Tag Archive for Securities Fraud

Securities fraud involves illegal activities that violate various state and federal securities regulations. Securities fraud generally involves some form of market manipulation or the use of false information to either raise capital for a corporation or to secure an ill-gotten gain by engaging in inappropriate activities. Securities fraud can involve private placements for both private and public corporations, micro-cap securities, or the very largest of corporations. The enforcement of securities regulations and the prosecution of violation is generally handled by the Securities Exchange Commission or state securities agencies. In rare instances, local law enforcement will become involved.