La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle annonce qu'elle condamne Thomas Qualls et sa société, International Foreign Currency à 4,6 millions de dollars d'amende pour fraude sur le Forex.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that a federal court in New York ordered more than $4.6 million in restitution and a civil monetary penalty in a 2003 CFTC enforcement action against defendants Thomas Qualls and his company, International Foreign Currency, Inc. (IFC), which charged the defendants with misappropriation, fraudulent solicitation, and unlawfully offering off-exchange foreign currency (forex) futures contracts.
Judge Dora L. Irizarry, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, entered an order granting the CFTC summary judgment, finding that the defendants had committed fraud as alleged in the CFTC’s complaint, and requiring the defendants to pay $814,733 in restitution and a $3.84 million civil monetary penalty for operating an illegal off-exchange forex futures fraud from November 2001 to July 2003.
The court’s order stems from a CFTC complaint filed on July 23, 2003, that charged Qualls, IFC, and Michael Kourmolis with fraudulently soliciting customers to trade illegal off-exchange forex futures contracts and Qualls and IFC with misappropriation of customers’ funds (see CFTC Press Release 4825-03, July 30, 2003). Subsequently, on November 10, 2009, the court entered a consent order of permanent injunction against defendant Kourmolis (see CFTC Press Release 5749-09).
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