Topic: Securities fraud

SEC divided over settlement policy change

Two commissioners have criticised a decision by the US financial regulator to stop the enforcement division from recommending settlements that include simultaneous waiver requests.

15 February 2021

Federal prosecutors open market manipulation probe over Reddit-fuelled trading

12 February 2021

One charged and more suspects in German emissions cheating probes

29 January 2021

“This is a big change”: Congress broadens SEC’s disgorgement authority

The move follows years of frustration over Supreme Court rulings that penned in the SEC’s ability to seek ill-gotten gains. “The shackles have been taken off,” said one former senior SEC official.

07 January 2021

SEC enforcement director set to leave

11 December 2020

US Justice Department investigating biotech company over potential covid-19 fraud

US biotech company Vaxart is under investigation by US authorities in connection to a government-funded covid-19 vaccine study.

13 November 2020

US electronic truck startup receives subpoenas following fraud allegations

Electronic truck manufacturer Nikola and its founder, Trevor Milton, have received grand jury subpoenas following a critical report from a short seller.

10 November 2020

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