CFTC ACTION: 2005 Musorofiti case resolved

The CFTC obtained $82,600 in civil monetary penalties and equitable relief in a federal court consent order against Dawn Musorofiti, of Brooklyn, N.Y. The order resolves a CFTC enforcement action filed in 2005 that charged Musorofiti with commodity fraud (see the 2005 complaint). The order finds that, between July, 2003 and September, 2004, Musorofiti solicited funds from customers in her neighborhood to trade commodity futures contracts by making false promises of large profits and no risk of loss. The order also finds that, as part of her fraudulent scheme, Musorofiti pretended to be a broker on the New York Mercantile Exchange to lure her victims into believing that the contracts she was offering were legitimate. However, as the order finds, the contracts Musorofiti sold to her customers were illegal, off-exchange futures contracts.

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