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SEC charges real estate company and its principals

On July 6, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a Complaint in federal district court against The Companies (TC), LLC (“The Companies”) and its principals, Kristoffer A. Krohn (“Kris Krohn”), Stephen R. Earl (“Earl”), and former officer, Michael K. Krohn (“Mike Krohn”) (collectively “Defendants”). The Companies, directly and through related companies and subsidiaries, purchases […]

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FINRA pilot for large cases to move forward

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today the launch of a pilot program specifically designed for large arbitration cases involving claims of $10 million or more. The program enables parties to customize the administrative process to better suit special needs of a larger case and allows them to bypass certain FINRA arbitration rules. Participation […]

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SEC freezes assets of Georgia investment advisor Aubrey Price

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has obtained a court order freezing the assets of a Georgia-based investment adviser who has apparently gone into hiding after orchestrating a $40 million investment fraud. The SEC alleges that Aubrey Lee Price raised money from more than 100 investors living primarily in Georgia and Florida […]

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Peter Madoff charged with fraud

On June 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Peter Madoff, the brother of Bernie Madoff, with committing fraud, making false statements to regulators, and falsifying books and records in order to create the false appearance of a functioning compliance program over Madoff’s fraudulent investment advisory operations. The SEC alleges that Peter Madoff, who […]

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SEC charges FalconStor Software

On June 27, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) charged that FalconStor Software, Inc., a Long Island, N.Y., data storage company, misled investors about bribes it paid to obtain business with a subsidiary of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. FalconStor has agreed to pay a $2.9 million civil penalty to settle the Commission’s case. […]

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