Securities Industry Commentator by Bill Singer Esq WEEK IN REVIEW

December 22, 2018

Wells Fargo Customer Left Town But Was In the Parking Lot But Wasn't, Sent Letter But Didn't, and Made Phone Call But Hadn't ( Blog)

2019 EXAMINATION PRIORITIES / Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (SEC Report)

FBI Arrests Former Washington Resident who Fraudulently Promoted IPO Stock Scheme / Allegedly Defrauded Investors of Millions of Dollars by Posing as a British Billionaire with Inside Track on New Companies (DOJ Release)

Microcap Company CEO Sentenced to 52 Months in Prison for Securities Fraud / Falsely Claimed Millions in Revenue from Contracts with Foreign Countries (DOJ Release)

Criminal Charges Filed in Alaska in Conjunction with the Seizure of Websites Offering DDoS-For-Hire Services / Authorities Target So-Called "Booter" or "Stresser" Services that Facilitate Internet Attacks (DOJ Release)

Two Chinese Hackers Associated With The Ministry Of State Security Charged With Global Computer Intrusion Campaigns Targeting Intellectual Property And Confidential Business Information /Defendants Were Members of the APT 10 Hacking Group Who Acted in Association with the Tianjin State Security Bureau and Engaged in Global Computer Intrusions for More Than a Decade, Continuing into 2018, Including Thefts from Managed Service Providers and (DOJ Release)

Disclosure of Hedging by Employees, Officers and Directors (SEC Release)

In the Matter of David Pruitt, CPA (SEC Order Granting in Part Motion for More Definite Statement)

In the Matter of Tradition Securities and Derivatives, Inc., Respondent (FINRA AWC)

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Don't Be a Mule / FBI Joins International Campaign to Stop Money Mules (FBI Release)

Broward County Resident Convicted by Trial Jury of Participating in a Two Million Dollar Securities Fraud Conspiracy Scheme that Targeted the Elderly (DOJ Release)

In the Matter of the Bank of New York Mellon, Respondent (SEC Order )

SEC Sues Orange County Investment Adviser for Defrauding Clients (SEC Release)

Former New York Bank Branch Manager Pleads Guilty To Multimillion-Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme (DOJ Release)

FINRA Fines UBS $5 Million for Significant Deficiencies in Anti-Money Laundering Programs / UBS to Pay $15 Million Total Fine to FINRA, SEC and FinCEN (FINRA Release / AWC)

Florida Man Pleads Guilty in $28 Million Solar Farm Ponzi Scheme (DOJ Release)