Tag Archives: Securities Exchange Commission

KLS Stanford Update – SEC Litigation

By KACHROO LEGAL SERVICES, P.C. In our last update, we notified you that the magistrate judge in our SEC class action denied the Government’s request to stay all discovery. We are summarizing here the outcome of the discovery hearing which was held in Miami on February 14, 2013. One of the key hurdles to overcome […]

Stanford investors’ lawsuit heads to federal court

By Bill Lodge Eighty-nine investors defrauded by now-imprisoned Houston financier Robert Allen Stanford want $115 million from seven insurance companies in addition to claims that could total as much as $1 billion against the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and SEI Investments Co. But six of the insurers responded Monday by transferring the investors’ 4-year-old […]

Cassidy, Deutch Introduce Improving SIPC Act of 2013

By Dr. Bill Cassidy WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) re-introduced the Improving Security for Investors and Providing Closure Act, or Improving SIPC Act of 2013. The legislation would provide victims of Ponzi schemes a quicker path to financial restitution, including those harmed by R. Allen […]

Judge approves Stanford class action lawsuit

By BILL LODGE A civil suit by 86 defrauded investors was certified by a Baton Rouge judge Wednesday as a class action against Louisiana’s regulator of financial institutions and a Pennsylvania company that compiled customer financial statements on behalf of convicted swindler Robert Allen Stanford. The ruling by state District Judge R. Michael Caldwell could […]

Motion To Intervene and To Suspend the Memorandum Opinion and Order of July, 3, 2012

By Richard R. Cheatham Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24 Richard R. Cheatham moves to intervene in this action in order to protect his interest in the subject of the action and pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 59 to suspend the Court’s Memorandum Opinion and Order of July, 3, 2012 pending reconsideration in […]

Bill Cassidy request that SEC file an appeal

By Bill Cassidy Dear Chairwoman Schapiro, I write to respectfully request that the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, seeking to overturn the July 3, 2012 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Wilkins in the matter of SEC v. Securities Investors […]

Stanford sentenced to 110 years over Ponzi scheme

By The Wall Street Journal R. Allen Stanford, the once-highflying financier convicted of masterminding a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in federal prison. The punishment amounts to an effective life sentence for Stanford, who is 62 years old and used to live extravagantly aboard yachts, jets and homes around the […]