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SEC Charges TelexFree With Fraud, Alleges $1.1 Billion Pyramid Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced it filed charges on April 15, 2014, against multiple companies under the TelexFree umbrella, accusing the companies of orchestrating a massive pyramid scheme that targeted Dominican and Brazilian immigrants and took in more than $1 billion from investors worldwide.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Science / Technology, VoIP, Business News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

InvestmentNews

Cybersecurity gets the SEC's attention as agency plans to query advisers on safeguards

At a time when an online threat is panicking Internet users, the Securities and Exchange Commission has provided financial advisers with a detailed checklist of what it expects firms to provide in terms of cybersecurity protection.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Daily Times

SECP registers HAP under halal products, services

KARACHI: Halal Products and Services Association of Pakistan has been incorporated with Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan under the Companies Ordinance, 1984 vide- incorporation number 008783.

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

The Campbell Reporter

China's Twitter rival, Weibo, scores in IPO

APRIL 17: China's Weibo CEO Charles Chao stands with Robert Greifeld, Nasdaq CEO, moments after Weibo began trading on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol WB on April 17, 2014 in New York City.

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Related Topix: US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Brandon Sun

Ex BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges related to 2010 Gulf oil spill

A former BP employee who was a co-ordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Star-Telegram.com

BP Manager Allegedly Learned Scale of Spill, Dumped Stock

Federal securities investigators say that the man that BP initially put in charge of cleaning up the oil from its massive 2010 Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico used nonpublic information to safely dump $1 million of his family's company stock before the share price nosedived.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Reuters

Ex-BP employee settles SEC insider-trading oil spill case

A former 20-year veteran of BP plc will pay a civil penalty to settle civil charges alleging he used non-public information during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to commit insider-trading, U.S. regulators said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Trinidad Guardian

Should Phoenix Park IPO be delayed?

On March 29, speaking to reporters during a break in the Eastern Credit Union's 40th annual general meeting at the La Joya Sporting Complex in St Joseph, Finance Minister Larry Howai said three things that are important to the timing of the Phoenix Park initial public offering : Changes would be made to the company's IPO allocation formula because ... (more)

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

KFVS12

Former Yahoo executive received $58 million parting gift

Former Yahoo Chief Operating Officer Henrique De Castro left the company with a severance package worth $58 million, according to a regulatory document filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law

San Diego NewsCape

SEC Charges San Diego-Based Investment Adviser

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against a San Diego-based investment advisory firm, its chief executive officer, chief compliance officer, and another employee for misleading investors and breaching their fiduciary duties to clients.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Law.com

Cybersecurity Roundtable and Disclosure

On Dec. 19, 2013, Target Corporation disclosed that approximately 40 million credit and debit card account numbers had been hacked from its system between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

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Related Topix: Retail, Target, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller

Market Wire

Poly Shield Technologies Inc., Announces Resignation of Director and President

Poly Shield Technologies Inc., announces that James Pakulis has resigned as President and director of the Company.

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Reuters

U.S. SEC releases cyber security examination blueprint

U.S. securities regulators have unveiled a road map that lays out how they plan to make sure Wall Street firms are prepared to detect and prevent cyber security attacks.

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Boston.com

W. Roxbury man imprisoned for Ponzi scheme faces new charges of spending lavishly despite court-orde

Steven Palladino plead guilty to running a Ponzi scheme in Suffolk Superior Court on Jan. 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: West-Roxbury, MA, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Sys-Con Media

Rapid Fire Marketing Files 10K with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Our goal was to not just become a fully reporting company and get an OTCQB or BB listing, but to grow the business of the Company and move to a senior exchange."

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Financial Services, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Marijuana

NorthJersey.com

Lesniak calls for probe into Christie's use of Port Authority funds for road repairs

A powerful Democratic state senator said Tuesday that Governor Christie "broke the law" by using $1.8 billion of Port Authority money to repair state roads - without first getting legislative approval - and asked two federal regulatory agencies to investigate.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Tax, Financial Markets

AmericanBankingNews.com

Insider Selling: & Guill Energy L.P. Edelman Sells 3,850 Shares of Constellation Energy Stock

Constellation Energy major shareholder & Guill Energy L.P. Edelman unloaded 3,850 shares of Constellation Energy stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 15th.

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Related Topix: Energy, Constellation Energy Partners LLC, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Reuters

Proliferation of new products also drives U.S. stock market complexity - SEC

A desire by investors for more investment products contributes to excessive complexity in the U.S. stock market, the U.S. securities regulator in charge of analyzing the stock market's structure said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Explosion

Entrepreneur Magazine

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

A bit over six months in, the real-estate industry has benefited more than any other industry from a historic law change that fundamentally altered the way companies are allowed to raise money.

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InvestmentNews

SEC charges San Diego-based investment adviser with fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a San Diego-based investment advisory firm and its executives with breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, claiming the firm received undisclosed kickbacks for recommending investments to clients.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law

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