May 2017

Ex-Jet Bryan Thomas Settles Investment Suit As SEC Case Proceeds
The SEC claims attorney Donald Watkins defrauded professional athletes to cover his personal expenses.

Texas Man Used Investors' Money For High-Risk Trading, SEC Says
A $22.7 million mortgage fraud scheme enabled the accused to pay for personal expenses, including rent and a maid.

Hedge Fund Manager Charged In $11.2 Million Ponzi Scheme
Yosuna Murakami allegedly spent ill-gotten gains on credit cards and personal luxuries.

Novice Nomura Trader Tells Jury How Bosses Taught Him To Lie
Ex-Nomura trader says he was taught how to mislead customers about prices in order to get larger commissions.

Real Estate Schemer Already In Prison Charged By SEC
A Dallas man who pled guilty to a criminal fraud charge has been charged by the SEC in the same scheme.

FINRA: Adviser pocketed $60K from 'unsuitable' annuity replacements
An adviser whose former clients have won nearly a half-million dollars in settlements was charged by FINRA with unsuitable advice, misrepresentation and falsification of records.