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The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.


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SEC Recovers CFO’s Bonus and Stock Sale Profits Received During Beazer Homes Accounting Fraud

Washington, D.C. - August 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a settlement with the former chief financial officer of Beazer Homes USA to recover his bonus compensation and stock sale profits from the period when the Atlanta-based homebuilder was committing accounting fraud.

Morgan Keegan to Pay $200 Million to Settle Fraud Charges Related to Subprime Mortgage-Backed...

Washington, D.C. - June 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission, state regulators, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced today that Morgan Keegan & Company and Morgan Asset Management have agreed to pay $200 million to settle fraud charges related to subprime mortgage-backed securities. Two Morgan Keegan employees also agreed to pay penalties for their alleged misconduct, including one who is now barred from the securities industry.

J.P. Morgan to Pay $153.6 Million to Settle SEC Charges of Misleading Investors in...

Washington, D.C. - June 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that J.P. Morgan Securities LLC will pay $153.6 million to settle SEC charges that it misled investors in a complex mortgage securities transaction just as the housing market was starting to plummet. Under the settlement, harmed investors will receive all of their money back

SEC Charges Investment Adviser With Defrauding Investors in Two Upstate New York Real Estate...

Washington, D.C. - May 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Monticello, N.Y.-based investment adviser with fraudulently offering and selling securities in two upstate New York real estate funds he managed.

SEC Announces Securities Laws Violations by Wachovia Involving Mortgage-Backed Securities

Washington, D.C. - April 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Wells Fargo Securities LLC agreed to settle charges that Wachovia Capital Markets LLC engaged in misconduct in the sale of two collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) tied to the performance of residential mortgage-backed securities as the U.S. housing market was beginning to show signs of distress in late 2006 and early 2007.

SEC Charges Former Treasurer of Major Mortgage Lender for Role in Securities Fraud and...

Washington, D.C. - February 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former treasurer of the one-time largest non-depository mortgage lender in the country with aiding and abetting a $1.5 billion securities fraud scheme and an attempt to scam the U.S. Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)

SEC Charges Former Mortgage Lending Executives With Securities Fraud

Washington, D.C. - February 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three former senior executives at IndyMac Bancorp with securities fraud for misleading investors about the mortgage lender’s deteriorating financial condition.

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Stauber Reintroduces Lake Winnibigoshish Land Exchange Act

Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) reintroduced the Lake Winnibigoshish Land Exchange Act, which exchanges 38 acres owned by Bowen Lodge for 13.8 acres managed by the U.S.