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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2013

SEC charges City of Miami, budget director with fraud

The SEC brought another action centered on the municipal bond market. This case, against the City of Miami and its former Budget Director, not only


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 17 Sep 2012

Director Scofflaw undone by whistleblower

A corporate director and division CEO of a Fortune 1,000 company who systematically abused his position, obtaining payments from vendors and misappropriating company property, was undone by a whistleblower.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 5 Jun 2012

The So. Dist. of Fla. Securities and Investment Fraud Initiative

The SEC announced the filing of civil fraud charges against eleven individuals and eight companies in nine cases.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 23 May 2012

A tale of two lawyers

Lawyers are often viewed as the gatekeepers because of their position in corporate transactions.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 13 Jan 2012

This week in securities litigation (January 13, 2012)

This week the Commission prevailed in a litigated action, securing the relief it sought against a defendant and his company after prevailing on summary judgment.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 13 Dec 2011

SEC sues private firm and its CEO for fraudulent stock repurchases

The SEC brought a fraud action against a company and its Chairman and President for defrauding company shareholders out of more than $110 million in the sale of their shares to the company by paying prices which were as much as 300 under value.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 9 Aug 2011

Jury convicts two men on FCPA charges

Joel Esquenazi, the president of Miami based Terra Telecommunications Corp., and Carlos Rodriguez, the executive vice president of the company, were convicted on all counts following a jury trial.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2011

Outside directors named in SEC financial fraud case

SEC v. DBH Industries, Inc., Civil Action No. 0:11-cv-60431 (S.D. Fla. Filed Feb. 28, 2011) and SEC v. Krantz, Civil Action No. 0:11-cv-60432 (S.D. Fla. Filed Feb. 28, 2011) are two fraud actions arising from the demise of military bullet proof vest manufacturer DBH Industries, otherwise known as Pont Blank Solutions.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 18 Feb 2011

The difficulty of proving insider trading cases

Insider trading cases can be difficult to prove.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 28 Jan 2011

Sale of unregistered securities: SEC v. Wall Street Communications, Inc.

SEC v. Wall Street Communications, Inc., Civil Action No. 8:09-cv-1046 (M.D. Fla.) is an action against Howard Scalia and his company, Wall Street Communications as well as Ross Barall and Donald McKelvey.

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