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Date de publication: 20 avr. 2012
Auteur: Y B
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La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle annonce que la cours fédérale de Virginie ordonne à Ronald W. Smith, Jr le paiement immédiat de 3 millions de dollars pour un montage Ponzi.

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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that a federal court in Virginia entered a final default judgment and permanent injunction against Ronald W. Smith, Jr. of Vansant, Va., doing business as Safeguard 3030 Investment Club (Safeguard). The court’s order, entered on April 16, 2012, by Judge James P. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, requires Smith to pay a $2,008,251 civil monetary penalty and restitution of $1,064,923. The order imposes permanent trading and registration bans against Smith.

The order also requires the two relief defendants, Angela A. Duty Smith, Smith’s wife, and Tigre Systems, Inc., to disgorge ill-gotten gains that they received from Smith totaling $188,842 and $1,242, respectively.

The order stems from a CFTC enforcement action charging Smith with operating an off-exchange foreign currency (forex) Ponzi scheme and misappropriating customer funds (see CFTC Press Release 5784-10, February 26, 2010).

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