La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle annonce qu'elle a infligée une amende de 1,1 million de dollars pour fraude sur le Forex contre Passthrough Investissement.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an order settling charges that PassThrough Investments, LLC (PTI) (aka PassThrough Investments Group, LLC), and its principals, Stephen Brantley and Dwayne Bryant Dawson, all of Spring, Texas, fraudulently solicited and accepted at least $2.6 million from at least 60 members of the public to participate in an off-exchange foreign currency (forex) pool that traded on a leveraged or margined basis.
The CFTC order requires PTI, Brantley, and Dawson to each pay a $140,000 civil monetary penalty and to pay, jointly and severally, restitution of $701,617. The order also imposes permanent trading and registration bans against the three respondents and requires them to cease and desist from further violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, as charged.
The order finds that in soliciting actual and prospective customers from approximately April 2010 through October 2010, Brantley and Dawson knowingly or recklessly omitted material facts and made material misrepresentations regarding the likelihood and the amount of profits and the reliability and/or legitimacy of the individuals trading the pooled funds. For example, Brantley and Dawson provided actual and prospective PTI customers with PTI account agreements and payout schedules that promised returns of at least 200 percent and represented that the customer’s funds were “in the market,” the order finds.
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