La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle accuse John David Stroud et ses sociétés de fraude (vol de 2,2 millions de dollars et perte de 1,1 million de dollar en trading).
La CFTC a également déclaré avoir gelé l'ensemble des avoirs de l'accusé et saisi des livres et registres à son domicile.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it filed an enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama charging John David Stroud and his companies, Stroud Capital Management, LLC, TS Capital Partners, LLC, and TS Capital Management, LLC, all of Auburn, Ala., with fraud and misappropriation in operating two commodity pools.
On March 7, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Myron H. Thompson entered an emergency restraining order freezing defendants’ assets. The order also prohibits the defendants from destroying books and records and denying CFTC staff access to such records. The judge set a hearing date for March 16, 2012.
The CFTC’s complaint, filed on March 5, 2012, charges that since at least February 2008, Stroud and his companies fraudulently solicited and accepted at least $4.8 million from at least 17 individuals and used the funds to trade commodity futures and off exchange foreign currency (forex) contracts in the Stroud Capital Fund, L.P. and the TS Capital Fund, L.P. commodity pools. When soliciting and accepting funds, Stroud allegedly misrepresented to prospective and actual pool participants that he was a successful commodity futures trader and that both pools were profitable. In reality, Stroud lost more than $1.1 million trading commodity futures and forex between August 2008 and October 2011, according to the complaint. Moreover, the defendants allegedly misappropriated more than $2.2 million of pool participant funds between at least April 2008 and the present for various personal expenses, including car payments, travel expenses, entertainment, and retail purchases.
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