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Category Archives: Investment Fraud

SEC Charges Florida Payday Lender, CEO In Relation To $66 Million Fraud Scheme

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On September 27th, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced investment fraud charges against Sky Group USA LLC—a Miami, FL-based payday lending business—and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Efrain Betancourt, Jr. The company and its lead executive are implicated in a $66 million fraud scheme. Below, our Miami investment fraud lawyers provide a… Read More »

With A $110 Million Award, SEC Passes $1 Billion In Total Whistleblower Compensation

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On September 15th, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced two new whistleblower awards—a $110 million award and a $4 million award, both connected to the same underlying enforcement action. With the latest awards, the SEC has now approved more than $1 billion in whistleblower compensation. Notably, nearly half of the compensation paid… Read More »

SEC Charges Two Florida Executives In Relation To Fraudulent $30 Million Securities Offering

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On August 6th, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officially announced securities fraud charges against two Florida executives and a company based in the Cayman Islands. Federal regulators filed charges against Gregory Keough, Derek Acree, and Blockchain Credit Partners. Below, our Miami investment fraud lawyers discuss the allegations raised in the SEC’s complaint…. Read More »

SEC Litigation Release: Florida Jury Broker-Dealer Liable In Securities Fraud Case

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On July 30th, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that a Florida jury found Spartan Securities Group, LTD., another firm, and two individuals legally liable in a securities fraud case (Litigation Release No. 25156). The court will not be tasked with determining the appropriate sanctions/penalties. In this blog post, our Miami investment… Read More »

SEC Awards More Than $1 Million To Whistleblower Who Helped Stop Securities Fraud

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On June 24th, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a whistleblower award in excess of $1 million. It is the 179th award that has been granted in the history of the SEC’s whistleblower program. The agency has now given out more than $930 million in financial compensation to securities industry insiders and… Read More »

SEC Charges South Florida Unregistered Investment Adviser With Securities Fraud; Preliminary Settlement Reached

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On June 11th, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the filing of investment fraud charges against Edgar M. Radjabli, an unregistered investment adviser based in Boca Raton, Florida. According to the federal agency, Mr. Radjabli engaged in three separate fraud schemes. Here, our Miami investment fraud lawyers discuss the allegations raised in… Read More »

Miami Beach Broker Fined And Suspended By FINRA

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Scott Richard Reynolds (CRD #2705340) is a previously registered FINRA broker. From February of 2005 to March of 2019, Mr. Reynolds was a representative for Spartan Securities Group LTD. in Miami Beach. Subsequent to his time there, he also worked at Avatar Securities, LLC in New York. On March 27th, 2019, Spartan Securities discharged… Read More »

SEC Awards More Than $55 Million To Whistleblowers Across Several Enforcement Actions

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Within the last few weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded tens of millions in financial compensation to several whistleblowers. Under federal law, the securities regulator can grant a financial award valued at between 10 percent and 30 percent of the ultimate recovery when it brings successful enforcement action based on the… Read More »

FINRA Files Misconduct Complaint Against Florida Securities Broker/Investment Advisor

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Recently, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a complaint against Clyde Anthony Jensen (CRD#: 5658476) a broker and investment advisor who is currently associated with TD Private Client Wealth LLC in Tampa, Florida. Previously, he served as an associate for a number of different firms, including Ameriprise Financial Services in Fort Myers. The… Read More »

Fund Manager With Ties To Miami, FL Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Securities Fraud Case

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On April 23rd, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the filing of civil securities fraud charges against Andrew T. Franzone, a fund manager who has ties to Miami-Dade County, Florida. Mr. Franzone allegedly took in more than $38 million from at least 90 different investors in Florida, New York, and throughout the… Read More »

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