Securities Industry Commentator by Bill Singer Esq

February 24, 2021

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Attorney General James Ends Virtual Currency Trading Platform Bitfinex's Illegal Activities in New York / Bitfinex and Tether Must Submit to Mandatory Reporting on Efforts to Stop New York Trading / Bitfinex and Tether Deceived Clients and Market by Overstating Reserves, Hiding Approximately $850 Million in Losses Around the Globe (NYAG Release)

Founder of International Cryptocurrency Companies Indicted in Multi-Million Dollar Securities Fraud Scheme (DOJ Release)

One of the Nation's Largest Chicken Producers Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing and is Sentenced to a $107 Million Criminal Fine / First Corporation Pleads Guilty in Ongoing Criminal Antitrust Investigation into the Broiler Chicken Industry (DOJ Release)

SEC Charges Two Former KPMG Auditors for Improper Professional Conduct During Audit of Not-for-Profit College (SEC Release)

Former CEO Of Publicly Traded Biopharmeutical Company Sentenced For Accounting Fraud (DOJ Release)

CEO of Medifirst Solutions, Inc. Arrested for Securities Fraud / Defendant Allegedly Received Kickbacks from a Corrupt Broker and Concealed the Role of Paid Promoters from Investors (DOJ Release)

Federal Court Sanctions Former New Jersey Energy Broker for Role in Disclosures of Material Nonpublic Information (CFTC Release)

SEC Awards More Than $9.2 Million to Whistleblower for Successful Related Actions, Including Agreement With DOJ (SEC Release)

Atomic Trading (Speech by SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce)

Behind the Process: How an  Enforcement Action Becomes an Enforcement Action (FINRA Unscripted)