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 can't make public who is trying to do this. It's an alarming legal move that goes to the core of press freedom, free speech, and source protection in this country. My readers should know I … Continue

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 to push his clients into stocks that Honig was an early investor in order to 'pump up' a stock and get trading volume. I published copies of the emails in my story. Within a few hours … Continue

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, […]

Continue

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 […]

Continue

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 […]

Continue

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 […]

Continue

Laidlaw Execs helped Barry Honig Execute Stock Manipulation Scheme

Last week’s Securities and Exchange Commission suit against high-profile small-cap equity investors Barry Honig and Phillip Frost appears to be the first moves in a much broader crackdown against a network of brokers, promoters and even attorneys that worked with them on numerous transactions, according to internal documents and private communications I’ve obtained. Creatively named […]

Continue

Unnamed Stocks in SEC fraud suit against Barry Honig Revealed

The Securities and Exchange Commission has finally filed an enforcement action against Barry Honig, Philip Frost, and Michael Brauser for trading as a group of affiliates without disclosing their true stock ownership. A group of ten men are named in the complaint as being part of the fraud with Honig listed as the ring leader. […]

Continue