Whistleblower News: SEC Charges 16 Wall Street Firms With Widespread Recordkeeping Failures, Justice Department Announces Total Distribution Of Over $4 Billion To Victims Of Madoff Ponzi Scheme

SEC Charges 16 Wall Street Firms with Widespread Recordkeeping Failures


The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against 15 broker-dealers and one affiliated investment adviser for widespread and longstanding failures by the firms and their employees to maintain and preserve electronic communications. The firms admitted the facts set forth in their respective SEC orders, acknowledged that their conduct violated recordkeeping provisions of the federal securities laws, agreed to pay combined penalties of more than $1.1 billion, and have begun implementing improvements to their compliance policies and procedures to settle these matters. read more »

Justice Department Announces Total Distribution of Over $4 Billion to Victims of Madoff Ponzi Scheme


The Department of Justice announced today that the Madoff Victim Fund (MVF) began its eighth distribution of approximately $372 million in funds forfeited to the U.S. government in connection with the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) fraud schemeread more »