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A summary of securities fraud

December 27, 2010
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A federal case for securities fraud typically begins with an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC is responsible for regulating financial markets through the enforcement of two federal acts: Securities Act of 1933. This act requires generally that all securities offered for sale must be registered. The seller must provide registration […]

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A summary of federal perjury laws

December 3, 2010
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If a person testifies falsely after taking the oath, or writes a false statement on a document supported by affidavit, he can be prosecuted for perjury. The act is a criminal offense where the person knew the testimony or statement was false. The states have their own laws on perjury when the offense takes place […]

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