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Bar from practice after fraud conviction not automatic
The SEC’s decision to bar or suspend from practice an individual who had been convicted of securities fraud was not subject to summary disposition where the jury verdict was unclear as to...
A new direction forward at the CFTC in 2017
As the Trump Administration came to power in 2017 with a promise of turning the tide of over-regulation and deconstructing the administrative state, J. Christopher Giancarlo, then the sole Republican...
SEC Enforcement Directors promise focus on individuals, retail fraud
In introducing the Enforcement Division’s annual report for FY2017, Co-Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin listed retail fraud, individual accountability, technological change...
CAT reporting begins as SEC turns away last-minute request for delay
The first phase of reporting under the consolidated audit trail (CAT) began today following a last-minute attempt by the national securities exchanges and FINRA (collectively, SROs) to push back the...
Statoil to pay $4M for trying to manipulate propane benchmark
Statoil ASA will pay $4 million to settle CFTC charges of attempting to manipulate the Argus Far East Index. According to the charges, the Norwegian energy company tried to prop up the Argus FEI by...