big- to-fail banks by requiring them to hold more capital including long-term debt. Lawmakers and regulators from both parties — including Federal Reserve Governor Tarullo — argue that the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act failed to curb the growth of large banks and express […]

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