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SEC charges hedge fund adviser and owner over fraudulent conduct

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a civil injunctive action against Patrick G Rooney, a resident of Oakbrook, Illinois, and his company, Solaris Management, LLC, the investment adviser to the Solaris Opportunity Fund, LP, for the fraudulent misuse of

Court orders asset freeze in SEC action against hedge fund adviser

The Honourable Paul G Gardephe has entered consent judgments in the SEC’s case against Berton M Hochfeld and Hochfeld Capital Management, ordering injunctions, asset freezes, the appointment of a receiver, and other preliminary relief. The SEC filed its civil action

CFTC charges Feisal Sharif over USD5.4m commodity pool Ponzi scheme

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a civil enforcement action charging defendant Feisal Sharif of Branford, Connecticut with operating a commodity pool Ponzi scheme that solicited approximately USD5.4m from at least 50 people to invest in a commodity

Jury returns verdict of liability against EagleEye Asset Management

A federal court jury in Boston, Massachusetts returned a verdict of securities fraud liability against registered investment adviser EagleEye Asset Management and its sole principal, Jeffrey A Liskov, both of Plymouth, MA, in connection their fraudulent conduct toward advisory clients.

CFTC grants relief for bespoke or complex swaps

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s division of market oversight (DMO) has issued a time-limited no-action letter granting relief for bespoke or complex swaps from certain reporting obligations under Part 43 and Part 45 of the Commission’s regulations. For bespoke or

Prison bars

Former Fair Finance CEO gets 50 years for USD200m fraud

Timothy S Durham, former chief executive of Ohio-based Fair Finance, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for orchestrating a USD200m scheme that defrauded more than 5,000 investors over almost five years. Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson of the US District


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