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Securities fraud -- United States


View Resource Mobsters Against the Wall

In what federal prosecutors are calling the second largest securities fraud crackdown in US history, charges were brought against 120 people, including members of all five New York City organized crime families. Among the other defendants are two officers of the Ranch+1 restaurant chain, 57 licensed and unlicensed stock brokers, 30 officers and company insiders of the companies issuing the...
View Resource Ten Questions to Ask About Any Investment Opportunity

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (reviewed in the February 9, 1996 Scout Report) offers advice for the "wise investor" in Ten Questions to Ask About any Investment Opportunity. According to the SEC, the ability to slow down, ask questions, and make a written record of interactions helps lessen disputes over investments, whether promoted by mail, telephone, or Internet.