La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle annonce la condamnation d'Abraham Gutterman à 2,5 millions de dollars d'amende pour fraude sur le marché des options sur commodités.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that Judge Marcia G. Cook, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, entered an order of default judgment and permanent injunction against Abraham Gutterman, who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, and his companies, Alliance Capital Metals LLC (ACM) and AR Goldman Wealth Management, LLC (ARGWM), both of South Florida. The order stems from a CFTC complaint filed against the defendants on March 15, 2012, in connection with a fraudulent gold and oil commodity options scheme (see CFTC Press Release 6213-12, March 20, 2012).
The order requires Gutterman and his companies jointly and severally to pay restitution of $483,725 to defrauded customers and a $2.1 million civil monetary penalty. The order also imposes permanent trading and registration bans against the defendants and prohibits them from violating the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations, as charged.
The order finds that since at least November 2009 the defendants fraudulently solicited and accepted at least $483,725 from at least 15 customers for the purpose of trading gold and oil commodity options, but instead misappropriated all of the money for personal expenses and purchases, including spending it on restaurants, gambling, entertainment, and retail purchases.
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