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Enforcement Actions

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 […]

Felix Shipkevich October 1, 2013

Outside of enforcement actions, Mr. Meister enhanced collaborative relationships with the U.S. Justice department, the FBI, and many other domestic and foreign agencies. He also smoothed out the Division’s investigative and management techniques, increasing the speed in which cases were handled, and ensuring consistent enforcement actions across the board.