Daily Archives: September 25, 2020, 9:29 am

SEC Charges Former Controller of Now-Bankrupt Company with Insider Trading

According to the SEC’s complaint, after Kelly retired from Aceto in March 2018, the company formally retained him as a consultant to assist in closing Aceto’s books for the quarter ending March 31, 2018. While working as a consultant, Kelly allegedly obtained non-public information about Aceto’s poor sales and earnings results and a pending impairment charge. The complaint alleges that…

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Innocent Madoff investors must pay back profits, court rules

Investors who profited from Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme even though they knew nothing of it must still pay back their profits, an appeals court decided Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld lower-court decisions in cases filed by Irving Picard, a court-appointed trustee who has recovered money for cheated investors for over a decade. via…

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SEC Enforcement Leader to Rejoin Sullivan & Cromwell | The American Lawyer

Steven Peikin, the former co-director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division, is returning to Sullivan & Cromwell. The firm announced Wednesday that Peikin, who left to join the Trump administration in June 2017, will be back at the start of November as head of its securities and commodities investigations and enforcement practice. “I didn’t do anything to look…

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