Tag Archives: Stephanie Avakian

SEC Enforcement Division’s Report on Priorities and FY 2017 Results Make Limited MicroCap Mentions

Earlier this month, the SEC Enforcement Division issued a report highlighting its priorities for the coming year as well as a review of enforcement actions that took place during FY 2017. In the report, Co-Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin stated their overall enforcement approach: “Vigorous enforcement of the federal securities laws is critical to combat wrongdoing, compensate harmed investors,

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SEC Suspends Trading in MicroCap Purporting Involvement in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Last Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading in a company amid questions surrounding its statements about sending response teams and equipment to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery efforts in Houston and surrounding areas. The SEC’s trading suspension order says that a recent press release issued by Texas-based Grupo Resilient International claimed that the company added a “FEMA approved

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