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Halliburton Paying $29.2 Million to Settle FCPA Violations

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Halliburton Company with violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) while selecting and making payments to a local company in Angola in […]

SEC Announces Whistleblower Award of More Than $1.7 Million

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a whistleblower award of more than $1.7 million to a company insider who provided the agency with critical information to help stop a fraud that would have otherwise been difficult to detect. […]

SEC Announces $2.5 Million Whistleblower Award

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of nearly $2.5 million to an employee of a domestic government agency whose whistleblower tip helped launch an SEC investigation and whose continued assistance enabled the SEC to address a […]

SEC Bars Lawyer Who Committed Fraud

(HedgeCo.NET) The Securities and Exchange Commission has barred a New York-based attorney from appearing or practicing before it and acting as an officer or director of a public company after finding that he made false and misleading statements in corporate […]

Mystery Bond Trader Nets $10m on Treasury Strangle Gamble

(Bloomberg) The unknown bond trader who placed a potentially record wager in the Treasury options market may have just netted a $10 million profit. The $10 million worth of put and call options on 10-year Treasury futures that the trader […]

Federal Regulatory Agencies Announce Coordination of Reviews for Certain Foreign Funds Under Volcker Rule

(HedgeCo.Net) Five federal financial regulatory agencies have announced that they are coordinating their respective reviews of the treatment of certain foreign funds under section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly known as the Volcker Rule, and the agencies’ implementing regulations. […]

SEC Bars Lawyer Who Committed Fraud

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today barred a New York-based attorney from appearing or practicing before it and acting as an officer or director of a public company after finding that he made false and misleading statements in corporate […]

Oil and Gas Company Top Finance Executives Charged with Accounting Fraud

(HedgeCo.Net) a Canadian-based oil and gas company and three of its former top finance executives have been charged for their alleged roles in an extensive, multi-year accounting fraud. The SEC’s complaint alleges that Penn West Petroleum Ltd., which has since […]

Insider Trading Charges Filed Against Research Scientist Aiming to Avoid SEC Detection

(HedgeCo.Net) Insider trading charges have been filed against a research scientist who allegedly searched the internet for “how sec detect unusual trade” before making a trade that the agency flagged as suspicious through data analysis. The SEC’s complaint alleges that […]

Fraud Charges Filed In Massive Telemarketing Boiler Room Scheme Targeting Seniors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today brought fraud charges against 13 individuals allegedly involved in two Long Island-based cold calling scams that bilked more than one hundred victims out of more than $10 million through high-pressure sales tactics and […]

SEC Announces Charges in Massive Telemarketing Boiler Room Scheme Targeting Seniors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today brought fraud charges against 13 individuals allegedly involved in two Long Island-based cold calling scams that bilked more than one hundred victims out of more than $10 million through high-pressure sales tactics and […]

Additional Charges Announced in Case Involving Pre-Released ADRs

HedgeCo.NET) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced additional charges in an enforcement investigation involving the improper handling of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) by a Wall Street firm’s securities lending desk. The SEC’s order finds supervisory failures by Anthony Portelli, […]

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