La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle annonce qu'elle condamne Ronald E. Satterfield et Nicholas & Patricia Bos à verser 7,5 millions de dollars d'amende pour avoir monté un Ponzi.
he U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) obtained two federal court consent orders of permanent injunction, one order requiring defendant Ronald E. Satterfield, of Charleston, S.C., to pay $957,146 of restitution and a $2,871,438 civil monetary penalty, and the other order requiring defendant Nicholas Bos (Bos) of Ludington, Mich., to pay $849,146 of restitution and a $2,547,438 civil monetary penalty, for operating a foreign currency (forex) Ponzi scheme. The Bos order also requires Patricia Bos (P. Bos), a relief defendant and Bos’ wife, to disgorge $295,000 in ill-gotten gains. The orders also impose permanent trading and registration bans against Satterfield and Bos.
The consent orders, entered by Judge Richard M. Gergel, of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division, arise from a CFTC complaint filed on November 8, 2010, that charged the defendants with operating a forex Ponzi scheme involving the fraudulent solicitation of at least $3.3 million from at least 70 individuals – residing in South Carolina, North Carolina, Michigan, and Maryland – to engage in leveraged or margined forex transactions (see CFTC Press Release 5935-10, November 15, 2010).
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