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Velocity shares 2x long VIX investigated by Massachusetts after 60% drop

Massachusetts’s securities regulator said it is looking into an exchange-traded note managed by Credit Suisse hat has lost 60% of its value in the past week. The Massachusetts inquiry comes as the Securities and Exchange Commission also is looking into the product. The SEC review is preliminary, according to people familiar with the matter. Meanwhile, […]

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Penny stock promoter barred

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) announced that on April 10, 2012, the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas enjoined Ryan M. Reynolds of Dallas, TX, Timothy T. Page of Malibu, CA, Steven Fischer of Bonita Springs, FL, Phillip W. Offill, Jr., a […]

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Ex-Enron CEO latest appeal rejected by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday turned aside jailed Enron executive Jeff Skilling’s second appeal, upholding his corporate corruption fraud conviction. The justices without comment rejected call to take another look at the scope of a conspiracy charge — so-called “honest services” fraud. The high court two years ago had given Skilling a temporary victory when […]

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SEC shuts down Los Angeles based Ponzi scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission today obtained an emergency court order to halt an alleged ongoing $7.54 million Ponzi scheme that targeted members of the Persian-Jewish community in Los Angeles. The Commission alleges that for the past two years, Shervin Neman raised money from investors by claiming to be a hedge fund manager. Neman told […]

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SEC charges Silicon Valley man for start up fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Silicon Valley businessman raised millions for two Internet start-ups by falsely promising investors that his companies were on the verge of undergoing successful initial public offerings and were well on their way to becoming the “next Google.” The SEC alleges that Benedict Van, of San Jose, Calif., […]

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