U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on SEC powers in Gabelli case

The U.S. Supreme Court will on Tuesday join the legal battle over how much leeway the government should have to conduct investigations and impose civil penalties.

Tuesday’s case involves whether the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission waited too long to bring a civil action accusing mutual fund manager Marc Gabelli and his colleague, Bruce Alpert, of letting a client engage in so-called “market timing” without disclosing it to investors.

Gabelli and Alpert, chief operating officer of Gabelli Funds LLC, argued the five-year statute of limitations starts to tick down when the alleged wrongful act is committed. The SEC said the it begins only when the agency is reasonably able to detect fraud.

via U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on SEC powers in Gabelli case — Reuters