La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle annonce qu'elle condamne le trader David Sklena a 6,6 millions de dollars d'amende pour escroquerie.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it obtained a federal court order requiring former Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) floor trader and registered floor broker David Sklena of Skokie, Ill., to pay a disgorgement and civil monetary penalty of $6,608,750 for aiding and abetting another trader’s scheme to cheat customers who placed orders in Five-Year Treasury Note futures contracts.
The court’s order, entered February 10, 2012, by Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, stems from a CFTC complaint filed in January 2008, charging Sklena with fraud and non-competitive trading (see CFTC Press Release 5434-08, January 10, 2008).
The order requires Sklena to pay a $4,956,562.50 civil monetary penalty and disgorgement of $1,652,187.50. The order also permanently prohibits Sklena from engaging in any commodity-related activity, including trading, and from registering or seeking exemption from registration with the CFTC.