Unregistered Commodity Pool Operator and It’s Principal Charged with Fraud in Missouri

Unregistered Commodity Pool Operator and It’s Principal Charged with Fraud in Missouri

A civil enforcement action was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Joshua Christian McDonald, and his company Perfection PR Firm LLC (PPR), by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  McDonald’s company, out of California and Tennessee, was charged for an off-exchange foreign currency trading scheme of fraud and

Braden Perry is Featured in Article About Binary Options

Braden Perry is Featured in Article About Binary Options

Magnify Money posted an article today discussing binary options, and how to simplify the understanding of them.  In short, binary options are a form of options trading that comes with one of two payoff options: a fixed amount or none at all.  They are a financial instrument based on the value of an underlying asset,

Finance Magnates Highlights Braden Perry in Article On Crypto’s Regulatory Clarity

Finance Magnates Highlights Braden Perry in Article On Crypto’s Regulatory Clarity

Perry, among other professionals, discusses high-profile Initial Coin Offerings “ICO” cases this year and potential effective regulatory clarity in the cryptocurrency industry in Finance Magnates article posted today. “The high-profile filings by the SEC show that they are increasing their scrutiny on the space,” said Braden Perry, Government Investigations and Corporate Governance Counselor at Kennyhertz

CFTC Demands Proprietary Trading Firm to Pay Record Sum for Taking Part in a Misleading Scheme and Spoofing

CFTC Demands Proprietary Trading Firm to Pay Record Sum for Taking Part in a Misleading Scheme and Spoofing

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) ordered the filing and finalizing of charges of $67.4 million versus Tower Research Capital LLC, a proprietary trading firm. The CFTC alleged that over a length of almost two years, Tower violated multiple sections of the Commodity Exchange Act by a deceptive and manipulative scheme of spoofing in

Braden Perry Highlighted In Article Discussing Binary Options Scams Spreading into Crypto

Braden Perry Highlighted In Article Discussing Binary Options Scams Spreading into Crypto

Partner Braden Perry, as part of Kennyhertz Perry’s Commodities, Futures, and Derivatives practice group, advises clients on a wide range of commodities and derivatives regulatory matters, and works with companies on compliance with the complex laws and regulations governing the securities and derivatives industries. Perry, a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Senior Trial Attorney

CFTC and CME Charge Trader for Violations Related to Live Cattle Futures

CFTC and CME Charge Trader for Violations Related to Live Cattle Futures

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an Order filing and settling charges against Nathan Harris, a registered trader, for fraud, unauthorized trading, and violating speculative position limits in live cattle futures contracts. It’s alleged that between January 2012 and August 2014, Harris engaged in fraud and unauthorized trading by

Latest Sealed Filings in CFTC v. Kraft Imply a CFTC Appeal

Latest Sealed Filings in CFTC v. Kraft Imply a CFTC Appeal

Yesterday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) filed a motion with the court in CFTC v. Kraft and Mondelez (15-2881 N.D. Ill.) to vacate its order setting an evidentiary hearing or, in the alternative, stay the matter pending appellate review.  It also requested an enlargement to the briefing page limitations. The motions were filed under

In an Unusual Agreement, Kraft and Mondelez Consents to $16 Million Penalty for Futures Manipulation with the CFTC

In an Unusual Agreement, Kraft and Mondelez Consents to $16 Million Penalty for Futures Manipulation with the CFTC

The CFTC action against Kraft and Mondelez for manipulation of the wheat futures markets is over. Yesterday, Kraft and Mondelez agreed to a $16 million civil monetary penalty and an injunction against future manipulative actions. Interestingly, the CFTC cannot comment on the action because it agreed to the following provision in the consent order: “Neither

Broker Takes Fight Against Industry Ban to the Supreme Court

Broker Takes Fight Against Industry Ban to the Supreme Court

Lawrence Fejokwu and his company, Chazon QTA Quantitative Trading Artists LLC, was banned from National Futures Association (NFA) membership after Fejokwu refused to help with its investigation. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) agreed with the NFA, and the Third Circuit ruled that the CFTC didn’t abuse its discretion in sustaining the ban. Now,