Monday, 30 March 2015
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Dec 1 2006 | 11:54am ET
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Nov. 28 filed a civil action against Peter Hoffman for allegedly fraudulently soliciting potential customers and opening discretionary trading accounts, acting as an unregistered commodity trading advisor and violating an order entered by the CFTC against him.
In March 1999, the CFTC imposed sanctions upon Hoffman based on findings that he had fraudulently marketed a commodity trading system while acting as an unregistered CTA, which is in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations. Hoffman was ordered to cease and desist from making false representations, prohibited from trading on contract markets for a period of five years, and prohibited from ever applying for registration with the CFTC in any capacity and from ever engaging in any activity requiring registration.
However, Hoffman violated the CEA, CFTC regulations and the March 1999 order by simply ignoring previous sanctions and continuing his charade, according to the recent CFTC complaint.
On Nov. 29, Judge Joan Lefkow of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order freezing Hoffman’s assets and prohibiting him from destroying books and records. Judge Lefkow has set a hearing on the CFTC’s motion for preliminary injunction in the matter for Dec. 5.
In its ongoing litigation, the CFTC is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, repayment of customer losses, and payment of monetary penalties.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…