Regulatory News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged father-and-son executives at a New Jersey-based penny stock company for issuing false and misleading press releases while secretly selling thousands of their own stock shares into the market.  They agreed to pay nearly $325,000 and accept officer-and-director bars to settle the SEC’s charges.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against a then-CEO and a close friend he provided with confidential details about his New Jersey-based company’s nonpublic merger discussions that enabled the friend to make $164,260 in trading profits after it was sold to a private equity firm.