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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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Summary of federal criminal charges relating to bankruptcy

November 28, 2010
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The most common bankruptcy crime is known as bankruptcy fraud, and it is prosecuted under 18 USC 152. The statute makes it a criminal offense for the debtor to conceal assets, make a false oath or declaration, transfer property into the name of another, extort money, or falsify or withhold records of finances or property. […]

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