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Enforcement Actions

Felix Shipkevich April 2, 2018

Aegis Capital Pays $1.3 Million for Anti-Money Laundering Violations FINRA and the Securities Exchange Commission have fined Aegis Capital Corp., NY based Broker-Dealer, $550,000 and $750,000, respectively, in enforcement actions for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Violations. FINRA Fines Aegis Capital Corp. $550,000 On March 28th FINRA announced in a press release that they had fined Aegis Capital over half […]

Felix Shipkevich March 23, 2018

CFTC Asks Court To Serve Summons Through Email for Bitcoin Scammer Dillon Dean Bitcoin binary options trader Dillon Michael Dean is strategically avoiding the CFTC court summons accusing him and his company of fraud. On January 18th the Commission filed an enforcement action against Dean and his company, The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited, alleging they misappropriated over […]

Felix Shipkevich March 7, 2018

Federal Judge Sides With CFTC in Patrick McDonnell Bitcoin Fraud Case In January 18, 2018 the CFTC filed a complaint against Patrick McDonnell and his company CabbageTech, Corp. d/b/a Coin Drop Markets charging them with fraud in purchases and trading of Bitcoin and Litecoin. Yesterday’s hearing on March 6th, the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. […]

Felix Shipkevich January 19, 2018

Joint Statement Addressing Virtual Currency by CFTC and SEC Enforcement Directors. Both the CFTC and the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) became increasingly active last year enforcing their jurisdiction in the virtual currency landscape. On December 2017 the SEC Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement on the state of Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Promptly the […]

Felix Shipkevich January 19, 2018

On January 18, 2018 the CFTC filed a civil enforcement action and a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Ltd., and CabbageTech, Corp. d/b/a Coin Drop Markets (CDM), respectively, for fraudulent schemes. Both charges involve fraud in Bitcoin virtual currency, signaling the Commission […]

Felix Shipkevich December 21, 2017

Mintco Precious Metals Traders Fined and Banned by CFTC Court Order Federal Court sides with CFTC Enforcement Actions filed on September 2015 against Florida-based Mintco LLC and their owners Stuart Rubin and Richard Q. Zimmerman. Consent Orders by Federal Judge Beth F. Bloom fines Mintco $250,000 and Zimmerman $45,000, as well as a 3-year trading […]

Felix Shipkevich December 19, 2017

The CFTC defines its authority over retail commodity transactions involving virtual currency and Bitcoin after it brought enforcement actions against Bitfinex for not meeting “actual delivery” exemption. On Friday 15th 2017 the CFTC released a Proposed Interpretation of its view of the term “actual delivery” exception that may apply to virtual currency transactions under the Commodity […]