The settlement was reached two days after the SEC sued the billionaire over his tweeted claims to have had the funding and investor support to buy out stockholders at $420 a share.
Peter Henning, a law professor and a former SEC lawyer, said it's the first fraud case involving use of social media by the CEO of a public company.
While some business leaders have groaned about the rigors associated with having to disclose financial figures four times a year, the SEC has been reticent to make any changes.
The effort, dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep,” is being coordinated by the North American Securities Administrators Association.
The SEC broadly charges that two former ITT Educational Services executives concealed from investors the “extraordinary failure” of two off-balance-sheet student loan programs ITT helped set up in 2009 after the financial crisis shut down the market for traditional private education loans.
The extension gives Celadon until May 2 to file several delinquent quarterly and annual financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The SEC in a blistering 56-page suit had charged that the pair concealed the company’s rapidly eroding financial condition and “routinely misled” the firm’s outside accounting firm, PwC. It’s not clear what the terms of the settlements were.
FINRA permanently banned a former stockbroker from practicing in the securities industry after he refused to testify about an ongoing civil Ponzi scheme suit.
The Indianapolis financier convicted of operating a Ponzi scheme failed to persuade a federal judge to dismiss the government’s civil action against him and other convicted accomplices.
The receiver appointed to recover investor losses from an alleged Ponzi scheme said he’s retrieved in five months about 20 percent of what investors were owed, a figure experts say is relatively high at this stage for such cases.
Timothy E. Cook funded his personal expenses by falsely promoting stock in his Indianapolis-based cancer research firm Xytos Inc. long after it had ceased operations, according to a federal court ruling.
City Securities Corp. has agreed to pay $250,000 as part of an industry-wide settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over disclosure shortfalls in municipal bond offerings.
ITT Educational CEO Kevin Modany and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick allegedly “engineered a campaign of deception and half-truths” to hide from investors the extent of losses ITT was suffering from student loan programs, the SEC said Tuesday morning.
An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to a Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of millions of dollars through a fake online credit union.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Tim Coughlin, who has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme that collected $12.8 million from investors. In 2008, he proposed creating a 20-story balloon ride at White River State Park.
An investor-relations firm founded by an Indianapolis native allegedly helped insiders of a biotech firm to hype its stock on financial sites, then sell their own shares on the bump.
Privately owned businesses in Indiana will be able to raise investments online as part of a bill on the way to Gov. Mike Pence’s desk.
As Angie’s List approaches its second anniversary as a public company, investors remain as split as ever on whether the consumer-review company is wildly overvalued or a revolutionary Internet business still in its infancy.