Team Honig’s Mark Groussman settles with SEC

Mark E. Groussman, long time investment partner of microcap fraudster Barry Honig has given up his fight with the Securities and Exchange Commission who accused Groussman of being part of an long running pump and dump scheme. On Feb 1st the SEC notified federal district court Judge Ramos that Groussman has agreed to a five year-ban on investing in penny stocks. Once the settlement is approved by the judge, he has 2 weeks to fork over $1,381,914 million for disgorgement of his illegal stock sales … Continue

Iroquois’ Richard Abbe quits XpresSpa while company battles Fraud Lawsuit

An XpresSpa board member, Richard Abbe of Iroquois Capital, has quit the company board during the middle of a heated legal battle accusing board members of deception, undue influence, and fraud. The day before his resignation Abbe, who is named personally in the lawsuit, took the extra step to retain his own lawyer in the securities fraud lawsuit that I first reported on in August. Over the holiday break, when no one was paying attention to SEC filings, XpresSpa filed an 8-K on December 26th … Continue

NY Court Case putting Journalist Source Protection At Risk

The subject of one of my investigative stories is attempting to use the New York State court system to force me to disclose a confidential source key to my reporting on the person’s alleged wrongdoing. On top of that,at the subject’s request, a judge has temporarily allowed the lawsuit to be sealed so that I […]

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That Honig-Morgan Stanley Story

On Friday November 16, I ran a story about Barry C. Honig and his Morgan Stanley investment adviser Kyle Wool. I had interviewed a person via email who proactively came to me saying they had copies of emails between Wool and Honig that showed misconduct and possible kickbacks being paid by Honig to encourage Wool […]

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Honig Deals lead to FINRA Investigation of Laidlaw & Co.

Federal regulators are ramping up their investigation into small-cap broker dealer Laidlaw & Company for their role in executing stock manipulation schemes that left main street retail investors with millions in losses. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), who is leading the investigation, is currently examining the role of top Laidlaw executives in stock manipulation, […]

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Managers of Top Small-Cap fund Adirondack accused of Sham Transactions to Avoid Paying Millions

Two Albany, NY men who run a successful small-cap mutual fund are headed to trial next week in a case that started with allegations of self-dealing to steal equity interest in their company in order to get out of paying a founding partner millions. Matt P. Reiner and Greg A. Roeder, the investment officers of […]

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Rockmore Capital’s Bruce Bernstein Ex-Wife Outs him for possible SEC Violations in $XSPA Deal

New evidence has come out showing Iroquois Capital, Richard Abbe and his investment partner Bruce Bernstein of Rockmore Capital lied to investors and the Securities Exchange Commission in a take over deal with airport nail salons XpresSpa ($XSPA). I previously reported the duo, are battling a serious fraud case in the Southern District of New […]

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Is there a new Laidlaw-Honig Pharma Offering in Play?

This story has been updated with a response from Laidlaw It appears Honig’s lieutenants at New York brokerage Laidlaw & Company have been actively selling a new deal. One riddle with conflicts of interest and possible self dealing for Matt Eitner and Jimmy Ahern. This week I reported on an Limited Liability Company called PPLL […]

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