Daily Archives: July 24, 2018, 2:07 pm

SEC Detects Silicon Valley Executive’s Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a senior executive at a Silicon Valley fiber optics company has agreed to settle charges that he made nearly $200,000 in illicit profits by trading on inside information in advance of three disappointing earnings announcements by the company. The case stems from the SEC Market Abuse Unit’s Analysis and Detection Center, which uses data analysis…

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SEC Charges Failed Fyre Festival Founder and Others With $27.4 Million Offering Fraud

The SEC’s complaint alleges that McFarland fraudulently induced investments into his companies Fyre Media, Inc., Fyre Festival LLC, and Magnises, Inc., including in connection with McFarland’s failed venture to host a “once-in-a-lifetime” music festival in the Bahamas. With substantial assistance from Grant H. Margolin, his Chief Marketing Officer, and Daniel Simon, an independent contractor to his companies, McFarland induced investors…

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