Tag Archives: Pump & Dump

Attorney and Businessman Barred from Penny Stock Offerings for Engaging in a Microcap Pump-And-Dump Scheme

Yesterday, two South Florida men agreed to lifetime bars from participating in penny stock offerings to settle charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging that they facilitated a pump-and-dump scheme involving shares of a Sunrise, Florida company that purported to be in the beauty products business. The SEC alleges that attorney Mark E. Fisher of Boca Raton, Florida

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More Recognition Of OTC Markets’ Fight Against Pump & Dumps

A new article in S&P Global Market Intelligence by Declan Harty discusses “How OTC Markets fights stock fraud enabled by ‘fake news’.” The article highlights how technology has made it easier for fraudsters to implement “pump and dumps” of OTC stock, listed securities, crypto currencies, and more. “Technology certainly transformed the stock promotion business,” said John Reed Stark, a cybersecurity consultant who

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Attorney Sentenced To 3 Years For Involvement In MicroCap Pump And Dump

Last week, ex-lawyer Diane Dalmy was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a securities fraud scheme. According to court documents and statements made in court, Dalmy, a former attorney, performed securities-related legal work on behalf of several public companies,

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Broker-Dealer Charged In OTC Shell Factory Scheme

On Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced that a securities broker-dealer has been charged with participating in a conspiracy to unlawfully sell unregistered securities. This conduct was part of a scheme to sell shares of fraudulently registered companies that could then be used for pump and dump and other stock manipulation schemes. Delaney Equity

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SEC Charges Broker-Dealer in Employee’s MicroCap Pump-and-Dump Fraud

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against Wedbush Securities Inc. for failing to supervise employee Timary Delorme after the broker-dealer ignored numerous red flags indicating that Delorme was involved in a long-running pump-and-dump scheme targeting retail investors. Delorme agreed to settle fraud charges stemming from the same scheme. This is the second SEC action against Wedbush this

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SEC Foils NanoCap Executive’s Pump & Dump

Last Friday, the SEC barred the president of a penny stock company from ever again serving as a public company officer or director after he was caught making false and misleading statements about the company to investors in an effort to increase demand for the stock. The SEC confronted him quickly and the misstatements were removed from the Internet and social

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Court Enters Consent Judgment In Penny Stock Manipulation Case

Yesterday, the SEC announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware entered a consent judgment in a penny stock manipulation case brought by the SEC against Richard A. Bailey, a former officer of GH3 International, Inc. The SEC’s complaint alleges that Bailey participated in a pump-and-dump scheme involving GH3’s common stock, generating more than $700,000 of illicit

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Micro-cap, Macro Problem: The MicroCap Image Problem & Tips To Fix It [Guest Post]

Guest Post By: Gregg Castano  When most relatively knowledgeable investors think of the term “micro-cap”, the first word that comes to mind is “risk”. These companies, by definition, have low market capitalizations, but also low trading volume, limited assets and often no track record, operations, revenues or fully developed and tested products. These myriad factors can combine into a toxic mix

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SEC Files Charges in Alleged MicroCap Fraud Scheme

On Monday, the SEC charged Andalusian Resorts and Spas, Inc. (OTC: ARSP), its former president and CEO Bernard Fried, and the company’s actual control person John Madsen with defrauding investors by issuing false press releases about business prospects and hiding Madsen’s secret control of the company. The SEC alleges that Madsen concealed a past guilty plea to mail fraud by

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SEC Charges Lawyers With Assisting a Microcap Fraud Scheme

On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged two lawyers it alleges helped facilitate a microcap fraud scheme involving undisclosed “blank check” companies secretly bound for reverse mergers. In complaints filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the SEC alleges that James M. Schneider of Hillsboro Beach, Florida, and Andrew H. Wilson of Nevada City,

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