Coral Capital Partners looks at an SEC Enforcement action against a group of individuals who operated a fictitious company that claimed ties to a legitimate major financial corporation. We also take a look at how investors could have easily discovered this, and avoided their losses.
The SEC recently initiated litigation against the controlling shareholder of two (2) public companies for causing those companies to issue false and misleading press releases. In its complaint against this individual, the SEC claims that over a several month period of time, he caused the companies to issue press releases and other public disclosures containing false and misleading information. The SEC charges that during this period of time there was a suspicious increase in the trading volume and share prices of the companies in question.
Coral Capital Partners looks at a recent SEC enforcement action charging a company and its securities counsel with offering fraud for failure to follow the Use of Proceeds (and other false statements) contained within the offering documetns.