Items Tagged with 'Securities and Exchange Commission'

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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Elon Musk settles with SEC, steps down as Tesla chairman

    Plus, former Ocwen exec coughs up cash for insider trading, CFPB official is blasted for racism
    Securities fraud, insider trading and allegations of racism inside the CFPB – we’ve got a solid dose of drama to kick off your week. Read about the details of Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC – and the hefty fine he and Tesla will pay to wronged investors. Plus, a former Ocwen exec pays the price for insider trading, and a CFPB official suffers serious backlash from his colleagues when racists blog posts emerge from his past.
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  • Elon Musk accused of securities fraud over Tesla tweets

    SEC claims Musk’s tweets about taking Tesla private violated securities laws
    Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk committed securities fraud when he tweeted about taking the company private without actually securing funding as he claimed he had, the Securities and Exchange Commission claimed Thursday.
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  • Former Bankrate CFO gets 10 years for cooking the books to the tune of $25 million

    Pleaded guilty to defrauding shareholders out of $25 million
    The former chief financial officer of Bankrate will spend the next 10 years in prison after admitting in court earlier this year that he falsified the company’s accounts in a scheme that ended up costing shareholders $25 million. According to the Department of Justice, Edward DiMaria used his position at Bankrate to artificially boost the company’s earnings from 2010 through 2014.
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  • Former Colliers real estate broker admits to trying (and failing) to bribe foreign government official

    Joo Hyun Bahn paid off intermediary, who kept money for himself
    A former real estate broker at Colliers International Group admitted that he tried to bribe a foreign government official in order to secure a massive commercial real estate deal, but failed in that effort when the intermediary who was supposed to pass the money to the government official kept it for himself.
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  • NFL player Mychal Kendricks accused of insider trading on News Corp’s acquisition of Move

    Former Browns linebacker admits to getting tips from former Goldman Sachs analyst
    Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks admitted Wednesday that he engaged in insider trading when he used privileged information from a former Goldman Sachs analyst to make a profit of nearly $280,000 when News Corp acquired Move back in 2014.
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  • SEC hits Moody’s with $15 million fine over mortgage bond ratings

    Credit ratings agency will also pay $1.25 million for “ratings symbol deficiencies”
    In the wake of the financial crisis, the country’s largest credit ratings agencies all touted new ratings methodologies that were, in theory, designed to guard against the sorts of malfeasance that surrounded mortgage bond ratings in the run-up to the crisis. But it looks like the new mortgage bond rating system at one of the nation’s largest credit ratings agencies was far from perfect.
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  • SEC going after brokers for peddling shares in $1.2 billion real estate Ponzi scheme

    Claims brokers were unlicensed while selling shares in Woodbridge companies
    The Securities and Exchange Commission is already pursuing charges against Robert Shapiro, the founder of the Woodbridge group of companies, for allegedly bilking thousands of investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars via a $1.2 billion real estate Ponzi scheme. And now, the regulator is going after brokers who sold shares in the collapsed group of companies.
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  • Morgan Stanley fined for failing to protect clients

    Agrees to pay SEC $3.6M for weak policies
    Morgan Stanley agreed to pay a $3.6 million fine after regulators determined it failed to detect or prevent the misappropriation of client funds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday. As part of the agreement, Morgan Stanley did not admit or deny any wrongdoing.
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  • Former Bankrate CFO admits to defrauding shareholders out of $25 million

    Edward DiMaria pleads guilty to accounting and securities fraud
    Bankrate’s former chief financial officer admitted in court this week that he cooked the company’s books over a four-year period in a scheme that eventually cost shareholders more than $25 million. According to the DOJ, Edward DiMaria used his position at Bankrate, a publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content and lead generator for the financial services industry, to artificially inflate the company’s earnings from 2010 through 2014.
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