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Court continues asset freeze against Las Vegas resident and companies

Court continues asset freeze against Las Vegas resident and companies

A Federal court judge in Los Angeles has continued an asset freeze against Gordon A. »


Martin Armstrong and two firms to pay USD27m in anti-fraud action

Martin Armstrong and two firms to pay USD27m in anti-fraud action

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained more than USD27m in remaining restitution and permanent injunctions in consent orders that settle its fraud charges against Mart »


CFTC obtains disgorgement of ill-gotten gains from Smithers and Prosperity

CFTC obtains disgorgement of ill-gotten gains from Smithers and Prosperity

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained an order against Christopher Smithers, Jack Smithers and Prosperity Consultants determining that all three are jointly and sever »


CFTC proposes separate account class for OTC derivatives

CFTC proposes separate account class for OTC derivatives

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved for publication a proposal to create a sixth and separate account class for OTC derivatives.  »


Amaranth fined USD7.5m for attempted manipulation of gas futures prices

Amaranth fined USD7.5m for attempted manipulation of gas futures prices

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has entered into a consent order settling charges brought against Amaranth Advisors, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and its Calgary subsidi »


CFTC obtains USD7.6m asset freeze in New York fraud matter

CFTC obtains USD7.6m asset freeze in New York fraud matter

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained an order freezing USD7.6m in assets held by Janet Schaberg, the ex-wife of Stephen Walsh of Sands Point, New York. »


North Carolina couple charged with USD22.5m foreign currency Ponzi scheme

North Carolina couple charged with USD22.5m foreign currency Ponzi scheme

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Sidney S. Hanson, Charlotte M. »


California court imposes fines of USD25m against Safevest and its owners

California court imposes fines of USD25m against Safevest and its owners

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained more than USD25m in civil monetary penalties and equitable relief in orders against Safevest, a firm located in Mission Viejo, Cali »


CFTC includes ICE Futures Europe data in COT reports

CFTC includes ICE Futures Europe data in COT reports

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is including positions of ICE Futures Europe exchange traders of West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil contracts in its weekly Commitments of Trader »


Natural gas contract performs significant price discovery function, says CFTC

Natural gas contract performs significant price discovery function, says CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order finding that the Henry Financial LD1 Fixed Price contract - a natural gas contract traded on the IntercontinentalExchange, a »


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